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Big Dipper Ice Cream

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631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Newark, Delaware
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282 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone I talked to said you have to go to the Big Dipper for ice cream. Ok! I'm game. The first night we drove by there was a massive line. The 2nd attempt, we timed it just right with no waiting. Double dip huckleberry in a waffle cone is the best! Don't have a chance for huckleberry back east, so... More 

Thank Werbrichfamily
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The ice cream at Big Dipper is worth the long line. It is fresh, creamy and homemade- the real deal! The huckleberry ice cream, a regional treat, was just wonderful. Enjoy some of the best ice cream on the planet at reasonable prices!

Thank bwdw
Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is something of an error to call this a restaurant. It is an Ice Cream stand and not much else. It is a truly fine ice cream stand as witnessed by the fact that there were at least 20 people standing in a cold blustery rain just for the chance to order. There are a few picnic tables outside... More 

Thank Stephen K
Billings, Montana
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great ice cream, all the way around. Many interesting flavors, including daily specials (even flavored like beer...which I did not try!). I enjoyed the mocha chip and the coconut, and my sis raved about the cardamom. Definite fun on a hot day...or any day!

Thank janevir
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great ice cream and service with a smile! Would recommend them again to anyone looking for quality, very cold ice cream!

Thank 938vincel
Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually enjoyed the huckleberry sundae and banana split options for dinner! My husband loved it so much, he went back for seconds and ordered a LG huckleberry shake. We were pleasantly stuffed and happy! A great outdoor seating area as well...hip spot!

Thank SoozeZK
Rock Island, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very tasty ice cream, also sorbet flavors. The line moves quickly. Plenty of seating at tables and picnic tables

Thank CandyRI2800
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Third trip this week to Big Dipper. Got cones for the family from the truck at Caras Park, went to the store on Higgins and got cones, and just picked up two quarts for dessert tonight. Huckleberry is always a favorite but their tangerine sorbet is fantastic and lactose free (important for some of us!). Big Dipper is always a... More 

Thank Robert S
Great Falls, Montana
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited this place during our recent visit for the MisCon convention. I knew that this place was legendary locally, and we wanted to sample the ice cream for ourselves. The product was tremendous - sweet, creamy, and well worth the wait.

Thank JandD594
Tulsa, OK
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Realty great ice cream and service. Had my first taste of "huckleberry" ice cream and lived it. The young lady that helped me was very nice.

Thank randymel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: 4065435722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?