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Big Dipper Ice Cream

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631 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2733
+1 406-543-5722
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big dipper” (139 reviews)
“ice cream” (279 reviews)
“waffle cone” (23 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
631 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2733
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The best ice cream on the planet! One of the only places I don’t mind waiting in line for. My whole family love this place.

Thank JMann14
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is almost always a huge line at this place. Well worth the wait. Ive never had ice cream like it anywhere else.

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yep, you can still find a 1960's style ice cream place with lots of choice and lots of character. A "don't miss" that we take all our out-of-town visitors and in-town best friends.

Thank Dennis O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you ever get to Missoula,Montana you need to go to The Big Dipper Ice Cream so you can decide for yourself if it is the best! There ars even lines outside in the middle of winter and no one complains. It is delicious😋

Thank MaryannFrances
Reviewed 6 days ago

My favorite is the Coconut concoction that they have. Flavor varieties change with the season. They even have Cold Smoke beer ice cream

Thank apeterson61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best ice cream in town (Best ice cream period)! Try a salted caramel malt, you won't regret it! Yum!

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great homemade ice cream made locally in Missoula. Arrive early in the summer or enjoy meeting local Missoulians while you wait your turn to order!

Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No question, Big Supper is a Missoula icon for a reason. Excellent ice cream with great, friendly staff!

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Big Dipper offers delicious, unique varieties of ice cream and sorbet. The line is often long but it moves quickly. The employees have always been friendly and helpful.

Thank stellawhite2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can smell the home made waffle cones a block away! They do half scoops! What!!!! I had 2 full and we didn’t even need dinner! Hike the M then reward yourself with ice cream!!

Thank kathleendseero
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2733
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-543-5722
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