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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

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1605 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-262-3045
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm a Madison local and have been here quite a few times. Me and my family usually go during the summer and in the morning so we can see the ice cream being made. It's pretty cool and kids love it. The ice cream is also to die for and they have a great selection of cheese. Lots of flavors... More 

Thank Blythe1026
Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Babcock Hall is the holy grail of ice cream consumption in Wisconsin, America, and possibly the world. Nestled in the University of Wisconsin campus, do all you can to locate and experience the heavenly ice cream from Wisconsin dairy cows. If you go at the right time of day, you and your kids can witness the ice cream being made.... More 

Thank Cindy N
alachua, United States
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the vet school with our dog for chemotherapy. A vet referred the dairy store to us, what a pleasant surprise. We had a fantastic turtle sundae and couldn't eat the whole thing between us. Did not try anything else because we didn't have a hunger for anything after the sundae. They sell fresh made cheeses, milk any... More 

Thank Ralph V
Fort Myers, Florida
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Wonderful ice cream - I was in Wisconsin for a few days and had the orange chocolate chip and mocha macchiato and separate occasions. I loved both flavors. There is limited parking (25 minutes maximum) in front of the store. You can also go up to the second floor to view the production plant.

Thank Kalsoup
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

We enjoyed the dairy bar's ice cream at U Wisconsin land grant college school of agriculture. The icecream and cheese all are made on the premises. It is possible to go upstairs and look down onto the facility where the cheese and ice cream are made. Great ice cream. A couple of unique flavors.

Thank BettieSub
Madison, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

If you're on campus, this is the required treat stop. 15 minute paid parking outside makes a stop easy.

Thank jenehr
Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Babcock is special to anyone whose ever gone to school or lived in Madison. It is avail at the dairy store where you get a feel for how it's made... from cows on campus. Fun stop for anyone touring campus. Babcock ice cream is available at the dairy store or at either memorial union or union south. All good spots... More 

Thank YogimomSK
Hilliard, Ohio
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The store and seating area is a bit small, but if you want ice cream, go to the Babcock Hall Dairy Store. Other items for lunch are available but we were solely focused on the ice cream. You may have trouble parking unless you find one of the few metered spots outside available. We did not find any areas to... More 

Thank Thomas L
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Superb cheeses at a very competitive price! We go here for the juustoleipa bread cheese, and usually leave with ice cream cones too. Just another unique Madison gem.

Thank tjpatterson53562
Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stoped one day at Babcock Hall dairy store for lunch. Our meal was delicious, made with the freshest ingredients. The ice cream of course was also delicious and the customer service was excellent. We will definitely go back again.

Thank JillS259

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1605 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-262-3045
One of the biggest names in modern Dairy (Babcock) combined with Ice Cream (which I, ice cream expert, rank as a five). This needs adding.

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