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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

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1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the third year (spread between five years) I have been on a fieldtrip that has gone to Babcock. Each time everyone raves about the ice cream. This place is a definite must if you are in Madison. My flavor yesterday, blue moon. Made me feel like a kid again. Loved it!

Thank Nobody S
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Combine a visit to Babcock Dairy Store with a tour of nearby Allen Centennial Gardens. So lovely. But so far as Babcock goes, the ice cream is delicious and the students & staff are always trying to dream up new flavors that are really fun to try. Indulge!

Thank Kathy E
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to stop for a fantastic ice cream experience. It was wonderful when I attended the UW and it remains a premier spot today.

Thank W5200IZsue
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I went to Babcock for ice cream and ended up trying their sandwiches. Very good portion and so tasty!

Thank Tracie M
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy family & fabulous ice cream at the same time! Love their ice cream - tours available to see how it's made.

Thank cul8rthen
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are on the UW Madison campus you must go to Babcock Hall and be prepared for the greatest ice cream you have ever tasted. Great place to take kids. You can go to the second floor observation windows to watch the workers make the ice cream and cheese,go down stairs to eat great ice cream,sandwiches,cheese,salads. etc and purchase... More 

Thank Brian B
Madison, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, let it be said, I'm a Wisconsinite! Grow up with Babcock Ice Cream. Other ice creams come close in taste, however, till Babcock is the best to me. When I speak to visitors, I will tell them "Be sure to visit Babcock Ice Cream Parlor."

Thank Nathaniel E
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply some of the best and most fresh tasting ice cream you'll find anywhere! You can also just get it and the Memorial Student Union on campus too. Yuuuum!!!

Thank Carl V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must when you are visiting MADISON. The ice cream is absolutely delicious. Their cheese is special too.

Thank Gardenbloomer1
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For just a moment forget that Madison is the Wisconsin state capital, the home of the Badgers and Camp Randall and just think cows. Then take the right turn off University Avenue and head to Babcock Hall. Enter, watch the cows until your tummy screams for you know what--ICE CREAM. Head to the counter and choose your favorite flavor. Thank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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 Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?