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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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Hilliard, Ohio
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Wausau, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our young kids in recently for their first Babcock ice cream experience and it did not disappoint. Their ice cream just can't be beat and you can buy an assortment of cheeses or ice cream to take home while you're there. If you like ice cream, you must try it!

Thank Margaret C
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?