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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

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1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
+1 608-262-3045
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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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Fort Myers, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Kalsoup
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank BettieSub
Madison, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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Thank Thomas L
Madison, Wisconsin
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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.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Thank JillS259
Wausau, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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!

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Thank Margaret C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 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!

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Thank Nobody S
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
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: +1 608-262-3045
Description
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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