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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

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1605 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-262-3045
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best locally made ice cream money can buy! Made from UW Madison's own dairy cows! I first went there as a child. Now my parents have been taking my daughter for the past 15 years. One of a kind and a must go for people looking for a UW icon.

Thank Adam S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must do stop when visiting the UW. Real ice cream with flavors to please any pallet. A great UW tradition.

Thank Donna A
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ice cream and other dairy prodoucts are wonderful and not to be missed. BUT, the availability of close parking is very difficult and the parking ticket maid or man is just around the corner looking for the next ticket to be written. Wish it were different!

Thank Carole B
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are lots of flavors to select from made locally at the University of Wisconsin Madison. It is located on campus and a must see and try spot for visitors. The place has a choice of ice creams with special varieties and various cheeses too. Also available are sandwiches and other eats to delight your taste buds.

Thank Rita21_12
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ice Cream is our family favorite, but sometimes parking is a problem. And, sometimes the lines are long. But still worth the tripp!

Thank Dutchgrand
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

they offer a wide variety of excellent ice cream ---including some that are GF. I is high quality cream which creates a lasting taste. It is made that there and us fresh

Thank melvinmccartney
Madison, Wi, Us
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not a restaurant - just a store on campus that sells homemade ice cream in many flavors and homemade cheeses. Last time we were there we bought a Scandinavian cheese that you fry to melt and then dip into to eat. Yum.

Thank Judi0525
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?