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“Excellent ice cream, mediocre sandwiches”

Babcock Hall Dairy Store
Ranked #1 of 27 Dessert in Madison
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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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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2012

We went to Babcock Hall for lunch and ice cream. Teh sandwiches my wife and I had were pretty mediocre. I'd recommend coming here only for the ice cream. It was excellent, the portions were generous and the prices were very reasonable.

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Not as many flavors as we had hoped. I had chocolate peanut butter & banana peanut butter in a dish, it was good.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

My wife and I always make a side trip to Babock's when in Madison. They feature special flavors like the "Berry Alvarez", to honor the legendary football coach (now AD), and have others as well. I go with some berry flavor and my wife gets the peanut butter chocolate. There is cozy outdoor patio and we feed the chipmunks a bit of the cone! The UW Ag Students actually make the ice cream, which is superb, so you're supporting the university and eating a special treat, all near the 2 lakes, in a gorgeous campus setting. Can you think of a better first date impression?

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

We had grilled cheese sandwich, soup, and a Wisconsin-style quesadilla and also picked up some cheese curds to go. Definitely more variety and better than what I expected when we stumbled upon the dairy store.
You can also go upstairs to the observation deck. They were filling ice cream tubs when we were there. Yum!!

Thank Anniessa
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

You can't beat Babcock Hall for the BEST ice cream, frozen yogurt and sherbet!
Very generous scoops are served--a single scoop is like a double at most other places!
Excellent cold and grilled sandwiches and taco salads are served, as well (until 3 PM, I believe.)

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Thank Barb M
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