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Big Dipper Ice Cream

58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
+1 406-513-1051
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (88 reviews)
“yellow cake” (8 reviews)
“sorbet” (3 reviews)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love, love, love their ice cream!!! About 20 options to choose from, including my husband's favorite: black licorice. There are a few tables for seating inside, and some cute shops to browse near by. Prices are reasonable for the size of the cones and the...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Servers are friendly and helpful. Taste testing helps make the decision easier. I have never had a flavor I didn't like. The scoops are very generous.

Thank S S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I even stand in line in snow and freezing temps, it's that good ! The line can be really long, but it's worth the wait. They always have new unique flavors to try, and they give you samples !

Thank mtlynnette
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped here for a business meeting with a partner and had a great scoop of ice cream. The amount of ice cream you get is great much more than you would expect for your money. It's in a great part of town in the...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was dessert, after a fairly ordinary lunch at Millers Crossing across the road. Absolutely wonderful. Chose a single Salted Caramel. Very creamy and extremely 'moreish' ... if there is such a word, lol. The only reason I didn't give it a 5, is because...More

Thank Motivated01
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Our niece brought us here for "the best ice cream". We all had different choices and it was delicious.

Thank beachlovernewengland
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Took out of town guests with kids and they loved it. Serving size, flavors and service all excellent. Thank you again!

Thank bpopolatte
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great flavor choices that are unique and delicious. Nice creamy ice cream and not overly sweet. Oh my, my mouth is watering just thinking about it and wanting more!

Thank Questovia
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Patrons are always met with a smiling face and friendly, attentive, service. So many flavors and options to choose from with both seasonal/specialty and year-round favorite flavors.

Thank Shanley L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Ice Cream is great! Short wait last night, although I have seen the line of people out the door and down the walking mall. Worth the wait!

Thank SonjaJScott
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-513-1051
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