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Big Dipper Ice Cream

631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
+1 406-543-5722
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big dipper” (134 reviews)
“ice cream” (280 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best ice cream in the whole. Town we go there many times in the summer and always have good time. IT is easy to get to and has good parking.

Thank georgewK8388SL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can you go wrong with ice cream? This is a must stop if you are in the Missoula area. Very few places can claim the longevity that the Big Dipper holds on to. Their ice cream has great flavor and good portions for your...More

Thank Dozer4831
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have the best ice cream in an unimaginable amount of flavors. Lines are long but fun atmosphere makes the time go by quickly.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

had a little dipper on huckleberry ice cream w whip cream, nuts, and a cherry. it was divine! there was no way to cram another dollop into that bowl. mmmmmmm.

Thank mtTravlr
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Be prepared in the hot summer evenings to queue with the locals and their dogs. But well worth the wait. Amazing flavors from local beers (cold smoke flavor) to cardamom (and yes, the classics too). Outside seating only. Priced just right.

Thank Marci S
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Their ice cream is excellent! I go there fairly regularly, and always enjoy trying their special. All their ice cream is homemade and they often use ingredients from other local businesses, like the salted caramel from Posh Chocolat. The staff is always friendly. The lines...More

Thank Hosanna T
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Fabulous ice cream - huge selection. Outside seating only. So good, it’s now available in some local food markets in limited flavors.

Thank Sashi2
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Reasonable prices for delicious ice cream! There are about 15 different flavors available at any time. Note that there is no indoor seating, in case you go in the cold autumn like we did. But we sat in our car on this 35-degree day and...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped by Big Dipper for a treat after dinner. Large menu, settled on chocolate/vanilla hot fudge sundae. Outstanding! Came in a nice plastic boat/trough to help keep the ice cream and fudge contained. Had to share to keep from going into sugar shock coma!

Thank S F
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is where the locals go to get great ice cream. my have to wait in lie for a few minutes, but you won't be disappointed!!

Thank Richard B
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-543-5722
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