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Big Dipper Ice Cream

631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
+1 406-543-5722
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big dipper” (133 reviews)
“ice cream” (270 reviews)
“waffle cone” (23 reviews)
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631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

So I must say Big Dipper is worth screaming about! I adore the walk up and order atmosphere. The line can get quite long but everyone respectfully and patiently waits their turn. You are greeted at the window with a friendly face where they work...More

Thank jasmine050817
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have never had a bad scoop of Ice Cream and all my friend that where there also agree with me. At this Best Ice Cream place in Missoula, Montana

Thank Steve V
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Big Dipper has the most delicious home made ice cream. They have a wonderful, unique choice of flavors . Absolutely fresh, exciting and yummy. A must visit.

Thank Susan D
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Restaurant Details

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Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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