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Big Dipper Ice Cream

631 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2733
+1 406-543-5722
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (278 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
631 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2733
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ice cream is very good with many flavors that change regularly. A line forms and waits patiently for the friendly service and tasty ice cream. A real treat in Missoula. Not to be missed.

Thank MontpelierGuy
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Long a favorite in Missoula. Great for a stop on an evenings walk around this special spot when the sunshines

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The friendly staff and unique flavors have brought this little shop into the National lime light on Good Morning America (I think it was). It’s a must do if you visit Missoula.

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This place is my favorite for having a new flavor of ice cream every time I get a chance to go there. Right down the block I get to watch wildlife, fisherman, river surfers, and kayakers any time of the year (love the variety.

Thank welalb23
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Big Dipper is a classic Missoula staple, and delicious to boot!!! I went during a warm February day and the ice cream was delicious as always. The lines in summer and during hot days can become quite long so get there early. It always worth...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Big Dipper is a wonderful place to get a delicious, DELICIOUS ice cream treat.... it’s no wonder the line at the walk up window can be 30-40 people long in the summer on any given afternoon or evening. They use quality ingredients, served with heartfelt...More

Thank tripqueen1999
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Don't mess around reading reviews when you could be eating ice cream. Temp is above freezing; Go get some.

Thank Fred D
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The best ice cream every!!! They have so many different and unique flavors and you can taste as many you want!! I would definitely recommend going!!!

Thank Barbara R H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This has got to be the best ice cream in the entire United States. Handmade with care and love! Great variety and unique flavors. My family always wants ice cream from BIG DIPPER, anytime of the year. Staff is always cheerful and pleasant any season....More

Thank MontanaWally
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I grew up in northern Illinois and our favorite ice cream was across the border in Wisconsin. In the 1950s it was full cream ice cream and fantastic. The Big Dipper matches that old fashioned full cream treat! They have changing flavors and each flavor...More

Thank josephone
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2733
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-543-5722
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