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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
+1 608-262-3045
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (229 reviews)
“bannock” (42 reviews)
“sandwiches” (33 reviews)
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1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The ice cream has a fabulous taste, there is also a good selection of flavors to chose from. The store is located right on campus so you can also see some of the sights.

Thank Jacquelyn T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great ice cream, plus interesting to see. A good family trip for the day while you see other sites at the UW

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Worth the parking hassle. It is worthy of all the recommendations to come for ice cream. They were not working in the cheese room the day we visited but you can actually go up to see. There are some good newsletters up there in cheese...More

Thank singingaccordionist
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We visited on a Saturday and we were hoping to grab some lunch but they were not serving lunch for the day because they didn't have any bread! So they only had breakfast options, which was a bummer. The ice cream on the other hand...More

Thank travelmiamor
Reviewed 14 June 2017

OMG the best ice cream in the world! Butter Pecan on Friday and drove 25 minutes the next day for Key Lime!

Thank LilDaddy
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Chocolate chip cookie dough. I won't eat anyone else's. When I go back home to Madison this is what I need to eat. It's perfect. The ice cream isn't boring vanilla but cookie dough flavored. Yum!! Do yourself a favor and give it a try!

Thank LauraLazewski
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We took our Girl Scout troop to Madison for a fun weekend. We made a stop at Babcock Dairy Store for ice cream...Yum! Even though the dairy wasn't operating, it was still interesting to look through the observation windows and read the interesting facts that...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This isn't a restaurant, but rather a dairy store and ice cream store on the University of Wisconsin campus. The ice cream is always rich and creamy, but summertime brings out the BEST flavors, peach strawberry, and my favorite key lime. You can get a...More

Thank jmetman
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Babcock Dairy is the best Ice Cream around. Also a good selection of other dairy products from the source.

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The best ice cream in Madison. It is rich and creamy. Whenever I visit the University of Wisconsin - Madison, I try to stop by and get a scoop or two of ice cream to reminisce & enjoy.

Thank edwL1361CE
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28 May 2017|
Response from BettieSub | Reviewed this property |
I don[t know if that is possible. As you know its the U Wisconsin diary bar. Call them up and ask. (608) 262-3045
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-262-3045
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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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