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Big Dipper

2049 E van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-8807
479 253
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (77 reviews)
“cobbler” (19 reviews)
“waffle cone” (18 reviews)
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2049 E van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-8807
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's blue bell so it's perfect. :) the cobbler looked amazing but I didn't try it. It's a ginormous scoop for around $3.50. As far as service - this will cost this business. As a small business owner myself, I can tell you the young...More

Thank holly h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical ice cream shop. Not a huge variety but adequate if you have an evening sweet tooth. You get quite a bit more ice cream with two scoops in a cup rather than two scoops in a waffle cone. Be sure to have cash as...More

Thank KDHS1971
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back at the Big Dipper this time in Eureka. Was delicious as always & very friendly service. Cash Only Sales. :-)))

Thank Eloc1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the whole old time feel of the ice cream shop. We were greeted with warm smiles and the servings were HUGE.

Thank Junia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring CASH with you. Credit cards are not accepted. They do have any ATM in the shop. I was craving ice cream, so my friend and I stopped by this establishment. Ice cream is from Blue Bell. The crew member working was not pleasant when...More

Thank gbkw83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise in the middle of the country to find a shop serving huge portions of super yummy Blue Bell ice cream! What a way to enjoy a hot summer vacation day.

Thank rwells1500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful place to take a break and eat some yummy goodness! Most of the family got the waffle cones (dipped and undipped) with huge scoops of ice cream. One scoop was almost too much to eat. Another member got the apple dumpling...More

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The scoops here are huge! Ask what's in the "woo pig chewy"!!! Everyone is so friendly and the prices are reasonable. Take cash or a check. They don't take cards. Oh, and try the waffle cones. They are fantastic!

Thank scrappymel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ice cream selection. They also had hot berry cobblers that looked good. It only accepts cash. Great for a late night treat.

Thank Monica J
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The location was right across the street from our hotel with great parking. The staff was very accommodating when it came to special requests for toppings. The only thing that we didn't realize was that they only took cash, which they provided an ATM inside...More

Thank _williams_michaela
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Questions & Answers
27 September 2016|
Response from dmmoore303 | Reviewed this property |
The Big Dipper's Facebook page showed that they have closed for the 2016 season. I believe they have a couple of sugar-free flavors, but I have no way to verify it with them at this time.
24 August 2015|
Response from Anna H | Reviewed this property |
Don't know exactly, but they are still open after the passion play is over.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2049 E van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-8807
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Eureka Springs
  • Phone Number: 479 253
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