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Big Dipper Ice Cream

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58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
+1 406-513-1051
11:00 - 22:00
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Helena, Montana
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You gotta try the Mexican Chocolate!!! But all of their other flavors are TOP drawer. very friendly staff!

Thank lars211
Helena, Montana
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110 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small business is much more than just an ice cream shop. Locally run and staffed, they make each of their unique flavors in house and make their own waffle cones. There is an upper level of the downstairs is full, or, eat outside on the walking mall

Thank groupleader45212
Bozeman, Montana
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must stop when in Helena. Several yummy flavors to choose from, friendly service. Can't go wrong stopping here.

Thank vtultrachick
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the always busy big Dipper, I had the little Dipper sundae. Very good. You can pick your ice cream from the changing varities offered. I had mint Oreo. The sundae has a generous portion of hot fudge and a whipped cream topping. With a cherry, of course. Delicious ice cream. Best in Helena.

Thank Charlotte C
Somewhere in time
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I left the restaurant where we were having to dinner to have our dessert at Big Dipper. We love the ice cream from this company. The options offered are always fun and the base ice cream is DELICIOUS.

Thank Patty W
Missoula, Montana
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best locally owned ice cream shops in Helena; located conveniently downtown, their chocolate ice cream is the only ice cream the cranky teen likes :).

Thank PazzoCinque
Helena, Montana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

For the romantic and the young. A beautiful working carousel to ride on in an ice cream parlor. Old time flavor for all to enjoy the music, the ride and a treat.

Thank mtnamaverick
Helena, Montana
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Cheerful service and fabulous ice cream! Kids are welcome. It's a must stop for our family after baseball or even dinner. Everyone requests their favorite flavor to accompany (and enhance) their birthday cake too.

Thank Helen C
Helena, Montana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Big Dipper Ice Cream is a darling little ice cream shop in the quaint downtown area of Helen, MT. Nothing fancy inside, but it does feature a spacious an upstairs *loft* style room which accommodates more people. Downstairs is decorated with cute *homey* pictures and bar seating facing a large, wall length window provides a nice view of the down... More 

Thank desert-muse
Helena, Montana
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Best ice cream in Helena. The manager was awesome very knowledgeable. Great location and lots of fun.

Thank jogrossman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-513-1051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?