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Big Dipper Ice Cream

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631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
+1 406-543-5722
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12:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love ice cream! I have tried "the best" everywhere I've traveled. Nothing beats the Big Dipper. The only drawback is the wait, but it's worth the wait.

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Thank Beth I
Missoula, Montana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best ice cream in town. Usually a line so be prepared to wait, but the wait is worth it. Friendly employees and great customer service.

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Thank Rae S
Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

One day in February they were predicting a blizzard. Everyone was rushing to get home safely as the snow started to fall. I had a craving for ice cream but expected Big Dipper to be closed. But, no. They were open. Even more surprising, I wasn't the only one. There is something very special about eating ice cream when it's... More 

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Thank carolebelli
Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Big Dipper is a can't miss stop when visiting Missoula. Summer lines can be long but is worth the wait.

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Thank marcos p
Great Falls, Montana
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They had a truck set up at the Down the Hatch festival. I had white mint Oreo and my daughter had yellow cake. So good! They were so nice too!

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Thank RachelSpahr
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is good ice cream but it's just that lol, ICE CREAM! It is WAY better than DQ and less expensive than cold stone! I really just don't see why there is a huge line a lot of times. Doesn't seem very great to wait that long lol

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Thank Jennifer N
Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Handmade heavenly ice cream in every amazing flavor one could ask for. Be prepared for long lines, but obviously worth waiting for. One of our favorite places to stop for a treat any day any time!

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Thank DianaJoSyester
New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

there isn't a time we have visited missoula that we could ever resist a trip to Big Dipper. love all their awesome flavors and love their friendly vibe. we have not been to the helena or billings locations yet, but look forward to checking those out someday.

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Thank hellovakay
Missoula, Montana
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Delicious flavors both exotic and mundane. We love the Mexican Chocolate, Yellow Cake, Cardamom, tangerine sorbet, and the holiday flavors. I really like how Big Dipper is so involved in the community and makes special flavors for events. The only sad thing is my son has a peanut allergy so we had to sneak out to get our fix when... More 

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Thank SamH03
Missoula, Montana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Don't miss a stop at the Big Dipper! There's a reason why the line is usually long. Make sure you bring Fido for a free cone too!

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Thank Laurie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?