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Big Dipper Ice Cream

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631 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2733
+1 406-543-5722
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Missoula, Montana
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922 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lines are much shorter in fall and winter and it is the most luscious ice cream around. Home made as well as offering upbeat and traditional flavors. Go see a show at the Roxy Theater and bop across the street for ice cream!

Thank elaine s
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A Missoula institution, Big Dipper serves up consistently gourmet-quality ice cream in innovative, luscious flavors as well as killer execution of classics. Montana winters are cold but still can't totally suppress the Big Dipper cravings.

Thank Melinda J
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great ice cream made right on site. Lines can be long in the summer, but if the right person waits on you, you'll be rewarded with a good-sized portion of great ice cream. Prices are a bit steep, but I keep remembering how "it used to be".

Thank davidsI5116TF
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty ice cream with both traditional and exotic flavors. During summer evenings, there are long lines. There is no inside seating so winters can be cold if you are waiting for ice cream. This premium ice cream is pricey.

Thank Abraham K
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

locally founded, locally run and locally delicious. A real spot on the Missoula local map! Always some fun twists on flavors going on - and always has the trusted favorites.

Thank CrackleNz
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

All you have to do is drive near the location and you will see people standing in line that is how fantastic the ice cream is even in cold weather. You've got to try the homemade waffle cones. Portion size As the orange monster would say, "HUGE".

Thank Alvarado M
Missoula, Montana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you like great ice cream, this is the place to go. They do not have an abundance of flavors to choose from. Be prepared to wait in line to get served. The wait is worth it. I would recommend the Big Dipper to anyone who loves ice cream.

Thank gezunt2u
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

So so soooo delicious!! Amazing variety of unique flavors and toppings. A must for locals and tourists as often as you can!

Thank Michael & Katie W
Missoula, Montana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Big Dipper is a Missoula institution! Delicious (and unique flavors) in a creamy base, delicious cone options, delicious toppings, delicious shakes, and delicious special treats (try the Salted Starship Brownie - yum!). Don't let a long line deter you - it is relaxed and fun - and moves pretty fast. A great place where you meet locals and out-of-towners.

Thank jlockman
Missoula, Montana
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you visit Missoula, you need to experience Big Dipper Huckleberry ice cream. A favorite for all of Missoula.

Thank baranet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?