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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
+1 608-262-3045
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (200 reviews)
“sandwiches” (29 reviews)
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1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A trip to Madison is not complete without treating yourself to Babcock! The ice cream is to die for and worth the calories just this once! Great options for everyone - so grab the kids and do yourself a favor and go!

Thank holeinone44
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Hubby and I were at the botanical gardens and decided to try it out having been to U. Penn's famous dairy and some great dairies in NY state. We fell in love. Ice cream is the primary emphasis. You cal also buy cheeses. Sandwichs...More

Thank Deanne O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long known for the best ice cream in the state, the Babcock Dairy store now boasts a great sandwich menu and improved seating. Plus, UW students can use their Wisc card!

Thank soby1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every afternoon in grad school I'd walk across the street and buy an ice cream cone here. We've moved on, but whenever we're back in Madtown we return to get the newest flavor or an old favorite. Always creamy, and produced with the best practices...More

Thank Jon W C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all had sandwiches, and we all enjoyed them. I think next time I have to sample their specialty cheeses and ice cream. Parking around UW Madison is difficult, so I'll probably only visit when we are on campus for our son.

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This "homemade" ice cream and cheese is so fresh and probably the best I've ever had! We went in for the ice cream and also got to see the factory portion of everything being made, very neat! We also got some of the milk and...More

Thank Rachael H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great for ice cream, to eat there or take home. They also make excellent cheese-I love the sharp cheddar.

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The dairy store has a good selection of cheeses, milks, and ice creams that they make in the building, as well as a small menu off of which you can order sandwiches or soups. There is a little observation deck above the store where you...More

Thank annEmac18
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Babcock Ice Cream has been enjoyed by generations of UW students and their families. The ice cream is served at the Memorial Union and other UW campus sites. For a direct experience, visit the Dairy Store in the Food Sciences building on Linden Drive just...More

Thank douglasl739
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The location is so neat, being able to go to the observation deck to see where the magic happens. (Go to the observation deck!) The ice cream was fresh and creamy. The sandwiches were so-so

Thank Lisa K
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
11:00 - 16:00
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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