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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” (214 reviews)
“sandwiches” (28 reviews)
“sundae” (4 reviews)
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1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice university run sandwich shop. I had the melted swiss on marble rye and it was great. They also make their own ice cream, which you have to try. Love the chocolate peanut butter. Prices are very reasonable. It is fast food style here,...More

Thank Hitcher84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh from the source ice cream with lots of delectable flavors--and you can grab a sandwich or even a few groceries (cheese, brats, etc.) or a cup of joe to keep you moving!

Thank gawarfield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ice cream made in the University of Wisconsin Babcock Hall Dairy Plant next to the store on the west end of campus. Great ice cream at a great price. Order a single, and it will be the size of a double in most other ince...More

Thank DLT49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best ice cream ever! Babcock ice cream. Downtown Madison at UW campus. Very close to Lake Mendota. Beautiful area

Thank Witraveler224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Babcock store has many varieties of cheese and ice-cream. The ice-cream is as good/creamy if not better than Hagen Das.

Thank 2Traveler62
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 7 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 31 August 2017 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
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-262-3045
  • E-mail
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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