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“Only Ice Cream place in town”
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Big Dipper
Ranked #38 of 52 Restaurants in St. Helena
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Good for: Child-friendly
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Good for: Child-friendly
Reviewed 6 January 2016

A little off the beaten path...located on Oak street which is one street to the west of main. The only real Ice Cream shop in town and has a old classic look to the decor with wire back chairs. Good ice cream and they will make you a killer milkshake if you ask for "extra thick" They have a full menu of ice cream treats and a good selection of flavors.

Thank VSP1998
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

A hidden ice cream parlor in St. Helena, The Big Dipper is just what you would expect for an ice cream place. They have a decent selection of flavors, toppings, cone choices, etc... The kids love this place and during the school year they take over when school gets out.

Thank Sarah E
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

Napa valley has so many excellent choices in just about anything edible so the competition is fierce. BUT, that being said, there are very few places where you can go in for ice cream, sit down inside or out and enjoy some ice cream. Big Dipper is just the place. I love to take my grandies there for a treat. Nice place.

Thank T G
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

I want to love this place. I have kids. I live here. It's ice cream.

I hoped that under the new owners this spot would take on some new life, but it is dingy, overpriced and underwhelming.

You'll be happier if you get some gelato from Dolci instead.

Thank Annelizaval
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

The Big Dipper is my "go to" place for lunch. Order the huge grilled hot dog and a classic chocolate malted and let your dreams take you back to the "good old days".

Thank Bill R
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