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“Sweet little shop”
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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 22 August 2016

The décor will take you back to your childhood and with its convenient location across from the school, it's packed with kids around 3 p.m. Honestly, there's nothing special about the ice cream, but visiting a little ice cream shop on tree-shaded Oak Avenue, with friendly local service, is worth doing. If nothing else, to get away from busy Main Street, enjoy a cone or shake and indulge in a bit of nostalgia.

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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Just letting people know that there is a classic ice cream shop in Saint Helena but it's not on Main St like most other shops and restaurants. It is on Oak near Adams and is just about directly behind the Model Bakery. The ice cream is decent and there are a bunch of flavors. They also serve hot dogs and some other kinds of candy and drinks.

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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.

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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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