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“Awesomeness In A Cone!”

Big Dipper Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 12 Dessert in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesomeness In A Cone!”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The homemade waffle cone is amazing! I had the plain strawberry ice cream (just to test the water) & it was delicious! Rich in flavor & it doesn't taste like ice cream you could buy in the freezer aisle at a grocery store!

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Fairfield
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702 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Super ice cream!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed overnight in Missoula and were so lucky to happen upon the Big Dipper. Great old-time ice cream stand with young, hard-working and very nice employees, and super ice cream. There was a long line, but they had three windows open, and the line moved fast. Had a small hot fudge sundae--plenty big, lots of fudge, great ice cream--who could ask for more? Plenty of outside seating, too. Obviously an institution in Missoula, based on the crowds.

  • Visited June 2014
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Salmon, Idaho
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Yummmm!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

You won't find better ice cream- or bigger scoops on your cone- more many hundreds of miles around than at Big Dipper. Just look at the lines in front of the windows. Special ice cream flavors change daily with the seasons. I just had a giant scoop of blueberry tea the other day and it was incredible- fresh and tasty. ALL the flavors are great.

  • Visited June 2014
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Bozeman, Montana
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178 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

The first thing you'll notice about the Big Dipper is the line. While it may scare some people off, don't let it deter you. It is worth the wait. I'm partial to the cake batter ice cream in a waffle cone, but there's something to suit most every taste. I visit every time I'm in Missoula and I've never been disappointed!

  • Visited June 2014
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Missoula, Montana
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Contented cows offer great fare!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

The Bid Dipper is one of those iconic places that make Missoula the wonderful place it is. You can always expect a crowd on a hot summer nights as the ice cream is that good. The first thing you will note is the wonderful variety of flavors. There is something to accommodate each and every palate and the servings are perfect, maybe even a bit more generous than they need to be! If you are looking for a place to have an evening out, then the Big Dipper is one of those places you want to consider.

  • Visited June 2014
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