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Big Dipper Ice Cream

6935 State Route 434, Apalachin, NY 13732-3506
+1 607-625-2848
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good36%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (21 reviews)
“pulled pork” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food
6935 State Route 434, Apalachin, NY 13732-3506
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Reviewed today

Hard and soft, many flavors, with Perry's being the dominant hard ice cream brand served, with more flavors than one ordinarily might see, (my favorite being the Peanut Butter Chip Frozen Yogurt - omg, if you're a peanut butter fan! But don't be fooled, the...More

Thank 1upstateNYer
Reviewed 2 days ago

The BBQ at Big Dipper is excellent! So are the sides. The ice cream next door is a cheap grocery store variety (Perry's) that has far too many negative ingredients in it, it is not worth paying extra at a ice cream shop to get...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Roadside ice cream stand I drove past and stopped. There is a big choice of ice cream flavors. I had a medium size in a cup. I mixed Chocolate Peanut Butter with Banana Cream Pie. The ice cream was delicious and the price was good....More

Thank d s
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here because it was really convenient and we've noticed it for years on the side of the highway. Not sure why we never tried it sooner! Like every BBQ joint, each dish is put together a little differently, just ask. At our home...More

Thank scranton38
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Great little seasonal ice cream and fast food stop. They offer hard (Perry's) in lots of flavors, plus soft ice cream and quick food choices. This place is very well maintained, and they have a nice seating area in a gazebo and some kiddie play...More

Thank fromupstateny
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Perry's is a nice hard ice cream. The Dipper has a large variety of hard ice cream flavors. I used to think their soft serve vanilla was great, not too sweet but the recipe seems to have changed as it's tasteless and the rest of...More

Thank deligirldaughter
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Great flavor selections in either hard or soft ice cream. Great service and generous portions. Their barbecued chicken is great and the meal options are good and the food is always well done and delicious. A favorite summer place to gather with friends and family!

Thank dougdoty
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The lines get long but they crank the ice cream out in a hurry! Parking can be a challenge as this is a VERY popular place to stop. Prices are great and portions are large. Got a sweet tooth? This is the place to visit!

Thank Willof72
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The barbecue store is next to the ice cream shop. The parking can be a bit challenging due to the busy highway. I normally stop for the pulled pork with two sides. Quality is good price is a bit high.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Super yummy ice cream, tons of flavors, very family (and dog) friendly, great prices, and overall a fun place to go. We drive straight past at least 3 other ice cream places to go to the Big Dipper - unbeatable all the way around!

Thank Sally D
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6935 State Route 434, Apalachin, NY 13732-3506
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tioga County  >  Apalachin
  • Phone Number: +1 607-625-2848
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