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Big Dipper Ice Cream

631 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2733
+1 406-543-5722
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big dipper” (138 reviews)
“ice cream” (283 reviews)
“waffle cone” (23 reviews)
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631 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2733
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Used their service today for a grand opening event. The communication through the entire process was excellent. The truck showed up on time and the servers were friendly, fun and personal. The best part was the ice cream. So delicious. Served over 250 scoops in...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We don't need no stinking dairy queen. This is the way ice cream should be served... walk up to an outside window and order. This is ice cream with taste and texture. This is probably the same ice cream served in the Garden of Eden....More

Thank neverhadlessons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We make the Big Dipper a must stop anytime we come to town. Homemade ice cream made with love. This is so good that people wait in line in the winter time to enjoy this most perfect desert, mind you there is no inside dining....More

Thank Sabotboy1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What would half a block line throughout the day and evening suggest? Exactly! Great portions, creative and original flavors and staff that actually make you feel they're glad you came. Don't leave Missoula without stopping at Big Dipper. Period.

Thank Dougogreen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super yummy...and it’s pretty obvious everyone else in Missoula agrees since the line was LONG! Worth the wait...the Mexican Mocha ice cream I had was amazing!

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all enjoyed our ice cream. We stuck with the more traditional flavors but would love to try some of their other flavors if we ever get back to Missoula.

Thank Peanut977
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Travel alot. Love ice cream. Have eaten a lot of great ice cream. This place is right up there. Origunal flavors. Right mix of ingredients. Rich but not too rich. Go there and see for yourself...and the lines move fast!

Thank terrapinproud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will not believe the size of a single scoop cone - unbelievable and very very rich and creamy. This could be lunch and I am not kidding. We met a couple who made it an early dinner. The root beer float was very good...More

Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We stopped in on the recommendation from a friend. We were not disappointed! The ice cream was super creamy and delicious. The girl got one of our orders wrong but it turned out to be okay. We will definitely go back next time we are...More

Thank Amy A
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Holy cow do not miss the Big Dipper, it is worth going out of your way to have this treat. You will not be disappointed. We love the salted caramel ice cream.

Thank JANE S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2733
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-543-5722
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