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Big Dipper Ice Cream

631 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2733
+1 406-543-5722
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
631 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2733
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Right on the Hip Strip. This place makes real, handscooped, perfection of ice cream. It’s a landmark for a reason. Perfect in summer but great year round. Cross the street to see a great old or independent film at the Roxy!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VagabondFA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked over for dessert after a disappointing italian dinner down the street. We both had one of their season specialties, candy cane - best peppermint ice cream I’ve ever had (and always have this during the holidays). Server even recommended if getting it in a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CAgirlPasadena_MD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the highlights of my trip to Missoula, MT, was biking into this place. I could tell by the long lines that I'd be missing a treat if I didn't stop in. And I was so right! Lines go to the windows where servers...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Freed0mt0travel
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Best ice cream around. We always stop in when family are visiting. The lines can be long but well worth it. You can tell the locals really love this place and it is highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JRGypsy
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a local throwback to what ice cream truly is and can be! They regularly create, daily, new and exciting flavors they post on their dry board. This is a VERY popular place and the line can look intimidating, but go for it as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bgtrout
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Love Big Dipper and always have the tangerine sorbet and mocha chip ice cream - the best ever! They are located on Higgins and only drawback would be location as too crowded.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 791barb
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We missed the Big Dipper Ice Cream shop in Billings, Montana, but we didn't miss the shop in Last Chance Gulch in Helena, Montana, and we were determined not to miss the shop in Missoula, Montana. Located at 631 South Higgins Avenue, Big Dipper Ice...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Best ice cream EVER !! All kinds of new fabulous flavors as well as old favorites! Definitely don’t leave town without a visit to the Little Dipper !!! 👌❤️😊🎈

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank girardimh
Reviewed October 6, 2018

They have original and creative flavors! Really great ice cream. Be prepared to wait in a long line. It’s worth it!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sq12345678
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Great service and great icecream! We love to grab a cone and walk the trail. Just be careful ordering the bubblegum icecream, it actually has bubblegum in it, hard for the little one to eat.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lauren K
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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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