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Big Dipper Ice Cream

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631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
+1 406-543-5722
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Missoula, Montana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Big Dipper is a Missoula institution, and it is loved! Best ice cream in Missoula, and I'd put it up against favorite ice cream stores anywhere. Personal favorites from their permanent menu include Mexican Chocolate, White Mint Oreo, Peanut Butter/Chocolate and Black Licorice (one of the rare places you will find that make it). Big Dipper mixes it up constantly... More 

Thank Loren-406
Missoula, Montana
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place has the best hard ice cream ever! Plus their changing selections of sorbets can't be beat.

Thank Shawn R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the best pieces of Missoula! Be prepared for a line in warm weather, although they usually do a great job of keeping it moving. Their rotating flavors are excited and the regular flavors are delicious. If you are from out of town make sure to try the huckleberry.

Thank Whitney B
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Big Dipper ice cream is a much loved ice cream treasure and you can find it's loyal patrons waiting in line any time of the year, even this very cold and snowy winter. There are many flavors to choose from and I haven't found one yet to dislike. If you are visiting or live in Missoula, Big Dipper Ice Cream... More 

Thank Rita L
Missoula, Montana
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Big Dipper is a Missoula landmark. This small little store can deliver some amazing flavors. Montana huckleberry, mexican chocolate, Cold Smoke, Pumpkin, etc. Serving sizes are big. I always get the kids size.

Thank Denuch1
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This ice cream is made on site and the most creative delicious flavored you never thought of. The experience is retro- only outdoor seating, walk up order window, even the logo is 60-ish. This is a must experience in Missoula. My fave is coco-nuts!

Thank Nancy M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to several places for ice cream but this place topped all of them. They jad classic flavors to some unique ones. They were generous with the toppings and were super friendly. If youre ever in Missoula, this is the place to go!

Thank Kelsi H
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favourite places to come in Missoula. Different types of ice cream. I loved vanilla, orange pie and green tea.

Thank Tynymgul E
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ice cream in the winter? No way! Yes way!!! It is the best ice cream I've had in a very long time. Quality ingredients and friendly service. Would go again no matter how cold the weather.

Thank Tamera B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love stopping by here. They offer all different kinds of ice cream. My favorite is the black licorice. They have outside tables and chairs to enjoy.

Thank Jessica J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-543-5722

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?