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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
+1 608-262-3045
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (230 reviews)
“bannock” (42 reviews)
“sandwiches” (34 reviews)
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7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hours
1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My younger brother and I went there when it 1st opened 50 yrs ago. Yes, I'm that old and it was a real treat---as my Dads wonderful boss (Dr. Louise Wiff) gave us each a quarter to treat ourselves at the Dairy bld. For a...More

Thank Carter D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Growing up in Madison in the 1950s, it was always such a treat to go to Babcock Hall for ice cream. Named for Dr Babcock, who completed a lot of dairy research at the UW in the late 1800s-early 1900s, including the Babcock Process. Enjoy...More

Thank Traveller-RELee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Babcock Hall is the epicenter of the University of Wisconsin’s dairy program. Ice cream is made daily and is an experience you don’t want to miss when visiting Madison. You can buy a cone cup or larger packaged ice cream. There is a small area...More

Thank C V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to relax and enjoy fresh cheeses and Ice Cream. It is the freshes cheese and Ice Cream I have ever had.

Thank Bruce E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Many unique flavors of ice cream in this University of Wisconsin staple. In the summer almost always packed, here and at the student unions. Favorite flavor in our family is Orange Custard Chocolate Chip...they are all yummy.

Thank Madison737
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a student at UW-Madison, this was always a convenient and delicious stop. Decades later I’m still in Madison, and still make a stop periodically. It’s less convenient getting to campus now, but this isn’t all bad as they don’t make “diet” anything. If you...More

Thank Graphite625
Reviewed 3 days ago

Babcock is the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Store. They offer yummy Babcock Hall ice cream by the scoop or bowl or by the package to go as well as famous Wisconsin cheeses among other things.

Thank madt0wns
Reviewed 3 days ago

Babcock Hall ice cream........nothing more to say! If you want to experience the BEST ice cream this is where you go. I am a vanilla lover no matter what the goodie I am enjoying, so that is what I get. But I have been told...More

Thank creteman
Reviewed 5 days ago

good place for a sandwiches and soup. good selection of cheese and ice cream, almost everything made on site. if you are a cheese aficionado, i recommend the juustoleipa cheese. prices are reasonable for soup and sandwich, under $10 for most orders, less for a...More

Thank mat b
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Ice cream was good 2 essential items were missing from menu so could have soup or guac, or a couple of sandwiches. Biggest problem is that if you are in a wheel chair or have problems with stairs forget it. Need a special.handicap uw pass...More

Thank Debora G
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May 27, 2017|
Response from BettieSub | Reviewed this property |
I don[t know if that is possible. As you know its the U Wisconsin diary bar. Call them up and ask. (608) 262-3045
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-262-3045
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One of the biggest names in modern Dairy (Babcock) combined with Ice Cream (which I, ice cream expert, rank as a five). This needs adding.
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