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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 good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (225 reviews)
“sandwiches” (29 reviews)
“sundae” (4 reviews)
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7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.All hours
1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great place for lunch as well as ice cream! I love the Bucky’s quesadilla. They make the cheese right there so it doesn’t get much fresher. And make sure to finish your visit with some ice cream! One thing to keep in...More

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sandwiches are also very good. Large selection of take out cheeses. Street parking, may have to wait to get a spot, but worth it!!

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had some very good ice cream, it was very rich and creamy. It is consistent and you can taste the quality. This is the place to go for ice cream when you are on campus.

Thank edwL1361CE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great cheese from on of the best programs in the country, and great kids staffing this place, smiling and helpful. I usually get a few pounds of favorites (butter kase for example). Parking can be tight but there's a line of short term meters in...More

Thank jbsteinb16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Babcock is the best ice cream around always fresh and always new and interesting flavors. The service is always quick and friendly. 2 thumbs up.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the ice cream is good but for a real treat that you can't get anywhere else, try the orange chocolate chip. Another reason Madison is such a great place!

Thank Tom Peggy L
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I bought multiple Holiday Gift 🎁 boxes for Friends and Relatives. The service was rapid, professional, and forgiving of my errors. Value was very good, and the Gifts promote the Wisconsin Badgers! I will have no problem using them again.

Thank dyscrasia
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Stand in line for your wait to taste some of THE BEST ice cream ever!! Ice cream made by UW-Madison Dairy Products. It tastes just like the ice cream my grandmother made by hand when I was a little girl. The most popular spot on...More

Thank Schlieckau
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I am a student of UW so my review might sound a bit biased but ask anyone. They will tell you that the ice creams of Babcock Hall are the very best of Madison. They always offer new flavors so things do not get boring....More

Thank ChristyOk
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Nestled in the Agricultural, Forestry, and Veterinary Science parts of campus lies Babcocks. Light fare served,but the ice cream is to die for.

Thank Wendy A
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27 May 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
  • Food
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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