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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
+1 608-262-3045
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (201 reviews)
“sandwiches” (27 reviews)
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07:30 - 17:30All hours
1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for ice cream, to eat there or take home. They also make excellent cheese-I love the sharp cheddar.

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dairy store has a good selection of cheeses, milks, and ice creams that they make in the building, as well as a small menu off of which you can order sandwiches or soups. There is a little observation deck above the store where you...More

Thank annEmac18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Babcock Ice Cream has been enjoyed by generations of UW students and their families. The ice cream is served at the Memorial Union and other UW campus sites. For a direct experience, visit the Dairy Store in the Food Sciences building on Linden Drive just...More

Thank douglasl739
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is so neat, being able to go to the observation deck to see where the magic happens. (Go to the observation deck!) The ice cream was fresh and creamy. The sandwiches were so-so

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

....need I say more?? This is my favorite ice cream from Babcock. I remember the first time I heard of it, I thought there was no way I would like it. It has a very mild orange flavor. It is NOT like orange sherbet. As...More

Thank DoubleStuff
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I've been a customer for more than 60 years and have never been disappointed. The selection of flavors change with time but there is always more than one to tempt me. In addition to ice cream there is a good selection of cheeses also made...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This place has great ice cream. If you are vegetarian you will need to watch the kind of ice cream you get

Thank emilycY5503FG
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great Ice cream always new and different flavors and all the favorites everyone loves and the ice cream is always fresh. The service is always great and the fact you can have something to eat means you can say I came for lunch and well...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I don't know about the other food. Only go there for the ice cream. But to me it's as good as any ice cream anywhere. As good as the best gelato. Better than any frozen custard. And some great, great flavors. Also available in both...More

Thank TooManyKids4
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Whenever I attend a meeting at the UW Madison campus, I try to arrive early or stay a little later so that I can stop in at Babcock Hall for an ice cream cone. They invent great new flavors like the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip or...More

Thank KFT717
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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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
11:00 - 16:00
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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