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Big Dipper Ice Cream

58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
+1 406-513-1051
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (80 reviews)
“yellow cake” (7 reviews)
“waffle cone” (6 reviews)
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58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great staff and yummy, unusual flavors! The owner is so friendly. Try the salted Licorice if they have it!

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 5 days ago

The great thing about the Big Dipper Ice Cream place is that it is in a place where people are already having fun anyway (right by the carousel) so it fits in well. And it is VERY much a treat.

Thank stevea7777
Reviewed 5 days ago

We headed here for an afternoon snack. We had heard great reviews, but the ice cream wasn't amazing. They have seating for about 10 inside and some seating outside. They had typical flavors, scoops, milkshakes and sundaes. I'm not sure if there is anything else...More

Thank Evan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is very cordial - the variety of flavors is great - prices are reasonable. Our grandchildren love sitting at the window and watching the people in the walking mall.

Thank HelenaMtTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big Dipper has great and unique ice cream. They use local flavors and even have some local beer ice cream. It is definitely worth the wait if there is a line.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ice cream at the Big Dipper is excellent and may even turn you into an ice cream snob. When you plan on getting something like the "Little Dipper" aka a hot fudge Sunday, I suggest staying simple with the ice cream. Sometimes the more......More

Thank Jolley71717
Reviewed 13 April 2017

You gotta try the Mexican Chocolate!!! But all of their other flavors are TOP drawer. very friendly staff!

Thank lars211
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This small business is much more than just an ice cream shop. Locally run and staffed, they make each of their unique flavors in house and make their own waffle cones. There is an upper level of the downstairs is full, or, eat outside on...More

Thank groupleader45212
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A must stop when in Helena. Several yummy flavors to choose from, friendly service. Can't go wrong stopping here.

Thank vtultrachick
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

At the always busy big Dipper, I had the little Dipper sundae. Very good. You can pick your ice cream from the changing varities offered. I had mint Oreo. The sundae has a generous portion of hot fudge and a whipped cream topping. With a...More

Thank Charlotte C
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-513-1051
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