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Big Dipper Ice Cream

631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
+1 406-543-5722
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big dipper” (118 reviews)
“ice cream” (236 reviews)
“waffle cone” (19 reviews)
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631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go to the Big Dipper's website and see all the accolades and national attention its ice cream has received. But better yet, go to one of its three Montana locations and get some creamy, delicious ice cream. Try an unusual flavor like black licorice, cardamom...More

Thank vinfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love independent ice cream shoppes, and this place delivers some of the best around. Reeds in ID falls is good as is Winegars in Ellensburg is good, but this is something special. Great flavors, smooth texture, if not the best, it's as close as...More

Thank KJ9000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok - is there really bad ice cream? This is a great little place right on Higgins. It's a quick walk from downtown or campus. Kind of a must go if you are doing the campus tour. good selection, nice service, great place on a...More

Thank Alaskanabroad
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Great ice cream, great location. Go get a homemade waffle cone and walk the river. Good end to a long day.

Thank Jay E
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Missoula has a superb, local ice cream shop, Big Dipper. Unusual choices, like Cardamon or Green Tea. My personal favorite is one of the different sorbets offered: Tangerine. It is on the corner of 5th St. South and south Higgins, and you can visit with...More

Thank Ken T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The wait can be brutal, but it makes the ice cream taste even better. Relax, enjoy the Missoula atmosphere and friendly locals while you wait. Get the beta on that problem you've been struggling with, get blatantly false directions to good huckleberry patches (your fault...More

Thank Tor A
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I love ice cream! I have tried "the best" everywhere I've traveled. Nothing beats the Big Dipper. The only drawback is the wait, but it's worth the wait.

Thank Beth I
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Best ice cream in town. Usually a line so be prepared to wait, but the wait is worth it. Friendly employees and great customer service.

Thank Rae S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

One day in February they were predicting a blizzard. Everyone was rushing to get home safely as the snow started to fall. I had a craving for ice cream but expected Big Dipper to be closed. But, no. They were open. Even more surprising, I...More

Thank carolebelli
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Big Dipper is a can't miss stop when visiting Missoula. Summer lines can be long but is worth the wait.

Thank marcos p
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
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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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