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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
+1 608-262-3045
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (257 reviews)
“bannock” (45 reviews)
“sandwiches” (34 reviews)
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1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the best place for ice cream in the whole of the U.S. Only Italy has better ice cream. They also serve hot food and sandwiches. The range of ice creams if incredible.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank YogiYoung
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The ice cream is made on site and has an observation deck to watch it being made. Very fun for kids!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Love it.. This is a must if you visit UW MADISON for any reason! The ice cream is amazing and one should try it for a date place too. Who do you know who loves ice cream!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Laura K
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Locally sourced dairy is used to make the most deliscious ice cream & other delectables. Grilled cheese with WI own cheddar, yum is all I can say. Perfect Madison visit includes the Union terrace & babcock ice cream

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 520shellyn
Reviewed 19 November 2018

This is a must for anyone visiting the UW Madison Campus. Parking is somewhat limited. But there are parking ramps not far. Or you can take a bus. The cheese and ice cream are made on site. The cows are just a couple of blocks...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank limey52
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The Babcock Hall Dairy Store has reigned as the BEST ice cream store since I was a student here. It's still the king of the hill for freshly made ice cream on the UW campus and in the state! The freshness comes as no surprise....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 0221Serendipity
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I've been going there 40 years when I worked on campus. Retired now so I don't get there any more. Can get the ice cream at the Union.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank srvoss
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The University of Wisconsin School of Agriculture teaches students how to make ice cream. They sell it here. Fifty years ago a huge cone cost twelve cents. It costs more now but it’s still great ice cream!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Leatherstocking88
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Cafe style seating. Fast, best place to get ice cream. They also do a lot of blind taste testings which is kind of fun. Chocolate peanut butter ice cream is my favorite

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The ice cream scoops are huge, so I normally stick to one. You cannot go wrong with any of the flavors. The cheese and fresh sandwiches do not disappoint! A must for out of town visitors.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jmsmith685
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28 May 2017|
Response from 880betties | 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

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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