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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%
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1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
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Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG the best ice cream in the world! Butter Pecan on Friday and drove 25 minutes the next day for Key Lime!

Thank LilDaddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chocolate chip cookie dough. I won't eat anyone else's. When I go back home to Madison this is what I need to eat. It's perfect. The ice cream isn't boring vanilla but cookie dough flavored. Yum!! Do yourself a favor and give it a try!

Thank LauraLazewski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our Girl Scout troop to Madison for a fun weekend. We made a stop at Babcock Dairy Store for ice cream...Yum! Even though the dairy wasn't operating, it was still interesting to look through the observation windows and read the interesting facts that...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This isn't a restaurant, but rather a dairy store and ice cream store on the University of Wisconsin campus. The ice cream is always rich and creamy, but summertime brings out the BEST flavors, peach strawberry, and my favorite key lime. You can get a...More

Thank jmetman
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Babcock Dairy is the best Ice Cream around. Also a good selection of other dairy products from the source.

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The best ice cream in Madison. It is rich and creamy. Whenever I visit the University of Wisconsin - Madison, I try to stop by and get a scoop or two of ice cream to reminisce & enjoy.

Thank edwL1361CE
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Loved the ice cream here. A lot of variety. Take your time to choose. Expect a wait especially if it is between classes time.

Thank 101margareths
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There is no better ice cream. There is another Madison made ice cream which is just as good and that is Chocolate Shoppe ice cream. Impossible to top these two. And so many different flavors. If you love ice cream, you are in heaven in...More

Thank Margaret I
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Babcock Hall Ice Cream's story is as rich and the ice cream itself. Created as a byproduct from milk production at the UW School of Ag, Babcock Hall Ice Cream is fabulous. The store sells various types of dairy products and the chocolate milk is...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This should be high on your list for a visit to Madison. Warning: it's so much fun, and there are so many flavors, you should leave time for a second visit, because one visit won't be nearly enough!

Thank lorna464
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I would like to buy a gift card/certificate but live out of state. How can I do that?
28 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

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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