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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
+1 608-262-3045
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (28 reviews)
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1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
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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
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Absolutely Delicious! I was able not only to get a great cup of ice cream but also the shakes/malts are to die for as well!

Thank kajunspice
Reviewed 13 March 2017

So many things to do and see when you are on campus but one thing no one should miss is the Babcock Hall Dairy Store. Wow, what flavors of ice cream and treats they have. My imagination is not good enough to come up with...More

Thank cm3fan
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Been going here since I was a student at the UW Student, family and friends ....all love this place Now my kids bring their kids there....grandkids love it

Thank KDJJr
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Yum!! Had a Babcock ice cream cone at the Union and it was truly divine!! They have many different flavors and plenty of inside seating (in bad weather) and outside facing the lake in summer. Just do it!!

Thank WisconsinChippy
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Ice cream from the UW dairy school is a must do when in Madison. While getting your fix at the Union is the best option when the weather is nice, there's nothing wrong with a visit to the source at Babcock Hall. So many flavors,...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Exploring the UW is so much fun. Lots of things change and lots of things stay the same. The Dairy is on of those that has done both. First with what's new in the dairy products world but and iconic spot on the UW. Great...More

Thank sunnydayinwis
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The best locally made ice cream money can buy! Made from UW Madison's own dairy cows! I first went there as a child. Now my parents have been taking my daughter for the past 15 years. One of a kind and a must go for...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A must do stop when visiting the UW. Real ice cream with flavors to please any pallet. A great UW tradition.

Thank Donna A
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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 features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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