We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Big Dipper

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2049 E van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-8807
479 253
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 147: English reviews
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Level Contributor
85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good quality ice cream and nice selection, but nothing too special. Nothing to write home about especially considering the cost for 3 single dip cones. It's high!

Helpful?
Thank WildPlum3
St. Clair, MO
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and great ice cream. The atmosphere was nice and calm. Would recommend to a friend. Will return!

Helpful?
Thank hubbard731
Shawnee, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a relaxed old fashion ice cream shop. Simple or fancy the choice is yours. First time I've ever had a dipped waffle cone. Yes, the cone was dipped, not the ice cream. Gene is a really nice guy.

Helpful?
Thank Elsie C
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is super good. The ice cream is Blue Bell, I'm from Texas so you know, Blue Bell is our thing. But what really makes this place is the cobbler and dumplings. OH MY GOSH.... SO GOOD. They warm up the cobbler/apple dumpling and you can get ice cream on it, but really why would you not get the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Meagan H
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We both got sundaes and they were to die for! The people working it were so sweet and helpful in deciding what to get!

Helpful?
Thank Khrystin D
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I got a waffle cone with lemon ice box pie ice cream. It was the best ice cream I have ever had. The waffle cone was made in house and it was crisp and sweet, a perfect pair for any ice cream. I will go back before I leave town just for that waffle cone.

Helpful?
Thank Jeffrey G
Goodland, Kansas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We found this on our trip the Eureka Springs Fell in love with one of the ice cream flavors and had to go back many times. They have a very large selection to choose from

Helpful?
Thank tedy814
Eureka Springs, Arkansas, United States
Level Contributor
30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A lot of great flavors to choose from, but a tad on the pricey side. I really enjoyed the little shop, very cute!

Helpful?
Thank Emily F
Arizona
Level Contributor
312 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The Ice Cream shops near downtown were all closed, so glad they were after discovering this place. The owner was so nice and friendly and offered many suggestions, she treated us like we were long time friends. We were offered several samples to help our decision. Settled on Apple Dumplins with caramel ice cream. What a great treat. Wish we... More 

Helpful?
Thank DonkArizona
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Must try this! Shaved ice with strawberry syrup, top it with strawberry ice cream. They made it for me as a special order. On a very hot day, you can enjoy rich creamy ice cream but could be not so cooling and refreshing so have some shaved ice that will really cool you down but may not be creamy melting... More 

Helpful?
Thank E K

Travellers who viewed Big Dipper also viewed

 

Been to Big Dipper? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2049 E van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-8807
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Eureka Springs
  • Phone Number: 479 253

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Big Dipper and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Dallas, Texas
7 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Big Dipper staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?