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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” (239 reviews)
“bannock” (43 reviews)
“sandwiches” (33 reviews)
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1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Leatherstocking88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank jmsmith685
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Babcock Hall Dairy Store is part of the University of Wisconsin campus. It doesn't have much atmosphere, but the ice cream is fantastic!

Thank Margaret U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love all of the ice cream here! Some of the best flavors are Badger Blast and the unique Orange Custard Chocolate Chip.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended the University of Wis. 51 years ago and back then, it was hard to go past this hall, after class, without stopping for the outstanding ice cream. I was returning for the first time, since 1976, and the first thing I did was...More

Thank Ellen V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here on visits to Madison over many years, the ice cream is great and you can now get it at the Memorial Union, We did just that and were not disappointed. There are plenty of flavors to choose from. Many you will...More

Thank photobug429
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Babcock Hall is amazing. Not only do you get the best ice cream around, but you can go upstairs and watch the process of making ice cream and other dairy products.

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Whether you're bringing your high schooler for a campus visit, going to the big game, or attending a business seminar, you must make the time and find a way to visit this landmark in the middle of the UW Madison campus. Known for its unique...More

Thank John U
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

They have great ice cream here. It is locally made as well and is definitely worth the price. Nothing wrong with spending the extra money for the waffle cone as well.

Thank IndigoIce8
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28 May 2017|
Response from Elizabeth S | 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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Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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