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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

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1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
+1 608-262-3045
07:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:30
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must when you are visiting MADISON. The ice cream is absolutely delicious. Their cheese is special too.

Thank Gardenbloomer1
Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

For just a moment forget that Madison is the Wisconsin state capital, the home of the Badgers and Camp Randall and just think cows. Then take the right turn off University Avenue and head to Babcock Hall. Enter, watch the cows until your tummy screams for you know what--ICE CREAM. Head to the counter and choose your favorite flavor. Thank... More 

Thank lambodog
Pineville, Louisiana
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful ice cream shop with innovative flavors and common favorites. Tried to resist but after sampling my husband's vanilla cone, had to get some for myself. Got a very berry flavor and it was great! Sizes were very generous.

1 Thank Kelly R
Gurnee, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Ok, so I'm from the Midwest where cheese is tasty & plentiful but let me tell you - the cheese at Babcocks is SOOO FRESH and SOOO tasty that if you don't visit here you are missing out on a real treat. The dairy products come straight from the cows on campus. I stumbled across this place while waiting for... More 

Thank Mattie W
Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Best Ice Cream in town. Butter Pecan is just incredible. Classic Hometown Service, Great and impeccable. I will go over and over if my weight limit permits.. Never a doll moment while grazing this great Ice cream.

1 Thank atilla g
Port Washington, New York
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Maybe I'm biased, since I grew up in Madison, but I've sampled ice cream in a lot of places and Babcock Hall is still at the top of the list. Fresh made, real ingredients, inventive flavors and old favorites - and huge portions. The only thing not to like is the limited parking. Take home a pint or two. They... More 

Thank jwpines2016
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Shakes and sandwiches are great. Stop in for a cone or dish of ice cream You'll love it. Lots of great flavors.

Thank Thomas M
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My wife insists that ice cream was invented at Babcocks. Who am I to argue? I had the sundae of the month. Mocha chip with hot fudge, really gooey caramel, more chocolate chips, and real whipped cream. Fantastic!

Thank dzi9er
Tigard, Oregon
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Came to see the factory and eat ice cream and was amazed at the food being served. Had their breakfast burrito which was so good. Freshly prepared and a monster of a meal. Coffee is really good and well their ice cream is to die for. Had the chocolate peanut butter which was out of this world.

1 Thank Kathleen P
Wilmington, Delaware
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Ok, so many colleges offer dairy treats but only WisCOWsin offers the original AG school dairy bar with the original premium-style ice cream. Hint: get a dish so you can savor longer than a cone.

Thank Coach B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
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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