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Big Dipper Ice Cream Parlor

950 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY 14048-3434
+1 716-366-0616
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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950 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY 14048-3434
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Fun place to go for ice cream. They have a really great selection of many flavors to choose from. The place was clean, the service was fast and friendly. A few of the flavors had a little bit of ice crystalling on the top, but...More

Thank Tambra1968
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Nice selection of ice cream flavors. Clean and neat. Ample parking in lot. Located right on Central Avenue in Dunkirk. Easy to find.

Thank GeoElf
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We go to Big Dipper regularly. We love this place! Custard, FroYo, ice cream cakes, even cookies & fudge...they have it all and it all tastes super yummy!

Thank obxdream
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My daughter went to SUNY Fredonia and had been to the Big Dipper numerous times in the past. As we were driving back home from the Chautauqua Institute (an amazing place), she suggested stopping off at the Big Dipper on Central Ave in Dunkirk, NY...More

Thank Wayfairing_Man
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We were passing through the area and decided to stop. So many choices... Gelatos, ice creams, custards in a myriad of flavors. The limoncello gelato I had was deliciously lemony but not tart and very creamy. My husband enjoyed the black raspberry and vanilla twist...More

Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Not a lot of gelato places in Western NY. And even those that do attempt it fall short on the flavors. Big Dipper is an except. While all their homemade ice creams are appealing, the gelato is THE REASON to go. Creamy and bursting with...More

Thank 12RAS302
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous chocolate peanut butter ganache ice cream cake. I called 4 days prior to order and the very attentive and kind woman guided me through the vast selections. Ordering and payment over the phone was professional. Thank you, the 3 generations of moms as the...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for ice cream treats. The variety of flavors along with many different vessels for such ice cream is simply incredible. Not an easy place to stay on a diet. There are many many specialty concoctions to choose from as well....More

Thank lovesfood13
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great ice cream and dessert place on Central Ave in Dunkirk. Love the creamy custard twist ice cream in a waffle cone. Large crowds at times but the line moves quickly.

Thank jeffreyj268
Reviewed 31 January 2017

A return to yesteryear with a million flavors, giant cones and soft serves and all the goodies ice cream parlors of old had. I stop here whenever I am in Dunkirk for a treat on the way home. Come and get it! You will love...More

Thank Rick M
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY 14048-3434
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Dunkirk
  • Phone Number: +1 716-366-0616
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