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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

) #1 of 26 Dessert in Madison #2 of 840 Places to Eat in Madison €, American
1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
+1 608-262-3045
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (188 reviews)
“sandwiches” (24 reviews)
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1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1519
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Reviewed 5 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
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...More

Thank Mattie W
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
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...More

Thank jwpines2016
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 22 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
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...More

1  Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after walking and touring the UW campus. Ice cream was delicious and fresh. Afterward we went up to the observation deck and watched how the ice cream and cheese were made. Pretty neat way to get out of the heat and have a...More

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It is a fun place to hangout with the family as you are touring the campus. Stop take a break either inside or outside depending on the weather.

Thank David P
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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.