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The Chocolate Moose

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401 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN
812-333-0475
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Be prepared to stand in line!

This wonderful little delight is just a small structure, maybe the size of a train car, hidden away in Bloomington, Indiana but it is certainly worth searching it out and it is certainly worth the inevitable wait that you are going to have. Each time we drove by there were at least 20 people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This wonderful little delight is just a small structure, maybe the size of a train car, hidden away in Bloomington, Indiana but it is certainly worth searching it out and it is certainly worth the inevitable wait that you are going to have. Each time we drove by there were at least 20 people standing in line, waiting to put... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My family and I love coming here! I try bringing the kids about once a week or so. I have had anything from their banana split to ice cream sandwich. Makes, blizz, etc. I had however never tried an ice cream soda until recently. I got to pick from numerous flavors of soda and choose a homemade ice cream flavor.... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

while visiting the area with my daughter, we walked to the Chocolate Moose for an afternoon break. The sun was shining, the line was long, and the restaurant very small. It was well organized, one person took your order- you paid then went to a second line. Another server filled the order then called out the type of Ice cream... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I enjoy touring around southern Indiana on warm, sunny days, and we often end our drives by visiting the Chocolate Moose. The ice cream is always fresh and unique, and it's actually a pleasure to stand in line and enjoy the ambiance of the assembled crowd, all waiting for their special treat. I agree with others that... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Chocolate Mousse is a walk up fast food venue that always has a line! Good food, friendly service. Super tasty ice cream.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I grew up in Bloomington and raised my kids in Monroe County. When my kids and grandchildren come for a visit, they ALWAYS ask for a visit to Chocolate Moose. They have the BEST Chocolate Malts and the children LOVE the candy eyes they will put on their ice cream cones. A weekly must in the summer time to cool... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When you see people lined up outside their take out window once the weather gets warm, you know it is good. Their chocolate malts are so creamy. They are very creative with their flavor of ice and the have a light airy creamy desert called Dole Whip. Moderately priced and well worth the visit

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Solsberry In
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great tasting ice cream and food. You get good size portions. Usually a line waiting, so it must be good. Outdoor seating only. Has been here for years. Homemade food and ice cream is rich and creamy. A long list of flavors. I've seen people go back for a second round before they leave. Once you eat here you'll be... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in Bloomington. Homemade ice cream that makes you just want smile and give thanks there is goodness like this in this world. The Grasshopper flavor is awesome, standalone or in a shake, The Moose Rocks and its must do,on a Bloomington summer evening.

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Louisiana
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120 reviews 120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a great dessert today. The ice cream was homemade, hard and tasty. The sweet cinnamon and grasshopper were out favorites. The price was also good. I recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-333-0475

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?