We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Chocolate Moose

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
401 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN
812-333-0475
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 75 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    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
A Bloomington Favorite

Their ice cream is so good, I'll buy it by the pint and bring it home for later. My favorite is their cinnamon ice cream. It is actually cheaper to buy a pint than a cone or single serving cup, because you get more ice cream for your money. The employees are always friendly and helpful, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Leigh B
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Their ice cream is so good, I'll buy it by the pint and bring it home for later. My favorite is their cinnamon ice cream. It is actually cheaper to buy a pint than a cone or single serving cup, because you get more ice cream for your money. The employees are always friendly and helpful, too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Indiana
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Many people stand & stand & stand in front of the Moose. They just can’t make up their minds what to order. The extensive menu is too daunting for those who want just the "right thing". I go in for the kill fast -- just give me LEMON CUSTARD - cup, cone either way- It’s the best!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, IN
Level Contributor
56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The chocolate moose is a popular ice cream stand close to downtown Bloomington. Family owned and operated and you can always count on a friendly smile. There is a nice selection of ice cream from cones to cups. The best part of the chocolate moose is you quickly become part of the local crowd. A nice place to meet people... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Level Contributor
50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place was really good ice cream and I would say I am an ice cream connoisseur! I also had a Groupon which was a bonus! Lol! I had the mint oreo and chocolate chip cookie dough! Also, they have pints of ice cream that you can take home! Delish!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I love the Chocolate Moose. Always have, always will. A small 'shack' with an ice cream fountain type of menu. Moose chocolate is my favorite flavour. Tonight I ordered a double scoop, it was really more like 4 scoops!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Indiana
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This spot has great ice cream and other food/snacks. If you love ice cream, the Chocolate Moose is a "must visit" location for your next trip to Bloomington. They even have vegan ice cream, which is awesome!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This ice cream stand always gets rave reviews so my family decided to try it. We had a $10 Groupon for $20 worth of ice cream. I had the Cinnamon Ice cream Shake and would rate it 3/5 stars. Not a bad flavor and the serving was generous. Just not fantastic. My dad had the Brown County Coffee (2.5/3 stars),... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited here on a Sunday mid-afternoon. The night before when we drove by, there was a line winding through the parking lot, so Sunday afternoon was definitely the time to go! I tried the Moose Dream ice cream, and it was pretty tasty. However, it was just as tasty as any chocolate ice cream with peanut butter cups. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
missouri
Level Contributor
78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just get the small! They give you a lot of ice cream. It was good. The place is cute--a little walk up stand. Has food too like hotdogs and hamburgers. People kept coming by so there was always a line but the service was quick. The sign says its been in business since 1933. Worth a stop!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sugar Land, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We visited late one night just before closing so we wouldn't miss the chance to get this fabulous ice cream. The staff was fabulous, patient, helpful and suggested items as well as described the flavors to everyone who asked. Selections were numerous & flavors were delish. The best ice cream around & much better than Blue Bell. You can't miss... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Chocolate Moose also viewed

 

Been to The Chocolate Moose? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Chocolate Moose staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?