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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, Takeout

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Local place to satisfy the craving

When I want to spoil my staff (or doing penance to atone for some iniquity) I swing by Chocolate Moose. I never fail to receive praise, blessings or absolution, as needed, with the help of this venerable institution. Grace and blessings and praise unto the brown moose. There is a reason this place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lynn J
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Bloomington, IN
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Bloomington, IN
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178 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When I want to spoil my staff (or doing penance to atone for some iniquity) I swing by Chocolate Moose. I never fail to receive praise, blessings or absolution, as needed, with the help of this venerable institution. Grace and blessings and praise unto the brown moose. There is a reason this place has been here as long as most... More 

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Thank Lynn J
Evansville, Indiana
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Everything I have ever got there is good. Ice cream is great, and the frozen chocolate yogurt is fantastic. Be prepared for long lines, as this is a very popular place.

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Thank 812Mantle7
Bloomington, Indiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I head to the Moose whenever I want ice-cream. Their homemade flavors are amazing and I always have to choose between the grasshopper or the black raspberry. The line can be really long and slow depending on the day, but that is part of the experience. After you get your order find a bench, curb or sidewalk and enjoy. They... More 

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Thank 6ftToSomewhere
Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

An established and well known dessert hangout. Not to be missed. Food wagons on site on Fridays. They have both soft serve, or homemade ice cream. In addition, you can get sodas, sundaes, etc. Staff very accommodating. Just south of the downtown area.

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Thank IUAcctProf
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Yum! If you are looking for homemade ice cream, you've come to the right place! Even has vegan options!! And has yummy food as well!! One place you do not want to miss if you come to Bloomington

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Thank kimunder
Springfield, Missouri
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We have been going here for a couple years now. The Chocolate Chocolate Chip is the best I have ever had. They don't have a bad ice cream on the list but this by far is my favorite. It is also sold in some of the local grocers like Lucky's if you cannot get to them during their normal hours.... More 

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Thank jdub35
Bridgewater NJ USA
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512 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Yummy homemade ice cream with lots of choices of how to eat it with all sorts of drinks, etc. to put your ice cream in. Some food served too, but this is an ice cream place. We went there on Food truck Friday and had our food truck meal and ice cream for dessert! I actually had the Blue Moon... More 

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Thank giftedelaine
Bloomington, Indiana
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

A classic walk-up ice cream stand, right in the heart of Bloomington. Fantastic ice cream, lots of choices, and even some decent food options, including a veggie burger, which is hard to find. (The only things I'd change if I could would be to speed things up when they're busy, and to have a SMALLER "small" size, for those of... More 

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Thank J J
Indianapolis, Indiana
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Much bigger than I expected. Had to ask someone to open the covering it came in. All in all, it was a good ice cream sandwich. Would I order again? Probably not. Service was sporadic. One person working the grill and two working orders, ice cream and cash register. Think it would be more efficient if someone manned the window... More 

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Thank Jonezy63
Bloomington, Indiana
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

There was a time when I would give the Moose a 3, bu tnow it is a solid 5. It has everything from a wonderful atmosphere and Friday night music to vegan grasshopper ice cream, 25 cent torch cones for the very little ones, fabulous soft swirl and excellent hand made ice ceram. It is not a full flavored hard... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?