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The Chocolate Moose

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401 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401-4613
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

have never had vegan ice cream before and perhaps it was not the greatest plan to have my first try at Chocolate Moose... The ice cream was phenomenal. It exhibited the same texture, solidity, mouthfeel, and richness of regular ice cream and had a super scrumptious coconut flavor, as the ice cream is coconut milk-based. I will always order animal-friendly... More 

Thank Lisa M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is my favourite ice cream ever. Even when I go back home in France, all I can think if is the next time I'll be back in bloomington and have a grasshopper or a cookie dough ice cream. The quality of the food, the place, the atmosphere, it's perfect and is my personal heaven!

Thank Nastassia Z
Pickerington, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has great tasting icecream, a variety of flavors, and quick service. A wonderful summertime snack!

Thank lovestotravel44641
Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this for ice cream after sampling food truck Friday in the Chocolate Moose parking lot. This was the best ice cream I have EVER tasted. I had the Oreo mint.

Thank colfal8
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Bloomington helping my nieces get ready for college. Made 2 visits to the Moose! Twist cone on 1st visit and sweet cinnamon on the 2nd. If you want ice cream that taste like Cinnabon you must try. Great place, great service!!

Thank Dennis F
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this popular spot on a hot August Friday night. The place was hopping. There were food trucks, live music, balloon artist, glitter tattoo artist and fancy ice pop vendors. Know what you want when you get to the window. The hard serve ice cream is home made, you can't go wrong. The waffle cone is a better... More 

Thank Susan P
Bloomington, Indiana
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good homemade or soft serve ice cream, with vegan and dairy-free options as well. A few sandwiches - coney dogs and frenchies (coney sauce on a burger), too. Tiny torch cones for tots. But the main attraction is standing in line in the parking lot and deciding what to order and watching the variety of people who are also... More 

Thank cmeyer634
Kettering, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Bloomington mainstay it seems! It is very good ice cream, but honestly not the best I've had. Still it is worth the trip!! They have been around since like 1933. The staff was very friendly however when one of them came outside his shirt was so covered in ice cream (or something) that it was a little... More 

Thank Hobie111
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this jewel while visiting for a wedding. Long line, but it went fast. Didn't try the food but the ice cream was great.

Thank NannyGoat2956
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the ice cream. Lots of flavors to choose from and Sandwhichs were available. At night there was long lines just waiting to get delicious ice cream.

Thank Colbert-okie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401-4613
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-333-0475

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