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Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

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468 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2023
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Stopped in late on a Saturday night on a game day weekend...long line, but worth the wait for the Zanzibar chocolate ice cream. To. Die. For. Stop in. Wait in line. You will not be sorry.

Thank Sherry G
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

...you always have to have their dairy! Cheese, ice cream, anything to spoil yourself! Chocolate Shoppe was fun because their flavors are humorously named (I had "The Exhausted Parent" which is bourbon spiked espresso ice cream with chocolate chunks). Quick stop but well worth it!

Thank WarriorChick516
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373 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Our favorite ice cream in the area. We love the Mackinaw Island Fudge. Wonderful creamy texture with loads of chocolate. Fudge also available. You will have no difficulty finding a flavor that will meet your cravings and desire. There are a number of shoppes located around Madison. If you desire fine ice cream, finding your way to Chocolate Shoppe is... More 

Thank GiseppeGord
Hudson, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

As a native New Yorker, everything is compared to Carvel, but this place doesn't do soft serve. Which is ok by me. Their espresso ice cream is creamy and rich with full bodied coffee flavor. A great mouth feel...full fat. I compared it to Kilwins which puts chocolate chunks in its coffee ice cream. Gasp! No comparison. Kilwins was more... More 

Thank kanderson89
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Perfect mixtures of deliciousness with no corners cut! Their ice cream is supreme. I love the sign that warns customers about the quality of their ingredients. If you are looking for low fat and fat free sugar substitutes, don't eat their ice cream. This is the real deal and worth every penny!

Thank WisconsinChristi
Towanda, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

A multitude of Choices. Had the Strawberry basil shake it was really good.Creamy ice cream locally made. I love their statement on Nutrition. If you want nutrition eat carrots.

Thank jayhawk025
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Incredible ice cream in generous portions! We sampled the Door Co. Cherry, Exhausted Parent (bourbon infused espresso flavored with fudge), and The #%^*'s About to Get Serious (salted caramel with fudge and roasted cashews). So, so good!

Thank Jody G
South Dakota
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

First off, for all the choices for ice cream downtown Madison thank you Trip Advisor for pointing me to this place!!! In fact, we ended up going there twice!!! You first walk in to the shop to find a delicious smell and 4 cases of flavor choices that are in no way plain and boring!! How to choose?! Their dark... More 

Thank JoyousGirl91
Schenectady, New York
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

After spending the day helping my daughter pack up, we all decided to get some ice cream. As soon as I walked in and saw their shirts said "if you want nutrition, eat carrots" I knew it was going to be good. I got a scoop of Bourbon pecan pie and a scoop of a flavor called S#&t Got Real... More 

Thank Tammie Y
Columbus, Indiana, Usa
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115 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Its the tastiest and the creamiest ice cream in the city...probably the state and country as well. More flavors than you can imagine and always something new. The Chocolate Shoppe is and has been a favorite for decades for good reason. Give yourself a treat. You deserve it.

Thank Kevin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2023
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison

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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?