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.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
468 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2023
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 50: English reviews
Hudson, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
101 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Madison eating Chocolate Shoppe ice cream - still the best I've ever had. We always make a point to stop with the kids when we are in town. They love it. Made with high quality ingredients.

Thank travelgames
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have thoroughly researched and tried ice creams throughout the US in search of the best ideas for launching a business. This ice cream takes the trophy. It's so incredible, not too sweet, creamy, rich, addictive, phenomenal. I ordered a double scoop of coconut-almond-chocolate and another with oreo. I never wanted to finish that ice cream and I have planned... More 

1 Thank CaliforniaBrianna
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Rich and full flavor but too heavy – tremendous number of unusual flavors plus the traditional safe flavors. Their dark Zanzibar Chocolate is perhaps the best chocolate ice cream I’ve had.

1 Thank John W

Been to Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream? 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

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream 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?