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4531 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-5553
+1 812-331-8979
11:00 - 23:00
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Bloomington, Indiana
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Bruster's is a purveyor of ice cream that is to die for. You walk up to the window and tell them what you would like, as there is no indoor seating. There are the odd benches to sit on in front or behind their building.There's always your car, but don't forget the napkins. Its hard to wait once you get... More 

Thank boilermaker76
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Love Brusters ice cream and waffle cones!! Best tasting and reasonably priced. All the workers are super friendly 😊

Thank Kathryn B
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226 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Love the coffee ice cream. If you ask, they will give you a dish of vanilla with a dog biscuit for your doggie.

Thank gazooby
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great flavors and service. But find the size of the serving stingy. I'm a petite female and usually the servings in restaurants are too big. Through the years I've seen the serving size go from generous to stingy. Though it's still delicious it's stingy and not a good value on sugar cones.

Thank Hoosiers12
Bloomington, Indiana
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Really good ice cream, lots of flavors, and half price if it is raining. Love the big waffle cones. Try black raspberry with chocolate chunks.

Thank cmeyer634
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188 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Another great trip to Brusters. Black raspberry chocholate chunk was outstanding! The root beer floats were also great. Service was quick and enthusiastic. We like stopping here while in Bloomington.

Thank scokog
Casey, Illinois
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We have stopped here several times and each time we have to bring our dog. They ask before even asking for your order if we would like a puppy sundae for our dog. They ask if you would like a sample before ordering of something new you have not tried.

Thank 2Colorado2013
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We have been enjoying Brusters ice cream for at least 15 years. The flavors are many and delicious and the service excellent! Unfortunately though the prices aren't shrinking the size of the scoop has. Always I have ordered a single scoop and thought them generous. The single scoop now is so embarrassingly small that it wouldn't even fill a kiddy... More 

1 Thank Hoosiers12
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Sometimes, I just really need a pint of ice cream that's not Ben and Jerry's. Bruster's has awesome ice cream that solves this problem. The pistachio is better than BJ's and I definitely recommend any pumpkin flavor in the fall (although pumpkin cheesecake is the best!) A perk is that they make their waffle cones in house!

Thank CoasterHiker1991
Bloomington, Indiana
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Brusters is one of the top three venues for ice cream in Bloomington along with Chocolate Moose and Hartzels. This is the neighborhood summer spot. Lots of flavors, people hanging out outside in the summer. It could stand to have some places to sit. Often I feel a bit anxious to finish and leave because of the seating, but other... More 

Thank Cox-Thurmond

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4531 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-5553
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-331-8979

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