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Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

#25 of 3,256 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Dessert, Ice Cream
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Downtown Disney, Marketplace, 1710 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
(407) 934-8855
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9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 90
    Average
  • 27
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We would usually end every evening at WDW with a visit to Disney Village and Ghirardelli. My husband is handicapped and by going late we could always get a Handicapped parking place in the end parking lot and it was a short enough walk to Ghirardelli that he could manage. NOW that lot is closed and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ghirardelli in downtown Disney is a real shame. Rocky road was half done, only a scoop of ice cream and artificial whipped cream on one side and only marshmallows on the other. The brownie was simply disgusting as the brownie and hot fudge is concerned...not the amazingly good brownie you can buy in stores from them...no! A disgusting piece of... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We would usually end every evening at WDW with a visit to Disney Village and Ghirardelli. My husband is handicapped and by going late we could always get a Handicapped parking place in the end parking lot and it was a short enough walk to Ghirardelli that he could manage. NOW that lot is closed and the new Garage is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place had the best dark chocolate hot fudge ever! It was worth the $10.00 for my sundae. A must try!

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We just loved this place and could not get enough! Very good food and some of the best service we have ever received. We will make this our regular stop over and gathering place from now on.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The ice cream sundaes are expensive, but very good and very large. Our family of 4 shared; worth the splurge.

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Every time we visit DownTown Disney, Ghirardelli's is a must. The ice cream is just awesome. Little pricey, but still awesome. Don't let the line discourage you it moves fast and they get your order out, pretty quickly. I'm sure we'll continue to visit. My favorite is the Mint Chocolate chip.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

BEST ICE CREAM EVER! I'll never appreciate Baskin Robins ice cream again after trying Ghirardelli's ice cream. I had the mint chocolate chip in a chocolate dipped waffle cone, with sprinkles on top. To DIE for. Go Ghirardelli!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I've been coming to this place for years, each time we come back for our Disney vacations. The line always seems like it's too long but, trust me the know how to get your ice cream to you quickly. My favorite is the dark chocolate Sunday with no whip cream, if you like dark chocolate this is the order for... More 

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Kokomo, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The first night we were in Downtown Disney this place had ridiculous lines so we decided we would come back another time. The lines were much more reasonable on a slightly rainy evening and we found that they moved quickly. The people with me had ice cream in a chocolate dipped waffle bowl with hot fudge topping. They all thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Whenever we are in DTD we stop by for milkshakes. They are delicious. A great place to grab an ice cream treat. Lines are always long (but move fast).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Downtown Disney, Marketplace, 1710 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: (407) 934-8855

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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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?