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Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

#26 of 3,233 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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 785
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  • 334
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 27
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  • 11
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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
Must do

I always stop in here when at DTD. They give out free samples (which have shrunk since my last visit!) I got the new salted caramel banana shake this time and it was delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Sarah R
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I always stop in here when at DTD. They give out free samples (which have shrunk since my last visit!) I got the new salted caramel banana shake this time and it was delicious!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Any of their sundaes are delicious. Enjoy them while watching people watching! The candy shop has wide varieties of favorite flavored.

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Thornton, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Delicious!!! This chocolate shop at DTD smells soooo good even before you get in the door!!! We shared a chocolate ice cream sundae; they are big enough for two. And, they give out free chocolate samples all day long! We got a few to go to eat later on….too full from the ice cream sundae we shared!

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Davenport, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You will have to walk 1 mile round trip for an ice cream that is good. The parking for DTD East is now behind the Hess station 1/2 mile away. The spots across the street are for cast members only. I notice that all the good spots close even at the Disney Parks are being reserved for works due to... More 

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Whitehall, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I must say this is the best ice cream sundae I have ever had. The chocolate is rich and creamy, just the way I like. They even deliver to your table if you want.

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Naples, FL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

great options for ice cream treats. HUGE servings. Always a big line and wait for tables. Try it anyway.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After lunch at The Earl Of Sandwich, my family love to head here for pudding. We get 3 or 4 sundaes and lots of forks and we sit around and share these huge, delicious ice creams. The sauces are sublime. A tad expensive for ice cream but it's worth it. We are on holiday so why not!

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Amory, Mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We love stopping in for the floats and awesome goodies they serve. The complimentary little chocolate squares are a kids favorite, mine too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Good staff and good product but you pay a hefty premium. Coffee prices make the Starbucks a few doors down look a lot more economical and it's lower quality than Starbucks; But, you can't beat the chocolate and the ice cream is very good; just very expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

First time visiting Ghirardelli. We had a chocolate and caramel lattes. They were to die for. Great outdoor patio at Downtown Disney.

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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

Questions & Answers

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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?