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Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

#27 of 3,216 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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 765
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  • 325
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Really Nice

If you're visiting Downtown Disney, this is an excellent place for ice cream. It can get a bit crowded, so consider eating at the tables next to the lake just outside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Eric M
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

If you're visiting Downtown Disney, this is an excellent place for ice cream. It can get a bit crowded, so consider eating at the tables next to the lake just outside.

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Ira, VT
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The most amazing (if not expensive) sundae I've had! This is a must when visiting Downtown Disney. My recommendation would be to eat at T-Rex (if you have kids) first and then walk around Downtown Disney for a couple of hours and then finish off with a sundae from Ghiradelli's. The price was expensive but the quality of the ice... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Even a simple cup of coffee tastes special here. I am working on trying everything on the menu. The iced drinks are my current favorite

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This is the place to get a sweet treat while at Downtown Disney. The portions are large so I would recommend sharing (unless you enjoy feeling sick to your stomach from overeating). Definitely worth the money. We make a stop everytime we are visiting Fl. Thank goodness I don't have one of these close to my home.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

there are way to many options for one person. Ice cream was great. the line was out the door and when you get your order you will know why.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Love coming to Ghirardelli for one of their free samples in the shop and then getting some ice cream. The portions are very large, so you could easily share.

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic way to end our day at Downtown Disney. Sure, it's expensive ice cream but it delicious! Had the espresso and dark chocolate sundae. Amazing!

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Commerce
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Yes it's busy & pricey but seriously what isn't at Disney?!?!? It's amazing though. We just got a vanilla & chocolate shake. Phenomenal! All the other lovely looking treats coming out looked amazing as well. worth the trip.

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Me and my mom went about 3 years ago and my mom doesn't like chocolate like that so we went there and my mom got a chocolate shake and when she sipped it she loved it she said it was the best chocolate shake she ever tasted.

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Riverton, Wyoming
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128 reviews 128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Good ice cream, and they are VERY efficient at getting large crowds through promptly. Go there once to say you did.

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