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Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 103
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  • 30
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  • 13
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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
Ice cream haven !!!

I usually don't bother with ice cream places, you know, you have been to one, you have been to all. But this place is kind of special. It blends American style, portions, friendly staff and artisan Italian gelato. Which, in my opinion, a great combination.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Taki O
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I usually don't bother with ice cream places, you know, you have been to one, you have been to all. But this place is kind of special. It blends American style, portions, friendly staff and artisan Italian gelato. Which, in my opinion, a great combination.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A trip to Downtown Disney isn't complete until you have been to Ghiradelli's ice cream shop. the portions are generous and the sundaes are great. you can also get just a scoop of Vanilla with caramel sauce and ask them to sprinkle seal salt on it and they will

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Like tasty ice cream? Fantastic milkshakes? Succulent chocolate? Look no further. Ghirardelli has it all. Every time we go we split a Sunday, banana split and vanilla shake. The calories are unspeakable but the experience is totally worth it!

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Temecula, California, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This Best Milkshakes EVER!!! This place is amazing. They have Ice cream, treats and Milkshakes that are amazing. They are moderate priced but definitely don't miss this spot you will love it.

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Davenport, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Their ice cream sundaes are fabulous, their chocolate-flavored coffee lattes are divine - but why are they all so expensive! Given their prime location right in the middle of Marketplace at Downtown Disney, you'd hope they would take pity on the average family man trying to treat his kids to ice cream. No, be ready to spend $10 or so... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Can always count on that free chocolate sample A.bit pricey but darn good chocolate Located downtown Disney near one of the main enterence's Small store

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great ice cream, service was excellent even though it was busy. Nice patio to enjoy outside in the evening

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Really good hot chocolate drinks. Lots in retail area to buy. Next to water and pretty. Prices are not bad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Yes I agree this place is packed but on a very good night every cash registrar is open and the lines move fast s although the line looks long we waited only about 2 minutes to place order. The sizes are very large which is great considering the prices are a bit high but then again you are in Walt... More 

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Groveland, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place has expanded since my last visit. Unfortunately, the prices were high and atmosphere so congested that all we enjoyed was the downsized chocolate piece given to us as we entered. Not only was the complimentary candy smaller, but this place has not improved. Given the small crowded atmosphere along with the overpriced items, we did not purchase a... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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