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Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

#3 of 103 Dessert 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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 28
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  • 14
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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
Best dessert in Downtown Disney

I love coming to this place. Once you step foot in the door you are overwhelmed with the smell of chocolate. Don't get dessert at your restaurant get it here. Great variety of ice cream and sundaes. Definitely a great ICE CREAM place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Terry22476
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Abingdon, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Abingdon, Maryland
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I love coming to this place. Once you step foot in the door you are overwhelmed with the smell of chocolate. Don't get dessert at your restaurant get it here. Great variety of ice cream and sundaes. Definitely a great ICE CREAM place.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 537 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Ice cream are amazingly delicious! We went twice in a week. Once you pay, you need to keep track of your order number. We ordered Butterscotch Hot Fudge Sundae (US$ 9.95), Cookie Bits Sundae (US$ 10.45) and Sea Salt Caramel Sundae (US$ 9.95). All were delicious. Don´t be scared ´cause the long lines move fast. The ice cream is just... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

From the sight and smells alone you will be satisfied but when you finally receive your cup, cone,dish or milkshake your taste buds will rejoice. Be careful of a sensory overload!!! Yes this place is that good. Definitely a must try.

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Orlando, Florida
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I never miss going to the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain/Chocolate Shop when I am in the neighborhood. We always take family when they come to visit Florida. Something for everyone. Take home a jar of hot fudge goodness to relive your ice-cream adventure.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A chocolate lovers delight. It serves all the gharadeli chocolate products made,AND milkshakes made with gharadeli chocolate! ^_^

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visited on our trip to Downtown Disney. Had our after dinner desert here and found this place to be very busy. Although busy, service was very quick as they had this place staffed very well. Ice cream and chocolate was great and wanted another but first serving was large enough. Definitely a place to eat.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Decided to pop in while we were visiting downtown Disney, the place was packed and it was 9pm at night, the ice cream is amazing and the portions are huge even though we only got one scoop!

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Ocala, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Employees are very friendly and helpful to the guests. Me and my family enjoy the ice cream and chocolate when we go.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I'd visited the shop several times before and had become a fan of the choclate on my first visit but I had never had an ice cream from there. I decided this visit it would be the time. Oh my! I ordered the strawberry sundae and my boyfriend ordered the salted caramel one and they were both to die for!... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I am lactose intolerant, and I will still always stop here when I'm at Disney. They are worth the pain. The lines are always out the door, though, so be prepared to wait. Also, there isn't enough seating, but let them know and usually they'll keep an eye out for you if you need to sit on a ledge outside... More 

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Additional Information about Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

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

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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?