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Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

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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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Today
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: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 91
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Yum

My husband had a shake that was awesome. I had the chocolate caramel sundae that was to die for. Nice environment and a nice way to cool off

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Sif3506
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Lansing, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Lansing, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My husband had a shake that was awesome. I had the chocolate caramel sundae that was to die for. Nice environment and a nice way to cool off

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Vero Beach, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The ship is small, with tables inside & out. Very similar menu to the San Francisco location. I was sad that the hot fudge Sundae was served in a plastic short cup! Did not look like a sundae!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Must do when in Orlando. The sundaes are my favorite- expensive but it's a treat. Usually very busy but with multiple lines, it goes fast.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What can I say but that this place is always a treat. Early afternoon, late afternoon or night time all their offerings are fabulous. From the basic single scoop to their sundae to their signature selections. All are amazing!!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What else can I say? It's a Ghiradelli with chocolate and ice cream and that should be all that needs to be said! We've been here a couple of times and the place is always PACKED! They do a really good job of moving people through the lines and handing out the menus so that hopefully people know what they... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Although, Ghirardelli's chocolate it great tasting. They are overpriced on their large frozen coffee drinks. The medium is only a few cents cheaper. There are two "Starbuck's" at Downtown Disney. At least, Ghiradelli's gives you a free piece of a small chocolate bar.

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Abbeville
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The best ice cream around. Lines move fast and your ice cream arrives at your table within minutes of ordering. I suggest a bowl of butter pecan with caramel sauce. Delicious! Their chocolate is amazing and a must have treat while visiting Downtown Disney. Stop by...you won't be disappointed.

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We enjoyed this Immensely but we spent $28 for 4 of us. 1 Cone - 2 Sundays and One shake... Visited there a second time and it was 14.00 for 2 small shakes..

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If there is one thing I hate, its being corrected on pronunciation. Don't get me wrong, there are things that get me twisted up like Brasserie. What the hell type of word is that? I'm from Brooklyn and I've never seen a Brasserie on Flatbush Ave growing up. When my waitress says would you like dessert and I tell her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Definition of Ghirardelli according to Merriam Webster: AWESOMEST CHOCOLATE EVER! What makes this particular place to great is that they have a whole slew of desserts based on their incredible chocolate available. Everything you can order here is sinfully delicious, and once you've finished any of it, you're left with the most satisfied and warm feeling you can imagine... it's... 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

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?