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Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

Downtown Disney, Marketplace, 1710 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
(407) 934-8855
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Ranked #29 of 3,118 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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ontario
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We have made a point to grab ice cream at Ghirardelli's every time we are at Disney for the past number of visits be it on our own or with our kids. I would agree with others that the venue is kind of small especially considering its popularity however to us that is a small price to pay for such... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was the best ice cream we have ever had! Great selection of flavours and sundaes. My only suggestion would be to order it in a cup, as it is so hot in Florida that you have to lick the ice cream really really fast if you get a cone! The service is very quick and friendly. The chocolate store... More

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Cheshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

What else can I say! for ice cream and chocolate lovers this place is heaven, service is fab too!! Its hard to finish it all but we had a good go - free water too :)

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We first visited a Ghirardelli's when in San Francisco, when we learnt that there was one at Downtown Disney we made it our dessert stop whenever we could. The Hot Fudge Sundae is fantastic, my daughter and I always shared as there is way too much for one person.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Ghiradelli experience is more like trying to plow your way through Times Square on New Year's Eve- okay, maybe not that crowded but it feels like it. The venue is small. They do have menus that can be studied while you stand in line. The ordering line moves relatively quickly. Once your order is placed- the chaos begins. You... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Loved the fact as soon as you step in the chocolate shop you are offered a free sample - encouraged us to buy some of course! Also love the little café area where you can indulge in more sweet treats. Beware you will get a sugar rush however it's worth it!

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Orlando, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Make sure to ask for more spoons and stop in the store/gift shop for free samples! Their peanut butter surprise is amazingggg!

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The lines are unbearable , just a crowd of people waiting to try and hear their order number over a loud murmur of people. Although the wait / line to get your ice cream / coffee / dessert is hectic , it is worth the wait. The hot brownie fudge sundae is amazing. each time I visit I just have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Every time we visit Florida we always make (and space) for one of the Ghirardelli milk shakes. My favourite is the vanilla. Very nice I indeed topped with two cherrys. There's always a queue and it's hard to get a seat but who cares, it's worth it.

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lancashire
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

lets be honest. its ice cream. Tasty yes but worth the inflated prices? Maybe if there were somewhere to eat and if there was service with a smile. Inside is tiny so couldn't hide from the afternoon heat. There were some outside tables, some empty but not many. Staff were not friendly and you feel rushed into making a decision... More

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