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

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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
yummmm

it's a tradition to go to ghirdelli's for ice cream. every time i am in orlando i go. what a great treat!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
ayreon600
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Kensington
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

it's a tradition to go to ghirdelli's for ice cream. every time i am in orlando i go. what a great treat!

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Savannah, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

There are far better places to get ice cream on Disney property than at Ghiradelli's. The prices are exorbitant, even by Disney's standards ($9-$10 per sundae) and worst of all its not that good, they have discontinued the peanut butter sundae topping which was a big disappointment for me. The hot fudge in my sundae was cold and thick as... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Even though the queues are normally massive and the ice-cream is not the cheapest, it is so worth the wait. Every bite tastes like a little bit of heaven. Perfect at anytime of the day. Brilliant for families, couples or if you are just on your own you need to try this place!

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Brighton
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Visited when we came to the US in mid 2014. Cannot believe I didn't review sooner!!! We went to Ghirardelli's a couple of times, you might have to queue and wait for a bit but DONT turn around, don't walk away and don't regret not having one!!! Best Ice Cream I have ever had. Sea Salted Caramel on cold ice... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This place is ALWAYS crowded, especially in the evening. The desserts were amazingly delicious! I had a sea salted Carmel my first visit. It was so freaking good! My second, and third visit, my daughter & I just asked staff to order for us. We weren't disappointed either time. Ghirardelli's is never wrong.

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The food and drinks are always delicious but the place is a little messy because it is always packed. We like to get our food and drinks to go and we sit overlooking the water. In the Winter, try the drinking chocolate! It tastes exactly like drinking chocolate in Europe. Sooooooo good. In the Summer, you can't go wrong with... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Love Ghirardelli's! Always a must eat on my list whenever we are in town. A little sad that they decided to take away peanut butter products...NO MORE GOLD RUSH! Ice cream is still great...just have to find a new fave.

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The menu was very big and the variety of ice cream they offered was great. I had a dark chocolate shake which was good, but certainly not worth the $10 I paid for it. Unfortunately, I think the price is partly due to its location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place is a must do if you were visiting Downtown Disney, or Disney Springs. The menu is packed full of great chocolate sundaes and ice cream desserts all with Ghirardelli chocolate in them. Many of the items on the menu you can you use a snack credit from the Disney Dining Plan on as well.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is an expensive ice cream shop, but not anymore than what should be expected. I got the cable car sundae with 3 different scoops of ice cream, and the chocolate squares inside.

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