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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 3,047 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Adelaide, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I ordered a salted caramel hot chocolate - it may have been a little toooooo salty hahaha probably wouldn't get it again but I could taste the quality of the chocolate and it was just yummy.

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New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I feel like they must have switched the real Ghirardelli's with an inferior imposter when we visited. After reading all the great reviews, I made it a point to stop for ice cream sundaes. Didn't mind the long wait since I'd been warned, but didn't expect the woman taking our order to be so unpleasant. Okay, so that was the... More

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Delmont, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Had the biggest hot fudge sundae here I have ever had. It was huge. There was a ton of Ghirardelli chocolate on it. So delicious. Wish there was one of these shops up here in Pa! So glad we visited Downtown Disney and so on a day it was 90 degrees.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Upon entering, you get a free single chocolate to tempt you into buying more. I was there to order a couple of chocolate milkshakes. I ordered fairly quickly, went right up, the man was very helpful and patient explaining the sizing options to me. I got 2 small chocolate milkshakes. About 20 minutes later I had them. They were cold... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Upon arriving at Downtown Disney, my friend took me straight to Ghirardelli's to try their chocolate and it was worth it! They offer you a free sample as you enter the store and it just makes you want more. The staff were all friendly and helpful and made you want to keep going back. One rainy day, we stopped in... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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168 reviews 168 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We visited, and purchased from, both the chocolate store and the ice cream parlour. Both were excellent, but the highlight was my encounter with the girl at the payment desk in the ice cream parlour. She was hilarious! Great ice cream, and we got to have great fun too!

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The servers do not smile when they bring you the ice cream. They do not even say enjoy. They just place your order on the table and here we go. They need to take Customer Service 101. They do not look like they enjoy their work.

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

This a must stop for our family every time we are at Downtown Disney. I ordered the Espresso Escape for the second time and it was just as delicious as the first. Two scoops of espresso chip ice cream, freshly homemade dark chocolate hot fudge, whipped cream and an Intense DarkTM Twilight Delight® 72% chocolate. Te sweet and salty flavors... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A must do if visiting Downtown Disney. Beware it is always VERY busy and very expensive. It is best to split an icecream as the portions tend to be very large. Totally worth the price and the chaotic crowd. Very rich and decadent!! Yum!

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Tampa FL
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19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Every time we are in DT Disney, we purposely avoid eating dessert in restaurants and head here instead. The brownies and chocolate chip cookies (about $4 each) are always a must for my kids and they are big, so I can justify the expense. I love their iced cafe mocha, puts Starbucks to shame. Today I tried the nob hill... More

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