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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

#4 of 148 Dessert in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Magnificent Mile
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830 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2078
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Value
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once you walk in they give you a chocolate for trial go for it and then you can buy by weight minimum half a pound

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
South America
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Chicago area
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We recently visited this establishment to purchase chocolates as gifts. When we entered, a nice young sales associate welcomed us (party of 5), and offered us chocolate samples. As we browsed, someone else entered and the manger spoke in a loud and sharp tone to the associate telling her to greet the new customers. When I went to pay, another... More 

Thank maxkol
South America
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579 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

once you walk in they give you a chocolate for trial go for it and then you can buy by weight minimum half a pound

Thank turistadeccs
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

I know I need to watch my weight, but I ordered 1 scoop small waffle cone of Rocky Road ice cream (my favourite). Well if they call that 1 scoop I would love to see what 2 or more looked like. It was that big I nearly fell off the end of it. Quality ice cream, you could not disagree.... More 

Thank Stepeo60
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

They have the best shakes and they are made fresh to order. I've heard their hot chocoate is tasty as well. However, it can be quite expensive, but worth it.

Thank KiKi S
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

My daughter and I stopped in from the snowy day for a sweet treat. We were able to find a table right away and our sundae came quick. It was wonderful!

Thank Aimee S
Thornhill, Canada
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Try to hold yourself back the smells are hard to beat and the taste goes with it. On a cold day nothing beats their hot chocolate. They even give chocolate samples when you come in. Very casual little parlour tables.

Thank Lyn L
Hudson, Wisconsin
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263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Wow! The aroma of chocolate, ice cream and waffle cones will draw you in. The sundae menu is extensive and a dream come true! Had it not been for a meal just before at the Cheesecake Factory, we would have indulged in ice cream. Instead, we grabbed a bag and loaded up on Ghiradelli chocolates! So many flavors to choose... More 

Thank lkhughes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Nice place! All must go for the chocolate lovers and icecream lovers! Delicioso!! We had a salted caramel hot cocoa. And a banana split. No diet for us today😜

Thank Helen A
Reading, United Kingdom
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434 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Popped in for a coffee and a "decadent drinking chocolate". The drinking chocolate is very rich as you would expect but so big, really it needs to be half that amount and ideally served with a glass of water in the European way. That said if you like chocolate a lot it is probably worth doing so enjoy! Very clean,... More 

Thank Wendy119186363
Sedona, Arizona
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Just off the main stretch of Michigan Avenue near the Water Tower, you will discover Ghirardelli's treat shop. Every time I visit Chicago I sneak over there for a delicious hot chocolate, like no other. There are loads of other treats but on a cool Chicago afternoon, the hot chocolate is a real treat!

Thank travelsedona150

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 830 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2078
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: 312-337-9330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Staying in Magnificent Mile

Neighborhood Profile
Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.