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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

830 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2078 (Near North Side)
312-337-9330
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Ranked #78 of 8,296 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Just across the street from our hotel, what a treat every night. From selection of chocolate to the selection of ice cream, vintage looking and employees uniforms, all put together was fun!!

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stopped off for a treat and upon entering the ice cream shop, it reminds you of the old fashion diner. The store is quite busy and crowded with customer purchasing chocolates or ice cream. The service is fast and the staff are quite friendly.

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Ontario
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Recently visited Chicago and had to make the stop for ice cream. Yes it is expensive but well worth it and it is a nice treat. I had chocolate ice cream in a waffle cone, we sat by the window and watched people walking by while the rain passed. Always on my list of stops when in Chicago! Worth the... More

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Overland Park, KS
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

So good we went back twice on this trip. Fast service and excellent ice cream. Friendly staff. ..always crowded.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Whenever I go downtown, I have to have something at Ghirardelli! Never disappointed! Today I had a chocolate covered waffle cone full of chocolate ice cream and hot fudge--it was amazing and the portion was huge!

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South Bend, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Great ice cream and chocolate candy. Wasn't too busy for a Sunday afternoon. Bill for 5 was $40, not inexpensive but not bad for quality ice cream. Will be back.

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Fenwick michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

While visiting Chicago my family was thrilled to see our beloved ice cream favorite! Nobody does chocolate like them! My husband and I shared (sizes are huge) a sundae- so good! Yes it's a bit pricey, but well worth it!

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

excellent ice cream and atmosphere but be aware that the ice cream is quite soft and melts quickly. they have a little bar of just their squares that you can purchase by the pound and a wall of packaged tins. it's a great rest stop on the Magnificent Mile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

This is very good ice cream. It is a fun store and they distribute free samples of their chocolate. However, if you want to pay $6 for a scoop of ice cream, enjoy. Otherwise, go to Walgreens and buy a small carton of ice cream for $1!

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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There's no denying that I'm a chocoholic but at these prices even I have to stop and think! I was having a hard time coming across an ice cream place so I popped in here and got the cheapest thing on the menu (still around $6). The cashier who took my order seems to have been born without a personality... More

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