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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

#119 of 8,581 Places to Eat in Chicago
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Magnificent Mile
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830 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2078
312-337-9330
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 23
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing treat for all sweet lovers!!

We went on a Saturday and it was very busy. However, we were able to order and get our food very quickly. Even with the crowd there was plenty of seating. The ice cream was some of the best desserts I have ever had. It lived up to the hype!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Travler2010
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Dallas, TX
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  • Families with children
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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went on a Saturday and it was very busy. However, we were able to order and get our food very quickly. Even with the crowd there was plenty of seating. The ice cream was some of the best desserts I have ever had. It lived up to the hype!

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It was cold out and the hot chocolate was just right! They usually are handing out free samples of their latest chocolate there as well to get your taste buds going

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Whenever I am in a city with a Ghiradellis I have to go. And this visit didn't disappoint. I got the cookie crumb sundae (almost always go with the banana split). Though I like the banana split better it was still amazing. They have the best chocolate ice cream in the world and all of their other flavors are great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place has a few items for sale. It is mainly a place to get some ice cream though. Nothing special but still pretty tasty.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Kids wanted to go back so we went went twice during a brief visit to Chicago. Yes it's a chain with outlets all over but the chocolate is really good.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The staff who helped me decide what to buy were very helpful and pointed me in the right direction. Chose the mix your own bag lot. Love that option. Very nice. It was very busy that day but the staff took the time with each customer. Very special. I didn't feel run through like cattle. Also bathrooms very clean.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This place has a charm to it, especially if you can find a less busier time to visit (try not to visit on the weekend). The Ice Cream is marvelous, with several varieties, as well as root beer and coke floats. They also have a good selection of their candy, as well as homemade brownies, cookies and other treats. The... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

HAve stopped here many times over the years(n came to chicago on business),and it has always been a tea or cappuccino for me, but he ice creams are amazing, and it is a good place to take a break and rest your feet if you have been walking down the Magnificent Mile

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Union Grove, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

with all the walking on michigan ave we had to stop for an ice cream cone and splurge alittle on the candies -- so sweet

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Winter Haven, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

After stopping at the Hancock, we dropped in here at around 3:30/4:00 for a nice treat. The place was packed. However, the service was good - they cleaned tables promptly. The pricing is a bit high as my basic chocolate sundae was $10. Still we enjoyed this treat.

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Additional Information about Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

Address: 830 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2078
Phone Number: 312-337-9330
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20

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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
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.