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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

#133 of 8,616 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 25
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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
Tasty but overpriced

Delicious dessert choices and enough options to visit multiple times. Expensive but that shouldn't surprise you given the name and location

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
HankW80
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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Delicious dessert choices and enough options to visit multiple times. Expensive but that shouldn't surprise you given the name and location

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Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We didn't stop here for chocolates, but of course, this store has an incredible selection. Instead, we decided to treat ourselves to a sundae, and it was amazing! We split it between two of us, and it was more than enough, and it was delicious! Plus, the ice cream wasn't overly heavy, which sometimes is an issue for me, so... More 

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New Jersey
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Decadence is the only word that describes for me this ice cream and chocolate shop. It is located a few steps from the river, on the first floor of the previous Wrigley building. As you walk in you are handed samples of chocolate. This free offering and the wonderful smell gets you hooked right away. There are two floors. The... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

You know you're in the right place when you're greeted at the door with a sample. The shop offers a large selection of flavors not normally found in the store and a variety of sizes to purchase. You can also make up your own bag. The ice cream counter is mouth wateringly tempting and taste even better. A fun stop... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Yummy chocolate and ice cream. My favorite part of this store is probably that when you walk in the door, your greeted with a free piece of chocolate.

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A nice place to stop off when window shopping, and have hot coffee and a piece of chocolate. Sit by the window so you can people watch

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Troy, Michigan
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

can there b nythng better in the world than Ghirardelli Chocolate .. U eat it , drink , it , bite on it. Do whatever u want &u will never be satiated ..its just the yummiest chocolate i have had amongst so many .. My personal fav is the

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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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52 reviews
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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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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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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.