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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915 (Downtown)
619-234-2449
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Ranked #92 of 4,100 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Saw this place in Hollywood and the line was wrapped around the door, so I was curious when I saw it in San Diego. I am happy that I visited, great atmosphere and customer service.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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200 reviews 200 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Dropped after dinner for ice cream. had a really good ice cream sundae, I don't want to think about the calories but it was fun !!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Actually I will say we had the chocolate sundae (keeping it simple) and a hot chocolate. Awesome! Great treats, service and location. Always a great idea!

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Buderim
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great service, amazing product. We walked in where greeted by some happy people with product samples. The service was very good & speedy .

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McHenry, Illinois
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191 reviews 191 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Stopped here when in San Diego on business and it was as good as any Ghirardelli that I've been to in other cities/states. I had the salted caramel, hot fudge sundae and it was amazing. Super fattening and filling, too!

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Lombard, Illinois
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499 reviews 499 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I ordered a banana split from a very nice guy at the counter. It was very good. The ice cream is perfect. And the toppings were also quite good. It's not fine dining. But it is good ice cream.

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Warren, PA
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20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The best chocolate sundaes ever! Close your eyes and pretend you're in their place in San Francisco. A wonderful dessert!

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Good sized sundaes with a big price to go along with it. The sea salt and carmel hot fudge sundae was excellent and huge. Not sure if it was worth $10.00, but it was good. But, Gaslamp district is trendy and expensive anyways.

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Kent
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Had taken a tumble earlier in the day, so insisted my husband buy me an ice cream to make me feel better. It worked! This is a wonderful old fashioned ice cream parlour with too many flavours to choose from in just one visit, which is a pity because we live several thousand miles away and cannot easily get back.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Ghiradelli is well-known in San Francisco (where it originated); the shop in San Diego is very nice and in the center of the Gaslamp Quarter. The staff was very welcoming; we were very excited to see both dark chocolate hot fudge and milk chocolate hot fudge. Expresso Chip and Mint Chip were are favorites and the sundaes and milkshakes are... More 

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Additional Information about Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

Address: 643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
Phone Number: 619-234-2449
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Dessert

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