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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

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643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
619-234-2449
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Crazy Busy but SOOO Delicious!!

If you're in the Gaslamp district, make sure to have this place be one of your stops whether it's the afternoon or after finishing dinner at one of the restaurants close by. Just note this place is crazy busy. Seating inside or outside will probably be difficult, so if you can do it i would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you're in the Gaslamp district, make sure to have this place be one of your stops whether it's the afternoon or after finishing dinner at one of the restaurants close by. Just note this place is crazy busy. Seating inside or outside will probably be difficult, so if you can do it i would recommend to get your order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Stopped here after eating at a place across the road. Good selection of ice creams, big queues, simple seating area, bad bathrooms, great servers and helpful American people........ and too much for my stomach.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

this is a nice place to take a break from heat and crazy bustling hectic shopping at Gaslamp District since the place got central A/C, ample seatings and you can sit as long as you want to enjoy that cold creamy treat. We ordered the salted caramel sundae to share. Glad we did because it was right amount for two... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Although you can't compare this to the flagship store in San Franciso's wharf area, we enjoyed sharing sundaes after dinner in the Gaslamp district on a hot summer day. We purchased some unique chocolates that we couldn't find at home - for handy gifts, and enjoyed the eclectic and diverse crowd enjoying their ice cream. You can't compare the actual... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We got a chocolate ice cream in a waffle cone. I felt that the product was pricey. $4.25 for one scoop. The ice cream tasted very chocolatey, but had solid, icy chunks all the way through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you're on a diet this is a dangerous place. My wife couldn't walk past without a stop - I only stole two bites of her Sea Salt Caramel sundae and it was hard to stop at that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Excellent Ice Cream, very efficient service, nice touch when you enter store, hostesses are handing out candy samples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Years ago, in San Francisco, we discovered Ghirardelli. Now, each trip to California has to include at least one visit to Ghirardelli for their scrumptious hot fudge sundae. We're hooked on it. On this trip to San Diego, I tried the butterscotch fudge sundae, which was delicious, but nothing is as good as the hot fudge sundae. For those who... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

In our mind, nothing beats Ghirardelli's ice cream after dinner in the Gas Lamp. However, we've gone three times and struck out each one. If you can find a table, it's sticky and impossible to get cleaned; and good luck getting any water to drink. Then there was my favorite tonight, where they tried to explain to me that what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This place is a fantastic place to split a desert with your loved one or get the kids something sweet. Best to sit on the patio at night during holidays, primarily during Halloween to see all the costumes

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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 20

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-234-2449

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?