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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 #77 of 4,125 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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Glendale, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

These places are becoming more rare. Fun to take the kids and let them share a big fountain style sundae.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for that old time ice cream parlor atmosphere, this is the place. Watch out for the menu the choices make deciding very difficult

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Columbia, MO
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Ice cream was good in flavor but the toppings are the star. Was quite pricey ($10 for a sundae) and wish they offered smaller servings.

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stumbled upon this ice cream and chocolate shop while returning from airport and I am glad we did !! the ice-cream was great. Ambience was perfect and the staff was very friendly. Not to mention, it was not very heavy on pocket ;)

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Atlanta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place is always packed, but it also is run pretty tightly. We didn't have to wait long. Everyone loves a free chocolate sample, so FYI if you want to "look around" but really just want a little something sweet to top off the night.

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Visiting Ghirardelli is one of my favorite spots in San Fran so you can imagine how happy I am that we have one in San Diego. Nice size place with plenty of seating. Ice cream is amazing of course.

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New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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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202 reviews 202 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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