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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 #112 of 4,053 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
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Commack, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Just finished our delicious ice cream in Gaslamp District. Best ice cream of our trip - each of us enjoyed this the most of the 5 places we've had. A must do in San Diego.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Arrived at the ice cream shop quite late in the evening. We purposely skipped desert in the restuarant to try this place. Glad we did because it didn't disappoint! It can't be missed with the large neon sign lighting up the street. Can't recall the flavours of ice icream we got but they were both amazing and extremely filling. Would... More

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Oxnard, California
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39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Came here w my kids. We ordered the strawberry sundae, and it didnt dissapoint! It was rich decadent, big sized, and quality! The wait was about 10 min to orderand we did find a table for 3. They have a nice water fountain to drink, and restrooms. The service was good and quick! I didnt get a change to eat... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our ice cream sundaes here were terrific. The place is pleasant and well lit. There is an excellent assortment of ice cream dishes and chocolates.

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Vista, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Their ice cream desserts never disappoint. Their prices do. After paying over $10 for a ice cream sundae you expect it to be of decent size.

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Westlake Village, California, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While experiencing the area we found this Ghirardelli's. One hot fudge sundae and we were ready to get back to being tourist. A refreshing and delicious treat.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great ice cream but pricey. They gave out free samples of the mini .It was in a good location.It was good for the family.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I may be a bit prejudiced because of the downtown San Diego traffic and parking.... But after a desperate half hour driving around and then paying $15.00 for parking, I was a bit annoyed. But with our grandkids really wanting to go here, we persevered. But then the actual food was not as expected. It was a bit pricey and... More

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El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Oh my, when you first walk in the smell is to die for, even their restrooms smelled so good ha. But seriously that smell of chocolate how could I not try one of their desserts. I got the Treasure Island which is like a brownie sundae and I must say it was pretty tasty. The brownie was nice and warm,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You must try the hot fudge sundae - in a fudge dipped waffle bowl. The waffle bowl was DELICIOUS!!! You can also mix & match your own bag of Ghirardelli chocolates.

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