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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 #89 of 4,069 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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McHenry, Illinois
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178 reviews 178 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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207 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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New Braunfels, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Who wouldn't give FIVE STARS to this tasty place? Go order yourself a sundae and leave your guilt on the sidewalk. Calories don't count in here!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We shared a sundae between two of us, which was easily big enough to share. It was lovely, but possibly not worth the price for a dish that essentially was mostly ice-cream. The shop has a large area of tables, which was empty when we visited so it easy to get somewhere to eat and it arrived quickly.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The deserts were outrageous. I cannot eat dairy and I was able to find desert! The chocolates also come in small sample sizes so everyone can choose what they like.

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New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great for the kids. Large sundaes, service is excellent and very fast. Plus lots of unique Ghirardelli chocolates.

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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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