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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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 181
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gaslamp must go !

can you go to the Gaslamp District and cruise 5th Ave and not do Ghiardelli for one of those ice cream monster deserts ? .. I couldn't resist and thus a $8.00 extravaganza went down with smiles galour .. I was in San Francisco at Ghiardelli Square and did a 1500 calorie killer too .. love this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
webbknight
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Hudson, Florida
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Hudson, Florida
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90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

can you go to the Gaslamp District and cruise 5th Ave and not do Ghiardelli for one of those ice cream monster deserts ? .. I couldn't resist and thus a $8.00 extravaganza went down with smiles galour .. I was in San Francisco at Ghiardelli Square and did a 1500 calorie killer too .. love this place in Orlando... More 

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Pasadena, California
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, I realize that Ghiradelli's is all about chocolate and they do have lots of yummy sundaes to choose from. However, their strawberry shakes are truly fabulous. My husband had the banana split and he loved it. There are so many restaurant options in the Gas Lamp District, but Ghiradelli's hands down is the best place for your dessert. Forget... More 

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Thank AnnieP7
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What do you know by my surprise 😊 A Ghirardelli Ice Cream Parlor in San Diego. It sure brought back memories when I was in San Francisco and yes, it is scrumptious 😍 Greeted with candy samples too ❗️❗️❗️ I had the Ghirardelli Square world famous Hot Fudge Sundae. 🍨 with ☕️ I recommend this pleasure to all who craves... More 

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Thank ptanian063
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down best ice cream I may have ever had. Great location. Make sure you leave enough time to sample.

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Thank Tammy F
Norwood,MA
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ice cream sundaes here are AMAZING! The staff are so helpful and pleasant. We really enjoyed their warm hospitality and bought quite a lot of chocolate.

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Thank Justin A
Corona, California
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is chocoholics dream in the middle of the the San Diego Gaslamp District. Delicious chocolate and an ice cream counter too! It is a great place to reward yourself and end the day.

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Thank BKawahara
Carlsbad, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Work downtown, I got my co-workers to have a Hot Chocolate week during the holidays. We went to all the places we could find that served Hot Chocolate. Have to say Ghirardelli's won hands down!!! We have gone back a couple time now especially since it's been cold out. It is consistently good and they are really quick considering there... More 

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Thank ljtea1
Highland, California
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105 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming to this place. Great ice cream and the best hot fudge for a sundae, with or without the brownie. Fun location right in the middle of the Gas Lamp District.

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Thank Dave E
El Paso, Texas
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499 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We got a great tasting ice cream sundae with brownies that was fabulous. Definitely make a stop. However, maybe only go once if you have aspirations of losing weight.

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Thank Hsphoser36
htwheels
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Quick service and the best hot fudge sundaes. As close to a visit to Ghirardelli Square as we've come outside of San Francisco.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?