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“Truly Scrumptious!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
1313 South Harbor Drive, Disney California Adventure Park, Anaheim, CA
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Ranked #4 of 751 Restaurants in Anaheim
Cuisines: Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Sydney
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Truly Scrumptious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A very special sweet 16th was spent at Disneyland Anaheim last January. We had read in reviews about the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop and even though we had been close in past trips, we just hadn't found this truly scrumptious haven. It is just across from the entry to the sourdough bread factory, on the left hand side just after the entrance to Carsland, as you walk down towards the water where World of Color is staged. Ghirardelli's offers everyone a FREE sample of their chocolate as you enter. We nibbled ours, whilst waiting for World of Color. Our choice was difficult as there were so many lovely choices so we shared a brownie sundae which was a lovely dessert, so nice we returned on our last afternoon to share another and buy the salted caramel dark to bring home. I hope this review inspires others to visit this little chocolate haven when visiting Disneyland.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Leandro, CA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Save your calories for this spot if you can”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We are from the Bay Area and have Ghiradelli literally in our backyard so we know the quality of the ice cream and treats served here. In California Adventure the quality does not disappoint! Yummy! Most treats are big enough to share among at least 2 if not 3 people! You also get a free sample of chocolate when you visit..no purchase necessary! I have seen some people visit several times during the day just to get the free samples ; ) There is something for everyone here!

Visited June 2013
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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“Chocolate! Need I say more?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is our favorite spot in California Adventure for a sweet treat. Forgo the desserts in other locations and stop here before heading off to the World of Color or for an excellent mid-day treat.

The menu offers a great range of selections for every taste. If you don't like chocolate, there are ice cream treats available featuring fruit and other flavors. There's also coffee-based treats, sodas and even an excellent lemon sorbet.

Arrive early if you have something else planned, such as watching World of Color, as there is generally a line.

My only hang-up with this location is lack of seating. If you are planning to eat your ice cream sundae there, you may not be able to find a seat to do so and will have to carry your treat to another park location.

While you are waiting in line, the staff generally passes out a square of chocolate to enjoy, a sweet bonus!

Visited April 2014
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Las vegas, nevada
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“Worth every penny!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The different options from shakes to coffees to sundaes. Skip lunch if you must but this place has so many fabulous treats. They give you a little free choc. Sample. When in California adventure take a break and treat yourself to choc. Heaven!!!!!!

Visited May 2014
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Sweet yummy goodness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you've never had Ghirardelli ice cream, what is the matter with you? LOL This is a hidden little corner in Pacific Wharf, across from the Boudin Bakery or just follow all of the other people heading to it. There are many, many options, enough to please most everyone, plus they give you a free sample when you walk in.

We split sundaes a few times during our last visit. The ice cream is flavorful and creamy, the chocolate thick and heavenly, the caramel gooey, all perfect for a hot afternoon. We split a sundae because they are so rich but you may not want to share. Have seat outside and people watch, watch them look at you eating and then veer into Ghirardelli.

This ice cream is a bit more expensive but the quality is so worth it.There's nothing better than having an ice cream on a warm afternoon, strolling around California Adventure. What are you waiting for?

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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