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“Great sunday” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
Downtown Disney, Marketplace, 1710 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
(407) 934-8855
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Ranked #28 of 3,263 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout
Montreal, Canada
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“Great sunday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This place is awesome. It's in Downtown Disney and well worth the trip if you love chocolate and ice cream.

It's well worth the price too when you take a speciality sunday..you can eat two on it.
I suggest you use the coupon you'll find in the I love Orlando magasine.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“Always Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

If you haven't had the pleasure of trying Ghiradelli chocolate, it truly is worth the effort. Won't go as far as saying "to die for", but don't mind at all going out of my way to stop here every time we visit Disney. Everything is over-the-top rich and decadent and typically worth the wait. And make no mistake, you'll frequently have to wait for it. Long lines are the norm here, and I can't recall ever being able to place an order without at least a 10 minute wait. That said, it's always a wait with a smile. The portions are big and I have yet to be disappointed in any of the offerings. The simplest things - a chocolate milkshake, a hot fudge sundae - are often the best. The "Midnight Reverie" sundae is dark chocolate overload and one of the best things (dessert or otherwise) that I've ever had. Put this on your to-do list for Disney, especially if you've never tried anything Ghiradelli.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Glass to plastic - poor choice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We have been going to Ghirardelli for years, it is always a must when going to downtown Disney (we live in Orlando so we go more than the average family).
Last week I was SO disappointed to be served my sundae in a cheap plastic cup. Part of the fun here was that you got a sundae in a fancy big glass (old 50's look).
For those who are saying the portion is enough for 3 or more, I disagree. It is a normal size sundae.
Even with ALL that being said, the ice cream and everything that goes with it is YUMMY!! (even in the plastic cup)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brooksville, Florida
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“Yum Yum Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It's a must stop in every time we are in Downtown Disney. It gets crazy busy, but so worth the line and wait...

Visited June 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Good for afternoon pick me up.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Old fashion soda fountain- the portions are big so do share it took 3 of us to finish one sundae. There is a nice shop for souvenirs
Service was quick they will bring it out to you. In downtown Disney

Visited November 2012
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