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“Chocolate! Yum!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915 (Downtown)
619-234-2449
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Ranked #113 of 4,058 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Dessert
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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“Chocolate! Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

No trip to the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego is complete without a stop at Ghirardelli Chocolate! It's not only a chocolate candy shop. They also serve ice cream.

That being said, we come home with bags of chocolates. Enough for gifts for everyone. All of our family enjoys Ghirardelli Chocolates. My favorite, the sea salt caramels. Delicious!

Tip: They usually have deals, if you buy more than one item or so, you get a discount on the second or third item.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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“Ice Scream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I love their sundae's. They are big, messy, and very decadent. It is open seating so weekends can be busy. They have some tables outside where you can people watch. They have public bathrooms so it can be a wait when the place is busy.

Visited February 2013
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“Great old world charm with yummy icecream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Just looking from.the outside at night, you would be forgiven if you thought it was a movie cinema. Onve you walk in, its old fashioned fit out just charms you.

Great Service
The ice-cream is creamy.
The staff look awesome in their old fashioned uniform and exquisite old world friendly service.

Jaw dropping
While the displays of fudge, toffee and other delights are fabulous, the price (once you return your jaw off the floor) is extremely over priced.


  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“How can this be so good?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Yes, it's decadent and overpriced - but the flavor is unmatched. Every trip to California must include these guys.

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“Feels like a traditional ice cream sundae parlour!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Wandering around San Diego and just had to try a sundae at Ghiradelli's. i opted for the mint sundae.

It comes loaded with hot chocolate fudge in a tall glass. It's a pretty impressive sundae!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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