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“Amazing chocolate!” 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 #2 of 82 Ice Cream in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Downtown
Tijuana, Mexico
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing chocolate!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

The sundae with brownie in the bottom is to die for! I love te outside lights, too. It's open late so that's super awesome if you suffer a sudden urge for delicious high- quality chocolate :D

  • 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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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“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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290 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“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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Brisbane, Australia
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“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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Delran, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“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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