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“Seriously just an everyday sundae” 3 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 #89 of 4,093 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Seriously just an everyday sundae”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

The product couldn't look any mor different than the picture unless you didn't use ice cream at all. I mean this is ice cream so it's still tasty.. But for $9 bucks it should be more than average. I won't pay that again. Go for the chocolate squares and pick up a half gallon of Safeway brand and some sauce on the way home. You won't know the difference.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tijuana, Mexico
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“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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“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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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