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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
+1 619-234-2449
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sundae” (111 reviews)
“ice cream” (162 reviews)
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643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Although our favorite ice cream/gelato place is "Chocolate" we decided to try this "lights and sirens" place (look at the marquee) over the door. Resign yourself to high priced treats and maybe some convincing taste samples at the door. It was good, we were not...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Our hot fudge sundae was good! However, the entire time I was eating, I tasted nuts and my husband did not taste that at all. This sundae did taste different to me than other Ghirardelli sunade's we've had in the past. Overall, a good treat!

Thank VEE1225
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

It was a cold rainy day and the hot chocolate is the best in town! The staff is friendly and Wifi is provided too.

Thank stanara
Reviewed March 11, 2018

While visiting San Diego we stopped at this cute old fashion ice cream shop. They sell their chocolates there also . You order your ice cream choice and take a seat at a inside or outside table. They are hand packed ice cream with a...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Took family with 2 teens, 13 and 14, here for sundaes last week. Place was clean, service was friendly, ice cream was delicious, kids had fun.

Thank Kari H
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Yum, the ice cream treats are the perfect ending to a great Gaslamp dinner or show!!! Prices are high, but worth the rare treat. Staff were friendly and the shop was very clean, and sticky ice cream free!

Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed February 4, 2018

We enjoyed delicious ice cream sundaes made with Ghirardelli's incredible chocolate! Then we shopped the small store for some chocolate souveniers.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

This was a must on our second trip to San Diego. On our walk around the lamplight district we had to find this shop again!!!! We previously had enjoyed one of their speciality ice creams and knew we had to experience it again. We found...More

Thank Sheils48
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Our walk around Gaslamp was on a very hot day and Ghirardelli's was a welcome break from the heat. We opted to sit inside to eat our ice creams as they would have melted in double quick time if we had tried to eat while...More

Thank Corb2000
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Surprised to find this "gem" on Market Street! Look for the "theater marquee"! Offering all kinds of Ice Cream Treats and beverages! The walls are lined with just about every Ghiardelli Chocolate product made, including Hot Cocoa!

Thank dessertgranny
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-2449
Temporarily closed for remodeling effective March 15th through June 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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