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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
+1 619-234-2449
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Ghirardelli felt a bit small. The front of the store was cramped but once you got your ice cream it seemed like there was plenty of seating. Overall, the brownie sundae was delicious, which was expected. Always a great treat, it simply lacked some of the atmosphere of other Ghiardelli's around the country.

Thank Pete4vol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This shop is busy from its opening to night. I strolled in Gaslamp quarter after dinner. The exterior decoration with colorful lights and smell of brewed coffee alluring me to checkout. I took "painted lady" icecream with hot esspresso , yes ghiladelli chocolate, on top. It 's wonderful. There is also chocolate for sale too.

Thank berm1974
Venice, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After dinner at Cafe 21 we were craving something sweet so we went here and were not disappointed. Beautiful shop with great products to buy, best, no need to travel to SF. We shared the Lands End. Oh my sweet tooth. Worth every penny.

Thank telegrau
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

And what wouldn't be great about ice cream? Just visit it look through the menu and amaze yourself with the greatest combinations of ice cream.

Thank Vlad V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place for chocolate lovers, has a space to seat. They also offer coffee and tea, and chocolate boxes to buy. Went back (too) often during the conference!

Thank Ana Clara B
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We had dinner in the Gaslamp District, but saved dessert for Ghirardelli's! We weren't disappointed. The sundaes were huge! So huge that some of our group couldn't finish theirs. It is very quaint inside, but we opted to eat outside since it was such a beautiful evening. We enjoyed the sites and sounds as we munched on our ice cream.... More 

Thank Peggy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

So cute. Clean. Roomy. Good service. Really good service. And outstanding ice cream sundaes! go there!

Thank Christi K
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop is located on the 5th ave, the centre of the Gaslamp district, where you can find all the restaurants, bars and shops. In the front side of the shop is a retail area selling all sorts of Ghirardelli chocolates, cocoa powder and candies. There are always some seasonal flavors for you to try such... More 

Thank elsiecpy
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We stopped into Ghirardelli in the Gaslamp district. We had some chocolates and an ice cream Sunday. Delicious!

Thank sharonl123
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places to visit. I love the location although being in the Gaslamp it is not easy to get to. I feel like it's a bit pricy, but one dessert will feed my husband, son, and myself. We will definitely be back!

Thank Lindsey H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?