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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sundae” (105 reviews)
“ice cream” (146 reviews)
“banana split” (18 reviews)
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11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

Located right in the heart of SD and the smell of chocolate instantly hits you when you walk in. Free samples are in good supply and the shakes are amazing - can be quite sickly if you get a large one but service was quick...More

Thank WillMarks
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for ice cream on the spur of the moment after dinner with friends. Service was quick. Sundaes were delicious!

Thank LotsaTraveling
Reviewed May 25, 2017

This place is located in the heart of the Gaslamp area. When we entered, we were immediately given a free sample of a milk chocolate with caramel square, Yum! My wife and I both had a scoop of ice cream, one chocolate and one mint...More

Thank Davigeta
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Ordered hot fudge sundae. This may sound picky, but for almost $12, for a sundae, I expected that the HOT fudge sundae's fudge would at least be warm. But no. It just was not the quality which it should be for the price.

Thank hopelessdill
Reviewed May 16, 2017

I've been taking my son to this Ghiradelli ice cream shop since he was a very young. The one in San Fran will always be the best but this used to be a close second. The menu has changed. They no longer offer kids meals...More

Thank Michele K
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Went by after dinner and grabbed a cookies and cream ice cream scoop in a waffle cone. Excellent choice if you're ever in SD and in the mood for ice cream

Thank MikenHouston713
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Really good chocolates and malts. Smiling friendly staff. Went twice in a few days. Mouth watering just thinking about it.

Thank Khakisnflops
Reviewed May 7, 2017

I was lucky enough last month to visit the Gaslamp District with good friends. We ate out a lot as we were staying at the nearby US Grant Hotel, and we passed Ghirardelli Ice Cream two nights in a row. One night, we decided to...More

Thank thaliajen
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

If you love Ghirardelli chocolate sweets and/or ice cream, you will (probably) enjoy a visit to this shop in the Gaslamp District in downtown San Diego which is all about both. The black cherry fudge sundae was quite delicious!

Thank Andy B
Reviewed May 4, 2017

If you are looking for an amazing place for your sweet tooth in the Gaslamp District - look no further than this place. While it is pricey, the sundaes and milkshakes are utterly amazing - just do not look at the calories! Some of the...More

Thank toddone1
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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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