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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

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643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Bakersfield, California
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I took my family here for some ice cream. I had never been to a Ghirardelli ice cream shop and I was so glad we went. I had pralines and cream in a chocolate & jimmies (sprinkles for those of you not east coast) dipped cone. I got the small but the cone was huge. The small was still a... More 

Thank mlaw1970
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Here they have a great selection of ice cream, sundaes, and shakes! I recommend choosing something to share with someone as they don't skimp on portion sizes or their prices. However, I don't think you can go wrong regardless of what you choose. They were busy the evening we went and the staff's faces definitely showed some stress but they... More 

Thank Jennifer T
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Great visit to the Ghiradelli ice cream shop. Had the Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Banana split and both were great. The atmosphere was great and the shop is clean and decorated like you'd expect for an old time ice cream shop. If you are looking for ice cream, don't pass this one up.

Thank Jill T
Havelock, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Amazing ice cream creations and all the chocolate choices you could want! This place is a chocolate lover's dream and everything is so delicious! It's a tad pricey, but I think it's worth it as a special treat! A definite 'must see' in Coronado!

Thank Pam J
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here during a trip with my daughter. It's a great place if you like Ghirardelli Chocolate. Lots of chocolate for sale as well as ice cream creations. Clean place, friendly staff, samples, it was all good!

Thank Doug R
Phoenix, Arizona
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194 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

On an extremely hot day, there was an oasis on 5th avenue. The place was busy and crowded. You order ice cream, shakes, and/or a malt at the counter. You get personally served at your table by well dressed waiters. Fantastic service. We had ice cream waffle cones. Terrific selection of flavors. Great location. Highly recommend.

Thank Geoffrey H
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Come hungry! This could very well be the best chocolate ice cream I've ever had. It's a little pricey, but oh so worth it. The pic is of my brownie sundae...so good!

Thank Nikki R
Potomac, Maryland
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250 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Old fashioned ice cream shoppe environment with a great selection of sundaes. Very lively and fun location. Our kids adore this place.

Thank Potomac_11
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Friday night, lots of people everywhere. Great time great ice cream. I had the Raspberry sorbet with hot fudge! Good price big serving, share!

Thank Geniece T
San Diego, California
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Salted Carmel sundae and bags of sea salt Carmel ccocolate together. Skip dinner and eat sweets here because you can.

Thank Donna c

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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: 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?