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“Ghirardelli in Monterey - the sundaes are wonderful”

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
Ranked #2 of 25 Dessert in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Ghirardelli in Monterey - the sundaes are wonderful”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is a much smaller place than the shop in San Francisco - but don't be deceived if you are in Monterey visit - because the ice cream and chocolate is just as good and there will probably be less crowds.

Our severs were really friendly and as you have already guessed the sundaes were out of this world.

  • Visited March 2013
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Fairfield, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great chocolate, yummy ice cream”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We love Ghirardelli's chocolates! It's tasty, sweet, and creamy! The shop has a wonderful selection of candy and treats (plus plush toys and trinkets), and the shop staff is helpful and friendly. The ice cream they serve is fantastic-creamy, thick, and tasty, and their fudge for the sundaes are thick,rich, and creamy. They have a good selection of different ice cream treats you can get from sundaes to cups of ice cream. The only thing I am not too excited for is the price-the ice cream sundaes are a bit pricey, but for us, it's a rare treat, so we can't complain too much! We love this place!

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Thank Collie7
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Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Crowded - but worth it!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The line is usually long, it's loud and not the type of place you want to sit down to have your dessert, if you like conversation. But the chocolate is to die for, staff is friendly and helpful, and they have enough to see that will keep you busy until your milk shake is ready. Why is this listed as an attraction? Really, it's a ice cream shop with chocolates on the side.

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Thank mobes313
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outside Atlanta, GA
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Very good ice cream and PHEW! so sweet”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is an excellent ice cream/soda shop where you can also purchase chocolates. Keep in mind that all the photos in the menus are double and triple portions; so when you get it it's almost more than you can eat. Everything on the menu can be made in the "smaller" size (i.e. fewer scoops of ice cream) and then it's good to eat. There is so much syrup, ice cream, and whipped cream - make sure you share!

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Thank wrensaver
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Pebble Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
268 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 474 helpful votes
“Sundaes area great way to finish your Cannery Row visit!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

We always end our visits to Monterey's Cannery Row with a stop off at Ghiradelli's for an ice cream sundae. Though they are a little on the expensive side, they are great!

The service can get slow when they are busy.

The tables are simply wiped down with a wet towel, and not soap & water or cleaning spray. So they can be sticky and gooey. We had to ask for someone to clean the table. When they are busy, they should have someone ASSIGNED to the task of turning over & cleaning the tables and benches!

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