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“The ice cream is good, but...”

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
Ranked #4 of 159 Dessert in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Columbus, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The ice cream is good, but...”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

It's a bit on the pricey side - but it's Disney, so that's to be expected. It tastes great and the portions are HUGE. My main complaint about this place is how poorly they move people through AFTER the orders are taken. We had ice cream treats there one afternoon this week and the people who ordered before us FINISHED their ice creams before my husband was able to get the three things we had ordered. That is just deplorable. They need better organization for getting the completed orders delivered to the customers.

  • Visited March 2013
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Halstead, Kansas
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554 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Best hot chocolate ever”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Shop is filthy, but they have the best hot chocolate ever made. Lines are long, and the shop is packed, but it's worth the wait.

Visited March 2013
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Woodbridge, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful Sweet Treat”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Took the time to have a mid day snach with small hot fudge sundays. Hubby had a Latte. The sundays were brought outside where we were sitting and they were beautiful, almost too beautiful to eat. The Latte was great also. The ice cream was refreshing and hit the spot. I was happy that we took the time to enjoy this. The people working there were very polite and got the order correct and in a timely manner. The place as well as the outside tables were kept clean and tidy. I would recommend this place to anyone who finds themselves with a sweet tooth, it is quite good.

Visited March 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
71 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Sundae ice cream.”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Been there so many times in the past when I lived in Orlando. After several years of living thousands of miles away, we finally went back to this magical place. The first thing that my wife and I wanna eat was the ice cream at this shop. Its hot fudge is unbelievably rich. We had so many of them in our 9 days trip in Orlando.

The queue might be long, but it's worth every minute of your waiting time.

  • Visited December 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Ice Cream Sundae! Very Busy! Great Location! GREAT DESSERTS!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Ghirardelli had one of the best butterscotch sundae's that i have ever had! This place is VERY BUSY and kind of chaotic when waiting for your dessert! The prices are around 9.00 for a sundae which will feed 2 people! I find the prices to be very reasonable! Located right next to the WORLD OF DISNEY Store! Everyone in my party was very satisfied and I would return! GREAT DESSERTS!

  • Visited March 2013
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