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Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
Ranked #4 of 158 Dessert in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What happened?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

We have been to Orlando many times over the past 10 years, upwards of 10 times. Ghirardelli was always a stop for us. This last week we made our visit and were somewhat disappointed. Gone were the nice sundae glasses replaced with cheap, small plastic containers. When I pay $45 for ice cream I expect to get something special. These containers made it feel less "special" and quite honestly I felt ripped off. Bring back the glassware it added a touch of class. Now I just feel like I am eating overpriced ice cream.

  • Visited June 2013
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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“Great shakes and floats”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stopped off here for a break from the shops in Downtown Disney. Shakes and Ice Crem Floats were great. Staff were giving out complimentary chocolates too, nice touch! Not a lot of seating given how busy the place is.

  • Visited October 2012
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Howland, Maine
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“a bit pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

ok for a rest stop to build up you sugar . the ice cream " rocky road was very good ".a bit of a wait but in down town Disney . so just be read for a wait and and enjoy

  • Visited June 2013
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Auburn
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“MMMM! The best chocolate shake!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Yes, it's overpriced. But it's in a touristy area, so you expect it. My son had the chocolate shake - AMAZING! I had the cookie dough shake (I wanted the chocolate, but we agreed to try different ones and share). He had the better one although mine was pretty darn good, too! My son & husband had ice cream in waffle cones & loved theirs. I'd hope we would all enjoy it for a bill of $30!

Visited June 2013
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“Delicious Dessert if you can wait... and wait and wait”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten here for past 12 years, def yummy ice cream Sundays , milkshakes , the hot fudge and butterscotch toppings especially tasty! However it is very small, long lines with limited seating inside.. A few tables outside on the porch. When it's really hot it's hard to eat outside everything melting instantly. But if you have ever had Giradelli chocolate you know it's good quality ingrediants and more expensive so your gonna pay more than let say Dairy Queen. Lol

  • Visited September 2012
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