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“Very good ice cream but a little overpriced”

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
Ranked #10 of 183 Dessert in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
Venice, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very good ice cream but a little overpriced”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you're into chocolate you'll love Ghirardelli's, and if you know real gelato you'll appreciate the ice cream they make here too. There were six of us and we shared "The Earthquake". It was very good but I believe it was a little overpriced ($ 29.95 + taxes).
The nice thing is that even if you don't buy anything they'll give you a free chocolate sample at the entrance of the store. As I said, the desserts are very good but at night the place can get very crowded and you may have to wait a while before you find a place to sit down. Anyway, make sure to stop by just to get a chocolate sample!

  • Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good coffee and ice creams”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I enjoyed a nice cup of coffee (rare in the US) on one occasion and a delicious ice cream on another. The shop is crowded but its a fun place to meet friends.

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Guilty pleasure having a milk shake but good. Only negative is standing in line but the staff good. Quick with orders and getting the ice cream out quickly.

Visited July 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love it!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We always include a sundae from here every time we travel to Chicago. It's always crowded and a little pricy, but is soooo gooood!

  • Visited July 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Chocolate, But Too Crowded”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

The Ghirardelli store has terrific prices on chocolate, but the store is always too crowded to be enjoyable.

Visited July 2013
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