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“Chocolate and Ice Cream, Can't Go Wrong”
Review of Ghirardelli Square

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Owner description: A group of renovated factory buildings filled with shops, restaurants and galleries.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This historic location of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory still has an ice cream shop with plenty of chocolate options, even though they no longer offer factory tours. They do have a few chocolate making machines for you to look at and some history. You can also watch them make hot cocoa, waffle cones and bowls, as well as your ice cream creations. We have enjoyed the Gold Rush (Vanilla ice cream with freshly homemade hot fudge and peanut butter throughout. Perfectly topped with whipped cream, chopped almonds, a cherry and a Ghirardelli SQUARES® Milk Chocolate). It is very rich and perfect for sharing. The Nob Hill Chill (More than a milkshake, it's the sundae you can sip! Two scoops of vanilla ice cream blended with our freshly homemade hot fudge and topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips) is also a nice treat. The prices are a bit high for just ice cream, but you do get a decent portion and the famous Ghirardelli chocolate. You can just walk around a look, but you really should plan to get something cool. There is also many shops and food options in this mini mall.

Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

either the square or the Ghirardelli itself are amazing, and they have the best chocolate mint fudge sundae, very nice coffee, free chcolate samples, what else can you ask for more?

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

I've always enjoyed the location of the square, right across bay at Fisherman's Wharf. On a tour of Alcatraz I heard that the smell of the chocolates being made drove the prisoners crazy, I can believe it who doesn't love chocolate. The ice creams, sundaes, coffees, candy are all really good.

Thank DiabloDeb
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We visited Ghirardelli Square with a friend visiting from out of town who wanted to relive a childhood memory of having an Ice Cream Sundae. After a long, hot, uncomfortable wait, we split the Sundae. The hot chocolate was very good, the sundae overll was very good but the experience was not so great.

If the employee sitting on the trash can in the entry was doing his job, he could have cleaned up all the trash accumulating on the patio area. On a jot so busy day like a Saturday, it would be a fun place to visit.

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

boutique shops - less tourist rubbish that you see on the wharf. Good priced with of cours ethe amazing Ghirdelli chocolate to eat whilst you're there. Free samples when you go in the shop - Yum.
Buy the tram tin chocolates in Walmart though as they're $3 cheaper than in their ownstores around town

Thank D P
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