We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Chocoholics heaven”
Review of Ghirardelli Square

Ghirardelli Square
Book on TripAdvisor
More Info
and up
San Francisco Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Ranked #48 of 544 things to do in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A group of renovated factory buildings filled with shops, restaurants and galleries.
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Chocoholics heaven”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Didn't make it to the top of the hill but that was ok since there were 2 shops below it. Sundae shop had lots of ice cream and sundaes and the Chocolate store had so many bags of candy, it was incredible. Huge bags of mixed candy bars; good sale so no reason not to bring some home to share with others; we did! Never saw so much chocolate in one place. The frozen frappuccino was delicious; something for anyone who loves chocolate.

Visited June 2014
Thank texkit84
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,445 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
251 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“Whats not to love, chocolate!”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Its a hike up the road but so worth it to the Ghiaradelli Square shopping area. You see the chocolate store and sundae station but further in is a bigger restaurant. We bought $20 worth of mix and max squares of chocolate and then ordered sea salt and caramel sundaes and others. So good. They give you a number, find a seat and they come looking for you. The best and a must when in San Francisco. Shops too around there are very nice. At night they have the propane heaters going and a fire pit outside as well.

Visited June 2014
Thank 46oceangirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ogden, Utah
Level Contributor
79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Ghirardelli Square”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place is right next to Fisherman's Wharf and just down the street from Pier 39. We were able to walk to all three places in one day and explore them all. They give out samples!! That was my favorite and they had a little shop where you could order ice cream that was made from Ghirardelli and we were stuffed so we didn't order anything but we did buy some chocolate for our 12 hour drive home and it was really good. Anyone who loves chocolate will love this place!! :)

Visited July 2014
Thank Allison B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
215 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Decent desserts, very touristy”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

This place is usually on the list of 'must do' tourist spots in SF. So expect to wait in long lines among tourists. Despite the long lines, if you are a fan of Ghirardelli chocolate and want the ultimate rich chocolatey treat, this may be the spot for you (at least once in your life). Personally, I find it to be expensive with sundaes at the shop starting at $9-$10. I only tried a brownie which I found to be very rich and heavy. Decent, but not out of this world good. Overall, I would go there maybe once just to try something on the menu (if you love chocolate and have never been), but beyond that I would not seek it out as a must do. There is a fountain and little food court area in the Square that can be nice to sit by on a nice sunny day.

Visited June 2014
Thank 4GTravels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Delicious sundaes- the brownie sundae is amazing! They give you 10% off your next purchase if you keep your receipt and a free chocolate every time you go in. Watch out, this can lead to a serious Ghirardelli habit...

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Charlotte W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ghirardelli Square also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA

Been to Ghirardelli Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing