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“Absolute Decadence”

The Original Ghirardelli Chocolate Manufactory
Ranked #6 of 146 Dessert in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Absolute Decadence”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

What do you do after riding forty tree kilometers around San Francisco bay with a child each in tow and in desperate need of mammoth carbs and reward? You go and get an over the top ice cream with whatever your cholesterol level can handle!

We opted for vanilla and chocolate variations together with toppings as wild as [actual] peanut butter and caramel fudge the likes of which this taste bud has yet to find better!

  • Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Melting Memorable moment.”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We travelled from Australia & this was on our "must do " list. It was very busy and crowded. We were lucky to get a table. The shop needed an assistant to clean up the tables and floor but after a short wait for our order, we tasted what everyone loves and instantly feel in love in Ghirardelli. We still talk about our first Ghirardelli moment. you will not be disappointed.

Visited October 2012
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Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“The view was worth it”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We got a free chocolate sample while waiting in line which was nice. We ordered the "decadent drinking hot chocolate" and biscotti both were nasty tasting as we did not finish either, but the view from our table was priceless! Gal at check out was not happy to be there...maybe she didn't eat enough chocolate that day.

  • Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Brain freeze!!!!!!!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

The staff and food here is fantastic and you can see all of the machinery that makes the chocolate
I do have one problem though the ice creams are so good that no ice cream is ever good enough unless its ghiradelli's

  • Visited August 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sinful!”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Visited the
Ghiradelli Chocolate Manufactory & Soda Fountain in June with my family and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. They were generous with the free samples given and the choice of chocolates and packages were plenty. The free bus ride to Ghiradelli Square was
a bonus after all the walking we did in the morning. The sundae was sinful!

  • Visited June 2013
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