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“Ice Scream” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
Ranked #4 of 141 Dessert in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
San Diego, California
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369 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Ice Scream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

I love their sundae's. They are big, messy, and very decadent. It is open seating so weekends can be busy. They have some tables outside where you can people watch. They have public bathrooms so it can be a wait when the place is busy.

Visited February 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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159 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Great old world charm with yummy icecream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Just looking from.the outside at night, you would be forgiven if you thought it was a movie cinema. Onve you walk in, its old fashioned fit out just charms you.

Great Service
The ice-cream is creamy.
The staff look awesome in their old fashioned uniform and exquisite old world friendly service.

Jaw dropping
While the displays of fudge, toffee and other delights are fabulous, the price (once you return your jaw off the floor) is extremely over priced.


  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Delran, New Jersey
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“How can this be so good?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Yes, it's decadent and overpriced - but the flavor is unmatched. Every trip to California must include these guys.

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Sydney
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412 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Feels like a traditional ice cream sundae parlour!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Wandering around San Diego and just had to try a sundae at Ghiradelli's. i opted for the mint sundae.

It comes loaded with hot chocolate fudge in a tall glass. It's a pretty impressive sundae!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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mumbai
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Takes you back to being a kid”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Done up in a very cool 60's retro vibe. A very very wide selection of chocolates with a free sample being passed out to all customers who walked in. Have always loved the chocolate ,was the first time I was having the ice cream. They had run out of chocolate chip cookie dough(was 10:30 pm) so had the caramel in the chocolate dipped cone and wasn't disappointed at all. It was superb. Went back the next day for the chocolate chip cookie dough and was glad I did. Think I need to start working out a bit more for the times I'm going to go back to this place.

Visited April 2013
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