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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
+1 619-234-2449
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

My son and I split a cookie sundae in and evening visit. The cookie sundae featured two scoops of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and a scoop of vanilla, topped with cookie crumbles, hot fudge, and whipped cream. The combination of tastes and textures...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Wandered around the gas lamp quarter hunting a good shake. Saw this joint. They give you a chocolate as soon as you walk in. It's a chocolate-lover's dream. Though not a cheapskate's dream. :) but hey, that's San Diego. Got myself a mint chocolate shake....More

Thank hog-n-jog
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Sure it's a tourist stop, but the ice cream is good. Sundaes are large enough to share. The chocolate samples make it a 5.

Thank Luihana
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Do not be discouraged if you see a long line out the door; the lines move quickly. A staff member greeted us with a caramel filled chocolate. Grab a menu while you are on line so you will know what you want when it is...More

Thank jmbc04
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience visiting Ghirardelli. The shake my wife had was excellent and the iced coffee I had was great. Great atmosphere.

Thank agnosticdev
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Situated on 5th Avenue near G street. Has variety of ice creams, sundaes and shakes. Service is very prompt and outside seating is available.

Thank Yusuf M
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Great location in the middle of the Gaslamp district to pop in for a scoop of awesome ice cream. Matching the same quality and variety of the original San Fran location this place is terrific. In addition to the ice cream counter you can also...More

Thank NormLWat
Reviewed 11 July 2017

this is a fun place to go especially with friends. The atmosphere is good. Ice cream is great. We went later in the evening time.

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I was disappointed. I ordered a single scoop of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge. Simple right? Then she asked me if I wanted whip cream and a cherry. Simple question but did not tell me it was extra. Lame! Not going back.

Thank Amy E
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Decadent ice cream deserts. This is a great spot for families, or just a person looking for a great treat.

Thank CMFN4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-2449
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