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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sundae” (114 reviews)
“ice cream” (157 reviews)
“banana split” (19 reviews)
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643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Surprised to find this "gem" on Market Street! Look for the "theater marquee"! Offering all kinds of Ice Cream Treats and beverages! The walls are lined with just about every Ghiardelli Chocolate product made, including Hot Cocoa!

Thank dessertgranny
Reviewed 4 days ago

The ice cream did not disappoint! The prices on the misc. items throughout the shop are expensive however the Chocolate never disappoints.

Thank shoopnshotgundeville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a positive experience a couple of days prior at the store in Vegas buying gifts so decided to visit for ice cream. Disappointed with the quality and they got my order wrong (didn’t realise until I was almost back to the hotel). The place...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This place is delicious, fun, and has great customer service. I always eat a little bit less dinner when I'm out in the Gaslamp, so that I can head over here afterward, guilt free. :)

Thank SoxWin09
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go for great deserts and chocolate. You can pick your own chocolate by the piece. The deserts are huge and can be ordered to share. It’s a must try place!

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 15 November 2017

What's there to say.other than a must stop and have an ice cream or buy some chocolates. There hot fudge on anything is great!

Thank CharlieBurlington
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I really didn’t want to spend $12 on an ice cream sundae but since I was on vacation I splurged. After eating the sundae I was no longer upset at the money I spent. I ate every drop and yes, it was delicious.

Thank DreaLovesToTravel
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Chocolate and ice cream, pretty much says it all. The shakes and sundaes are a bit expensive but large portions and so good. This was a short walk from our hotel with easy access. Fun place to stop when in town

Thank MooreFun295
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A must stop if you love chocolate, ice cream or both. Always seems to be busy but staff are very organized and the line moves quickly. Great place to stop for a treat.

Thank travelgal084
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Each year or so when we come to San Diego, this is a "must visit" place for ice cream sundaes. They are a bit "over the top" but delicious and good to share with someone.

Thank David_Sabael
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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