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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

) #5 of 152 Dessert in San Diego #42 of 4,275 Places to Eat in San Diego €€ - €€€ American
643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
+1 619-234-2449
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Old fashioned ice cream shop. A must for pretty much everyone-kids, families, couples. Cute glass dishes, delicious floats and sundaes.

Thank elena k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ice cream was not spectacular. I wasn't all that impressed. I had a black cherry hot fudge sundae and it was okay, not really worth the price tag. I had a coupon for a free chocolate bar.

Thank tinagd2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ice cream desserts. Could not resist twice this week after dinner. Soooo good. Cones and sundaes both terrific. Not cheap, but worth it.

Thank David V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised with a chocolate square with a creamy filling as we entered the store. What a treat! We ordered rocky road in a cone and the flavor and consistency was absolutely mouth watering. The store reminds me of an old-fashion ice cream parlor...More

Thank nomoroy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right in the heart of SD and the smell of chocolate instantly hits you when you walk in. Free samples are in good supply and the shakes are amazing - can be quite sickly if you get a large one but service was quick...More

Thank WillMarks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for ice cream on the spur of the moment after dinner with friends. Service was quick. Sundaes were delicious!

Thank LotsaTraveling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is located in the heart of the Gaslamp area. When we entered, we were immediately given a free sample of a milk chocolate with caramel square, Yum! My wife and I both had a scoop of ice cream, one chocolate and one mint...More

Thank Davigeta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered hot fudge sundae. This may sound picky, but for almost $12, for a sundae, I expected that the HOT fudge sundae's fudge would at least be warm. But no. It just was not the quality which it should be for the price.

Thank hopelessdill
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I've been taking my son to this Ghiradelli ice cream shop since he was a very young. The one in San Fran will always be the best but this used to be a close second. The menu has changed. They no longer offer kids meals...More

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Went by after dinner and grabbed a cookies and cream ice cream scoop in a waffle cone. Excellent choice if you're ever in SD and in the mood for ice cream

Thank MikenHouston713
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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 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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