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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

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643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
+1 619-234-2449
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Amazing place for chocolate lovers, has a space to seat. They also offer coffee and tea, and chocolate boxes to buy. Went back (too) often during the conference!

Thank Ana Clara B
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had dinner in the Gaslamp District, but saved dessert for Ghirardelli's! We weren't disappointed. The sundaes were huge! So huge that some of our group couldn't finish theirs. It is very quaint inside, but we opted to eat outside since it was such a beautiful evening. We enjoyed the sites and sounds as we munched on our ice cream.... More 

Thank Peggy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

So cute. Clean. Roomy. Good service. Really good service. And outstanding ice cream sundaes! go there!

Thank Christi K
Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop is located on the 5th ave, the centre of the Gaslamp district, where you can find all the restaurants, bars and shops. In the front side of the shop is a retail area selling all sorts of Ghirardelli chocolates, cocoa powder and candies. There are always some seasonal flavors for you to try such... More 

Thank elsiecpy
Las Vegas, Nevada
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118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped into Ghirardelli in the Gaslamp district. We had some chocolates and an ice cream Sunday. Delicious!

Thank sharonl123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places to visit. I love the location although being in the Gaslamp it is not easy to get to. I feel like it's a bit pricy, but one dessert will feed my husband, son, and myself. We will definitely be back!

Thank Lindsey H
Sykesville, Maryland
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

$12 for a single sundae that had more toppings then it did ice cream. I guess you are paying for the name since there was barely and ice cream in the sundae. Was actually very disappointed!

Thank Michelle R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

You need to visit this ice cream/chocolate place in San Diego. It's in gaslamp on 5th Ave and is open most days until 11pm. I had a mint bliss and it was delicious. Great, quick service too

Thank KateFrankieB
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

$30 for 3 ice creams? 1 sundae and 2 cones. Really? No wonder they give you free chocolate squares at the door! Our ice cream sundae was completely devoid of chocolate fudge and other toppings, we could not be bothered asking for it to be fixed. I think its ice cream if you are going to charge that much and... More 

Thank Mark P
Monifieth, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Fantastic selection of chocolates (with some free samples to taste) in the shop plus an extensive range of ice creams & sundaes on the restaurant menu. Walked in planning to but a cone of ice cream but got tempted into having a banana split sundae as the pictures looked so good. Great ice cream & fresh banana but let down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?