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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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“sundae” (112 reviews)
“ice cream” (143 reviews)
“banana split” (15 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
€€ - €€€
643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Rich Hot Fudge on vanilla ice cream and on a banana split. Walking up 5th Ave for ice cream...before dinner, mmmm.

Thank Brad4242
Reviewed 12 August 2017

There was a long line, even on a weeknight, but the ice cream was great as always. Also has a chocolate shop where you can buy the popular chocolates. This area has a separate cash register so you don't have to wait in the line...More

Thank winags
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We went there just to have ice-cream. We tried the vanilla chocolate chip, mint chocolate chip and regular chocolate all very good. We only had one scoop each but that was plenty for us, big scoopes! Four dollar for a scoop which I don't think...More

Thank Ola M
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 8 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 30 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
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Restaurant Details

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