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The Original Ghirardelli Chocolate Manufactory

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Fisherman’s Wharf
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900 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-1192
+1 415-474-3938
Today
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent ice cream sundae as always. Very busy, but the service was fast. Neat to see some of the old fashioned chocolate making equipment. Tip: there's a newer shop on the other side of the square with the same menu and more chocolate to buy, but it's MUCH less crowded.

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Thank James D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's March, the weather is lovely, there are tourists everywhere. The Ghirardelli is a nice thing to check off the list but you could buy everything in there more or less at your local supermarket or amazon. The atmosphere is nice. Super long line for the ice cream. Must be darn good ice cream, but alas I didn't try it.

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Thank edodd419
Utah
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Place was really crowded, was hard to move around inside. Nonetheless, was still a great place to visit. Ended up getting some chocolate in bulk and eating ice cream outside. Would recommend.

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Thank oldriverrower
Russells Point, Ohio
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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ghirardelli Square and the Manufactory were definite destinations for our day trip to San Francisco. The machinery and watching it in action is very interesting. After looking over the operation and the store, we had some ice cream to go with the chocolate goodies.

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Thank Allen B
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hot fudge is grand. The chocolate ice cream is grand. Need I say more? If you've got a sweet tooth or a special place in your heart for chocolate, go there now. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank MTmaven
Evans, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing and a great place for families of all ages. The service and treats that are top notch. This is a place that seems to get it right every time. This is a must for any family visiting the bay area.

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Thank wranglernwss
Fairbanks, Alaska
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Assuming I'm reviewing the right store front (the market) one huge benefit of this store is that it is large enough to accommodate all the people that crowd to it! It has a beautiful interior, several convenient ways to purchase the varieties of chocolates you like (tins, plastic boxes, by the pound plastic bags) as well as pre-packaged items galore.... More 

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Thank Marie S
Baltimore
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is iconic -- amazing hot fudge sundaes, banana splits, milk shakes, brownies, everything you could ask for in chocolate!

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Thank 3boysmomBaltimore
Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No trip to San Francisco is complete without a stop at this place. Here you can see where the chocolate is made and then relax with a hot fudge sundae.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there twice during our family trip! The brownie was awesome! We also tried the signature Hot chocolate, cookie and cream scoop on a chocolate waffle, "Golden gate" and "Ocean beach". Chocolate/dessert lovers~ go go go ;)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-1192
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-474-3938

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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