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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (141 reviews)
“banana split” (18 reviews)
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643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! Don't mind the calories! Great experience as they give you a sample upon entry. Expensive but worth it.

Thank juliebrown81
Reviewed 12 April 2017

What a great dessert place! Chocolate lovers paradise. Upon walking in we received small free samples. The cafe portion of the store was very inviting and the ice cream truly delicious. At the end we bought some wonderful Ghiraldelli's chocolate in the shop to take...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A little expensive but delicious. A wide variety of ice cream treats. Can also buy chocolates to go. Free chocolate at the door.

Thank WIBadger10
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Ever since I tasted Ghiradelli Chocolate in San Fransisco I wanted to visit a Giradellli shop that sells ice cream as well as chocolate. This outlet did not disappoint the flavour and texture of the ice cream was great,and I simply had to buy some...More

Thank 70traveller88
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

as we walked in the store, someone was handing out samples of Ghirrardelli chocolates. they are giving out whole, fully wrapped up chocolates, not the cut up sizes. we visited the ice cream shop on 5th Ave in San Diego and ordered the salted caramel...More

Thank www01
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I took a group of students there for an annual trip. There were 12 of us, and I called ahead to let the store know we were coming. The tables were ready, as was the staff. The hot fudge sundaes are still as great as...More

Thank AlbertandSuzy
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

If you love Ghirardelli chocolate, then this is the perfect place for you! They have several different types of desserts, but you can customize any of them. For example, they have a brownie sundae but I asked them to substitute chocolate chip cookies instead of...More

Thank TNharleychick
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Ghirardelli, based in San Fransisco, has put this outpost of sugary loveliness down the California coast in San Diego. They are well-known for their superb chocolates and that translates well to the smorgasboard of diet destroying wonders they offer here. Their only real competition in...More

Thank Mashuggi M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We shared a sundae here, but it wasn't that good. The chocolates were semisweet or darker, and the ice cream wasn't the quality we expected for Ghirardelli. Their prices on chocolates they had for sell weren't all that competive either.

Thank we2luv2travelglobal
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Dark hot fudge sauce and homemade chocolate ice cream with fresh whipped cream. What could be better for brunch on a Saturday morning. I dare you to get out of the store without buying some chocolates to take home, I didn't.

Thank Naples77
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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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