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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

) #5 of 148 Dessert in San Diego #34 of 4,300 Places to Eat in San Diego ££ - £££ American
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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“sundae” (101 reviews)
“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 17 March 2015 via mobile

Today or family of five the children's age is 9, 11 and 14, stopped at this wonderful ice cream shop. I had something that I never had before, in an ice cream sundae with salted caramel and homemade dark chocolate hot fudge! I am a...More

Thank Tonya B
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Huge yummy portions of cool ice cream and chocolate heaven!! We had sundaes and banana splits and ice cream cones and even their house coffee and everyone at the table was thrilled with all the goodies!!! May seem a lit expensive to some people, but,...More

Thank tonetta40
Reviewed 27 February 2015

My wife and I stopped here after dinner for cookies. While we were waiting in line a worker gave of each a sample of chocolate caramel. The cookies were baked earlier that day, but they heated them up for us. The cookies were very good....More

2  Thank curioustravelor2010
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Four of us walk in here for dessert prior to heading to the airport. As we walk in the door, a nice young lady hands us some caramel filled chocolate bites...nice. Now we order: quick and easy, but here is where it gets surprising: I...More

2  Thank JeffB32
Reviewed 1 February 2015

This a typical (meaning fabulous) Ghirardelli chocolate and ice cream shoppe. It's not the cheapest ice cream shop around, but you definitely get what you pay for. Very good and very enjoyable.

2  Thank ColoradoDoc
Reviewed 29 January 2015

These places are becoming more rare. Fun to take the kids and let them share a big fountain style sundae.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 27 January 2015

If you are looking for that old time ice cream parlor atmosphere, this is the place. Watch out for the menu the choices make deciding very difficult

Thank Sully1953
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

Ice cream was good in flavor but the toppings are the star. Was quite pricey ($10 for a sundae) and wish they offered smaller servings.

Thank dolphin722
Reviewed 17 January 2015

We stumbled upon this ice cream and chocolate shop while returning from airport and I am glad we did !! the ice-cream was great. Ambience was perfect and the staff was very friendly. Not to mention, it was not very heavy on pocket ;)

Thank RJ232014
Reviewed 2 January 2015

This place is always packed, but it also is run pretty tightly. We didn't have to wait long. Everyone loves a free chocolate sample, so FYI if you want to "look around" but really just want a little something sweet to top off the night.

Thank alawyer1
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Restaurant Details

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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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