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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sundae” (114 reviews)
“ice cream” (161 reviews)
“banana split” (19 reviews)
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643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yum, the ice cream treats are the perfect ending to a great Gaslamp dinner or show!!! Prices are high, but worth the rare treat. Staff were friendly and the shop was very clean, and sticky ice cream free!

Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed delicious ice cream sundaes made with Ghirardelli's incredible chocolate! Then we shopped the small store for some chocolate souveniers.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a must on our second trip to San Diego. On our walk around the lamplight district we had to find this shop again!!!! We previously had enjoyed one of their speciality ice creams and knew we had to experience it again. We found...More

Thank Sheils48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our walk around Gaslamp was on a very hot day and Ghirardelli's was a welcome break from the heat. We opted to sit inside to eat our ice creams as they would have melted in double quick time if we had tried to eat while...More

Thank Corb2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprised to find this "gem" on Market Street! Look for the "theater marquee"! Offering all kinds of Ice Cream Treats and beverages! The walls are lined with just about every Ghiardelli Chocolate product made, including Hot Cocoa!

Thank dessertgranny
Reviewed 19 January 2018

The ice cream did not disappoint! The prices on the misc. items throughout the shop are expensive however the Chocolate never disappoints.

Thank shoopnshotgundeville
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Had a positive experience a couple of days prior at the store in Vegas buying gifts so decided to visit for ice cream. Disappointed with the quality and they got my order wrong (didn’t realise until I was almost back to the hotel). The place...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This place is delicious, fun, and has great customer service. I always eat a little bit less dinner when I'm out in the Gaslamp, so that I can head over here afterward, guilt free. :)

Thank SoxWin09
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go for great deserts and chocolate. You can pick your own chocolate by the piece. The deserts are huge and can be ordered to share. It’s a must try place!

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 15 November 2017

What's there to say.other than a must stop and have an ice cream or buy some chocolates. There hot fudge on anything is great!

Thank CharlieBurlington
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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