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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

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$$ - $$$
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643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
+1 619-234-2449
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

$30 for 3 ice creams? 1 sundae and 2 cones. Really? No wonder they give you free chocolate squares at the door! Our ice cream sundae was completely devoid of chocolate fudge and other toppings, we could not be bothered asking for it to be fixed. I think its ice cream if you are going to charge that much and... More 

Thank Mark P
Monifieth, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Fantastic selection of chocolates (with some free samples to taste) in the shop plus an extensive range of ice creams & sundaes on the restaurant menu. Walked in planning to but a cone of ice cream but got tempted into having a banana split sundae as the pictures looked so good. Great ice cream & fresh banana but let down... More 

Thank Alan M
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A large and wide variety of chocolate with endless flavors and taste, it can be good as a souvenir too using different boxes with s nice design and size. Ice cream collection is good but quite heavy, I think one is enough for two. Also have a cookies and brownies side

Thank simo i
Wallasey, England
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This may not be the cheapest ice cream I have ever had but it is certainly some of the nicest I have ever tasted. The portions are generous: one scoop in a cup is certainly substantial and enough for me. Treat yourself!

Thank UKDavy7
Salt Lake City
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very happy with this place. I would recommend sharing your dessert as prices are a little high but it did taste very high quality of ingredients. Something you would expect with Ghirardelli.

Thank hurlhead
Chester, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in garland quarter and was expecting so much more . Bought 2 waters and an ice cream sundae for my son and was more than$20 , $15 or over £10 for a relatively simple if overseer ice cream is excessive. Don't bother .

Thank Woodychester1
Bakersfield, California
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I took my family here for some ice cream. I had never been to a Ghirardelli ice cream shop and I was so glad we went. I had pralines and cream in a chocolate & jimmies (sprinkles for those of you not east coast) dipped cone. I got the small but the cone was huge. The small was still a... More 

Thank mlaw1970
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Here they have a great selection of ice cream, sundaes, and shakes! I recommend choosing something to share with someone as they don't skimp on portion sizes or their prices. However, I don't think you can go wrong regardless of what you choose. They were busy the evening we went and the staff's faces definitely showed some stress but they... More 

Thank Jennifer T
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great visit to the Ghiradelli ice cream shop. Had the Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Banana split and both were great. The atmosphere was great and the shop is clean and decorated like you'd expect for an old time ice cream shop. If you are looking for ice cream, don't pass this one up.

Thank Jill T
Havelock, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Amazing ice cream creations and all the chocolate choices you could want! This place is a chocolate lover's dream and everything is so delicious! It's a tad pricey, but I think it's worth it as a special treat! A definite 'must see' in Coronado!

Thank Pam J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?