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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%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

this is a fun place to go especially with friends. The atmosphere is good. Ice cream is great. We went later in the evening time.

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I was disappointed. I ordered a single scoop of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge. Simple right? Then she asked me if I wanted whip cream and a cherry. Simple question but did not tell me it was extra. Lame! Not going back.

Thank Amy E
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Decadent ice cream deserts. This is a great spot for families, or just a person looking for a great treat.

Thank CMFN4
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We stopped off here one evening on the way back to our hotel. We both had double scoop ice creams, mine in a pottle and my wife's in a cone with sprinkles. Both were top quality ice creams packed with flavour that left you wanting...More

Thank BagmanNZ
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Old fashioned ice cream shop. A must for pretty much everyone-kids, families, couples. Cute glass dishes, delicious floats and sundaes.

Thank elena k
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The ice cream was not spectacular. I wasn't all that impressed. I had a black cherry hot fudge sundae and it was okay, not really worth the price tag. I had a coupon for a free chocolate bar.

Thank tinagd2017
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Great ice cream desserts. Could not resist twice this week after dinner. Soooo good. Cones and sundaes both terrific. Not cheap, but worth it.

Thank David V
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We were surprised with a chocolate square with a creamy filling as we entered the store. What a treat! We ordered rocky road in a cone and the flavor and consistency was absolutely mouth watering. The store reminds me of an old-fashion ice cream parlor...More

Thank nomoroy
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Located right in the heart of SD and the smell of chocolate instantly hits you when you walk in. Free samples are in good supply and the shakes are amazing - can be quite sickly if you get a large one but service was quick...More

Thank WillMarks
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for ice cream on the spur of the moment after dinner with friends. Service was quick. Sundaes were delicious!

Thank LotsaTraveling
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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 - 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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