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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 14 November 2017 via mobile

I really didn’t want to spend $12 on an ice cream sundae but since I was on vacation I splurged. After eating the sundae I was no longer upset at the money I spent. I ate every drop and yes, it was delicious.

Thank DreaLovesToTravel
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Chocolate and ice cream, pretty much says it all. The shakes and sundaes are a bit expensive but large portions and so good. This was a short walk from our hotel with easy access. Fun place to stop when in town

Thank MooreFun295
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A must stop if you love chocolate, ice cream or both. Always seems to be busy but staff are very organized and the line moves quickly. Great place to stop for a treat.

Thank travelgal084
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Each year or so when we come to San Diego, this is a "must visit" place for ice cream sundaes. They are a bit "over the top" but delicious and good to share with someone.

Thank David_Sabael
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Clean, fast service and great tasting deserts. Portions are huge. The treasure island was very good.

Thank Oren W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I just ordered the good ole fashioned sundae and it was delightful. Sometimes you just need ice cream for lunch and they have lots of options. Can't go wrong. Service here is great and the staff is so friendly.

Thank cindymahn
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We had one night in the Gas lamp district in San Diego. Finished off the evening with delicious dessert from Ghiardelli. Definite must stop!

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Sundaes are amazing, definitely should try Crissy Field. Helpful staff, cozy place, great idea for a date or family time

Thank Влад М
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I've only been to Ghirardelli in San Francisco, but the San Diego location didn't disappoint. It's basically the same offer of awesome ice-cream and chocolate treats. A lot of calories, but who cares!!

Thank 4everNYC
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Rich Hot Fudge on vanilla ice cream and on a banana split. Walking up 5th Ave for ice cream...before dinner, mmmm.

Thank Brad4242
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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