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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

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660 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1055
+1 831-373-0997
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

$70 for two hot chocolates, two banana splits, a chocolate fudge sundae, an icecream with sprinkles and I dont even know what name was lent to the ice cream indulgence ordered by the final child in our party. Expensive, decadent, but a holiday treat. The chocolates in the shop were very tasty, especially the salted caramel creams. The terrace had... More 

Thank WanderingHK
Red Bluff, California
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is like every other Ghiradelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop ~ but if you like hot chocolate and it is a cold day - this will warm you up and delight your sweet tooth. A good place to bring the grandchildren for something fun to make the day a little extra special.

Thank kimnoreen
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240 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But didn't enjoy the hard sell. After telling the employee we were just looking around she continued to tell us the special offers etc. Maybe I was just tired after a long drive.... anything you could want in a chocolate store was there. Even had tables and chairs to sit and enjoy ice cream and other goodies

Thank JVLD
Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organized, great service and yummy food. Will go there again. Ice creams and Coffees with real ingredients.

Thank retiredpigiron133
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201 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

What I say about this Ghirardelli cafe must hold true of any (or most) Ghirardelli locations. If you are looking for really tasty and thick hot chocolate with cream, this is the place to be at. If you are looking for a place to have tasty and thick chocolate shake, this is the place. And if you want chocolate ice... More 

Thank Domrcpl
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

great views and good taste. We tried drinking chocolate as well as banana split, both of them worth trying.

Thank Nikos T
Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Its hard to resist the wonderful smell of chocolate wafting out of this shop, so we stopped for sundaes. The menu wasn't terribly clear and the cashier wasn't interested in being helpful. She just wanted to keep the line moving. We initially ordered to go but thought it best to sit and enjoy the treat. My friend who ordered first... More 

Thank Julia B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of great ice cream treats to choose from and they all tasted good. The prices are definitely a little high, but we got fairly big servings for the price and couldn't have eaten more. The kids liked the free chocolate samples that they were handing out.

Thank keipem
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Enjoy a San Francisco Classic in Monterey. Delicious ice cream treats and chocolates right on Cannery Row. The quality is excellent and they have portions that are perfect for sharing among your group.

Thank Shari C
Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Ok ignore the price, if your coming here its not to buy on a budget. This is a must for any chocolate lovers for a need to eat ice cream. For me a nice coffee after helped wash it all down. If its warm try to get a seat out side where you can enjoy the view of the sea... More 

Thank iwells6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1055
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-0997

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?