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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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643 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
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Reviewed yesterday

Situated on 5th Avenue near G street. Has variety of ice creams, sundaes and shakes. Service is very prompt and outside seating is available.

Thank Yusuf M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location in the middle of the Gaslamp district to pop in for a scoop of awesome ice cream. Matching the same quality and variety of the original San Fran location this place is terrific. In addition to the ice cream counter you can also...More

Thank NormLWat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 10 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 1 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
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Restaurant Details

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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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