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Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Ghirardelli Square

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  • Andrea B.
    "Having a dessert in Ghirardelli is a must do"(18 Tips)
    Emiliy M.
    "Grab your free chocolate sample and visit the other stores."(6 Tips)
    Katie C.
    "Free samples in the chocolate shop!"(6 Tips)
    Mateus P.
    "Try the Ocean Beach Sundae and know what love is about."(24 Tips)
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  • Danielle E.
    Danielle EbsteinNovember 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a cocktail at Waxmans and sit outside, grab a free sample at 1 of 3 Ghirardelli shops, grab a beer in the lagunitas beer garden, or peruse an etsy art pop up shop in the old warehouse!
  • Diana M.
    Diana MirakyanJune 6, 2016
    A very nice square to spend some time with friends. You can buy some chocolate, eat or drink something, it's really a very pleasant place
  • MSK ♡.
    MSK ♡July 3, 2012
    I loved the Nud hill with extra espresso shot!!! But tbh their Cashiers are the worst ;( N their service doesn't qualify their big reputation! I hope they train them to be more professional
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HaugheySeptember 24, 2013
    Don't get stuck in tourists traps. Head here at night, grab your pricey ice cream cone from the chocolate shop (mint chocolate chip is my fave) and head to bleachers by the bay. Great view
  • Sherry S.
    Sherry ShularJuly 29, 2016
    Awesome place!! They make fresh chocolate everything!! They give you fresh samples. And you can buy it right there!!Fun place.
  • N ~.
    N ~January 25, 2016
    Must-visit place. Daytime or nighttime it will always be a beautiful spot to spend some time. I would recommend this place anytime between late afternoon and sunset.
  • Ginny W.
    Ginny W.April 8, 2014
    If you are riding the cable car later, get the ticket first! There is a 10% off coupon for Ghirardelli on the back.
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    If you're in the mood for something sweet (specifically chocolate) the spot for you is Ghirardelli Square. You will for sure get your sweet tooth fix here.
  • Steve O.
    Steve OatneyJanuary 28, 2014
    Hot fudge sundaes are great most everywhere, but here they seem just a tad bit better. Nice little shopping area with boutique shops throughout the interesting old factory's complex.
  • Sher M.
    Sher Marie GNovember 13, 2015
    Settled on this place for lunch and newbies to the area! Quick pleasant service spicy fish sandwich and fried pickles were our choices...and drinks of course
  • Bethany L.
    Bethany Luck-HutsonAugust 6, 2014
    Lola North Shore is a fabulous little boutique with great San Francisco souvenirs and wonderful, unique, entertaining gifts for all ages.
  • Steven M.
    Steven MansillaDecember 9, 2015
    Is you are looking for some place where eat the best dessert on San Francisco, this is the place, the chocolate is awesome‼️ I love it❤️
  • UpOut Events
    UpOut EventsMay 5, 2016
    Ghirardelli Square hosts the 11th Annual Uncorked Wine Festival featuring top-tier wineries, a Lagunitas garden, live music & entertainment, and craft fair and local food for sale. Sat, 5/7 Read more
  • Melay M.
    Melay MNovember 27, 2015
    I loved ghirardelli shop we order ice cream The hot fudge was amazing and The hot chocolate great for The chilly weather
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CoronaNovember 30, 2015
    Is a small mall where you can see from the outside the ghirardelli factory. Do not forget to taste the milkshakes and the chocolates!
  • Emiliy M.
    Emiliy MarinoSeptember 12, 2014
    A good place to visit once. It tends to be packed with tourists. Grab your free chocolate sample and visit the other stores.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MorelandApril 16, 2016
    One of my favorite spots to hit up. Make sure to get to both ghiradelli stores in the square to get free chocolate.
  • Anna M.
    Anna MartiusOctober 5, 2014
    Ice is very sweet, too much for my taste, bit the view is perfect. Also not to forget the dark chocolate with see salt caramel
  • Paul N.
    Paul NarsavageDecember 11, 2010
    For some chocolate, ice cream, coffee, or hot cocoa... skip the long line at the front ice cream shop, and head to the back to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop & Caffe.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WickhamFebruary 26
    Great views, a lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon watching the world go by
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatJanuary 10, 2016
    Go get the chocolate fudge sundea. The real chocolate fudge tastes awesome
  • Ty P.
    Ty PetersonAugust 12, 2014
    The Treasure Island Sundae is a must buy! The brownie inside just makes it that much tastier and satisfying!
  • Westfield S.
    Get a taste of the city’s colorful history with a free animated 3D light spectacular under the dome at Westfield San Francisco Centre daily starting at 5pm through July 7, 2013!
  • Guy C.
    Guy CarpenterJuly 6, 2013
    Go in, get your free ghirardelli square, then buy what you want at Walgreens for 50% less. They don't make the chocolate there so it's rather pedantic.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LeAugust 31, 2015
    Super lively! Obviously there are sweet shops and ice cream on every corner but the views are great too.
  • Paulina S.
    Paulina SerranoNovember 3, 2016
    Is always great to have an ice-cream in this place! Try the Sundaes but I will recommend to share sometimes.
  • Westfield S.
    Come rock through the decades of San Francisco history in our free 3D light spectacular at Westfield San Francisco Centre on 865 Market Street starting at 5pm daily through September 3, 2012
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJuly 29, 2012
    Try the The Strike It Rich - Nice the "Expediter/Mgr" gave us a free sunday because they made an error. Thanks!
  • (RED)
    (RED)December 2, 2011
    Ghirardelli Square just turned (RED) for World AIDS Day. Join us in helping to deliver an AIDS Free Generation by 2015. - www.2015QUILT.com
  • Ergin E.
    Ergin EroğluSeptember 8, 2015
    Perfect place to lay on grass and enjoy sun with beautiful view of Golden Gate Bridge
  • Emilio M.
    Emilio MartínezAugust 14, 2014
    It's a touristy place, and it can get really crowded during weekends. People make long lines for ice cream, but I recommend trying the Kara's Cupcakes better.
  • Fi V.
    Fi VeiNovember 9, 2015
    A beautiful place, all related with chocolate. Don forget to make a stop at Ghirardelli marketplace.
  • Venkatesh H.
    Venkatesh HodavdekarSeptember 10, 2014
    You can't go wrong with this place. Get a to go order on the second floor if you want to avoid the rush.
  • D
    DMay 26, 2015
    Vanilla sandwiched by cookies and cream ice cream with fudge and chocolate chip cookies
  • Viviana Jaque T.
    Viviana Jaque TrejoMarch 5, 2014
    It's no more a factory, so if you want to know more about Ghirardelli, this is not the right place. However, they give you some coupons to buy ice cream if you go and ask for the tour trip ;)
  • Darren C.
    Darren CassidyJanuary 5, 2015
    Love this area. Best date spot. Take her down to the water after and then to fishermans warf for dinner. Slam dunk
  • Jamie F.
    Jamie FarmerSeptember 2, 2012
    Make sure you go to the chocolate store and pick up a free sample, delicious!!
  • Eric N.
    Eric NewellFebruary 6, 2013
    They now have a spicy hot fudge Sunday. It was very good. Give it a try!
  • Medasset
    MedassetJuly 23, 2015
    The Ghirardelli Square fountain (Ruth Asawa, 1968) outside the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company shop features a mermaid seated on sea turtles.
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LehmanAugust 24, 2014
    Free chocolate sample at every entrance. If you walk in to all of the stores and go in circles enough you can have your fill for free. :-)
  • Abhishek K.
    Abhishek KarMarch 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Can be very crowded. Go on a weekday. Get the sundae with the brownie
  • Lydia U.
    Lydia UnicørnSeptember 21, 2014
    The Sundaes are sooooo good. Share with someone, one is good for two.
  • Candice M.
    Candice MartinJune 6, 2013
    Try the chocolate ice cream in a chocolate covered wafer cone killer food
  • Nadia T.
    Nadia ThinksMarch 31, 2015
    If you want ice cream, order one scoop. They'll give you three anyway
  • Bre R.
    Bre RozApril 14, 2015
    They will give you a free chocolate if you stop in the Candy store!
  • Candid Cuisine
    Candid CuisineJune 25, 2015
    Chilly weather in SF? Grab a hot chocolate at Ghirardelli
  • Mike M.
    Mike MartinJune 2, 2015
    The sundaes are huge. Share with a friend or two!
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJuly 29, 2012
    Try the The Gold Rush - FREE! I swear I did "suggest" I get a FREE SUNDAE, it just happened...
  • Secil S.
    Secil SansevenJuly 7, 2016
    Their ice creams are too big for one person. I liked the one with chocolate, didn't like the vanilla.
  • Ronni
    RonniJanuary 8, 2016
    It was alright, cool to see the chocolate being churned, otherwise nothing much. They give you a piece of chocolate on the way in
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.March 13, 2011
    Reminds me a lot of Georgetown, in Washington, DC. Cute shops, kinda touristy. Good place to bring a first date.
  • Hugo A.
    Hugo AmézquitaApril 5, 2015
    Any option is a great experience! Love everything:-)
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    Salt & Chocolate goodness is found here http://sf.travelivery.com
  • Samyak S.
    Samyak ShahAugust 5, 2013
    Try out every ice cream, if you can. You won't regret!!
  • Click P.
    Click PaidMay 1, 2013
    This is a MUST see for any chocolate lover who visits San Francisco! http://clickpaid.com
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJuly 29, 2012
    Try the The Gold Rush - FREE! I swear I did not "suggest" I should get a FREE SUNDAE, it just happened...
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzMarch 9, 2015
    Great place to visit, have ghirardelli ice cream or wine tasting at creek winery
  • Tim
    TimOctober 28, 2015
    Lots of shops, restaurants, chocolate and great view
  • Eric N.
    Eric NelsonJanuary 27, 2015
    Nicely arranged chocolate shop. Ice cream bar too. 10% off coupon available in tourist guides.
  • C B.
    C BaileyJune 30, 2015
    Some awesome little shops and the smell of fresh chocolate
  • Taija A.
    Taija AguirreOctober 2, 2011
    Early bird gets the free parking (only 4 parking spaces 72hr limit) on front of the Maritime Swim Club!
  • Trevor N.
    Trevor NashleanasMay 22, 2012
    A unique area with unimpressive shops. Stop by if you're in the area, but don't go out of your way
  • Adam B.
    Adam BurrellJuly 17, 2015
    So many treasures. Check out the cupcake shop.
  • Showtime Network
    Showtime NetworkNovember 8, 2011
    Bay Area HOMELAND fans: Think you can beat a polygraph? Find our surveillance van near Ghirardelli Square (West Plaza) on 11/7,1PM-6PM, and test your powers of deception!
  • David
    DavidMay 13, 2015
    Free chocolate sample and view of the aquatic park
  • Mateus P.
    Mateus PeixotoMarch 10, 2015
    Try the Ocean Beach Sundae and know what love is about.
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJuly 24, 2012
    Try the The Gold Rush - FREE! I swear I did imply I wanted a FREE SUNDAE, it just happened...
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KimDecember 1, 2011
    A must-do for tourists. But beware of the crushing crowds, especially on good-weather weekends.
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CainJune 22, 2016
    See where the great chocolate company started it all. Also! Free samples when you walk in!!
  • Christine Z.
    Definitely skip the big Ghirardelli store and head to the Caffe. Much quieter, fewer lines, and no wait for ice cream!
  • Evolution Fresh
    Evolution FreshOctober 9, 2012
    No nutrients were harmed in the making of this juice. Come by our booth and try some of our juice!
  • Yolanda C.
    Yolanda CNovember 3, 2013
    Free ghirardelli squares taste better than any chocolate you may purchase <3
  • Amy L.
    Amy LaiJanuary 3, 2015
    If you love Ghirardelli then this is the place.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CAugust 11, 2014
    Hungry or full, get a sundae. Can't come to San Francisco without having one.
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas StangaJuly 1, 2013
    Stop by the concierge booth for a 10% off discount at the chocolate marketplace.
  • Norman B.
    Norman BenitoNovember 28, 2012
    Be sure to visit each shop for Free chocolate samples.
  • Exploratorium
    ExploratoriumJanuary 11, 2013
    Make your own icing/ chocolate syrup/ Frosting Fractal! Read more
  • Behrooz R.
    Behrooz RabieeAugust 27, 2014
    Too sweet and too big! Seriously, you can't finish one item easily! But overall great experience!
  • Allison D.
    Allison DeVaneDecember 24, 2011
    Sundaes are awesome! Get the specialty ones
  • JJ V.
    JJ VenturiniFebruary 16, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Great for tourists. Chocolate, food & wine. Need anything else?
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJuly 24, 2012
    Try the The Strike It Rich - FREE! Or was that the other one?
  • M T.
    M TMarch 21, 2015
    If you are chocolate lover then try Midnight reverie
  • Di U.
    Di UrrutiaAugust 16, 2013
    Try the Lombard street hot cocoa.... Awesome and fun
  • Maria R.
    Maria RiofrioSeptember 6, 2013
    Chocolate floats are the best!!
  • JJ V.
    JJ VenturiniOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Chocolate is pretty good. Belgian chocolate obviously better
  • Joseph W.
    Joseph WrightFebruary 28, 2016
    The hot fudge sundae is good & good
  • Penny Claire F.
    Penny Claire FagarangFebruary 21, 2014
    Hot fudge with some butterscotch, please!
  • Finella Jianna V.
    Magical place. Brings me back to my childhood. :)
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HensonMay 13, 2012
    they now have a ghirardelli ice cream place in the mall downtown
  • Kristy C.
    Kristy CarnegieMarch 17, 2013
    Chocolate n try the wine tasting @ Wattle Creek Winery :) ⚓
  • Renee F.
    Renee FreemanMay 28, 2016
    They specialized my ice cream with warm cookie mmmm
  • Harold R.
    Harold RodríguezMay 19, 2013
    It was just amazing, beautiful place.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HortmanMay 31, 2012
    Eat the chocolate before your wife does!
  • Christina HyunJung J.
    Christina HyunJung JungJanuary 30, 2015
    I like this place....So sweet and so nice .. I want to go right now@@@@ Haha
  • Erik C.
    Erik CoxJanuary 1, 2016
    Come for the chocolate festival in September.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BosworthApril 1, 2016
    Grab your free chocolate when you walk in the door
  • Lori K.
    Lori KoberMay 19, 2012
    Take a seat and enjoy the sweet freesia fragrance near the One Of A Kind store
  • Mazanin F.
    Mazanin FJune 21, 2015
    Best sundae ever!
  • Stacy S.
    Stacy SmallJune 25, 2010
    The dark hot chocolate w whipped cream is decadent and delicious. Perfect warm up on a chilly day!
  • Aleksandra B.
    Aleksandra BelousovaAugust 10, 2014
    Waffle cone :) just work
  • Mabel O.
    Mabel O.October 2, 2016
    Vale aproveitar o passeio junto com a região de Fisherman's Wharf. Estava hospedada lá do lado e fui várias vezes pela proximidade, mas é um passeio rápido e não tem nada muito incrível.
  • Leonardo R.
    Leonardo RodriguezNovember 5, 2015
    Tienen que probar el helado Ocean Beach!!! es el helado mas rico que he probado, no lo dejen pasar un helado alcanza para dos personas.
  • Jorge P.
    Jorge PadillaSeptember 8, 2015
    Un lugar donde era la fabrica de estos famosos chocolates por la noche se e preciosa con el contorno lleno de luces ahora es mas un centro comercial pero no dejes de probar el chocolate caliente
  • Karen M.
    Karen Matos PeñaSeptember 10, 2016
    Buennnn. Helado y para conpartir sin quedarte corto.. Vez el mar y encima hay mas ti3ndas para pasear. 10 setiembre. 2016 feriade chocolate todo lo que puedas comer
  • Natasha N.
    Natasha NoMarch 14, 2016
    Shopping center que eu ñ curto, eu prefiro ir direto passear no Wharf, que é um daqueles lugares turísticos, mas fazer o q?Sente num dos bancos da praça pra curtir as primeiras visões da Golden Gate
  • Edgar M.
    Edgar MontesNovember 27, 2016
    Bueno es difícil pero todo es recomendable aquí, d este la plaza en si ya que es hotel, hay tiendas locales así como sus famosos chocolates mega ricos mmmhhh
  • Karen M.
    Karen Matos PeñaSeptember 10, 2016
    Buennnn. Helado y para conpartir sin quedarte corto.. Vez el mar y encima hay mas ti3ndas para pasear. 10 setiembre. 2016 feriade chocolate todo lo que puedas comer.
  • Fran I.
    Lindo paseo para los amantes de Ghirardelli. Si no me equivoco en la fábrica antigua reformada con varios locales. Muy lindo.
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田November 12, 2016
    Entre numa das lojinhas de chocolate, e experimente as amostras grátis! As outras lojas do complexo são bem bacanas e merecem uma visita
  • Tiberio C.
    Tiberio CastilloMay 6, 2013
    la fabrica de chocolates quiza es un must, pero no dejar de visitar los demas locales, en el kuletos se veia interesante el menu
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RibeiroSeptember 1, 2014
    É uma antiga fábrica de chocolates que foi revitalizada e agora abriga diversas lojas, inclusive vende os chocolates Ghirardelli
  • Christian V.
    El chocolate clásico siempre vale la pena. Están remodelando el café principal y el servicio en la otra tienda es lento y poca disponibilidad de mesas.
  • Jorge M.
    Jorge MartinezFebruary 24, 2016
    Chocolate delicioso y la tarifa más baja para estacionar tu auto todo el dia!! 35 dólares 12 horas
  • tasteeverything
    tasteeverythingApril 19, 2016
    Si quieres llevar un souvenir, Lola es la tienda, ubicads dentro de la plaza. Terraza muy amena, mucha gente.
  • Rosa V.
    Rosa V.November 13, 2015
    El chocolate caliente y granos de café con chocolate !!!!!
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