This place is cracking! They have the best chocolate in the world! I live near there and I always go there to buy chocolate and they are located in Ghirardelli square which is beautiful. I really love how they hand out free chocolate. They have ice cream there and their earth quake ice cream is delicious!
We love the Square! We've been visiting this spot since my dog was a puppy! I used to take him here to help socialize him in his youth. Lots of friendly tourists coochie-cooing mainly because they miss their own dogs back home.\r <br> \r <br>Let's give more stars to the Square! We love the street performers, and then a giant Earthquake Sunday from the Ghirardelli Ice Cream store nearby.\r <br> \r <br>Ahh, summer!
While in SF on a business trip, I decided to go to Ghirardelli square, on the recommendation of a friend. Boy, am I glad I did! Maybe it was the rain keeping business at a minimum, but everyone seemed glad to see me. The people at the various shops were friendly, courteous and helpful. In particular, I enjoyed going to the Marche on the Square, where I got a lovely bottle of wine. Brian, the owner, was very nice to me. I would highly recommend his restaurant (which is attached to the market) for an evening out.\r <br>\r <br>I was looking for the somewhat offbeat, historic and friendly San Fran you always see in movies. I found it in Ghirardelli square. :-)
I went here during Christmas Time, and had a blast. It has a small cozy feeling to which makes you want to go there every year. The chocalote is amazing, but it seems as though the square has its own qualities which match the supurb chocolate's....trust me, must do in San Francisco.
Typical tourist trap, but one you should try out. Chocolate is great, some fun stors, but this visit it appeared that there were more empty spaces than usual. My favorite fountain is in the square, and its an easy walk from Fisherman's Wharf and the cable car turn around.