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Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop Restaurant Review: A giant neon marquee welcomes guests into this indulgent world where chocolate lovers unite for sweet treats. Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop dishes out a variety of ice cream sundaes as well as individual scoops in chocolate-dipped waffle cones or sugar cones. Ice cream floats, shakes and malts, and chocolate items like brownies, cookies and chocolate-covered strawberries also please. Candies line the shelves --- tempters like nonpareils, chocolate-covered almonds and sea salt caramel squares. Kids big and small alike go for this playful, lit-up sugar palace, a bustling spot in the Gaslamp.