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Ghirardelli Square

Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square

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Ghirardelli Square is the quintessential shopping experience for anyone with a sweet tooth and a penchant for high-end style. Located at the west side of Fisherman's Wharf and only one block from the beach and Hyde cable car stop, Ghirardelli Square hosts over 40 specialty stores, and is one of San Francisco's most decadent shopping attractions.

Italian chocolatier Domingo Ghirardelli and his company's rich history began in San Francisco in 1852. At Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop in the Clock Tower building, you can marvel at the chocolate-making equipment, indulge in a sundae, and purchase some world-famous chocolates.

The square also runs the gamut in fine dining, hosting a 50s-style diner, seafood restaurant, Vietnamese cuisine, and American-style bar and grill. Cellar 360 is a wine country style restaurant with a broad selection of wines and wine-focused foods, while Wattle Creek Winery's tasting room allows you to sample all of its award-winning and limited release wines. You can also dine delicately on Kara's Cupcakes or savor an English-style afternoon tea at the delectable Crown and Crumpet.

Find the perfect scent at Elizabeth W. or admire the woodworking at One of a Kind, and treat yourself to a unique hand-crafted souvenir. If you're feeling guilty, release your inner philanthropist at Helpers' Bazaar. The charitable boutique is bursting with vintage finds, all in the name of sartorial perfection while providing aid for the mentally disabled.

Attraction Information

  • Hours:
  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop: Sunday through Thursday: 9am to 11pm, Friday and Saturday: 9am to 12am
  • Fountain opens at 10am
  • Other hours vary; check with individual store/restaurant
  • Admission:
  • Free
  • Metro Stop:
  • Muni bus 30: exit Ghirardelli Square
  • Cable Car: Powell-Mason line to turnaround at Beach and Hyde Streets
  • Contact:
  • Location: 900 North Point St., San Francisco, CA
  • Phone: 415-775-5500
  • Website:
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