Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory in Ghirardelli Square San Francisco

Ghirardelli Square

Discover all there is to eat, see and do in Ghirardelli Square San Francisco

In the heart of San Francisco and Fisherman's Wharf lies Ghirardelli Square, home to some of the best chocolate made in the United States.

Ghirardelli Chocolate (the whole reason there is a square!) is a chocolate company dating back to the early 1800s. Domenico Ghirardelli, an Italian who landed in San Francisco by way of Peru, based his confectionary company in what is now Ghirardelli Square. After the company was relocated to San Leandro, a group of enterprising and far-seeing San Franciscans bought the property. It was reborn as a mixed use retail area, with restaurants and shops. The area does, of course, include many ways to consume the famous Ghirardelli Chocolate that made the zone famous.

Ghirardelli Square has National Historic Register status, ensuring that the area will remain the lively hub that it is today.

Ghirardelli sign in Ghirardelli square.

Things to Eat & Drink

There is something for every palate at Ghirardelli Square - just be sure to save room for chocolate!

Restaurants and bars include:

  • Waxman's and Waxman's Pizzeria
  • Bluxome St. Winery
  • Le Marais Bakery
  • Juice Shop
  • The Pub at Ghirardelli Square
  • Wattle Creek Winery
  • McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood & Steaks

For more information about the restaurants and bars available at Ghirardelli Square, including directions and hours, speak with our concierge. Since we're so close, you'll definitely have time to visit all the stores!

Ghirardelli sign in Ghirardelli square.

Things to See

Visit the original chocolate manufacturer in San Francisco, that offers options for the whole family.

At the Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop at 900 North Point Street in San Francisco, you'll find the original Ghirardelli chocolate manufacturing plant and the Ghirardelli Chocolate Marketplace - definitely not to be missed! Visit the Ghirardelli Chocolate website,, for more information, including hours and directions.

For those travelling with children, be sure to look into the Little Artistas. They offer arts, crafts and language classes, as well as community events. You can speak with our concierge for more information and help with scheduling.

Ghirardelli sign in Ghirardelli square.

Things to Do

With plentiful things to do in and around Ghirardehlli Square, why not investigate some of the shops located in the Square?

Shops include:

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  • Gigi+Rose
  • Helpers Bazaar
  • Jackson & Polk
  • Lola of North Beach
  • Mashka Jewelry
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For more information about stores, including hours and directions, please speak with our concierge. Being just a few blocks away means you'll have to make room for chocolate!