Ghirardelli Square

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

Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco is home to Ghirardelli Square, where you’ll find some of the best chocolate made in the United States. 

Ghirardelli Chocolate, a chocolate manufacturer dating to the early 1800s, is the heart of the area. Domenico Ghirardelli, an Italian man who landed in San Francisco by way of Peru, based his confectionary company in what is now Ghirardelli Square. After the company relocated to San Leandro, a group of entrepreneurial and historic-minded 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 gave the zone its name.

Things to Do

While visiting Ghirardelli Square, be sure to stop into the variety of shops around the square and in the different buildings. You might find the perfect gift here!

Shops include:

  • Vom Fass
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  • Gigi+Rose
  • Helpers Bazaar
  • Jackson & Polk
  • Lola of North Beach
  • Mashka Jewelry
  • Yap

For more information about stores, including hours and directions, speak with our concierge. Since we’re only a few short blocks away, you’ll definitely have time to visit all the stores!

Things to See

For those with a sweet tooth, be sure to include a visit to Ghirardelli Square and the original home of chocolate manufacturing in San Francisco.

At 900 North Point Street in San Francisco, you’ll find the Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, home of the original Ghirardelli chocolate manufacturing plant and the Ghirardelli Chocolate Marketplace – a spot 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 a Zoe concierge for more information and scheduling.

Things to Eat

From chocolate to wine to a delicious combination of the two, there is always something good on tap at Ghirardelli Square. Check out the variety of dining options, but save space for dessert!

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, please speak with a concierge at Hotel Zoe. Being only a short walk away means you’ll have to make time for chocolate!

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