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Bassetts Ice Cream

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51 N 12th St Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-925-4315
10:00 - 20:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time i go to the Reading market on a Saturday Morning with my expert on food (6 year old Max Phineas -my grandson) I know that the most important stop is Bassetts Ice Cream where he sits down with his double scoop of chocolate (Bassetts is Philly Style Ice Cream - no egg - which he is great for... More 

Thank samster396
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the wait in line and the price. There were multiple selections, but I'm a chocolate girl so I ordered, double chocolate chocolate chip. So good!

Thank sunshinephilly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the ice cream, my favorite is Raspberry Truffle. It is rich and creamy and worth every calorie, Local to Phila.

Thank thesuburbangirl
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Ahhh $5 for a scoop of ice cream…yikes! I didn’t pay attention to that when the kids were choosing their flavors. They seemed to really enjoy it…I tried a bite of each and it wasn’t anything spectacular.

Thank lilmissirish78
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What does genuine ice cream taste like? The kind that sweetened the gay 1890s and that sent the Doe Boys to Europe during WWl? You can discover it for yourself at Bassetts Ice Cream in historic, iconic Reading Terminal.

Thank William M
Frederick, Maryland
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293 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A lot of hype for this ice cream and yes, it WAS very creamy and probaby super high fat. We ordered a scoop of salted caramel with chocolate covered pretzel. The globs of caramel were really good but my husband and I both agreed that while the ice cream was very creamy, it had very little flavor. This was a... More 

Thank crocuslover
Indianapolis, Indiana
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This ice cream is amazing, and they do not skimp on the servings! They have lots of great flavors to pick from with all kinds of cones or you can get it in a bowl. This is a fantastic, refreshing treat!

Thank SES11
Williamstown, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I dream about this ice cream! The creamiest, most flavorful I have ever had. My favorite is the black cherry and chocolate together! Heaven in a bowl!!!

Thank dawnang612
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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258 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Oldest ice cream and they got it right the first time. Thus is the most premium ice cream you can buy.

Thank Larry K
Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The ice cream was delicious.Everyone was so friendly. I had the double scoop in a cup with the peanut sprinkles on the cone.I would definitely go there again.

Thank sweetpea1217

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th St Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-4315

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?