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Franklin Fountain

116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
+1 215-627-1899
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sundae” (119 reviews)
“ice cream” (449 reviews)
“banana split” (22 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very creamy ice cream. Flavorful. For some reason the hot fudge sundaes come in Chinese food containers, but on the bright side this allows them to fit more ice cream inside. Love the old time vibes of the place. It's on the expensive side for...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this place many times. The ice cream is very delicious and never disappoints, but it's quite pricey (even a small is $5, and milkshakes or sundaes are $8 and up) and they only take cash.

Thank E S
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the one on Penns Landing, ice cream was OK, WAY over priced, and the clerk was very rude. Not worth it to me.

Thank BobTeague
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I'd read great things about Franklin Fountain and there's no question they serve quality ice cream, but the prices are exorbitant and the line out the door is long. Seating outside is limited and there are no accommodations made in terms of portion sizes for...More

Thank Derek F
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Went three times during a weekend trip, it's that good. I've eaten a lot of ice cream and this is possibly the best ever. Worth every minute of the wait.

Thank lpcannon
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Nice throw back ice cream parlor. Line was out the door, down the curb and when we made it inside we had another zig zag to do! No indoor seating. All seating was outside. They do have a WC, but it's hard to detect over...More

Thank JG717
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Nostalgia abounds in this place right down to the old cash register. Staff was pleasant and fairly quick. Ice cream is Ok, brownie was delicious, Ben and Jerry's has more taste but not the unique flavors. The sundaes were pricey for what you got. $32...More

Thank Snonut800
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Fabulous older style ice creams and sodas. The whole experience is fantastic along with their vintage decor. All time favorite and a must, must try is their Banana splits, just remember to share this as it's a huge size. A place to try even for...More

Thank travelofoodies
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The Franklin Fountain offers so many choices of ice cream and milk shakes. The staff are friendly and offer samples for those who find it difficult to chose from the many flavors. The portions are huge, pricy but worth it.

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 31 August 2017

If you are an ice cream lover, you will the old fashioned vibe of this ice cream parlor. The ice cream is fresh, plentiful and you'll feel like you're in a real ice cream parlor. Well worth the visit!

Thank MaraS2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-1899
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The Franklin Fountain aims to serve an experience steeped in ideals, drizzled with drollery, and sprinkled with the forgotten flavors of the American past.
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