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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” (120 reviews)
“ice cream” (452 reviews)
“banana split” (22 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned about this place from a travel show.I ordered the "seasonal" eggnog ice cream. What a disappointment!I was thinking it would be rich tasting but it was very bland. In addition, it had specks of orange which made me feel I should be eating...More

Thank nina T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ginger ice cream was delicious, with chunks of tangy ginger. The shop seems to have been transported directly from the 1920s, very quaint and authentic. Cash only.

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

All year round this place has a long line to order their terrific home homemade ice creams. They have a large assortment of flavors and all kinds of toppings. But be aware that this doesn’t come cheap at about $8 a cup. Don’t bring your...More

Thank Lsbtravel1
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Yummy and high in calories. This place is not for someone who is on a diet...LOL>>> Just pick your flavor and enjoy the experience.

Thank lovetotravel915
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The ice cream was good. Nothing amazing but solid. However the staff and the store is phenomenal. Amazing vibe, old school, friendly, fun. I absolutely recommended it as much for the experience as the ice cream.

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Like any trendy place you can find it by the line that usually reaches out to market street. The line moves quickly and the ice cream is worth the wait. The ice cream alone is great but you can also get other ice cream items...More

Thank Rob5006
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We made a special visit after a dinner in the area and we pleased with the varieties of ice cream and speedy process to ordering and paying. I would say the ice cream is good and worth a visit on a trip to Philly and...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

For breakfast...why yes! Delicious ice cream sundaes from colonial time. The lightning bolt sundae was no joke! Coffee ice cream, coffee beans, white chocolate, and fudge I tried to hide from my chubby eating partner.

Thank Kaje20
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped by here for dessert. Late afternoon- no line. Diner is decorated vintage. Very cute! I am not an ice cream fan by rued the ginger ice cream in a sugar cone. I was impressed! Very tasty! My daughter loved hers...More

Thank kimmysue42
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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