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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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“ice cream” (461 reviews)
“banana split” (22 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
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Reviewed yesterday

Long line out the door but worth the wait. There are table/chairs outside. Variety of flavors. My husband had a maple walnut shake which he loved. I had a scoop of the ginger ice cream and WOW it was so creamy and ample amount of...More

Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed a coke float and a Ladies Choice float which consisted of peach ice cream with raspberry mix. The LD float was delicious. The mixture of peach and raspberry made a great flavor. The prices are a little higher than other places but...More

Thank avmccall
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the mount Vesuvius ice cream and it’s really good. I think this is one of their best selling ice creams there and it’s definitely worth a try. It’s not cheap but you can share one as it’s a really good size!

Thank Travelling_Choconut
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s all about the experience at Franklin Fountain. Be sure to arrive early in the day before the line goes around the corner. Service is quick and many flavors. There are outside tables and some indoor seating.

Thank bethannez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was staying at a nearby hotel and wanted some ice cream. The front desk staff recommended this place as it was one of the oldest ice cream shops in Philly. There was a line outside the door of this quaint looking shop. I ordered...More

Thank Arankaglenn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usually I don’t want ice cream on a cold rainy spring day, but I’m so glad I said yes! Creamier than regular ice cream, somehow their secret “base” delivers this exceptional confection. Any ice cream is good on a hot day, but I was wowed...More

1  Thank Alice H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long queues but worth the wait. Bewildering choice of flavours but everything we tried tasted good. Beware; small size is more like a British large!

1  Thank maida22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure how my wife found out about this place, but we are glad she did! When we drove up, the line was outside the door, but ten minutes later we had ordered and were eating our ice cream. Obviously, the place is very...More

Thank jdkittrell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw this on a travel show so decided to try the famous root beer float (and ignore the fact that I was going to pay for eating dairy). I didn't love it. Maybe it's just not my thing. We were lucky we came when...More

Thank misanthropicdreamer
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Bring a wallet full of cash here. They don't take card and the ice cream is expensive, but SO WORTH IT. It is absolutely delicious. It has a great location with enough outdoor seating, near Penn's Landing. My husband and I both loved our milkshake...More

Thank Emily M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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 - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 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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