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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” (121 reviews)
“ice cream” (452 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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1 - 10 of 708 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We waited about 30 minutes in line. The ice cream was good. There were many options like sundaes, shacks, phosphates, malts and such. Not sure if I'd wait in line like that again.

Thank Jonnyjetprop
Reviewed 6 days ago

really a neat place people dressed in old fashion clothing ice cream off the hook but the lines are long shorter in the day

Thank NewJerseyTommy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old-fashionedness may be fake, but the ice cream is real and delicious. The line wasn't so bad on a warm Friday night. I had the peach, it was clearly house-made and fresh. A little expensive but worth it, if you care about quality. Portion...More

Thank D K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked here late one evening -they are open until midnight. Friendly fast service. Cash only. I was alone so couldn't indulge in the tempting sundae options. Chose their featured flavor of carrot cake in a cone and one scoop is huge. Absolutely great, one of...More

Thank Merritt H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hipsters in handlebars selling overpriced ice cream and drinks in Olde City. You're better off getting your ice cream fix at Haagen-Dazs on South St.

1  Thank Jesse D
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

On a visit to Philly on St Patrick’s day, we went in for an ice cream. The ice cream was perfect even on a cool March afternoon.

Thank craigtaunya
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Upon opening the door, I was greeted by a soda jerk dressed in white with a bow tie clearly emulating a soda jerk, the floor of the shop was intricately tiled, the ceiling was cladded in tin...but to get to the real business at hand...I...More

Thank attyjpm
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The ice cream is great. The ambiance is fun. The staff is friendly. I enjoy that they have vegan ice cream. Last evening I had lavender flavored (tastes like a coconut milk base). There were dozens of flavors offered and a wide variety of flavors....More

Thank Ed11225
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Recommended by a colleague and so glad I made the trip. Amazing range of ice cream with vintage charm. The queue moves quickly and if you are looking for a seat one generally comes up quickly as the turnaround is fast.

Thank Paula A
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Happened to be walking past Franklin Fountain when the 4th of July parade came by. Got a root beer float which was a bit pricey, but well worth it.The ice cream was very good. As it was parade day outside seating was had at a...More

Thank Huskies74
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Restaurant Details

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