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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” (488 reviews)
“banana split” (21 reviews)
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116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You wait in line for quite some time, trying to figure out what you are ordering from a confusing menu, then you place and pay for your order, the people working there were not friendly. They weren't mean or anything, just indifferent to you. It...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank croker10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Vintage Atmosphere. Felt like i had stepped back in time. Lots of interesting ice cream creations. Got the "The Lightening Rod" sundae. Sundae was a large serving. It was 85 degrees out so as your would expect it was busy. Lined up outside the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank railwayjeff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a root beer float, the ice cream was very creamy. The employees were nice and knowledgeable. One and done

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dgcvgvmv
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

I have been here a few times. The ice cream is decent but not worth the walk across town and it is very expensive. Family of five with basic one scoop cups will hit $30. Add a cone or some other topping and the price...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 589ChristopherC
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

So delicious!! I get whirley berley and caramelized banana. The scoops are larger - about baseball sized. Such fun unconventional flavors. Came here with a friend several years ago and now in town for business and had to stop in!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Jess2impresss
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Super great made in premise ice cream. Sundaes are big!! Friendly staff. Made on premise fountain soda syrups in numerous flavors!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank trzcaddy
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

It seems to be crowded all the time and deservedly so!!! The place is well organized and they handle their many customers efficiently. The quality is top notch. Highly recommended 👍👍👍

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 800RichardS
Reviewed 17 October 2018

it was like going back in time. we had ice creamed served in the cutest little boxes. i had the salted caramel. the banana was excellent too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Becky Snella D
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Enticed by the website photos and descriptions, my husband and I went out of our way to sample the ice cream at Franklin Fountain on a recent Sunday and we were sorely disappointed. I salivated over photos of parfaits and sundaes served in tall glassware...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MarylisS1
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Franklin Fountain is like a step back in time! They are cash only, but there is an ATM next door if needed. They have many flavors of handmade ice creams (including some vegan flavors) and all the toppings (including fresh whipped cream). Sundaes, splits, sodas...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kelliplansitall
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Restaurant Details

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