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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” (473 reviews)
“banana split” (22 reviews)
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116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank MarylisS1
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank kelliplansitall
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place with a history about home made ice cream. Well located, although not easy to park. Large variety of flavors and very delicious ice cream. I had the traditional old style served in a carton and since I was moving on thought it would...More

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 6 September 2018

When in Philadelphia do what all of us ice cream lovers do. Visit Franklin Fountain several times. The prices may seem a little high, but the portions and really big. The product is excellent.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Lots of flavors of ice cream along with a true soda fountain. Depending on the day of the week, the wait can seem long with patrons winding their way down the street. The line moves quick - know what you want when you get to...More

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The family was craving ice cream and this place was recommended as the best in Philly. We were not disappointed! Huge ice cream scoops, premium ingredient taste! Not to mention the adorable soda shop feel!

Thank Jekela
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews, we expected a long hot line. Surprisingly on a Saturday afternoon we had a very short wait. Ice cream is creamy and not overly sweet. The whipped cream is real! Hubby and I were surprised and delighted. Some commented on the...More

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The ice cream was great!! A little pricey but worth it. We had old fashioned ice cream sodas. It was the first one for my son and he loved it!! The wait was a little long as well but worth it.

Thank jeepn4
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I believe this is the best ice cream you will ever have, short of making it yourself at home. I live in the area so we come here often and between the 4 of us we have tried everything and are always more then satisfied....More

Thank familyofbugs
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Read about this and saw segment on Food network so it was on my list for long time. Went on a Friday night around 830am so the line was not too long. Waited about 10 mins and ordered milk shake with Peanut butter and Carmelized...More

Thank fespo7888
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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
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
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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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