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Franklin Fountain

116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
+1 215-627-1899
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“sundae” (112 reviews)
“ice cream” (394 reviews)
“banana split” (20 reviews)
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116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best ice cream out there! Heard about this place from the city tour, glad we went back to try it out.

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While one might think this venue has been around for decades, it was only opened in 2004. That said, it is a fantastic place for delicious, homemade ice cream! Try the Cape May Sea Salt Carmel....perfection!

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped at Franklin Fountain after a weekday Phillies game late April. Yes, they were open until midnight, and yes, there was small line at 11pm. Think about this for a minute, a line for ice cream at 11pm during the weekday in April. This...More

Thank Scot D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a great experience at the FF last nite...tremendous flavor selection and delicious ice cream. My wife got a chocolate sundae it was way more than she could possible eat. Portions were very generous. Unfortunately, price was also very generous. Small cone and a sundae...$16.

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a special trip to this renowned ice cream parlour and it was well worth it. The ice cream was absolutly delicious. The service was also good. I ordered a sundae without the brownie squares and the server gave me some for free afterwards!...More

Thank Mr--B2483
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you sit and eat at the Franklin Fountain, the ice-cream is beautifully presented, huge portions, it's expensive but worth it. But if you get a sundae to go, it's so much smaller for the same high price.

1  Thank Alex B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Ice cream shoppe located at the end of Market St serves wonderful ice-cream. The atmosphere is great, the staff very efficient and friendly. There is a large variety of flavors. Rather then cups the ice cream was served in Chinese food take out containers.

Thank erf621
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best ice cream -- totally worth the price and the wait in line. We went there 2 times during our 3-day stay in Philadelphia.

Thank Pinky777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quant ice cream shop in historic area close to Penn's Landing. We went after dinner in the early evening and there were lots of families there enjoying the outdoor seating. Has old fashioned vibe inside with friendly, young staff. Unique flavors such as carrot cake...More

Thank Jane V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect place to stop for a snack after touring Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross house, and Elfreth Alley. The ice cream portions are generous, and the floats are delicious. There is not any seating inside so be sure to visit on a...More

Thank mbtitus11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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.