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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)
Opens in 3 min
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring cash as they don’t accept anything else. This place is delicious and I highly recommend it. Believe it or not my favorite part was the homemade whipped cream made with milk from Lancaster county. Amazing!

Thank EAaroundtheWorld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cash only old time soda fountain and ice cream parlor has great flavors and quick service. Next time I will bring more cash.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As seen in TV, it‘s a great location, in the old style, like at Franklin‘s times. Loved the tasty ice cream and the Lincoln mint sundae ice was sooooo good and sooo big!! You have to try it, seriously!!

Thank Sguizzarelli D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the salted caramel ice cream, which was absolutely delicious! The shop has a wonderful old-time "soda fountain" feel, and I was so surprised to see a Lime Rikey on the menu. Ordered one of those, and it was wonderfully "limey." Will definitely visit again.

Thank justlis67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome little find while in philly! Cutest old fashioned soda pop shop, like stepping back in time! Had the broken hearts sundae and it was to die for! My kids had the mint sundae and it was fabulous! The homemade ice cream was delish!

Thank Star B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going at night, know to have patience the lines are always long- but it the best place to have to wait in line. The atmosphere takes you back in time, to the simpler days. The ice creams sundaes are the BEST- I...More

Thank xcountrychamp27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go to Franklin Fountain 116 Market Street . Not Franklin Ice Cream Bar. 112 Market Street. It’s Home made ice cream served in a unique authentic atmosphere. Classic place. Excellent ice cream. Definitely worth the stop. Lines can be long at times but it moves...More

Thank gcbuilds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there on a weekday morning, that's why no long queue was visible. Did some research and found out that the place was not that old but I will give them A for effort. The staff was dress on a turn of the century...More

Thank TheBambino03
Reviewed 19 April 2018

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
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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
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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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