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Franklin Fountain

116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
+1 215-627-1899
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sundae” (113 reviews)
“ice cream” (403 reviews)
“banana split” (20 reviews)
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116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Franklin Fountain is listed in almost every tourism book about Philadelphia. It has been featured on travel television, and is well known for great ice cream. There is a line out the door almost all year! (Seriously, I saw a line out the door in...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We passed Franklin Fountain on our first day in Philly and there was a bit of a queue so we vowed to come back for a visit during our trip. We returned one evening when it was a bit quieter and chose to have a...More

Thank iamkirstydevine
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes the ice cream was good, as it should be for the price. I paid 8.67 for a small scoop in a waffle cone. There was a long, slow line, five kids working and only one person scooping the ice cream. It took forever and...More

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our family had two small sundaes and two one-dip cones during our recent visit. This cost about $30 which would be fine if the ice cream were fantastic. It was good -- not great. We would skip this if we returned to Philadelphia.

Thank TomOCUSA
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stood in line and it was worth it. Terrific service great people watching and very yummy ice cream. Great choice of flavors too.

Thank SwimSoccerMom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just beyond the best. Hands down the best ice cream shop across the nation. If you don't stop by then you're stupid and missing out something great :(

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The franklin fountain:One of the best&old ice cream shop in Philly. Very very delicious. 🎉🎉🎉 Try the houndred years old tradition

Thank Ahmet N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were wandering around down near this spot and decided to stop in based on a recommendation from a local. This place was great.... old world charm in what I think is the oldest ice-cream shop in Philadelphia. We had a pint of hot fudge...More

Thank Bakermann
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ice cream is very good. Absolutely overpriced and overrated! You must only pay cash, I paid for two scoops and two waffle cones, 17 dollars! The waffle cone (2.50$ + tax) was sooooo old, we couldn't eat it, and we had to throw it...More

Thank eldag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky that the constant line for ice cream was not any longer. It took only 15 minutes to get our very tasty ice cream. I chose the butter pecan in a dish and was not disappointed. My fellow travelers got cones of ice...More

Thank Nick C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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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Description
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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