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Franklin Fountain

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116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
+1 215-627-1899
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Sutton England
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358 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting is fabulous with much of the historical feel of the building retained. The ice cream range is incredible, the quality superb and you can really taste the flavours. Very goof value and generous portions, we loved it. You must go.

Thank Leigh-Harrington
Reading, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Want to relive/experience ice cream history? Then this is the kind of place you just have to visit. Not only is it a step back in time but they serve some of the best ice cream to boot! A must visit.

Thank clmusser
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125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome ice cream parlor. Atmosphere feels like you are in the 1950's. Music, people's outfits and displays. They offer gluten and dairy free ice cream that is delicious. Made with coconut milk, flavors change. Also ices are available. A list of ice cream is listed on wall. Fun place to visit. Open late! Don't miss! Right next door to chocolate... More 

Thank speclkm
Malabar, Florida
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place while looking for parking on south st while on vac. Very good ice cream with one of kind creations. Very nostalgic little shop it fits its name as i think it was a fountain shop a long long time ago.. Hey when is ice cream ever bad anyways, never haha. Parking may be your only issue..

Thank mrbill33000
Cottonwood Heights, Utah, United States
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stepping into the Franklin Fountain is like stepping back in time to a day when ice cream was homemade and the service was supreme. I enjoyed the Franklin Mint sundae, which was delicious. It has a small sitting area for eating so they have outdoor tables. It was worth getting chilly to experience.

Thank Linda R
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The best ice cream I have ever eaten in my life. I had the Black Raspberry and the Maple Walnut. So rich and creamy!

Thank Pamala B
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Old time soda fountain that serves the best in ice cream and milk shakes. Only problem is the lines are long cause it's so good.

Thank Kevin M
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My daughter saw Franklin Fountain on Buzzfeed and was the only place she asked to go on our recent day trip to Philadelphia so we stopped by. I couldn't believe how adorable it was inside, like stepping back in time. Everyone was so nice and the ice cream was so delicious, I can't wait to go back. I had caramelized... More 

Thank Jeneen L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our first visit to Franklin Fountain, even though we live relatively close by, was a real treat. After walking along the river at Penn's Landing, we wanted a little something, but not too much of anything. Walking up Market Street, just past Shane's candy store, is Franklin Fountain ice cream shop. Charming. We ordered peach and coconut. The ice cream... More 

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175 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

By seeing the Man V Food show in the UK I had to visit here. What a treat, even looking in advance at the menue I couldn't decide. The ice creams were Enormous and it ended up being our dinner and desert that night. The staf and shop are decked out to look like an old fashioned shop and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-1899
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?