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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” (458 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a visit to Philly on St Patrick’s day, we went in for an ice cream. The ice cream was perfect even on a cool March afternoon.

Thank craigtaunya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon opening the door, I was greeted by a soda jerk dressed in white with a bow tie clearly emulating a soda jerk, the floor of the shop was intricately tiled, the ceiling was cladded in tin...but to get to the real business at hand...I...More

Thank attyjpm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ice cream is great. The ambiance is fun. The staff is friendly. I enjoy that they have vegan ice cream. Last evening I had lavender flavored (tastes like a coconut milk base). There were dozens of flavors offered and a wide variety of flavors....More

Thank Ed11225
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Recommended by a colleague and so glad I made the trip. Amazing range of ice cream with vintage charm. The queue moves quickly and if you are looking for a seat one generally comes up quickly as the turnaround is fast.

Thank Paula A
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Happened to be walking past Franklin Fountain when the 4th of July parade came by. Got a root beer float which was a bit pricey, but well worth it.The ice cream was very good. As it was parade day outside seating was had at a...More

Thank Huskies74
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Love this a cute little vintage ice cream parlor! They have a delicious selection of ice cream flavors, sundaes, milkshakes, soda floats, and more! The classic hot fudge sundae did not disappoint. I love the atmosphere and love all of the antiques!

1  Thank Vivi V
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Ice cream is rich, creamy and flavorful. Peanut butter ice cream was amazing! Sundaes are big enough for 2 people. They're served in containers found in Chinese take out restaurants. Location resembles an old time ice parlor, and servers are dressed in colonial garments. Location...More

Thank AndiamoAMagna
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The ice cream is good and the little throw-back atmosphere is cute. It is, however, difficult to enjoy the atmosphere while on a massive line that pushes you through really quickly. There is some limited outdoor seating.

Thank Aryun
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Located 3 blocks from the Liberty Bell, Franklin Fountain is a sweet escape from daily life. A list of 15 to 25 different flavors, for everyone (including vegans). The storefront seats 18, with room enough for 20 more in line. The flavor board is wooden,...More

Thank Gregory P
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

A truly old school soda fountain. The ice cream is fabulous. The sodas divine. If you want a unique and special treat while in Philly, this is the one.

Thank whiskey3pa
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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