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Bassetts Ice Cream

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51 N 12th Street Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-925-4315
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • 140
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  • 9
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good selection

Good selection of flavours and though slightly pricey what a size. Some healthier ice creams that are sugar free as well

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Malcolm B
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Eastbourne
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Eastbourne
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Good selection of flavours and though slightly pricey what a size. Some healthier ice creams that are sugar free as well

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Santa Barbara, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Tried out their ice cream. It was good. The line keeps on moving fast as they are pretty efficient in serving. Do not be discouraged by the line.

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Every city in the USA, maybe the world, has a heritage or great ice cream company. This is both. But there was nothing distinctive about either the flavors or the quality that would made Bassetts exceptional. It is good ice cream, no doubt. And no one should leave disappointed. But I would have been more enthusiastic if the original tomato... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I shared a pint of Guatemalan Ripple (coffee with chocolate chunks) and fought for the last spoonful. Not to be missed when scouring the Reading Terminal for consumable goodies.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It may seem crazy at first, but the line moves quickly. This place is worth it if you're in the area, but in the broad scheme you want to make your way to Franklin Fountain for some real ice cream.

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New Canaan, CT USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you do the same thing for five generations, you get good at. If you like your ice cream rich and chewey, Bassets is for you.

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Washington
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249 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Should have skipped lunch at the Reading Terminal Market and just went for a big scoop of ice cream here! The single scoop is really two scoops piled high, we ended up splitting one to race eat it so it wouldn't melt. This is by far the best ice cream we tried in Philadelphia. Worth the $4.25 (sugar cone) We... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Everyone is eating Bassetts at the terminal! Lots of flavors. Good service. Nice portion. Who doesn't like great ice cream? Go get some!!

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I love ice cream and Bassetts met my challenge. Had the Vanilla Fudge. Wife had Mcademia Nut. Both were YUMMY!!!

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New York
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This all but made up for the lackluster meal I got. Even thought there was a very long line, it moved quickly. Enjoyed the Guatemalan Ripple; with peanut butter cups and espresso chips melding with the coffee ice cream and mocha fudge ripple, it was a sublime experience. Well worth the 4 bucks per scoop.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 N 12th Street Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-925-4315

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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