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51 N 12th Street Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-925-4315
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 134
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  • 54
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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
You'll all scream (for more)

I grew up in Philly. And like most residents growing up in big cities, you develop your tastes, likes and dislikes when you are young. Frequently, things you hated as a child, you love as an adult, and things that defined your younger life seem silly when you look back. Tom Wolfe said "you can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Philly. And like most residents growing up in big cities, you develop your tastes, likes and dislikes when you are young. Frequently, things you hated as a child, you love as an adult, and things that defined your younger life seem silly when you look back. Tom Wolfe said "you can't go home again." Well...if Bassetts... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

after downing a significantly-sized philly cheesesteak, my taste buds needed a break, and what a sweet one it was! tried their special guatemalan ripple, and was not disappointed with my choice! the large serving only made it a more enjoyable experience! next time, though, i intend to get the waffle cone option since i felt like i missed something vs... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We love love love Bassetts Ice Cream! We look for it whenever we are getting ice cream. It's hard to find. Whole foods has it, Browns cow in Phoenixville has it, broad Axe in blue bell has/had and of course the Reading Terminal has it! You should try it if you can find it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Don't miss it! Or you will regret it! It's not easy to find an ice cream with more than 150 yrs history to be that drooling. Well on norm, l don't wish to have 2nd serving on such guilty food, but l wanted 2nd serving!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Bassetts ice cream is one of the more popular stands in Redding Terminal Market, especially in the warmer months. It is a great treat when you're walking around the market or Philly in general. If you have kids, they are going to love this place. You can find a neat assortment of flavors and ice cream options. Is this the... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

$15.00 for 3 people is a once a year experience and that was it! It was very good, but no exotic flavors just the basic flavors so don't expect any wild combos which would have been nice. Basically just vanilla and chocolate.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Stood in line for ten minutes to try the legendary Philadelphia Bassett's ice cream. What a disappointment! My choice was a basic Vanilla. It was less than vanilla-y but sickeningly sweet yet without a taste of real cream. Store bought Breyers or Edy's All Natural Vanilla Bean tastes better than this for a lot less money. Imagine my surprise when... More 

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Man, I wish they'd make a lactose free version! This is some delicious ice cream -- my favorite flavor is their butterscotch, with a thick swath of the rare topping running through it. A Philadelphia area institution (but don't know if they've sold out to the big boys.)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you're in Center City and wanting to treat yourself this is the place to go. There are so many flavors you can try something different every time you visit Bassetts. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When in Philly go to Bassets for excellent premium ice cream. You will see locals and tourists here so you know it is good! The ice cream is very smooth and creamy with a lot of flavor!

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?