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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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9:00 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: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Classic Philadelphia landmark; 155 years of great ice cream

Always a treat to get hand-dipped Bassett's flavors with friendly service. A family tradition; my great-aunt born in 1885 loved their ice cream, too. I've moved from Philly to Maui, Hawaii and always stop in for a visit when in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
DrDaveMaui
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Wailuku, Hawaii
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Wailuku, Hawaii
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a treat to get hand-dipped Bassett's flavors with friendly service. A family tradition; my great-aunt born in 1885 loved their ice cream, too. I've moved from Philly to Maui, Hawaii and always stop in for a visit when in town.

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Thank DrDaveMaui
Pennsylvania
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw Bassetts mentioned on food shows and I was looking forward to trying their ice cream. I was not disappointed! I only wish that I had been hungry enough to eat more than two scoops, because there were more than two flavors that caught my eye!

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Thank Cynthia G
NYC
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't wait to go here based on the stellar reviews. We had a blast @ the Market and saved this stall for last. It left much to be desired as I am an ice cream aficionados. Hubby loved his but mine was just OK ... The best ice cream parlor we found on our last day in Philly was... More 

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Thank BBrett
Davis, California
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291 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I both ordered cones, and even though it was cold outside, the ice cream was melting as we tried to eat them. Delicious ice cream, but next time we will order it in a cup and share.

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Thank USAwalkers
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like, wait... Let me start over... IF YOU LOVE Ice cream, you will Love Bassetts!!! One tip! Make your choice before going in the line! If not, you have a line full of hungry Ice cream lovers waiting for you! There's too much pressure to choose flavors! Because you just want to try them all! It was 35... More 

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Thank Lou ONeil G
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If they are busy, which is usually the case deciding on the flavor, size. Cup or cone and type of cone can be a nerve racking experience. Practice before you get in line......very impatient customers, the staff is usually helpful with people who can't decide. They tell them to step aside until they are qualified to order.

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Thank Herm B
Queens, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My daughter & I flocked to this crowded location of the market while searching for something to snack on. Once at the front of the line, I had no idea what flavor to pick. I wish I had sampled some of the unusual flavors first to determine which one I wanted. Next time, I want to try something I've never... More 

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Thank twofar2
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We enjoyed Bassetts so much we went back several times during our stay. The variety of flavors made it hard to choose just one or two, so we had to keep returning. All we tried were awesome, and we also liked knowing that there was a long history behind this company.

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Thank SueFei
Flagler Beach, Florida
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Delicious ice cream! Located inside Reading Terminal. Get in line! and enjoys all of the different flavors to be ordered from!

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Thank Alice G
Dublin, Ohio
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Very good ice cream, large scoops. You might need to wait in line, but it was worth the wait. Seating is limited, but there is seating elsewhere in the building.

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Thank Christie W

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?