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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best ice cream around

Ice cream is always firm and never frost bitten. They give a nice size dip for your money. The best thing about Bassett's is their taste. I never go to Reading Terminal without buying some.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Ice cream is always firm and never frost bitten. They give a nice size dip for your money. The best thing about Bassett's is their taste. I never go to Reading Terminal without buying some.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The oldest commercial ice cream maker in the US. It was also the first business to sign a lease in Reading Terminal Market where it still operates today. The ice cream is incredible. Try the Dark Chocolate, it doesn't get any better. Reasonable prices, a great location, great service, you have to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If was wasn't for the history behind the franchise Bassett's would just be another ice cream stand. However, its ice cream is good. After eating at one of the many food stands at Reading Terminal Market, an ice cream from Bassett's is a nice way to finish your meal. Lines can be long at times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Yum! Loved our Bassett's Ice Cream and shakes! So many flavors to choose from each day. A must visit with the kiddos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

good service, quick ice cream was very good, we got a pint of vanilla and gobbled it all up. the other flavours looked good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great old fashioned creamy ice cream, sold in a great old location. This is the way that you'll remember ice cream from your childhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Bassetts Ice Cream has been in business sine 1861, and deservedly so. Nothing fancy but pure, delicious ice cream. Find them in the Reading Terminal. Sit at the marble counter and enjoy a cup or a cone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is truly delicious ice cream (I should know - I have tried every kind that exists in the world!). While I love this place and visit every time I'm in Philly, I have to say that the last two times I've visited, it's been a little disappointing because they used to give ENORMOUS scoops of ice cream - which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Has the WHYY with the praline and it was absolutely perfect. The ice cream is sweet, creamy and smooth. The caramel, praline and chocolate in my mix were all delightful. I highly recommend the WHYY flavor-lots of caramel and chocolate covered pretzels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My son had a double scoop of orange sorbet and cinnamon ice cream. The wait time was not long at all, even though the line was long. There is even a pitcher of water for the customers. Not too many places to sit and eat, but there was a small counter. Near the entrance to Reading Terminal Market.

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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
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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