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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: Lunch, Brunch

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  • 10
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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
Old Fashion Flavors

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
jth1776
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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The Netherlands
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Aptos
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5 reviews
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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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Cream Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Bassetts is located near the main entrance of Reading Terminal near Old City coffee and Pearl's Oyster Bar, its impossible to miss! There is almost always a short line, but the staff is extremely fast and efficient so don't let the wait scare you. Although ice cream is highly up to the consumer's digression as far as flavors go, I... More 

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Des Plaines, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This ice creamery has daily flavors as well as the standard fare. The prices are from $3-$7 depending on the size serving. Delicious and fresh ingredients.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Located inside Reading Market get yourself a delicious cone (maybe make it a double!) Who doesn't love ice cream!!! Come early because the market closes at dinner time.

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Xenia, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This shop is inside Reading Market which is interesting to walk through. Bassetts is some really GOOD ice cream!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

love it all... just the idea of having all those flavors to choose from, and also a great value for the money, good portions ....

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Additional Information about Bassetts Ice Cream

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