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Bassetts Ice Cream

51 N 12th Street Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-925-4315
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Ranked #11 of 3,733 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
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Southern California
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318 reviews 318 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

What more can I say then that, the guys who were working when I was there are fantastic and hard working. The ice cream has a great taste and the price is very reasonable. I would come back here in a heartbeat and would recommend this spot to anyone coming to the Reading Terminal Market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Bassetts Ice Cream is great. Many flavours and well priced. There is a lot of history with the Bassetts family, I enjoyed eating my ice cream whilst watching the old time photos.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Bassett’s in the Reading Terminal Market. This place is already famous for its ice cream so it doesn’t need my recommendation, but I’ll add it anyway. If you’re lactose-intolerant, try the non-dairy sorbets (four flavors on the day I was there); lemon in a chocolate cone is a perfect blend of rich and refreshing. Don’t worry if there’s a line;... More

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New York City, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Visited 7/19/14 - had egg nog and green tea. This ice cream is so worth the calories!!! Yummy, Yummy,Yummy!!! Plan to return tomorrow for more. This is a must have on visits to Philly. Bassett's is a true Phillt Gem.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The ice cream was very good, but not better than others that I had. They did have several unique flavors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I Had the chocolate cone w/ raspberry sorbet, my husband had a small cup with cookies n cream & our son had the waffle cone w/ chocolate chip... All tasted Very good! Very friendly Staff too!

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Long Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The original flavor combinations kept me coming back for more... I was delighted that they remembered what I ordered last time and even let me sample my next victim... I mean flavor.

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ottawa canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Huge selection of choices. Our selection was one of the best I creams we ever had. At this location you could not see what the ice cream looked like which is part of the fun of going for ice cream. Other than that a great ice cream experience. You guys should expand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Enjoyed the icecream from bassetts. Just went for plain vanilla and it was lovely. Not cheap but worth it - as was very creamy ! Long queues and big crowds in this place. Worth the visit.

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Located in the Reading Terminal Market for over the past 100 years, Bassetts knows ice cream. We tried several of their many flavors and each was very good. Real creamy, just wish the market was open into the evenings. Went there each day of our three day trip.

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