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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 130
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
My favorite ice cream... damn my lactose intolerance

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.)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For those of you not from the Philadelphia area Bassetts is an institution. I have been going there since I was a kid and will still stop there for a cone if I have lunch in the Reading Terminal Market. This place is not fancy and as far as I can tell has changed little over the years which is... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Always wanted to visit this place since seeing it on "Ice Cream Paradise." So many choices with great counter service. Narrowed it down to Cherry Vanilla and Pistachio on a waffle cone. My co-worker thought I was crazy because it was 40 degrees outside. I live in Hawaii, thus my chances of visiting this place soon are limited. Deliciously good!... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Cannot beat the vanilla ice cream at Bassetts. We try the other favors but vanilla is my favorite here

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Every time we visit The Reading Terminal Market, we stop at Bassett's.They have simply the best Ice Cream in Philadelphia!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The ice cream was great. Wonderful rich flavor. A little pricey but a wonderful treat. You have to at least try it once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The taste is delicious and rich. An abundant variety of flavors. I enjoyed the Rum and Raisin, French Vanilla and Cherry Vanilla the most.

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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?