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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 #9 of 3,742 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Yum yum yum! Rich & delicious, this ice cream place delivers on a hot day! Dark chocolate flavor was amazing, cookie dough was all right too!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Creamy rich and excellent flavor. Worth the wait in long line in Reading Terminal! My group tried various flavors and all were awesome!

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Toronto Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fabulous rich ice cream and a huge variety of flavours. Friendly service and big scoops. What more do you want from an ice cream stand? Give it a try when you're in Reading Terminal.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We love The Redding Terminal,especially Bassetts Ice Cream!!!! I had a huge vanilla/butterscotch ice cream in a sugar cone and my daughter also had a huge cookies n cream ice cream in a wafer cone. It was in the middle of the day and we couldn't resist! It had to of been the creamiest ice cream we've ever had. A... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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122 reviews 122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Bassetts is an institution in the Philadelphia area. There's always a line, and everyone seems to love their ice cream. Unfortunately, I was not impressed with the scoop of banana ice cream I purchased, and I continue my search for the perfect scoop of banana ice cream.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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215 reviews 215 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

For homemade ice cream, this place is definitely near the top. I have been here a few times and have never had a bad scoop. Since this place is located in Reading Terminal Market, Bassett's is always busy and they do sometimes run out of the specialty flavors. If you want to try some of the flavors local specialty, I... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Stopped at Bassett's at mid-day for an ice cream snack after spending time at The Barnes. The Pistachio was delicious; my grand nephew loved his chocolate chip cookie dough. I know of a gentleman in Texas who regularly orders Bassett's ice cream from the Pennsylvania General Store; he pays the overnight shipping charge because the ice cream is that good.

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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Basic and unique flavours and really good and fast service. You won't leave hungry and their scoops are very generous

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I stopped in on 2 occasions the weekend I was in town. i had the pecans and praline ice cream on a waffle cone. I had only had 2 scopes and it was huge! It could feed two people! Some of the best ice cream that I ever had! I will be going back!

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Alexandria, VA
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473 reviews 473 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Bassett's continues to top the charts in ice cream in this city with the Reading Terminal Market location continually drawing a line of hungry customers. An expansive menu of options (37 today) that range from the traditional vanilla and chocolate to the upbeat mixtures that signal a creative ice cream maker behind the scenes. Cones or cups are available to... More

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