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More Than Just Ice Cream

1119 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5519 (City Center East)
215-574-0586
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Ranked #561 of 3,689 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Dessert
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: City Center East
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: City Center East
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English first
Springfield, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Delicious comfort food - we have not been disappointed yet! The Mac and Cheese is delicious and we are the biggest fans of their banana cake - it is the best. Also love that they serve Richmond's Ice Cream. Neighborhood a little sketchy after dark but we have walked with the family from our hotel. Wait staff is friendly and... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Aside from the best apple pie Ala mode in the city, the food quality is excellent. Daily specials and great service at very reasonable prices. This spot is always on my dinner menu. Also a BYOB.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Their pie crust is to die for. It takes like it is made out of sugar cookie dough. My favorite was the coconut cream pie. Ice cream was good too and I am not usually a fan of ice cream.

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Glendale, CO
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

With all the competition in the ice cream market, including the super market big guys (Ben and Jerry's), small independent shops need to crank it up to compete. In fact, I would bet it is made off site and by some mega manufacture, which can also be ok. Unfortunately this makes for 'ok' ice cream which, while it is good,... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Came to the city to see Wicked, had a good meal near the theater but we all wanted alitle treat before heading home. A cousin had recommend this place ,he was wise. The Richmond ice cream was rich and creamy and lost of choices. I had the caramel sundae with white chocolate,it was just sweet enough. Nice selection of other... More

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Seattle, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Stopped by for ice cream only because I read somewhere that theirs was extra delicious due to having 16% butterfat. The banana ice cream tasted like artificial banana. Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey is my favorite ice cream and this wasn't even in the ballpark. The "Gayborhood" is fun & quirky and their decor fits.

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DC Area
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111 reviews 111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

As a previous review mentioned about "earning it", that is how we felt in stumbling across MTJI in spending the day walking 6 miles in the city (Memorial Day Sunday) seeing the sights and enjoying Jim's Steaks earlier that evening with my fiancé. We decided to have a bit of desert before taking a stroll back to our hotel. I... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

More Than Just Ice Cream (MTJI) has been a local favorite for 25+ years. As the name implies the front of the restaurant is an old fashioned ice cream parlor-style section where one can choose from many ice cream flavored and delicious home baked treats. The huge portion of tasty apple pie with ice cream is a favorite to eat... More

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This place was incredible. I have a sweet tooth and thankfully put the miles in on the treadmill before I ventured in. Wow. Two nights in a row I sampled ice cream (and they are GENEROUS samples) and topped it off with the apple cobbler. Bring a friend if you are thinking about the Mile High Apple Pie, because you... More

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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

There really is more than just ice cream. The apple pie is huge, but delicious. Definitely share. The ice ''cream scoops are very generous. I would have been fine with just whipped cream. The apple cider was ok. The hot chocolate was good.

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