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More Than Just Ice Cream

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1119 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5519
+1 215-574-0586
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: More Than Just Ice Cream is Philadelphia's favorite spot for delicious...
More Than Just Ice Cream is Philadelphia's favorite spot for delicious dishes of your comfort! After our famous Ice Cream shop took off in the community, we expanded our menu to much more than just dessert! Today, we proudly serve everything from sandwiches and salads, to things on the sweeter side. Try something delectable like out Cowboy Burger smothered in BBQ sauce on a brioche bun, or our Chicken Quesadilla packed with flavor. You can't forget to save room for dessert at More Than Just Ice Cream- be sure to save room for our famous Mile High Apple pie, and of course, the ice cream! With our friendly service and even better food, come see why we're still one of the longest running restaurants in Philly at More Than Just Ice Cream!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
good food. comfortable atmosphere. reasonable prices

I have eaten here many times. Never a bad meal. Burgers very good. Specials always interesting. Service is great and friendly. Baked good are from scratch and very good. Waffles and ice cream a meal- in-itself. Nice people. Nice clientele. Good food and atmosphere. Prices reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Paul C
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have eaten here many times. Never a bad meal. Burgers very good. Specials always interesting. Service is great and friendly. Baked good are from scratch and very good. Waffles and ice cream a meal- in-itself. Nice people. Nice clientele. Good food and atmosphere. Prices reasonable.

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Dalton C, owner at More Than Just Ice Cream, responded to this review

The combination of waffles and ice cream always hits the spot! I'm so glad you've been enjoying your meals here, Paul. and I just wanted to thank you for the great feedback. Looking forward to your next visit! All the best, Dalton C., Owner More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
971 helpful votes 971 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Beside just about the best home fries in Philly, MTJIC has an extensive brunch menu that includes standard egg selections (great breakfast burrito), burgers & salads - w/ plenty of choices, such as a colorful tofu salad, for vegans. Portions are generous & service is super friendly.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews 139 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I stopped into this restaurant for a quick bite while waiting to meet a friend. I wanted a table out of the way and away from the window, so I sat at a four-person table at the back of the room. Even though the restaurant was not more than 10% full, the waiter asked me to move to a smaller... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Just a place in the "gayborhood" for a casual breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch or dinner. Reliable and reasonable place to go when you're in the area. Just had delicious split pea and ham soup and their turkey burger. Warm and delicious. Just what we needed. Of course, there is the ice cream parlor in front of the restaurant for something... More 

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Dalton C, owner at More Than Just Ice Cream, responded to this review

There's nothing like a hot meal on a cold, December day! Thank you so much for the review, and I appreciate the feedback. Hopefully you've been able to stop by again since then! All the best, Dalton C., Owner More 

Lewes, Delaware, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Mile high apple pie was incredible ! My daughter & I only managed to finish a third of this monster! I'm ashamed to say that we ended up eating the rest for breakfast the next morning. Don't tell mom! Perfect end to our daddy daughter date in Philly:)

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Dalton C, owner at More Than Just Ice Cream, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear you both enjoyed the Mile High Apple Pie, David! It's one of my favorite desserts -- it makes a good breakfast, too. Hope to have you both back again soon! All the best, Dalton C., Owner More 

Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Visiting philly for the second time! While waiting to have my hair cut, I went to this wonderful place! I had 6 scoops chocolate, chocolate banana... it's so tasty...I like this ice cream drop by when you're in Philly or in another state where you find this place and you won't regret it believe me!!! Yummi...

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Dalton C, owner at More Than Just Ice Cream, responded to this review

Sounds like the ice cream really hit the spot, Issa! Thanks for visiting last year and leaving us a great review. If you're in Philadelphia again, we'd love to have you stop by! All the best, Dalton C., Owner More 

Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Had a wonderful meal here. They said they are known for their burgers and I believe it. One of the best burgers I have had in years. The ice cream was excellent also. The only dissapointing part of the meal was the service. The server was slow and not knowledgeable about the menu and had to ask someone else to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Over twenty different flavours to choose from and configurable cup and sundae permutations should make this a great place to call in for a dessert. But I found the ice cream flavours too sweet and bland, not a patch on what I'm used to in Europe. They offered frozen yoghurt but the server said it had more sugar than the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My family comes pretty often (even though they live 45 minutes away) - for the food and the friendly staff. The food is always prompt, hot, and dericious (as the staff says). A lot of their food is prepared fresh on-site (their homemade macaroni fritters are my favorite, haven't ever encountered something like it before). I hear the ice cream... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The establishment has been there for decades and although it started out as just an ice cream shop, it has blossomed into a full blown sandwich shop. Breakfast starts the day, lunch tides you over and then there is something to put a smile on your face come dinner time. We had a large lunch so we did not want... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1119 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5519
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-574-0586

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert

Description

More Than Just Ice Cream is Philadelphia's favorite spot for delicious dishes of your comfort! After our famous Ice Cream shop took off in the community, we expanded our menu to much more than just dessert! Today, we proudly serve everything from sandwiches and salads, to things on the sweeter side. Try something delectable like out Cowboy Burger smothered in BBQ sauce on a brioche bun, or our Chicken Quesadilla packed with flavor. You can't forget to save room for dessert at More Than Just Ice Cream- be sure to save room for our famous Mile High Apple pie, and of course, the ice cream! With our friendly service and even better food, come see why we're still one of the longest running restaurants in Philly at More Than Just Ice Cream!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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