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Franklin Fountain

116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
+1 215-627-1899
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Ranked #32 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Franklin Fountain aims to serve an experience steeped in ideals, drizzled with drollery, and sprinkled with the forgotten flavors of the American past.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It was my second time at the fountain, having previously visited a couple of years ago and I wasn't disappointed on my return. Despite having had a huge breakfast at the green eggs cafe beforehand, we braved the torrential rain and wind to head 10 blocks down to the Franklin Fountain and it was worth every second. I went for... More 

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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice ice cream shop around the corner from the hotel we were staying. Nice sized portions and delicious ice cream, good choice.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My wife is fond of retro fountain shops, and so when we visited Philly, she wanted to visit. Franklin Fountain is located just east of the Old City / Constitution Hall / Liberty Bell area, so it was a quick walk after doing the tourist stuff. 5pm on a Saturday, the place was packed to the gills. Standing room only,... More 

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158 reviews 158 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

and such variety your spoiled for choice, it's open long hours and was very very busy when we were there. nice to sit outside and people watch while enjoying your ice- cream, they also have a water fountain outside for customer use, we would love to go back there!!

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Fairfield, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

1. Carry cash - they don't take cards and 2. Expect a line. But it is so worth it. It was like stepping back into history. They have candy on the shelves that I haven't seen in 20 years. Also, the ice cream was pretty good.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have been wanting to hit this place and we had the chance the other day. We were visiting Philly amd had eaten an early dinner (Reading Terminal Market). We found parking amd it took us a solid 5 minutes to order since they have a great selection and creative flavors. Kids had cotton candy and chocolate, both delicious (I... More 

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Irvington, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I went to Franklin Fountain with a few of my colleagues for dessert. We had so much fun! The ice cream was excellent. The place offers a large variety of flavors to choose from, and a large number of options (sundaes, milk shakes, a la mode on pie or a brownie, etc.). My colleagues all enjoyed their desserts, too (two... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Seeing this place on Man vs. Food a few years ago, we knew when we took a trip to Philly that we HAD to stop here. It's in such a cute part of town with a lot of small shops and trying to find a place to park was pretty hard, even after dark! However, it was worth it! The... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Hot fudge sundae with ice cream that stayed firm throughout my take out experience! Quality fudge, ice cream and whip cream. Pricey but worth it. I can't wait to go back!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Traveled here because of Man v. Food and Adam Richman never disappoints. Everything is homemade and it tastes like it. Mt. Vesuvius is a must if you want a decadent sundae! Mmmmm!

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Additional Information about Franklin Fountain

Address: 116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
Phone Number: +1 215-627-1899
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

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