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No. 116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-627-1899
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: The Franklin Fountain aims to serve an experience steeped in ideals...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yes expensive, worth the $$

Found this delightful, friendly, home made ice cream shop on a walking tour. Yes, long line and yes, $7 for ice cream but worth the time and money. Line moves fast with help of employees giving out menus, everyone employed was quick to provide good quick service. Ice cream was one of a kind. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Found this delightful, friendly, home made ice cream shop on a walking tour. Yes, long line and yes, $7 for ice cream but worth the time and money. Line moves fast with help of employees giving out menus, everyone employed was quick to provide good quick service. Ice cream was one of a kind. My son had ordered one of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stood in line almost one half hour to spend $15.50 for a waffle sandwich and a single scoop cone. We were told that the ice cream was all natural. Perhaps so. The ice cream tasted good and it was creamy but we have had better. Perhaps we are spoiled Arizona types who do not like being... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Came to Philadelphia for a weekend on business, was recommended to come here by relatives who live on the east coast. The place did not disappoint! They serve the creamiest, tastiest home made ice cream thats pretty much unique to themselves. All the deco, machinery, and equipment they use is pretty much old school, needless to say, everything is done... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I wanted to visit Franklin Fountain having seen it on a Man v Food episode. After a cheesesteak I walked to Market Street and was a little disappointed that a number of flavours were unavailable. I guess they had done good trade as it was a very hot day! I ordered a pistachio single cone which was huge, I had... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best ice cream experience that my wife and I ever had. We ordered the Mount Vesuvius with cherry butter almond ice cream instead of the vanilla or chocolate that it comes with. Wow! That is quite possibly the best ice cream flavor we have ever had. Cant wait to go back and try their other... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My favorite place for dessert in Philly. Delicious creamy ice cream at a historical landmark after a walk through old city after dinner. It doesn't get much better than that. Try the strawberry ice cream. Worth the line and bring cash!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely delicious ice cream bar. So rich and yummy. The line moves slowly but surely. Mint choc chip and choc chip our favorites. Don't forget the hot fudge!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The variety is great , ice cream was tasty! If you can't sit outside you will feel squished because there really isn't much room inside. Staff is friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great ice cream- made locally.. Lots of fun flavors. Huge crowd out the door but a quick line. Almost no seating (and all outside) but absolutely worth the trip with the kids for a cone in flavors like honeycomb and rocky road!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Some of the best ice cream ever. Many flavors to choose from. The menu of sundaes and special dishes sounded yummy. Decided not to spend the big bucks ($15 for a banana split) but definitley sounded delightful.

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Additional Information about Franklin Fountain

Address: No. 116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No. 116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-1899

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?