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Franklin Fountain

116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
+1 215-627-1899
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Ranked #40 of 3,756 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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157 reviews 157 reviews
84 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Cherry Hill, NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We watched a TV special about this retro ice cream shop. Fantastic authentic-looking decor, fascinatingly almost authentic. Employees are even drssed in vintage costumes to bring you back to the day. Hubby tried the Mount Vesuvius, and me the Franklin Mint Sundaes. Both absolutely sinful. Bowls EMPTY! Mount Vesuvius was better -- the chewy brownies were amazing. It is expensive... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I had to try the famous homemade hot fudge sundae and I was not disappointed. It is huge so split it or you might just end up in a sugar coma! The hot fudge was rich and creamy and was $9. On another day we just ordered ice cream which was delicious and if you take it out, it comes... More

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Address: 116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
Phone Number: +1 215-627-1899
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

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