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“Good but take out only” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Franklin Fountain

Franklin Fountain
No. 116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-627-1899
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Ranked #36 of 3,843 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
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.
Irvine, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good but take out only”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I suppose there's plenty of dairy ice cream places all with good flavours and the Franklin Fountain is one of them. It does have a nostalgic touch to it with the old time décor and outfits as well as a great selection of ice cream and drinks. It would benefit from an indoor seated area though as it is take out only. Certainly a must stop if visiting Philly in the summer.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“It's Worth the Wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

You will wait in a long line, up to 30 minutes, but the charm inside is spectacular and the ice cream delicious. Both black raspberry and hydrox flavors were great. Cash only and it is pricey.

Visited August 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Delicious!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you manage to come here at a good time. For us Friday at 4pm was good. You can avoid the crazy crowds. Every other time we walked past the line was way way out side the door. Very tasty ice cream. Great choices of flavours.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Luxury ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Ice cream shop in a beautifully maintained antique ice cream shop. The menu is filled with old fashion ice cream treats, egg creams, etc. The staff are part of the fun experience and the ice cream is over the top.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Great flavor!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Although you pay a lot for your ice cream, the flavor is awesome!! If you are in Old Town, be sure to stop by if you are an ice cream lover!

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