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Bassetts Ice Cream

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51 N 12th St Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-925-4315
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely ice-cream. Not the very best but pretty good. Worth the queue on a crowded day at RT market. Would certainly go back. The mango flavour was lovely as was the French Vanilla.

Thank Helena L
Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Delicious ice creams, i had irish coffee and mint choc chip together. Enormous scoops and great value at $5.00

Thank Annofbarwell
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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853 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of three things that I come down to Philly for when I make my annual trip. I love Bassets ice cream especially on a waffle cone. I had their eggnog ice cream with a scoop of their pomegranate and blueberry ice cream. What a combination! The eggnog was rich and full of cinnamon and spice and a... More 

1 Thank Justin W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great tasty good for you and brings the little boy or girl from your sole an up lifting and wonderful time for just happy happy happy !!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The ice cream they have here is to die for. Besides being creamy and delicious, they are GOOD! I can vouch for several kinds and I am always looking forward to the next visit. You will to. G Parker Coplay PA

1 Thank Gene P
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Wonderful, old-school ice cream parlor. Great variety of ice cream, friendly service, terrific atmosphere.

Thank George K
Davie, Florida, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

this was the best ice cream I ever had. I went to Reading Terminal market 3 times on my visit to Philadelphia and had Bassetts every time. I had peach and mango flavors. also butterscotch and Guatemala ripple. Service was friendly and fast. would go everyday if I could LOL.

1 Thank Jorge M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Chocolate all the way - it is a rare commodity in that it is real ice cream and so delish.It has been the ice cream of Philadelphia for all I can remember, my grandmother's favorite to this day.

Thank kmbrenton
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Excellent ice cream, widest variety of flavors I've ever seen, have several favorites. If we're speaking of Reading Terminal, they're so generous with their cones one most stay focused on these several scoops so as not to lose any.

Thank Marjorie G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Their brand of handchurned ice cream is too die for ! one sampling ( their free ) will leave you wanting more. Also it's located inside of one of most famous farmers markets. if you don't find something to your liking then more than likely you don't eat food, it's that diverse. Go , Enjoy !

1 Thank Steffromphilly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th St Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-4315

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?