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Bassetts Ice Cream

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51 N 12th St Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My son said it was the best ice cream he'd ever had. Period! Very creamy. Also accomodating with food allergies.

Thank infoexchange
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really good ice cream here, they do some retail in local stores. A deli near me in NE Philly sells pints. It's worth looking for if you don't want to go to downtown.

Thank maryfran1954
Maplewood, NJ
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone in our group liked the ice cream and though it was very good. The colors and textures were excellent. Flavors we tried included cinnamon and green tea. The cinnamon is very good, but if you like your cinnamon flavors to hit you with the intensity of an Atomic Fireball, you'll be craving more cinnamon.

Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has been selling ice cream for many years, and I have gone there for ice cream over fifty years. It never seems to change and is always excellent ice cream. Often crowded, too. I recommend the dark chocolate chip, as it is great and often not available elsewhere.

Thank Lipadad
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the ice cream is good but expensive can get the same but cheaper at different location. the have a lot of flavors

Thank ladydrj
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever I go, gotta have the Rum Raisin. If you have never tried it before, you will not regret it. A unique ice cream treat

Thank Drum_the_Way
Endicott, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just one of many establishments available for desert after sampling the many main fare restaurants at the Reading Market. Did not disappoint, very satisfied.

Thank Vincent C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located in the historic Reading Terminal Market, Bassets Ice Cream is a Philadelphia institution. You can sit at the long counter and savor your ice cream or take it away with you. Seasonal flavors are offered (the Peach is fantastic). A highlight of any trip to Philadelphia!

Thank TrixiePhiladelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been enjoying Bassetts Ice Cream for over 50 years. It's just simply the best! Every person I know that's tried Bassetts seems to agree that this is the best ice cream they've ever had. Of course the ice cream is best enjoyed right away but they also offer dry ice to pack ice cream for a ride home. Go..... More 

Thank Mark A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A huge selection of ice cream and cones. The prices are a bit high but, that is expected for a seasonal operation. I always enjoy trying out the new flavors and devouring my old standby when non are available. My favorite has always been strawberry shortcake.

Thank Thomas G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 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?