We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Bassetts Ice Cream

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
51 N 12th St Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

448 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 408: English reviews
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped by on the way out of the market. What great service and the ice cream was so rich. They has a bunch of options, and even with the crowd service was fast.

Thank Ken P
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shared a scoop of butter pecan with my wife. Very good, but bit expensive at $4.25. Not busy in the morning, easy in and out, location good in terminal near one of the doors.

Thank Kevin E
Jerusalem, Israel
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we visit Philadelphia we try (and generally succeed) to visit this landmark Reading Terminal ice cream stand. There may be more premium ice creams, but few places offer the friendly authentic ambience of the Basset's ice cream stand, and its welcoming staff.

Thank Joseph G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basset's has been a part of Philly for as long as the Liberty Bell (well, not quite). And especially the Reading Terminal location makes for a great treat and not just in the Summer. A variety of flavors (including sherbets) provide something for the kid in all of us. And the quality is why they have been around for so... More 

Thank DinEd
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ice cream is incredible! The service is fantastic and friendly. The Salted Caramel is my personal favorite.

Thank PamPrefers
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you need to cool off this one the best places to go if your in center city, stop in and have some ice cream and finish the rest of your day.

Thank 464keithr
New York
Level Contributor
164 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ice cream was worth the wait, great quality and quantity. I had the Irish cream and the pomegranate sorbet. I was in heaven, lol.

Thank sammied3000
Dover, Delaware
Level Contributor
570 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located just inside the reading terminal, this made the perfect desert to our foodie experience. Loved it!

Thank Lisa B
Irvine, CA
Level Contributor
593 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bassetts Ice Cream pre-dates all the high cream commercial ice creams that have come on the market in the past 25 years and is just as good. For an authentic local treat, try Bassetts Ice Cream.

Thank too_few_trips_1
Long Island, New York
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I saw the line to this place, I knew it was going to be great, and I wasn't disappointed. They truly are amazing and worth the wait. Wonderful flavors to choose from, raspberry truffle vanilla was superb!

Thank irina089

Travelers who viewed Bassetts Ice Cream also viewed


Been to Bassetts Ice Cream? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bassetts Ice Cream staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?