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More Than Just Ice Cream

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1119 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5519
+1 215-574-0586
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

went in for ice cream and ordered a complete dinner. A great variety of food all excellent. Sandwich heaven Rick

Thank Retooling
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get surprised at this little restaurant. Our lunch was outstanding and we returned for dinner the same night. I cannot recommend anything as everything was the best. Portions were bountiful and the staff worked like a fine tuned instrument. 4 stars you won't be disappointed.

Thank mailpaulr
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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224 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Actually, thank God I only just discovered this place, else I'd be bigger than a blimp. MTJIC is some of the best shop ice cream I've had over the years. The tiramisu flavor was better than any place but Florence (gelato). We loved it so much we came back the next night as well. Will make this a usual spot... More 

Thank BlueWindez
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the most fun, laid back, restaurant with the best yummies in Center City East. Seat yourself why don't you;) From the Chicken & Waffles with Sriracha Syrup, to my BLT, with pesto mayo, with sweet potato fries on the side to my hubbies burger.... everything was tastefully prepared-!! The ice cream was just a sweet taste of childhood in... More 

Thank Tye G
Orland Park, Illinois
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Four People, eight different scoops, and all full and satisfied bellies. Open late and centrally located, this is a great ender to a day of heavy walking. For my money, get the chocolate peanut butter.

Thank Willishawk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I can't comment on the dinner menu because I only came for dessert. I can't recommend a better place to grab delicious dessert without waiting in a long line (Franklin Fountain) or paying too much (Max Brenner). Some of the best pies and cake I have ever had. The staff is also excellent; I particularly liked the woman who had... More 

Thank Steve S
Maple Shade, New Jersey
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675 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I'm surprised to see people saying the ice cream is awesome. . . . My boyfriend and I went here and I ordered fries and a burger. Both tasted like they were taken from the freezer after being in there forever - and microwaved. The burger was so fat like a hockey puck. It was disgusting. I couldn't even eat... More 

Thank Kyle F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

I've actually had the coconut ice cream twice! I had it once in February and then last week in March and it's really phenomenonal!! It was so good I went to buy some in the grocery store but it was no where near as good. I have not tried the food yet but every time I'm in Philly, I'll make... More 

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Dalton C, Owner at More Than Just Ice Cream, responded to this review

So happy to hear you love the coconut ice cream. One of my person favorites. He shredded coconut in it makes all the difference. Hope you can stop by and try the food as well. Thank you for the kind words. More 

Blandon, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Came here with a family of four including two young boys, and this is a great spot. The menu, while simple, still has enough variety, fusion dishes, and unexpected flavor combinations to please everyone in the family. Everything from chicken strips and burgers, to vegetarian options and Asian fusion burritos fed the clan. Throw in a couple hot chocolates and... More 

Thank Seth M
Dalton C, Owner at More Than Just Ice Cream, responded to this review

Very happy to hear that your family enjoyed their meal. Thank you for posting about your experience. Hopefully if you're in Philly again you will stop by and try the ice cream as well. More 

Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Happened upon this gem while walking down looking for a breakfast/brunch place. Very courteous staff, clean and nice menu. We all had omelets, which were all delish! Next time we will go for the awesome looking homemade apple pie and ice cream!

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Dalton C, owner at More Than Just Ice Cream, responded to this review

I'm glad you found us! Thanks for stopping by and writing us a great review. It sounds like everything was a hit! Hopefully you can join us again for some apple pie and ice cream soon. Best wishes, Dalton C., Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1119 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5519
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-574-0586
More Than Just Ice Cream is Philadelphia's favorite spot for delicious dishes of your comfort!

After our famous Ice Cream shop took off in the community, we expanded our menu to much more than just dessert! Today, we proudly serve everything from sandwiches and salads, to things on the sweeter side.

Try something delectable like out Cowboy Burger smothered in BBQ sauce on a brioche bun, or our Chicken Quesadilla packed with flavor. You can't forget to save room for dessert at More Than Just Ice Cream- be sure to save room for our famous Mile High Apple pie, and of course, the ice cream!

With our friendly service and even better food, come see why we're still one of the longest running restaurants in Philly at More Than Just Ice Cream!

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