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John's Water Ice

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WATER ICE
Lemon
small: $1.50. medium: $2.00. large (pint): $2.75. quart: $4.50
Cherry
small: $1.50. medium: $2.00. large (pint): $2.75. quart: $4.50
Chocolate
small: $1.50. medium: $2.00. large (pint): $2.75. quart: $4.50
Pineapple
small: $1.50. medium: $2.00. large (pint): $2.75. quart: $4.50
ICE CREAM
Vanilla
cup / cone: $2.50. pint: $5.00. quart: $9.00.
Chocolate
cup / cone: $2.50. pint: $5.00. quart: $9.00.
Strawberry
cup / cone: $2.50. pint: $5.00. quart: $9.00.
Butter Pecan
cup / cone: $2.50. pint: $5.00. quart: $9.00.
GELATI
Water Ice & Ice Cream Combo
cup: $3.25. pint: $4.50. quart: $8.00.
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

I finally made it to the iconic John’s Water Ice. It definitely draws in the crowds, so be prepared to wait in line. A small water ice runs $2. They also offer gelato and ice cream. There are only four flavors of water ice available:...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Staff was super friendly and helpful, especially with us tourists. Still not sure what Water Ice exactly is, but their lemon and cherry flavors were awesome!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TravelandCuisine
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Ok so was in an Uber on our way to Geno's cheese steak. Francis our driver asked if we've had a "water ice" yet on our visit to Philly. Told us we must have one before we leave and do not have one at the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Simply put, this family run business, represents the taste of Philadelphia in the summer. Not far from the Italian Market this spot is perfect for people watching and an A+ example of Philadelphia water ice. I can't get enough of the pineapple. I keep meaning...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank pookala
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

I heard I can’t say I had been to Philly until I had the cheesesteak and water ice! Well I had both! What a great way to cool off! Try the pineapple!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 664leanng
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Johns water ice is hot to be philly best five star I love their flavors I wish they where open til late hours in the morning

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Gail G
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Eat here for a delicious treat. The shop may not look like much, there's not seating available, and there isn't much parking, but FIND A WAY to get here! The pineapple water ice was incredible. Best shaved ice treat I've ever had. Prices were also...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

The water ice is almost creamy and a small cup was only $1.75, and because it's so sweet it's hard to imagine eating much more than that amount.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank WeezieMom
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

A particular Philadelphia treat. Only 4 flavors: lemon, pineapple, cherry, chocolate In Philadelphia, it's either John's or Pop's. Most refreshing thing you'll ever taste .

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Allan G
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

I've "Italian ices" before, their water ice is sensational. We had cherry which flavorful with kind of a creamy sense to it. Also had pineapple which had wonderful flavor and not overpowering like some fruit juice. Both were extraordinary and heartily recommend this place!

Date of visit: August 2017
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