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Franklin Fountain

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116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
+1 215-627-1899
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an old fashioned soda shop with a huge menu. It is like stepping back in time. I recommend trying the Egg Whip. I have never had anything like it before. Make sure to get it Philly Style!

Thank jediknight101
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The day I went they were serving free samples of Campbell's original recipe tomato soup and giving free jars to customers for trying....what a nice touch! Plus the ice cream was fantastic! I had a sugar cone with a small scoop of S'mores ice cream and loved it! My father-in-law had a strawberry sundae and licked the bowl clean, we... More 

Thank Margo W
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Summer or Winter, this is a must visit for some amazing ice cream and milkshakes! Try the hot shakes, they have hot brownie or apple pie. Everything is yummy!

Thank nicolealex89
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I came to this restaurant at the insistence of my significant other because he remembered this ice cream from "Man vs Food" show on the Food Network. There was a line but it moved quickly. I got a milkshake with malt and my boyfriend ordered the Mt.Vesuvius. The order did come out incorrectly and I got this poor man's order... More 

Thank Yorky M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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595 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pricey ice cream but at least it was good ice cream. 2 small cones were $5 and $7 dollars (2 bucks extra for a waffle cone). My wife tried the Hydrox, which I believe is a signature flavor. I tried the pumpkin because it was October. Both good but I probably would not be a regular if I lived there.

Thank lannyr
New York City, New York
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471 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I especially enjoyed and appreciated their ImPeach Sundai. Ice cream as it should be. Prepare for lines but worth it.

Thank Marciahi
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry to disappoint its fans, but I don't really get it. It's decent ice cream and ice cream creations wrapped up in hipster dressing and presentation at crazy-high prices. 5 bucks for an egg cream? $15 for a bana split? Nothing was omg I need to get back here good that I need to pay those prices. At a 25%... More 

Thank Matthew S
Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the experience at the Franklin fountain so much. The root beer was homemade and so was the ice cream. It was the best route beer float we've ever had.

Thank melanie s
Worcester, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

We just got settled in our hotel and soon after opted to go out for a treat...I looked up desserts near by and this place showed up with vast reviews. It was cute...small...the ice cream it self left much to be desired. I have had much better....the pistachio ice cream was more peanut butter flavored than I think ought to... More 

Thank DennehyA
Stamford, Connecticut
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

After a second day of sightseeing on Philly my birthday trip. On our way back to the hotel Penns View Inn (see my review) It was a cute place a time capsule of sorts. An old fashioned soda fountain store, I love nostalgia and a great place for ice cream. I had a cup of chocolate ice cream, my husband... More 

Thank ErisShaw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-1899
The Franklin Fountain aims to serve an experience steeped in ideals, drizzled with drollery, and sprinkled with the forgotten flavors of the American past.

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