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Franklin Fountain

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No. 116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-627-1899
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I saw reviews for this place and thought the walk from Independence Mall wouldn't be too far. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The peanut butter ice cream was amazing and the chocolate chip also delicious. I had hoped to visit the next day to try more and I regret that I wasn't able to. Possibly... More 

Thank Tiffany L
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent old style ice cream parlour with loads of wonderful flavours to choose from. They also make their own sodas etc. Absolutely delicious, well worth a visit when in Philly

Thank Shamina F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After a ton of walking this was a yummy stop to make! An old fashioned fountain shop with real soda jerks (who are not jerks at all!!!) was such s great way to end our Philly trip! They really load you up so the average person will be plenty full with one scoop... But who wants to be average?

Thank beth p
Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good thing we came at a slow hour so there was no line at all! Their menu has so many items I decided to just stick on the ice cream flavors on the wall. I love their cup which is actually similar to a chinese food take out box! How cute is that? There's outdoor seating of about 4 tables.... More 

Thank mimabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great old fashioned ice cream down town, I really like the soda floats here but overall nothing has dissapointed me here. Price is good, facilities are clean, the only negative thing i can say is parking can be tough.

Thank Joe W
Westlake Village, California
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you see a queue winding down the street, there usually is a good reason. Old fashioned ice cream parlor steps away from the Old City sights-- a perfect way to take a break on a hot, summer day. Delicious ice cream in a multitude of flavors and some of the best hot fudge I have tasted. Lovely old building,... More 

Thank bean_cheile
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The waffle cone adds $2.00 to the cost of the middle size $6.50 ice cream cone. I had strawberry and my wife had rum raisin. The ice cream quality is good with a smooth and creamy texture. Even on a 95 degree day $9.00 including tax seems a bit high for this cooling desert. They have chairs on the sidewalk... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had their Roman Thirst-ade, which was supposed to be juice from lemon, orange, grapefruit, and bergamot fresh-squeezed "within a couple days". It was underwhelming. The juice was very, very watered down and hardly sweet. It was mainly just plain water with a bare touch of juice. It cost $5 which is a lot of money for some slightly flavored... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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330 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a hot day we had today in Philadelphia! Thank goodness we found this wonderful soda fountain to revive us before we had to move on! We had a group of four that ordered a chocolate shake (rated fantastic), mango sorbet (rated unbelievably fantastic), an egg cream (not as sweet as my son had hoped, but he made it up... More 

Thank Blacksheep101
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had ice cream from here on waffle cones and it was yummy! You wait in line to get it, but its worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children, 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: No. 116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • 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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