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Franklin Fountain

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116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
+1 215-627-1899
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Colonia, New Jersey
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The store itself is almost worth the visit; entering the store is like walking through a time machine. The ice cream was creamy and tasted great. I had the peach ice cream, and it was some of the best I've had. The root beer floats looked great as well.

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Thank Stephen T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Franklin Fountain in all seasons. Even in the winter, a good vanilla malt is delicious, and Franklin Fountain makes the best. I know, I know, they have dozens of fabulous and creative flavors, and lots of seasonal specials, but I use vanilla as a yardstick, and Franklin Fountain's is the best. My husband loves the maple walnut ice... More 

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Thank berwind
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45 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amish style restaurant, with everything old fashioned, everything from cash register to fans working on mechanical style movement. You feel transported to 1950s. It is cash only so get cash before going in. The service can be a bit slow. We had Pecan ice cream, and it was one of the delicious ice creams i have had.

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Thank Arjun M
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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295 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super hot during our walk about Philadelphia so we stopped in after dinner. Worth the extra walk. My wife had a hot fudge sundae; my son had peanut butter in a sugar cone and I had a waffle cone with cherry walnut. All was very good!

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Thank BEMJR
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although very touristy, this establishment has wonderful ice cream and milkshakes. Be prepared to stand in a long line but the ice cream is delicious

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Thank Kate H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the atmosphere. The icecream tasted amazing. Rootbeer was like nothing i had ever tasted before. Staff were beyond polite and very happy. I feel like 5 dollars for what seemed like a half pt of icecream is a little steep. Store had a very sour smell.

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Thank kat h
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

CASH ONLY! No ATM on site which is a huge draw back. It IS 2016, no? Who doesn't accept credit cards? It's inconvenient. Especially when you are charging $15 for a sundae! If you aren't aware that it's cash only, it is very likely that most people are not going to have enough cash on hand. I know we were... More 

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Thank Lovezubrus
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun ice cream parlor themed to be old fashioned. Know up front that it is cash only. Various ice-cream flavors, soda drinks, and home made waffle cones. There is no indoor seating, and not much seating outside.

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Thank Jrd P
Belmont, New Hampshire
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68 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ice cream here was not that special (cotton candy had no flavor) and I didn't see anything special with the décor. They do move the line quickly which was good. Definitely overpriced.

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Thank DmD183
Long Beach, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pistachio ice cream at Franklin Fountain was thee best I've ever had - AND it wasn't colored green!! It was so delicious that I'd wait in line for an hour if I had to. I can only imagine what the other yummy choices were like. You Need This!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?