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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old time soda fountain that serves the best in ice cream and milk shakes. Only problem is the lines are long cause it's so good.

Thank Kevin M
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter saw Franklin Fountain on Buzzfeed and was the only place she asked to go on our recent day trip to Philadelphia so we stopped by. I couldn't believe how adorable it was inside, like stepping back in time. Everyone was so nice and the ice cream was so delicious, I can't wait to go back. I had caramelized... More 

Thank Jeneen L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Franklin Fountain, even though we live relatively close by, was a real treat. After walking along the river at Penn's Landing, we wanted a little something, but not too much of anything. Walking up Market Street, just past Shane's candy store, is Franklin Fountain ice cream shop. Charming. We ordered peach and coconut. The ice cream... More 

Thank Susan K
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176 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By seeing the Man V Food show in the UK I had to visit here. What a treat, even looking in advance at the menue I couldn't decide. The ice creams were Enormous and it ended up being our dinner and desert that night. The staf and shop are decked out to look like an old fashioned shop and it... More 

Thank sarahjaneivesane
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on our last day of our USA holiday, talk about saving the best till last. We all had something different and can happily recommend the Southern Belle, banana split and Mt Vesuvius. The restaurant is very small and brilliant; from the ventilation fan system (electrical engineers will understand), the valve radio, staff uniforms, menu and staff attitude this... More 

Thank GraemeCoyne
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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207 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the famous Mt. Vesuvius sundae, but it wasn’t worth $11 by any means, nor the wait. (The line didn’t look very long but moved very slowly; however, the staff was SO nice.) Most other brownie sundaes we’ve had were just as good—and we’re more than happy to pay more for amazing food. The Hydrox cookie ice cream... More 

1 Thank Nicole R
Nashville, Tennessee
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160 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so everyone talks about this place and i was like yeah yeah another ice cream parlor whoopee!. YOU MUST GO HERE i have never in my life had ice cream this wonderful. i had the caramelized banana ice cream. HOLY COW it was wonderful. make sure you go to the candy shop 2 doors down first i think its called... More 

Thank bumbalough
Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Wednesday around noon, no line, shop was empty. No greeting from the two guys up front at ice cream station, couldn't be bothered, poor customer service. The girl taking the order was friendly and patiently answered my questions about sodas and ice cream floats. I ordered a root beer float with vanilla ice cream, $8 + 0.64... More 

Thank shehlee2014
Jackson, Tennessee
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was actually my second visit here, but since I happened to be in Philly again I thought I should check it out one more time. My impressions this time were pretty much the same as they were on my first visit. This is a novelty ice cream shop with very good ice cream, and a serious price to match.... More 

Thank Josh W
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. Even when you have to wait in line. Servers are friendly and the ice cream and other concoctions are wonderful. Make sure to look through the menu book on the calendar. Lots of choices that aren't on the wall. We had the salted honey crisp ice cream. WOW!!! Can't wait to go back and try it... More 

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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, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?