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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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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Stamford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 22, 2017

This Ice cream shoppe located at the end of Market St serves wonderful ice-cream. The atmosphere is great, the staff very efficient and friendly. There is a large variety of flavors. Rather then cups the ice cream was served in Chinese food take out containers.

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Thank erf621
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2017

This is the best ice cream -- totally worth the price and the wait in line. We went there 2 times during our 3-day stay in Philadelphia.

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Thank Pinky777
Plano, Texas
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Quant ice cream shop in historic area close to Penn's Landing. We went after dinner in the early evening and there were lots of families there enjoying the outdoor seating. Has old fashioned vibe inside with friendly, young staff. Unique flavors such as carrot cake with wonderful cinnamon and carrot throughout. Hand packed into chinese carry out type boxes if... More 

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Thank Jane V
Hammond, Louisiana
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect place to stop for a snack after touring Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross house, and Elfreth Alley. The ice cream portions are generous, and the floats are delicious. There is not any seating inside so be sure to visit on a nice day (they have a few outside tables) and bring cash.

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Thank mbtitus11
Milford, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017

The Franklin Fountain is so great - from the historical building it's in, to the friendly staff and of course the awesome ice cream and sodas! A staple for any trip to Philly in my opinion! There is always a long line, which can be tough especially in the summer, but they are open late and not as crowded at... More 

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Thank Jenn H
Greater Cincinnati
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

The best ice cream we ever had! The peach had whole peach slices in it. The chocolate chip was fabulous. The line was not too long. We went on a Wednesday evening.

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Thank kacallahan
Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We went on a Sunday afternoon and the line was out the door and down the street. There are menus outside the door for you to look at while you wait. The staff are dressed in costume to reflect the early 20th century which I thought was adorable. They let you sample ice cream before you buy. I ordered a... More 

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Thank juliaoleary
Catonsville, Maryland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

We went there on Monday. The line wasn't too bad. I've seen it out the door and down the street. We went right into the store. There was about 10 people in front of us. The person who was taking orders stopped us so he could make a special order for a photo shoot. Then he had to restock tons... More 

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Thank melissa21228
Stamford, Connecticut
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207 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Great location in the historic area of Philly. I had the ginger ice cream and it was delicious. Ordered a small and ate it outside. Enjoyed it so much ordered another small to go. It's cash only so be prepared. While waiting in the short line two sets of customers came in off the street asking where the nearest ATM... More 

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Thank h0ylandm
Philadelphia
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209 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2017

This ice cream is so delicious! Everyone was friendly. The price is good for the quality. I got chocolate peanut butter ice cream. It was the best I've every had! There was a line but it moved pretty fast. Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American
Meals
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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 - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 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?