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“The Best Olde Fashioned Ice-Cream Shoppe!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Franklin Fountain

Franklin Fountain
Ranked #4 of 87 Dessert in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, United States
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The Best Olde Fashioned Ice-Cream Shoppe!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

My favorite little stopping place when I visit Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. Their seasonal flavors are always worth trying. At my last visit, I had a scoop each of pumpkin and ginger ice-cream. YUM!
I enjoy taking friends and relatives. It's a delightful little shop with friendly servers.

  • Visited October 2012
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Lynbrook, New York
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Great ice cream, but the crowds would keep us away next time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Our family found that waiting on line for twenty minutes for an ice cream at a place with little seating (some tables outside where you are stalked once you start eating by other customers, staring you down so you want to leave) is not my idea of fun. A lot of places have good icea cream. I don't want to wait on line and then have to juggle five people in three seats with a tiny table.
If it wasn't so crowded I would rate it better, so I guess my review is about the experience, not just the actual ice cream.

  • Visited June 2012
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Macon, Georgia
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great ice cream and experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

I went with friends, so we were able to get several sundaes and share. It was amazing ice cream, well worth the cost. The staff was very friendly and there was a lot of outdoor seating.

  • Visited August 2012
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Clermont, Florida
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1,138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
“What a great blast into the historical past.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

We went for the best egg cream in Philadelphia and found not one but two. The New York style was perfect done as I remembered as a child in chocolate. The Philadelphia style was new to me with heavy cream and real egg in chocolate as well. The Philadelphia was a great surprise and a new favorite. The folk whom work the store are fantastic and reflect the pride and service of this great old establishment. This Fountian is the sister store to Shane's Confectionary two doors down which should not be missed and share a ten percent discount.

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Thank rogersober
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West Chester, PA
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great ice cream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

This is a nostalgic ice cream parlor. The options both in ice cream and toppings are top notch. Servers are dressed in period costume and the inside of the parlor is quaint but not large enough to sit there and eat. There are tables at which to sit outside. Down side is that it is pricey and cash is the payment option. So. Like great ice cream this is the place.

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