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Franklin Fountain

116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
+1 215-627-1899
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sundae” (117 reviews)
“ice cream” (426 reviews)
“banana split” (21 reviews)
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American
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116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pricey ice cream! A must when you go to Philly!!! The lines are long. Cash only!! But it's sooooooo worth it!!!

Thank Bubtina2000
Reviewed yesterday

We were at Franklin Fountain this weekend to take a few engagement photos as part of a summer theme. While we weren't allowed to take photos inside (understandable because of all the traffic they get), we did take some outside while enjoying the ice cream....More

Thank MisterSmee
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great old style ice cream parlor. Luckily we got to experience this on their "off time" in afternoon. Not as busy and tried to return a second time during evening.

Thank NoteworthyChocolate
Reviewed 4 days ago

The wait is worth it! The ice cream here is so delicious and the customer service is fantastic. A great spot in Old Town.

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here with wife and some friends. The line stretched out the door. Waited a long time. But the place feels like a true retro fountain. Staff is dressed like old school soda jerks. The lights, ceiling fans, and all the equipment behind the counter...More

Thank NJtoUK2008
Reviewed 1 week ago

Line was a bit long but we decided to wait. Line moved quickly, service was friendly. We went for a couple of the special flavors, chocolate and peanut butter and the second was blueberry. Both were really good and very creamy. Really some of the...More

Thank ChrisOBB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Franklin Fountain because we had seen it on a TV show. Taste wise it was worth it. My wife had a root beer float, made with an old time recipe. It tasted different from our root beer today, a lot less carbonation,...More

Thank HDS1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb ice cream and milk shakes with a real retro feel. Very popular with tourists and locals alike. Well worth the long wait in the line!

Thank phgreen2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came upon The Franklin Fountain while searching for a place to have dessert and seeing the sign declaring ice cream made on premises, we knew we'd found it. The line of customers was long, but taking that as an indication of quality, we proceeded...More

Thank Caoimhe317
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the final stop on our 1,010 mile tour of Pennsylvania milkshakes, this one did not disappoint. B/W was strong flavored and good thickness. The atmosphere of old time soda fountain makes it a must stop if you're in Phila.

Thank Lmmayo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3099
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-1899
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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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