Berley Brothers

The Franklin Fountain

Ice Cream Shop$$$$
Center City East, Philadelphia
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  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Has a stamp of approval from Philadelphia Magazine and Food & Wine
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  • Mike C.
    "Try the Franklin Mint Sundae or one of the huge banana splits."(7 Tips)
    Greg G.
    "Loved the hydrox cookie and mint chocolate chip."(6 Tips)
    Janine L.
    "Love me some teaberry ice cream"(6 Tips)
    Megan F.
    "Mount Vesuvius and Stock Market Crunch."(5 Tips)
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  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SiskAugust 12, 2016
    If you're in Philly, be sure to stop here! It's a little pricey and the line can get long but well worth it. If you enjoy whipped cream, do not pass it up here! It's house-made and so delicious.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CastonguayAugust 14
    Been here 10+ times
    A must go if you’re in the area. Great decor and their ice cream is one of the best around. Tons of options to choose from; I highly recommend the Whirly Berley and Hydrox Cookie ice creams.
    Upvoted Oct 15
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaJuly 3, 2016
    Amazing ice cream, lines that go down the street and cash only. The entire parlor represents and era long gone. A must in Philly.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauMarch 23
    One of the absolute must visit spots, this old school ice cream shop has great sundaes and inventive ice cream flavors. Try the Franklin Mint Sundae or one of the huge banana splits.
  • Katy S.
    Very expensive but delicious and very quaint! Can get 10% off your total if you have a receipt from Shane's Confectionary just a few doors down.
  • Jan
    JanDecember 13, 2014
    Best Ice Cream I ever had in the U.S. Staff and Location reminded me how ice cream parlors may have looked in the 60s. The pic shows the Dr. Doveys Classic Banana Split
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonFebruary 22
    If the line is out the door and around the corner, know that it will probably take ~1.5 hours. Also, it kind of looses its charm when you realize it was established in 2004...
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CainNovember 8, 2015
    Best ice cream in philly. Must visit at least once to experience it. Picture is of peanut butter flavor. Also this place is cash only!!!!!
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebruary 16, 2013
    This old-fashioned soda shop has myriad sundaes in dozens of flavors. I recommend a Cherry Bomb—chocolate ice cream in cherry soda from the fountain—but you can't go wrong here. Cash only!
  • Kyra L.
    Kyra LynneAugust 3, 2015
    great service! their ice cream was so good & I'd recommend their lemonade afterwards, I'm not sure if they make that themselves as well but it tasted homemade😋
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 27, 2014
    Walk back in time to this Philly ice cream parlor. If you're really in the mood for ice cream try the Mt. Vesuvius sundae. It deserves a rating on the Trust Network: http://bit.ly/1fr5Mkp
  • Penn A.
    Penn AppetitFebruary 19, 2012
    Get the Mt. Vesuvius – a scoop of chocolate, a scoop of vanilla, perfectly cut cubes of brownies and hot fudge, all topped off with whipped cream and a sprinkling of malt. Our blogger loved it!
  • Reinhold Residential
    Reinhold ResidentialSeptember 6, 2012
    Enter a world of old-time charm with homemade ice cream, milkshakes, egg creams, phosphates and 25 flavors of old fashioned soda by the glass. The sundaes are truly exceptional and very shareable!
  • Greg G.
    Greg GJuly 25, 2015
    So many choices! Great ice cream shop. Loved the hydrox cookie and mint chocolate chip. Cash only though, and it's a bit pricey.
  • Allie I.
    Allie IlaganJanuary 29, 2012
    Go back in time at this Old City ice cream parlor, where the Berley brothers geek out about historic techniques and handlebar mustaches. Try one of the old-timey sundaes, like the Maple Leaf Rag.
  • Rosa C.
    Rosa ConcepcionFebruary 12, 2012
    I'm an ice cream lover and a small was the perfect size. Big portions. Expensive but worth the price for the old school ambiance. Cash only. Have a friend grab a seat as you order up front
  • Tameika A.
    Tameika AllenMarch 25, 2016
    I had the rocky road and it was amazing!! Fresh and perfectly made!! Great ice cream!! Waffle cones were sturdy and didn't fall apart when the ice cream started to melt
  • Hessa A.
    Hessa Al ZamelJuly 26, 2015
    They really do have the best ice cream 😍😍.. The line is very long but it worths the waiting .. Payment is by CASH only 💸
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LongNovember 30, 2014
    Old fashioned ice cream in a vintage building. The root beer floats are gigantic. A medium gets you 2 flavors. The chocolate peanut butter milkshake was excellent.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberJune 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Even if you've already had dessert, get it again from here. There are a ton of choices from just scoops of ice cream to scoops of ice cream with a brownie, coffee beans, and a pretzel stick.
  • Arka M.
    Arka MajumdarOctober 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Ice cream like u have never had before. Weekends the line to get an ice cream can be bigger than most clubs in center city. They had a menu right at the door which can help the process of u choosing!!
  • Neill C.
    Neill CaldwellAugust 26, 2013
    A step back in time... Ice cream is good but the setting is the real treat here. Very authentic ol' timely feel (except prices, of course). Staff also friendly and helpful.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 28, 2011
    The Franklin Fountain has original architectural details like an Art Nouveau–era soda fountain, plus amazing drinks like the Ladies Choice (raspberry soda infused with peach ice cream and sweet cream)
  • Shelby S.
    Shelby SchwartzMay 27, 2014
    This place is awesome it's 50's retro and when I went at about 11:30 at night it was so busy. Get the hydrox cookie (cookies & cream.) The best <3
  • Megan F.
    Megan FilippApril 20, 2014
    If you love chocolate and peanut butter, I recommend going with someone and sharing two of the sundaes: the Mount Vesuvius and Stock Market Crunch. You will not regret it!
  • Kelly
    KellyOctober 13, 2014
    Amazing. They know each flavor inside and out, and every one is spot on and natural. A delicious throwback. Can't miss.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberJune 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You don't have to go far in Old City for a blast from the past. If coming out of the subway, just walk towards Penn's Landing on the right side of the street to find this gem.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 15, 2010
    Delicious handmade flavors—from chocolate and vanilla bean to Hydrox cookie and Teaberry gum—that make this purveyor of sundry sundaes so much more than an ode to the corner malt shop. Read more
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    The Franklin Fountain, dishes up in-house-made ice cream in an old-fashioned soda-fountain setting. The antique cash register pops up not with $ signs but with Franklin sayings. Read more
  • Abdulelah A.
    Abdulelah AljaafariJuly 16, 2016
    Don't miss the Banana split, one of the best I've ever eaten, I would rather not to put whipped cream on it.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CJune 29, 2016
    Homemade ice cream, whipped cream and cones! Everything is extremely authentic and sweet! Cash only!
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 4, 2011
    Get the Mt. Vesuvius -- a mountain of homemade chocolate ice cream erupting with hot fudge, brownie chunks and whipped cream. --Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberJune 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have friends and/or family visiting (or if you're visiting Philly yourself), this is one place you have to share with them (or experience yourself!)
  • Brendan R.
    Brendan RastetterAugust 22, 2014
    The ice cream here is worth waiting for. Try the black raspberry, butter pecan and maple walnut. Three of my Franklin favorites.
  • Tristan R.
    Tristan RhodesideSeptember 21, 2016
    Step back in time and enjoy the best ice cream in Philly if not the country with great service. Worth wait every once in awhile.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduJune 23, 2013
    If homemade ice cream and nostalgia are up your alley, go now! Everything about Franklin Fountain is perfect and delicious :)
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillySeptember 19, 2012
    Adam Richman of Man v. Food was served up the Mt. Vesuvius sundae (vanilla and chocolate ice cream, brownie pieces, hot fudge, malt powder, and whipped cream). Who do you think won?
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Yummy. Get the caramelized banana with cream and chocolate sauce. Divine!!
  • Andrickson C.
    I can die after today, this icecream is good on so many level. The app that recommends me this place is amazing and free. Here is the link guys. https://share.serviceempire.com
  • Gabriel E.
    Gabriel EvansSeptember 21, 2015
    Best ice cream I've ever had. Coconut and Maple Honeycomb were unbelievable.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel ShifmanJanuary 28
    Touristy and subject to long lines, but honestly worth it. The ice cream sundaes and drinks are so unqiue and delicious!
  • David G.
    David GuerrieriSeptember 20, 2015
    Had the banana split, get the full portion split between two people is divine! Skip lunch and get the banana split
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SanterianNovember 28, 2011
    Franklin Fountain's maple walnut ice cream is incredible. The authentic ice cream parlor has an old fashioned register, so bring cash!
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardJuly 9, 2013
    Franklin Mint Chip. Shop aims to exhibit "forgotten flavors of the American past": cherry vanilla, teaberry gum, green tea. Seasonal sorbets, sugar-free flavors and non-dairy ice creams. Read more
  • CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    Remember the root beer barrel candies. Try the root beer float. Has a spicy flavor, tastes just like the candies.
  • Chris M.
    Chris McClainOctober 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place. Don't worry about the line it moves pretty quick. everything I have had is excellent.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenMay 4, 2016
    This used to be my favorite shop, but upon revisit I don't think their ice cream can justify the long line anymore. Relatively uncreative flavor. And they only let you try 2 flavors max.
  • hoai vi p.
    hoai vi pSeptember 4, 2012
    For those not in the know, Hydrox cookies were the O.G. Oreo from 1908 until Oreo came along in 1912 and tricked everyone into thinking it came first. Yum.
  • Ian
    IanAugust 16, 2014
    Always try the special flavor of the day! They'll make it as a milkshake for you and it's even better.
  • Chris M.
    Chris McClainJune 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Neat place to eat, check out the menus, and don't be afraid if there is a line it moves quickly.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ConnorsDecember 13, 2011
    If you haven't had an egg cream, try it! Its like a seltzer chocolate milk and with help quench your post ice cream thirst
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LeonardJune 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you get a sundae/banana split/something off the menu, be prepared for a huuuuuge portion. Best to split with someone!
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If it's in season, try the 1904 Banana Split with Whirley Berley instead of the plain chocolate. It's the "upgraded" chocolate ;)
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea B.June 6, 2013
    Vegans + lactose-intolerant friends! They have vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry for us! I loved the strawberry.
  • Claire E.
    Claire EllenAugust 14, 2014
    Try honeycomb ice cream made with local honey it isn't too sweet but is totally a treat
  • Mateusz K.
    Mateusz KawkaAugust 20
    It's the best ice cream I had so far, and I thought I already had the best ice cream while in Europe, the hydrox is the best
  • Rebecca J.
    Rebecca JulienJuly 27, 2014
    Hands down butter pecan is the best flavored here; and best butter pecan I've ever tasted
  • Gokcen K.
    One of the best&old ice cream shop in Philly. Very very delicious. 🎉🎉🎉
  • Linchi K.
    Linchi KwokNovember 17, 2011
    Very fun place to visit. I think the sundae I ordered tastes good, but a little bit too sweet and heavy for me --- probably because I am an Asian? I am not sure.
  • Anne-Marie D.
    Great little spot with a fun, old-time atmosphere inside. Service is wonderful and efficient and the ice is so delicious!
  • Jaffar M.
    Jaffar MurrillFebruary 20, 2012
    The ice cream is soooo good and if you love things of the past this is your type of ice cream shop!!
  • Iscah L.
    Iscah LeeJuly 1, 2012
    Root beer floats are amazing! Also, your receipt here gets you 10% off at Shane Confectionery and vice-versa.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 12, 2011
    Where else can you find thin mints in a sundae? Or honeycomb candy, for that matter? You're robbing yourself if you don't splurge on the best ice cream in Philly. Read more
  • Kaitlin
    KaitlinSeptember 1, 2013
    Expensive and long line but a nice treat. Root beer float is heavenly special spices make it better than all others
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauNovember 24, 2012
    Try the Stock Market Crunch - Sundae with rocky road ice cream, thick peanut butter sauce and crumbled salt pretzels. Incredible.
  • Gaudiness
    GaudinessAugust 16, 2014
    Great ice cream! Try the tea berry ! ❤️
  • Kim M.
    Kim MJuly 19, 2011
    My kids HAD to try this after seeing it on Man vs. Food :) Check out all of the varieties of root beer in bottles by the cash register
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Ice cream is good. Everything is good here. Opt for a phosphate if you want something refreshing and highly portable.
  • Mina L.
    Mina LeeAugust 26, 2014
    cute cups, nice service, amazing list of dessert options!!! but expect a long wait 😪
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KiyanaSeptember 16, 2011
    a lil on the pricey side but well worth it. i love this place. & it is open all year around :)
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FalcianiSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Experiment and get something you can't get anywhere else, like Teaberry, a Phosphate, or a Philadelphia Egg Cream
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyApril 9, 2013
    Tuck into a towering Mt. Vesuvius sundae, and you’ll understand why a line often snakes out the door.
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYJuly 17, 2013
    Franklin Fountain heralds "forgotten flavors of the American past" like teaberry gum, vanilla cherry and Franklin mint chip. Read more
  • Stephanie O.
    Stephanie OrmeJuly 25, 2016
    Don't let a long line scare you off. It's worth the wait. Everything tastes creamy and fresh.
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GOctober 11, 2010
    Definitely try the floats. Coke + vanilla ice cream = delicious even when it's 40 degrees outside. I've done it and relished it.
  • Tracy
    TracyAugust 20, 2014
    So many choices! Very yummy, and the "soda jerks" seem to love their jobs!
  • Emma M.
    Emma McTagueApril 25
    It's a classic. Might as well get a somewhat unusual flavor since you waited so long for it. Incredibly friendly staff.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    Everything is just spot on. We loved the Homemade Hot Fudge & Stock Market Crunch Sundaes but we wanted all of the floats.
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondApril 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Hydrox cookie for life. Get it as a sundae with caramel and marshmallow sauce.
  • Joseph N.
    Joseph NevinMay 17, 2013
    The Cherry Maple Walnut is amazing. Love the homemade sodas too!
  • Jenny H.
    Jenny HongSeptember 4, 2011
    Best ice cream in town. Credit needs to be given to Ping (my bff's mom) The person who actually makes the ice cream everyday!!!
  • @HungryEditor B.
    @HungryEditor Ben SetiawanMay 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Lightning Rod & Baby Split are solid choices...although I yet to have a bad dessert here.
  • ed P.
    ed PoprikJune 21, 2015
    Try the Japanese Thirst Killer! Grape Soda with a killer twist.
  • Bobby G.
    Bobby G.August 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good ice cream - great experience - but $21.00 for three medium ice creams is a bit much.
  • Bobby G.
    Bobby G.July 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Waited in line so long my clothes became vintage - plan ahead - always a line but always worth the wait!
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 28, 2015
    Amazing ice cream and milk shakes!!! The mt. Vesuvius was to die for!
  • Mikhail B.
    Mikhail BJune 23, 2013
    There is a cool air vent just inside the door. In a long summer line, this is perfect.
  • Frank H.
    Frank HarrisAugust 4, 2010
    The best ice cream in the city!! ALL ingredients are home-made with tremendous flavor. Try one of the Banana splits.
  • Todd M.
    Todd MolloyNovember 21, 2014
    Everything is great here. It's all made from scratch on site.
  • Michele B.
    Michele BarnettJuly 16, 2012
    Try the Rum Raisin. It's a must. But, bring cash if you want to try anything. :)
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YoungerAugust 20, 2011
    Ladies choice is always a delicious option but their homemade rootbeer is also to die for!
  • Mat C.
    Mat CollisDecember 11, 2016
    Amazing milkshakes and really really cool vintage shop layout
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CorlessJune 22, 2015
    The hot fudge is amazing, but the portions are large so sharing is a good idea
  • Michael R.
    Michael RowbothamJune 12, 2011
    There's a reason the line is out the door on the weekend. Give cherry vanilla in their homemade waffle cone a try.
  • Drew S.
    Drew StaatsDecember 16, 2014
    The whipped cream is homemade. Do you need to know anything else?
  • LXTV
    LXTVAugust 3, 2011
    Attempt to climb Mt. Vesuvius, which contains dollops of ice cream erupting with chocolate brownie pieces. Read more
  • Jack L.
    Jack LivezeyMay 29, 2014
    The ice cream sucks. I got a Franklin Mint to go and I spent 10 minutes trying to get through the topping with a rubber spoon.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJuly 5, 2015
    Any milkshake, and definitely the vanilla milkshake.
  • Randy G.
    Randy GarbinJuly 9, 2015
    Ice cream is the best in the region.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithDecember 12, 2011
    All of the Winter menu items are delicious. Try the Peanut Butter Brownie shake!
  • Alyssandra D.
    Alyssandra DochertySeptember 18, 2014
    Best. Caramel. Sauce. Ever. On top of pumpkin ice cream... bomb.
  • Elle
    ElleSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The nicest soda jerks around. Have the Mt. Vesuvius!
  • Kass
    KassAugust 18, 2014
    Their sundae selection is great. Can't go wrong
  • Kathrine
    KathrineJuly 28, 2015
    It's wonderful! You should just go.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HJune 10, 2016
    Come hungry and get Mr. Dovey's Classic Banana Split
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauOctober 27, 2013
    Try the Banana Split For My Baby - That's what it's called. And it's excellent.
  • Karen F.
    Karen FlamJune 30, 2010
    You gotta try FF for great home-made ice cream goodness - just bring plenty of cash - they only accept cash.
  • jessica k.
    jessica kleinMay 24, 2011
    Awesome homemade root beer for delectable float big enough to share!
  • Bobby G.
    Bobby G.May 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Only go here if you want to wait in line for 45 min & overpay for ice cream that's only marginally better than Friendly's/store bought Eddy's
  • Emily T.
    Emily TranJuly 5, 2011
    A bit pricey but Franklin Fountain isn't just an ice cream shop -- it's an experience!
  • ginny h.
    ginny hJuly 13, 2013
    Delicious ice cream! Only one flavor in a small but they are massive!
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WolfAugust 6, 2014
    A lot of old fashioned charm, but not enough to justify the expense. They seem to great sundaes but they charge the price of an entree for them.
  • Emily M.
    Emily MooreOctober 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything! Mt. Vesuvius is especially delectable
  • Lillian R.
    Lillian RibeiroNovember 4, 2013
    Walking back in time. No wifi. Order the hot apple cider.
  • Holly B.
    Holly ButterfieldJuly 5, 2010
    FF -- try the green tea ice cream with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Amazing combination of bitter and sweet!
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The soda fountain is original. Try a taste a history ;)
  • Bre B.
    Bre BonnerJuly 10, 2016
    Ice cream good but for the price you are paying you would expect something special.
  • Javier L.
    Javier LorenzoJune 30, 2015
    Everything, but terrific limeade and icecream
  • Cuppy C.
    Cuppy CakeSeptember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a college ice...coconut ice cream with homemade hot fudge!
  • Nancie S.
    Nancie SandersonMarch 4, 2012
    Best old timey ice cream shopper ever!! Closed for renovations :-( but they bought Shane's candy store!! Can't wait til they reopen!!
  • Leanne A.
    Leanne AlyssaJune 9, 2015
    Get the Franklin mint. Definitely worth the price
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WinakerJanuary 16, 2012
    Peanut butter ice cream with marshmallow sauce is delicious.
  • Sidney S.
    Sidney San MartínJuly 1, 2015
    So cheesy, but ice cream is legitimately good.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LinanJuly 11, 2013
    Best ice cream around its so good it was on the travel channel
  • the 215 socialite
    the 215 socialiteJanuary 10, 2012
    Perfect summer date, part 2. Not cheap, but totally worth every penny.
  • Grove A.
    Grove AyersMarch 5, 2013
    A Philadelphia MUST. These guys are amazing.
  • tolu
    toluApril 22, 2016
    Line looks daunting but it moves fairly quickly
  • EstherEunjin K.
    EstherEunjin KimMay 29, 2014
    Best pistachio ice cream I've ever had
  • April D.
    April DuncansonApril 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegans: cherry bomb with soy chocolate. Do it!!
  • Rose
    RoseAugust 7, 2014
    Reminds me of the 50's. Great ice cream!
  • Melanie P.
    Melanie PetersonJuly 3, 2016
    The line and prices here are insane. Good ice cream but not THAT good
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Franklin Fountain as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate , Man vs Food Read more
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SeixasAugust 16, 2015
    Best in town! Prepare for 30min wait.
  • Marc
    MarcAugust 20, 2015
    Food Network "Top 5" Ice Cream - #3 The Mount Vesuvius
  • Helen P.
    Helen ParkAugust 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best mint chip I've ever tried
  • Emily C.
    Emily ChandlerMay 20, 2013
    Hemingway's Dream phosphate soda is better than ice cream on a steamy Philadelphia afternoon
  • RC
    RCJune 12, 2015
    Is it worth the line? Debatable. Go during off-peak and you'll enjoy it.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SawukSeptember 25, 2011
    Everything here was good, except sorbet. Too icy!
  • Pete D.
    Pete DiDonatoSeptember 27, 2012
    Pistaschio is the best. Butter pecan pretty awesome too
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanFebruary 19
    The ice cream is pretty decent. However, waiting in line for ~ 1h 30m makes the experience totally not worth it.
  • Sandra E.
    Sandra ESeptember 17, 2013
    the Peach melba is highly recommended!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Brian Ricci, chef of Kennett, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Black raspberry & maple-walnut ice cream. Read more
  • Sherry K.
    Sherry KJuly 7, 2014
    No air conditioning and lines can be 30 minutes long. Decent ice cream, cool concept, but mostly for tourists.
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel ChowApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try their green tea malt! Best in town
  • Matt C.
    Matt CroweMay 17, 2014
    So good it's worth tolerating the douchebaggery in the line
  • Sam .
    Sam April 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely choose the Peanut Butter flavor.
  • Caren N.
    Caren NavarroSeptember 7, 2015
    The Butter Pecan ice cream!!
  • Merecede C.
    Merecede CarsonJune 8, 2016
    That dang peanut butter ice cream.. love at first taste.
  • Annie S.
    Annie SissonAugust 8, 2010
    One sundae is EASILY enough for 2 people! The Stock Market Crunch is super tasty!
  • Greg M.
    Greg MaughanSeptember 1, 2015
    College ice is a good buy if you don't want too much.
  • Glenn
    GlennAugust 26, 2014
    Get the Vegan flavor of the day.
  • Hollie S.
    Hollie SickJuly 13, 2016
    Best ice cream anywhere around
  • Wejdan
    WejdanDecember 15, 2014
    The coolest ice cream shop everrrr.
  • Wil R.
    Wil ReynoldsAugust 25, 2014
    Mt. Vesuvius for 2 will hit the spot!
  • Rachel O.
    Rachel OrrMarch 9, 2014
    Way too expensive. $7.50 for a small waffle cone. Outrageous. Lived the atmosphere so I splurged anyway!
  • Roseann L.
    Roseann LoSchiavoSeptember 7, 2013
    There are no words just come and experience it.
  • Walt W.
    Walt WalkerAugust 25, 2013
    Loved the honeycomb milkshake!
  • Ilya S.
    Ilya SabaninJune 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Maple walnut and hot fudge — deliciousness!
  • MISSLISA
    MISSLISAFebruary 3, 2012
    Try one of the old fashioned sodas
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MirzoianSeptember 1, 2011
    The black raspberry ice cream is amazing!
  • Thomas
    ThomasJuly 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Creme de Lafayette is deliciousness.
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)January 3, 2010
    Hot milkshakes are out of this world! Get one with the homemade peach or apple pie.
  • Kitty C.
    Kitty ChingJanuary 18, 2013
    Don't leave Philly without trying this place!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KNovember 22, 2015
    Everything is good here!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DonaldsonJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Squash caramel ice cream is amazing,
  • Elizabeth N.
    Elizabeth NardelliJanuary 31, 2015
    One of the best ice cream in town
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJune 2, 2015
    Holy hot fudge coconut Batman!
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole McGarryJune 16, 2011
    The peanut butter ice cream is delicious.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HennesseyJuly 7, 2015
    Great old school vibe
  • Cassie P.
    Cassie PNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hydrox icecream is a MUST!
  • Jessica
    JessicaFebruary 26, 2015
    The long lines are worth it.
  • Sara T.
    Sara TraegerMay 6, 2012
    nostalgia! must stop for a delicious treat!
  • Rei
    ReiSeptember 24, 2016
    Long line but moves fast :)
  • The M.
    The MeistJuly 19, 2011
    Do not underestimate the size and amount of the Sundaes or you will get conquered.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BialaMarch 8, 2013
    Cool place and very friendly!
  • Kostas D.
    Kostas DonutsOctober 19, 2014
    Rum Raisin rocks!
  • Scott G.
    Scott GudorfJuly 20, 2011
    Try the Mount Vesuvius... And that's all that will remain!
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen MartinMarch 25, 2012
    Love this place. EVERYTHING IS GOOD!
  • MISSLISA
    MISSLISAFebruary 3, 2012
    A little more expensive than most people would like
  • Alex M.
    Alex MasAugust 7, 2015
    Good ice creams. But they are too big.
  • J D.
    J DruniMay 21, 2014
    Overrated and expensive ice-cream. Tastes like Ben&Jerrys. (Have not tried the floats and sodas yet)
  • April A.
    April AnnetteMarch 12, 2012
    Cotton candy ice cream is delicious.
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HJuly 14, 2015
    Huge ice cream yummy
  • Nancie S.
    Nancie SandersonMarch 4, 2012
    Best old timetable ice cream shoppe! Closed today! Boooo
  • Laura
    LauraDecember 1, 2013
    Amazing ice cream!
  • Mikhail B.
    Mikhail BJune 23, 2013
    Bring cash. Credit cards are not accepted.
  • Sadiq A.
    Sadiq AlkhattabiAugust 26, 2014
    Peanut butter flavor FTW 🍯❤️!!
  • MISSLISA
    MISSLISAFebruary 3, 2012
    Always remember cash only :)
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SpechtAugust 22, 2014
    Flat out amazing.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HoangAugust 30, 2014
    Root beer float and the hydroxy
  • Rj S.
    Rj St ThomasAugust 11, 2014
    Delicious sundaes!
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel ChowMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try their green tea malts!
  • Tracey W.
    Tracey Welson-RossmanNovember 20, 2012
    Carmel apple pie milkshake
  • Michele K.
    Great ice cream! Be sure to stop here!
  • Alex C.
    Alex CollinsAugust 29, 2012
    Try the Tarzan Of The Apes
  • Alison
    AlisonJune 1, 2012
    Green tea ice cream is delicious!
  • Ron W.
    Ron WalkerSeptember 4, 2015
    EVERYTHING
  • Petey B.
    Petey BroomsJanuary 23, 2012
    Ice cream sundaes are unreal
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The phone behind the counter? Yep, it works.
  • Gala C.
    Gala CatronJuly 1, 2011
    The Banana is too die for!
  • Tim P.
    Tim PangburnSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Put caramel on ANYTHING. The caramel came from the mouth of Lord Ganesh.
  • Waqas M.
    Waqas MalickNovember 24, 2015
    Don't get the waffle cone
  • Samantha
    SamanthaAugust 16, 2010
    Be prepared for a line. It is worth it though.
  • Mel S.
    Mel SabolFebruary 8, 2012
    tea berry gum flavor!! yum :)
  • Sandra K.
    Sandra KellerAugust 29, 2010
    The soy vanilla ice cream is delicious!!
  • MISSLISA
    MISSLISAFebruary 3, 2012
    Nice nostalgic look!
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin ChoiAugust 10, 2014
    two words. Mt. Vesuvius.
  • Jenni R.
    Jenni RussellAugust 22, 2011
    Try the violet soda!
  • donald r.
    OLD FASHION STYLE . YUMMY
  • April
    AprilSeptember 21, 2012
    A little more expensive than we'd known it would be... :(
  • Amy W.
    Amy WinterAugust 16, 2010
    Franklin Mint was delicious -and huge.
  • Clark H.
    Clark HeldApril 11, 2015
    Get the mt. Vesuvius!!!!
  • @HungryEditor B.
    @HungryEditor Ben SetiawanMay 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Save your receipt for 10% off at Shane Confectionary.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McDonaldJuly 18, 2013
    Candy cigarettes $1. The habit is getting expensive.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MelvinJanuary 8, 2012
    Two words: Rum raisin.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MalloryAugust 8, 2011
    The best for too many reasons. Read more
  • Janine L.
    Janine LionJune 11, 2011
    Love me some teaberry ice cream
  • Leanne A.
    Leanne AlyssaMay 1, 2016
    Mount Vesuvius!!!
  • Lynelle H.
    Lynelle HoweySeptember 18, 2011
    Two words: Mount Vesuvius.
  • Sita S.
    Sita SteeleFebruary 14, 2014
    Amazing!!!!!
  • Mr. BagelSpice
    Mr. BagelSpiceJuly 16, 2010
    The franklin mint is yummy :)
  • Wilfredo G.
    Wilfredo GarciaMarch 14, 2012
    Great ass ice cream
  • ISO W.
    ISO WolfAugust 7, 2011
    Bring cash.
  • MsTwixt M.
    MsTwixt MsTwixtOctober 24, 2015
    #WhirlyBerley That is all.
  • DK D.
    DK DavisMay 2, 2011
    Chocolate & teaberry waffle cone.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CatronJuly 1, 2011
    This place is awesome I wish there was one in Frankfort ky,
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 9, 2011
    Try the Mt. Vesuvius
  • Sam T.
    Sam ThomasMarch 10, 2010
    Great strawberry and cottoncandy ice cream.
  • Shan C.
    Shan CollinsApril 6, 2010
    Just get anything, it's all good lol.
  • Jarret E.
    Jarret EganOctober 18, 2010
    Coffee with hot fudge...next level...
  • Lou C.
    Lou CapozzoliNovember 27, 2010
    Sharted right outside. Aargh
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel M.November 28, 2009
    Order a root beer float! It's the best anywhere.
  • Nelly C.
    Nelly ChinchillaAugust 3, 2014
    Good but had better
  • Tracey P.
    Tracey P.August 7, 2014
    Nothing bad here.
  • Caden S.
    Caden SchultheisOctober 24, 2010
    dont order the japenese thirst quencher
  • Ariel
    ArielAugust 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Rootbeer Float = Instant Joy
  • Roger C.
    Roger CarameloJuly 8, 2010
    way overpriced....go to the DQ instead
  • Dalia G.
    Dalia GarcíaJuly 28, 2015
    El mejor Helado de Filadelfia que he probado 😍😍
  • Marcel O.
    Marcel OrlandiSeptember 11, 2014
    Dizem que é o melhor sorvete da Philadelphia. Veremos!
  • Эвелина К.
    Замечательная еда! Мне ужасно понравилась!!!!
  • Brkgny
    BrkgnyNovember 13, 2014
    Güzelama özel değil yeşil çaylısı iyiydi
  • المراءه İ.
    Ámore mioo💘
  • Axel G.
    Axel GeislerAugust 26, 2011
    #1: Franklin Mint#2: Lightning Rod#3: Root Beer Float
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