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The Franklin Fountain

Ice Cream Shop
116 Market St (at Letitia St), Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Early 1900's ice cream saloon and soda fountain in the heart of historic Old City Philadelphia.

9.4/10

Based on 481 votes

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    Amy W.
    "Franklin Mint was delicious -and huge."(6 Tips)
    Janine L.
    "Love me some teaberry ice cream"(7 Tips)
    Annie S.
    "The Stock Market Crunch is super tasty!"(4 Tips)
    Shelby S.
    "Get the hydrox cookie (cookies & cream.)"(3 Tips)
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  • Daniel T.

    Any milkshake, and definitely the vanilla milkshake.

    Daniel Tewfik · 22 hours ago
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  • Sidney S.

    So cheesy, but ice cream is legitimately good.

    Sidney San Martín · 5 days ago
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  • Javier L.

    Everything, but terrific limeade and icecream

    Javier Lorenzo · 5 days ago
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  • Kathleen C.

    The hot fudge is amazing, but the portions are large so sharing is a good idea

    Kathleen Corless · 2 weeks ago
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  • ed P.

    Try the Japanese Thirst Killer! Grape Soda with a killer twist.

    ed Poprik · 2 weeks ago
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  • Ryan C.

    Is it worth the line? Debatable. Go during off-peak and you'll enjoy it.

    Ryan C · 3 weeks ago
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  • Leanne J.

    Get the Franklin mint. Definitely worth the price

    Leanne Just · 3 weeks ago
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  • Brett G.

    Holy hot fudge coconut Batman!

    Brett Garwood · June 2
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  • Эвелина К.

    Замечательная еда! Мне ужасно понравилась!!!!

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  • Clark H.

    Get the mt. Vesuvius!!!!

    Clark Held · April 11
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  • Sam .

    Definitely choose the Peanut Butter flavor.

    Sam  · April 7
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  • Jessica

    The long lines are worth it.

    Jessica · February 26
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  • El★na

    I had a Banana Split and my friend the Mt. Vesuvious. A real feast of ice cream and it really is great. Would definitely go back and would recommend it as a must to any friends going to Philly.

    El★na · February 5
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  • Elizabeth N.

    One of the best ice cream in town

    Elizabeth Nardelli · January 31
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  • Drew S.

    The whipped cream is homemade. Do you need to know anything else?

    Drew Staats · December 16, 2014
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  • Wejdan

    The coolest ice cream shop everrrr.

    Wejdan · December 15, 2014
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  • Jan H.

    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

    Jan Hilger · December 13, 2014
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  • Christopher L.

    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.

    Christopher Long · November 30, 2014
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  • Todd M.

    Everything is great here. It's all made from scratch on site.

    Todd Molloy · November 21, 2014
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  • Brkgny

    Güzelama özel değil yeşil çaylısı iyiydi

    Brkgny · November 13, 2014
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  • Kostas D.

    Rum Raisin rocks!

    Kostas Donuts · October 19, 2014
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  • Kelster

    Amazing. They know each flavor inside and out, and every one is spot on and natural. A delicious throwback. Can't miss.

    Kelster · October 13, 2014
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  • Alyssandra D.

    Best. Caramel. Sauce. Ever. On top of pumpkin ice cream... bomb.

    Alyssandra Docherty · September 18, 2014
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  • Marcel O.

    Dizem que é o melhor sorvete da Philadelphia. Veremos!

    Marcel Orlandi · September 11, 2014
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  • Elle

    The nicest soda jerks around. Have the Mt. Vesuvius!

    Elle · September 6, 2014
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  • Ryan H.

    Root beer float and the hydroxy

    Ryan Hoang · August 30, 2014
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  • Glenn

    Get the Vegan flavor of the day.

    Glenn · August 26, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Franklin Fountain as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate , Man vs Food Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • Mina L.

    cute cups, nice service, amazing list of dessert options!!! but expect a long wait 😪

    Mina Lee · August 26, 2014
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  • Sadiq A.

    Peanut butter flavor FTW 🍯❤️!!

    Sadiq Alkhattabi · August 26, 2014
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  • Wil R.

    Mt. Vesuvius for 2 will hit the spot!

    Wil Reynolds · August 25, 2014
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  • Brendan R.

    The ice cream here is worth waiting for. Try the black raspberry, butter pecan and maple walnut. Three of my Franklin favorites.

    Brendan Rastetter · August 22, 2014
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  • Ashley S.

    Flat out amazing.

    Ashley Specht · August 22, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Brian Ricci, chef of Kennett, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Black raspberry & maple-walnut ice cream. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Tracy

    So many choices! Very yummy, and the "soda jerks" seem to love their jobs!

    Tracy · August 20, 2014
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  • Kassandra S.

    Their sundae selection is great. Can't go wrong

    Kassandra Sparks · August 18, 2014
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  • Gaudiness

    Great ice cream! Try the tea berry ! ❤️

    Gaudiness · August 16, 2014
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  • Ian

    Always try the special flavor of the day! They'll make it as a milkshake for you and it's even better.

    Ian · August 16, 2014
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  • Claire E.

    Try honeycomb ice cream made with local honey it isn't too sweet but is totally a treat

    Claire Ellen · August 14, 2014
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  • Rj S.

    Delicious sundaes!

    Rj St Thomas · August 11, 2014
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  • Benjamin C.

    two words. Mt. Vesuvius.

    Benjamin Choi · August 10, 2014
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  • Rose

    Reminds me of the 50's. Great ice cream!

    Rose · August 7, 2014
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  • Tracey P.

    Nothing bad here.

    Tracey P. · August 7, 2014
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  • Daniel W.

    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.

    Daniel Wolf · August 6, 2014
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  • Philly.com

    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

    Philly.com · August 3, 2014
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  • Nelly C.

    Good but had better

    Nelly Chinchilla · August 3, 2014
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  • CITY GRIT

    Everything is just spot on. We loved the Homemade Hot Fudge & Stock Market Crunch Sundaes but we wanted all of the floats.

    CITY GRIT · August 1, 2014
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  • Rebecca J.

    Hands down butter pecan is the best flavored here; and best butter pecan I've ever tasted

    Rebecca Julien · July 27, 2014
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  • Sherry K.

    No air conditioning and lines can be 30 minutes long. Decent ice cream, cool concept, but mostly for tourists.

    Sherry K · July 7, 2014
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  • Bobby G.

    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

    Bobby G. · May 31, 2014
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