The Franklin Fountain

★★★★★
  • 116 Market St

    Philadelphia, PA 19106

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  • 215-627-1899

About The Franklin Fountain

Hours
Monday - Sunday 11am - 12am

Food

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Whenever we go to the Arden Theatre we stop off at Franklin Fountain for a purely heavenly treat. They have the best ice cream-the kids love it. You gain 5 pounds just walking in there-yummy!!

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★★★★★

Whenever we go to the Arden Theatre we stop off at Franklin Fountain for a purely heavenly treat. They have the best ice cream-the kids love it. You gain 5 pounds just walking in there-yummy!!

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The ice cream is amazing but costs a small fortune! Basic flavors and sodas and milshakes you won't find elsewhere.

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★★★★☆

The ice cream is amazing but costs a small fortune! Basic flavors and sodas and milshakes you won't find elsewhere.

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What a wonderful little place! This ice cream shop is pure heaven. They offer an amazing list of ice cream flavors -- from your typical standbys to less common ones like Coconut and Teaberry! And their sundaes and sodas are just delicious. If only they offered a little bit more seating, it might just be perfect!

4
★★★★☆

What a wonderful little place! This ice cream shop is pure heaven. They offer an amazing list of ice cream flavors -- from your typical standbys to less common ones like Coconut and Teaberry! And their sundaes and sodas are just delicious. If only they offered a little bit more seating, it might just be perfect!

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THis is a perfect old tyme ice cream fountain/soda parlour. The idea is genius (2 young brothers take a tiny corner shop and make an ice cream parlor and make the ice cream and dress in old fashioned aprons). The ice cream quality and flavors are as good as you'll find anywhere, with some exotic flavors like ginger thrown in. The ambiance is charming. It is a delightful break from the hubbub of Market Street. THis place deserves to stay in business forever. It is popular with dates, couples, families, you name it. And is is genuine.

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THis is a perfect old tyme ice cream fountain/soda parlour. The idea is genius (2 young brothers take a tiny corner shop and make an ice cream parlor and make the ice cream and dress in old fashioned aprons). The ice cream quality and flavors are as good as you'll find anywhere, with some exotic flavors like ginger thrown in. The ambiance is charming. It is a delightful break from the hubbub of Market Street. THis place deserves to stay in business forever. It is popular with dates, couples, families, you name it. And is is genuine.

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This is a really cool, nostalgic place to grab an egg cream or a sundae. Seating is severely limited, but the ice cream, topping list, and soda flavors are excellent. There are about 50 soda flavors to choose from - everything from lavender to rose to the old standbys. Last time I went, I had coconut ice cream with hot fudge and brownie pieces. Delicious! The waiters dress up in old soda shop outfits with cute hats, and the cash register is antique. That said, it cost $18 for my sundae and my boyfriend's banana split. Kitsch ain't cheap!

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★★★★☆

This is a really cool, nostalgic place to grab an egg cream or a sundae. Seating is severely limited, but the ice cream, topping list, and soda flavors are excellent. There are about 50 soda flavors to choose from - everything from lavender to rose to the old standbys. Last time I went, I had coconut ice cream with hot fudge and brownie pieces. Delicious! The waiters dress up in old soda shop outfits with cute hats, and the cash register is antique. That said, it cost $18 for my sundae and my boyfriend's banana split. Kitsch ain't cheap!

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I have never heard of this place until a friend took me here. Some parlors buy bassets, some buy cheaper brands of ice cream, but at the Franklin Fountain they make it themselves and it shows. It is the best Ice cream I have ever eaten and I think that you will agree with me. Made in-house super rich, super premium ice cream that's not too sweet and served at the perfect temperature with no ice crystals. You can get ice cream by itself, or you can order off the menu which has original and very tasty things such as your choice of a pie slice and home made vanilla to go with it or if you want in it, which is surprisingly good. Milkshakes are excellent. Some toppings are home made such as the home made marshmallows that are dense but delicious that swim in some milkshakes. There are also home made waffle cones and when I asked about the beautiful artsy looking sugar candy the chashier said that downstairs they make their own sugar candy in hundred year old molds. The ambience is stunning; it is authentically retro, clean, and inviting. This is not the place to be getting take out, sit down, relax and eat eat eat. There is no wonder why Food Network's show called Road Tasted came here.

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★★★★★

I have never heard of this place until a friend took me here. Some parlors buy bassets, some buy cheaper brands of ice cream, but at the Franklin Fountain they make it themselves and it shows. It is the best Ice cream I have ever eaten and I think that you will agree with me. Made in-house super rich, super premium ice cream that's not too sweet and served at the perfect temperature with no ice crystals. You can get ice cream by itself, or you can order off the menu which has original and very tasty things such as your choice of a pie slice and home made vanilla to go with it or if you want in it, which is surprisingly good. Milkshakes are excellent. Some toppings are home made such as the home made marshmallows that are dense but delicious that swim in some milkshakes. There are also home made waffle cones and when I asked about the beautiful artsy looking sugar candy the chashier said that downstairs they make their own sugar candy in hundred year old molds. The ambience is stunning; it is authentically retro, clean, and inviting. This is not the place to be getting take out, sit down, relax and eat eat eat. There is no wonder why Food Network's show called Road Tasted came here.

Pros: everything but the one con below

Cons: expensive menu, some dishes reach a whopping 8 $. At these prices certainly cannot come every night!

More about The Franklin Fountain

House-made Philadelphia-style ice creams, fresh fruit pies, house-made hot fudge & other dressings, hand jerked sodas from a 1905 marble & bronze fountain, spectacular sundaes and historical candies!

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Sundaes and splits make a strong showing at this ice cream destination in Old City, or take it straight-up in a cup or cone. Sodas, phosphates, milkshakes and egg creams round out the coolers. Look for a rotating menu of traditional…

 

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