The Franklin Fountain

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Details
116 Market St (at Letitia St)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-1899
Ice Cream
$ $
Hours
Mon–Thu, Sun: 11:00 AM–Midnight Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–1:00 AM

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  • 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
  • A bit pricey but Franklin Fountain isn't just an ice cream shop -- it's an experience!
  • The franklin mint is yummy :)
  • 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.
  • Delicious handmade flavorsfrom chocolate and vanilla bean to Hydrox cookie and Teaberry gumthat make this purveyor of sundry sundaes so much more than an ode to the corner malt shop.
  • Just get anything, it's all good lol.
  • 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?
  • Try the Mt. Vesuvius
  • Order a root beer float! It's the best anywhere.
  • 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
  • Franklin Fountain heralds "forgotten flavors of the American past" like teaberry gum, vanilla cherry and Franklin mint chip.
  • Remember the root beer barrel candies. Try the root beer float. Has a spicy flavor, tastes just like the candies.
  • 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.
  • Waited in line so long my clothes became vintage - plan ahead - always a line but always worth the wait!
  • Tuck into a towering Mt. Vesuvius sundae, and youll understand why a line often snakes out the door.
  • Try the Mount Vesuvius... And that's all that will remain!
  • The Franklin Fountain has original architectural details like an Art Nouveauera soda fountain, plus amazing drinks like the Ladies Choice (raspberry soda infused with peach ice cream and sweet cream)
  • The best ice cream in the city!! ALL ingredients are home-made with tremendous flavor. Try one of the Banana splits.
  • 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!!
  • 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.