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Franklin Fountain

116 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19106, United States
TEL: (215) 627-1899

In an Old City neighborhood dominated by hoagie joints, this Market Street ice cream parlor is, by design, old school. With a make-it-from-scratch food ethic, antique accents such as polished chrome fountains, and a copper and cherry wood interior design scheme, the Berley brothers have carefully transformed this brick corner row house. Open since 2004, Franklin Fountain’s hand-made ice cream is still the main draw, but there is also candy, fudge, a bakery, and milkshakes, all made with Lancaster County milk and cream. Lemon ice and seasonal sorbets are among the non-dairy choices.

Insider Tip:

Take an easy-to-carry cup (instead of a cone) to nearby Penn’s Landing to check out the historic vessels moored there; it’s only a 10-minute walk.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • No Reservations

Cash Only: 1

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