116 Market Steet
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 627-1899

Sunday - Thursday 1 PM - 11 PM
Friday & Saturday 1 PM - Midnight

Proper tribute to the city that invented the ice cream soda and the ice cream sundae.  An old time soda fountain, dipping parlor that could easily date back to the turn of the century.  One of the founding brothers (maybe both I haven't met the other) even waxes his mustache.

Franklin Fountain is a complete soda fountain.  Fruit flavored phosphates, floats, ice cream sodas, sundaes.  Cones and cups of ice cream.  Not so traditional are the fortune cookies loaded with Ben Franklin's wisdom.  No need to buy a fortune cookie though, every time the antique National Cash Register rings, one of Franklin's sayings is displayed in the window.

Sundaes seem a good starting off point.  Above the Stock Market Crunch - chocolate ice cream topped with pretzels, peanut butter sauce and whipped cream.  To the right, the peach melba parfait - fresh peach ice cream with raspberry puree. Pistachios and whipped cream on top.

A lot of from and a great and appropriate addition to Philadelphia's historic district.

July 2004