THE DEAL: A couple of brothers run this 9-year-old-but-much-older-feeling Old City shop, where hair-netted and waxed-mustached scoopers dish out classic homemade - homemade! - flavors like black raspberry, teaberry gum and Hydrox cookie.
The details: 116 Market St., 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday; cash only; 215-627-1899, franklinfountain.com.
The wait: On a busy summer night, expect to stand around in the shop for upward of 10 minutes. (It's a pleasant place to dawdle, to be sure.)
We ate: A sugar cone of chunky, crème de menthe-touched mint chocolate chip and a plain cone of simple, straightforward, divine strawberry, $4.60 each.