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Hours of
Sunday 12pm - 9pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12pm - 9pm
Friday 12pm - 9pm
Saturday 12pm - 9pm
4369 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA
Currently playing on Wall-O-Vision

Though it is most widely remembered as a home console game, 1987's Contra was originally released as an arcade title. Considered by some to be the definitive sidescrolling run and gun action game, Contra pits protagonists Bill Rizer and Lance Bean against the alien-controlled Red Falcon Organization.

March 18, 2018

It's hard to believe, but Tubby Robot has been open for business for an entire year! It's been an incredible 365 days: we've served up 40,000 scoops of ice cream and won some great awards, but we feel like we're just getting started.

To honor the occasion we're unleashing our newest creation: the Ice Cream Hoagie. We bake shorti-shaped puff pastries and slice them open to fill with ice cream and the toppings of your choice. It's an extremely philadelphian take on a classic recipe that just might make you rethink the way you eat ice cream.

March 17, 2018

Thanks to our adoring public, we won a Best of Manayunk 2018 award! The Belgian Waffle Sundae has been conferred with the illustrious title "Best Dish to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth".

Our deepest thanks and appreciation go out to our fellow business owners, the Manayunk Development Corporation for organizing, Bourbon Blue for hosting, and all of our amazing customers who voted for us and keep us rolling every weekend. We're here because of you!

March 01, 2018

In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris discuss the games and the unique culture of arcades in the 80s and 90s.

Games discussed include: Street Fighter 2, Raiden, Mortal Kombat, Tekken 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Jurassic Park, The House of the Dead, The Typing of the Dead, X-Men, The Simpsons, Virtual On.

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February 25, 2018

While supplies last ( most likely today only! ) we're serving up a special sundae based on the Super Bowl-winning predilections of Coach Doug Pederson.

The Doug Pederson is vanilla ice cream is topped off with from-scratch strawberry sauce, whipped cream, and rainbow jimmies. Stop on by and savor the taste OF WINNING.

February 22, 2018

We've been working on this for months, so we're beyond excited to unveil a new video podcast about classic video games: Tubby Talk!

Tremendous thanks go to Terry Leahy of Terry Leahy Films, who is hosting, producing, and editing every episode. Go ahead and subscribe to the Tubby Robot YouTube channel to get new content when it drops!

In this inaugural episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris discuss the impact of 8-bit games on their childhood development.

Games discussed include: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, Kirby's Adventure, A Boy and His Blob, Dragon Warrior, Battletoads, Wrath of the Black Manta.

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February 04, 2018

You only have 5 more hours to pick up game day pints for Super Bowl LII!

We're closing at 5pm today because THE EAGLES ARE IN THE SUPER BOWL ARE YOU KIDDING ME.

February 01, 2018

February is here, which means that it's Girl Scout Cookie Month in Manayunk!

We're now serving up "Cookie Season", a specialty sundae based on our Chocolate Mint Chocolate ice cream and topped off with hot fudge, cookie crumbles, whipped cream, and Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. It's one of our all-time favorites, and what makes it even sweeter is that a portion of the proceeds will go directly to Roxborough Girl Scout Troop 9129.

January 26, 2018

We are VERY EXCITED to announce that we are hosting a Sweet Elizabeth's Cakes pop-up shop on Valentine's Day!

Tubby Robot will be open from noon to 9pm on Wednesday, February 14th to serve some very special cupcakes. Quantities are limited, so be sure to make your reservation on Sweet Elizabeth's website!

January 11, 2018

Frigid temperatures have receded, and our favorite culinary titan is coming out of hibernation: Belgian Waffle sundaes are back.

We still bake them in the shop using our proprietary from-scratch batter, but now they're round and even thicker. Stop by this weekend to eat a waffle and watch the final weekend of Awesome Games Done Quick on Wall-O-Vision!

January 06, 2018

A public service announcement: this is the final weekend we'll be serving s'more sundaes this season. They're on the way out to make room for other hot menu items, so if you enjoy hot gooey marshmallows you'd best make haste.

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