text: Ice Cream Factory
Hours of
operation
Sunday 12pm - 9pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12pm - 9pm
Friday 12pm - 9pm
Saturday 12pm - 9pm
267-ICE-HERO
267-423-4376
4369 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA
Currently playing on Wall-O-Vision
Gradius III

Konami's 1989 title Gradius III is a horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up game. Players assume control of the starship Vic Viper and strategically upgrade its systems to combat the Bacterion Empire.

May 22, 2017

We had a blast being featured on Manayunk.com's MANAYUNK MORNINGS!

Thanks go out to Manayunk.com for choosing us, Leo Dillinger for being an affable host, and Terry Leahy for expertly filming goofballs in their natural habitat.

May 19, 2017

While supplies last, check out our latest flavor: Sea Salted Caramel!

May 10, 2017

We're choosing between two vertical shmup ( "shoot 'em up" ) games for WALL-O-VISION this week: 1942 and Raiden. Vote for your favorite here!

April 15, 2017

Our shop will be closed on Sunday, April 16th for Easter Sunday. Have a great weekend, everyone!

April 13, 2017

Today we debut a new flavor of ice cream AND a limited-edition sundae: this one is for all the mint lovers out there.

Earn a merit badge in deliciousness with our "Cookie Season" sundae! A scoop of Chocolate Mint Chocolate is paired with hot fudge, cookie crumbles, and a Milano cookie.

I'd make a thinly veiled reference to a particular mint cookie, but I fear I'd lose brownie points.

April 12, 2017

We've been hard at work churning to replenish our ice cream stock after the Manayunk StrEAT festival. Look at that line!

We offer our sincerest apologies to anyone left in the lurch after we ran out of ice cream on Sunday.

March 31, 2017

Spring is here, and we have a new limited-edition flavor to ring in the season: Lavender Honey! We also have a special sundae built around it: our "Taste of Spring" is a small sundae that pairs a scoop of Lavender Honey with a Madeline cookie and caramel drizzle. Get your May flowers early!

March 17, 2017

Here at the Factory, there's only one thing that we like as much as we like ice cream -- video games! We knew right away that we'd want to incorporate honest-to-goodness playable video games in our ice cream parlor.

This was a challenging prospect, however, due to the limitations of our available space. Our building's interior width spans 8'10", so large-scale installations ( such as traditional full-sized arcade hardware ) were out of the question. Fortunately, we managed to come up with a system that makes use of the exterior itself as a display. We call this system Wall-O-Vision.

Utilizing a custom-built projection installation, we can now beam arcade images from inside the building onto the adjacent alley wall. While sitting inside the shop, you can play games using our homemade joysticks. We have two screens and four joysticks, allowing us to facilitate up to four players going head-to-head at any given time.

We plan on changing our featured games on a weekly basis, so be sure to check back frequently. If you have any requests, let us know! We just might make it a future "game of the week".

February 25, 2017

Spring is nearly here, and this one promises to be particularly memorable. Our freezers are filled with painstakingly-crafted ice cream, our refrigerator is stocked with from-scratch sauce, and our waffle maker is hungry for action.

We're ecstatic to announce that The Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory will officially open on Sunday, March 19th, at high noon.

We can't wait to share it with all of you.

Can't wait that long? We're having a special sneak preview tomorrow, February 26, from noon to 4pm. Stop on by and check it out!

February 09, 2017

The factory is looking a little frostier than usual today. Stay safe out there, folks!

Inside, we're filling up the freezers in preparation for our long-awaited opening. After another day or two of churning, we should have all the ice cream we need -- until you guys eat it all. Then we'll probably have to make more.

The question we get most frequently is "WHEN? WHEN WILL YOU BE OPEN? OH HOW IT BURNS, THE NOT KNOWING!" We've gone from answering with a broad "We're not sure, but we're working on it!" to a more assured "Very soon! It's a matter of weeks now!"

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