text: Ice Cream Factory
Hours of
Sunday 12pm - 9pm
Monday 12pm - 9pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12pm - 9pm
Thursday 12pm - 9pm
Friday 12pm - 10pm
Saturday 12pm - 10pm
4369 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA
Currently playing on
Ms. Pac-Man

Despite its origins as a bootleg modification for the original Pac-Man, 1981's Ms. Pac-Man eventually became the most successful American-produced arcade game of all time. It's more than just the addition of a bow and mole: Ms. Pac-Man features four different maze layouts and introduces a degree of randomness to the ghosts' patterns.

June 12, 2024

Did you know that there is a videogame based on Beethoven's 2nd?

We're talking about the dog movie. Not the symphony.

June 06, 2024

Tonight marks the first Manayunk Stroll the Street of 2024, and it will keep rolling every Thursday through August.

That's pretty great news! Here's some more: we'll be selling our beloved made-to-order ice cream sandwiches every day of Stroll, and they're still being made with fresh cookies baked by My Sweet Gluttony.

This is a Thursday-only thing! If you come in on a Saturday looking for ice cream sandwiches, we will be forced to slowly shake our heads in a disapproving fashion.

May 27, 2024
Happy Memorial Day, everyone! The shop is closed today but we'll be back to our normal schedule on Wednesday.
May 04, 2024

The neighborhood is filled with music this weekend thanks to the Sing Us Home festival!

Last year we partnered with the organizers of Sing Us Home to concoct a special sundae, and it was received so well WE'RE DOING IT AGAIN. The "Sing Us Home Sundae Experience" starts with a scoop of Dulce de Leche ice cream and is topped with caramel sauce, whipped cream, and a toasted churro.

This weekend ALSO marks the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, and we have our classic Fried Ice Cream to keep you covered on that front as well. It's an embarrassment of limited edition Mexican-inspired frozen confections!

March 31, 2024

Happy Easter to all who are observing! The shop is closed today so our staff can spend time with their families.

We'll be back to our regular schedule tomorrow.

March 18, 2024

Today we are thrilled to celebrate Tubby Robot's 7th anniversary!

As has become tradition, both owners Steve and Chris will be running the shop this evening. We'll be serving up freshly-baked Ice Cream Hoagies, sharing stories, and plotting our direction for the NEXT seven years.

Thanks go out to everyone who has conquered a 4-scoop Belgian Waffle Sundae, brought friends by from out of town for an Ice Cream Flight, ordered a mini cup of Cinnamon Boast Bunch, or picked up half gallons for home during a blizzard. We wouldn't be able to do this without you, and we don't plan on stopping any time soon.

February 11, 2024

Yesterday we held the inaugural Super Smash Yunkers tournament at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center, and we had a GREAT time playing games with some fantastic people in the community. The vibes were high and the competitors were skilled, but in the end only three took home a trophy: Nickxmasters, PacBob, and our first champion, GScales.

Those trophies, by the way, were lovingly crafted by Sprocket Studios and we're only a little sad that we had to give them away.

February 09, 2024

We're ready! The inaugural Super Smash Yunkers is happening tomorrow, and we can't wait to have you all bring your fighting spirit.

All main stage competitor slots are fully booked, but we have plenty of room for spectators and there are even some rumors about side-room tournaments taking place throughout the afternoon. We're hoping to make this a fun event for gamers of every stripe, so feel free to bring your own consoles and play anything you like!

Check SmashYunkers.com for all details.

January 22, 2024

We've got big plans to go HARD in 2024, and as part of that initiative we're testing out expanded operating hours. Today is the first time we've ever been open on a Monday!

This is a testing phase, and we'll make adjustments based on demand. That's a polite way of saying: If you'd like us to keep the shop open on Mondays, stop by and buy some ice cream!

January 20, 2024

We love our customers, but sometimes we have trouble understanding them.

Over the years we've heard incomprehensible statements along the lines of "Wow, those scoops are big! I wish there was a smaller size". To our ears, it's complete gibberish that we literally cannot understand. We took recordings of these mysterious utterings to language specialists, and they told us that these people were, unbelievably, asking for less ice cream.

We don't get it, but we try our best to accommodate our patrons ( even the strange ones ), so we're now offering a "mini" size cup.

We hope that actions like these will move us all toward a closer mutual understanding.

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