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
Magic Sword

Capcom's 1990 title Magic Sword is a side-scrolling action platformer that takes place in a medieval fantasy setting. Players are tasked with ascending the 50-floor tower of the evil lord Drokmar, hacking through monsters with every step. The implementation of a stamina meter that determines your attack's strength and a variety of power-up items allow the game to be both fun and surprisingly deep.

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.

January 10, 2024

Tubby Robot is partnering with Venice Island Performing Arts Center and PPR E-Sports to bring you Super Smash Yunkers, a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament right here in Manayunk!

This is your chance to meet and compete with local gamers on the biggest stage in the neighborhood. Spectators are welcome and encouraged, and there will also be open gaming stations for everyone to enjoy on the periphery.

  • Location: Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
  • Date: Saturday, February 10th 2024
  • Check-in: 11:00am
  • Matches begin: 12:00pm
  • Entry fee: $5.00

For full details and registration, check out smashyunkers.com!


January 06, 2024

A few months ago, we ended a long-term relationship with our waffle iron. We spent a lot of effort trying to repair the situation, but as time went on it became clear that we both needed a clean break.

For a long time, were weren't sure that we'd ever feel a spark like that again. Well, we'd like to introduce our NEW waffle iron. Now we can finally answer the question Cher famously posed in 1998:

Yes, we DO believe in life after love.

December 23, 2023

Today is our last day of business in 2023, which means it's the last call for Pizzelle Cones!

While you're here, you might as well enjoy a cup of from-scratch hot chocolate or pick up a pint to stock your freezer.

Our staff will be enjoying our customary week off for the holidays, but we'll be back in full force on January 3rd. See you in 2024!

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