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Hours of
Sunday 12pm - 9pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12pm - 9pm
Thursday 12pm - 9pm
Friday 12pm - 10pm
Saturday 12pm - 10pm
4369 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA
Currently playing on
Vs. Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo's 1986 title Vs. Super Mario Bros. is an arcade conversion of its smash-hit NES game, Super Mario Bros. The game plays similarly to the original home version, but many of its levels have been altered to be more difficult or replaced entirely.

October 02, 2020

(recorded prior to COVID-19)
In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris discuss their favorite video game villains and which characters still haunt their sleepless nights. We also discover that Terry is very likely the last person on the Internet who has not been exposed to "the cake is a lie" memes.

Villains discussed include: Ganon, Dark Link, the Dark Queen, Wario, GLaDOS, Dr. Wily, Krang, Mike Tyson, Dr. Robotnik, Mother Brain, King K. Rool, Hulk Hogan, Lavos, Magus, Giygas, Andross, Pigma, Reapers, Dr. Breen, and Shang Tsung.

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September 03, 2020

Our scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.

Today we're unveiling our latest sundae: the COOKIE DOUGHVERLOAD. A mini-scoop of homemade (egg-free) cookie dough is paired with the ice cream flavor of your choice, adorned with our classic hot fudge and whipped cream.

Congratulations to all students and teachers starting a new school year! We hope this sundae helps take the edge off.

August 13, 2020

It's Thursday night, and that means it's time for ice cream sandwiches! Stop on by while visiting Stroll the Street and get your scooped-to-order sandwich made with fresh cookies by My Sweet Gluttony.

The pictured sandwich was made with Chocolate Covered Strawberry, which makes for an excellent pairing if we do say so ourselves.

August 06, 2020

Tonight marks the beginning of Manayunk's weekly Stroll the Street series! To contribute, we're teaming up with My Sweet Gluttony again and bringing back scooped-to-order ice cream sandwiches made with fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies.

We sold out of our initial stock quickly last week, so be sure to come early!

August 05, 2020

(recorded prior to COVID-19)
In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris discuss spin-off games and discover that tracing their lineage goes deeper than they ever thought possible.

Games discussed include: Wario Land, Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Kart, Sonic R, Wario's Woods, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, World of Warcraft, Mortal Kombat Anthologies, The Typing of the Dead, Luigi's Mansion, Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel, Karnov, Knuckles Chaotix, Gargoyle's Quest, Pokemon Snap, Donkey Kong Jr. Math.

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August 01, 2020

If you're looking for some Tubby to take home, we're currently selling a limited run of specialty half gallons directly through the shop!

The following flavors are available in half gallon form:

  • Dark Chocolate
  • Mexican Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Cinnamon Boast Bunch
  • Peanut Butter Bacon
  • Blueberry Cheesecake

July 29, 2020

For just two days, we're offering scooped-to-order ice cream sandwiches made with fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies courtesy of our friends at My Sweet Gluttony!

Come by on Wednesday ( today ) or Thursday and we'll put any of our available ice cream flavors between two incredible cookies for a gooey summertime treat. Supplies are limited, so first come first served!

July 15, 2020

When life gives you peaches, make peach ice cream. That's a thing people say, right? Get your refreshing midsummer fruit fix starting today!

Additionally, we have the results from last week's M&M's survey: 78.9% of you preferred mini M&M's, while only 10.5% favored regular M&M's on your ice cream. A lot of people tried to write in peanut butter M&M's, which we should have seen coming because we're quite familiar with the rabid intensity of PB fans.

The minis have it! We've stocked up and we're ready to top.

July 08, 2020

We're having a confectionery crisis centered around one of our toppings: the colorful but often overlooked M&M's. We recently switched our topping bar over from standard M&M's to Mini M&M's, and we're not sure which is better!

Lend your fealty to the form factor you favor in our official poll.


July 01, 2020

People of the greater Philadelphia area: we are back.

The Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory is open to the public again starting today, and we're resuming our full normal schedule. Our complete menu is intact, with 16 flavors of homemade ice cream and specialty sundaes ready to go.

There are few precautions in place you should be aware of:

  • You must wear a mask to enter the building.
  • Only one group may enter to order at any time.
  • Once you order, you'll pick up your ice cream outside through the side window.

We're thrilled to be back, and we can't wait to see you again!

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