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Oct 26, 2012 10:37 AM

Hot fudge sundae

I have a special birthday coming up in January, and I have been thinking about what I want.

A hot fudge sundae!

I haven't had one in years, but I used to love them. Not just ice cream with chocolate syrup, but a true, warm, fudgy hot fudge sundae.

Who serves a good one? We live in Center City but I will travel to Jersey, Jenkintown, wherever.
After all, this is important.

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  1. Your closest option is probably Franklin Fountain. I think they even serve one on top of a fudge brownie.

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    1. re: Philly Ray

      +1 Franklin Fountain. I still think and drool over the one I ate this past summer there called the Mt. Vesuvius and their other sundae called the Stock Market Crunch.


      1. re: paychecktoday

        +1 Franklin Fountain for the real-deal hot fudge. Other places tend to have goop they call fudge that's too sickly sweet for me. When I'm not in the mood for traditional vanilla, coffee ice cream makes the sundae a mocha adventure.

        Happy birthday!

    2. I love the fudge at Franklin Fountain, it isn't overly sweet, and it is thick and rich. That's where I'd go.

      1. Since you are turning 29, I am sure you want to find a special place to celebrate. In the suburbs I am fond of the atmosphere at the Charcoal Pit in Wilmington. You can see a picture of their hot fudge sundae here.

        Other places to consider, Nifty Fifties (in the Northeast or in Bensalem). Chinks Steaks in the Northeast as well ( you could be doubly bad and have a cheesesteak and a hot fudge sundae


        Since its in the winter, its harder to suggest places like Freddie Hill or Merrymead..

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        1. re: cwdonald

          Charcoal Pit has very good sundaes. Ray's on Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting serves a similar ice cream menu based on local HS.

          Go for the ice cream, not for the food for both places.

          1. re: paychecktoday

            Gotta be the Franklin Fountain. The brownie sundae and the mint one are both very good. Happy Birthday ahead of time!

        2. I highly recommend Zwahlen's (Frozen Custard) in Audubon... And they make their own Hot Fudge Sauce... Regular and Dark.

          I'm partial to the "Tubby Turtle":
          Vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, caramel, pecans, whipped cream, and a cherry

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          1. re: JugglerDave

            The Tubby Turtle sounds amazing. I just might have to try all of these places. The difficult thing will be waiting until January!
            Glad to hear from you, JugglerDave. Hope you and the Bride are well.

          2. I would also recommend Zwahlens in Audubon. I live a few blocks from them and they have never disappointed. Also have great chocolates and candy apples.