Franklin Square


historic philadelphia squareburger

Operated by one of Philadelphia’s most well-known restaurateurs, Stephen Starr, SquareBurger is a tasty addition to the Franklin Square line-up. Enjoy a great meal in beautiful surroundings, at family-friendly prices.

The SquareBurger menu features burgers, hot dogs, french fries, sundaes and, of course, it's famous shakes!

Try our signature shake, the Cake Shake, made with Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpet®, creamy vanilla ice cream, and a slight swirl of butterscotch.  Each month, the SquareBurger team comes up with a new way to tantalize your taste buds with the Shake of the Month - a limited time special shake to soothe your sweet tooth. To keep on the up-and-up, sign up for the Franklin Square newsletter!


March 29 to May 23: 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday;
11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday

May 24 to September 2: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday;
11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday

September 3 to October 31: 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily



Burgers, Dogs & Fries
American Cheese, Pickle, Onion, Ketchup and Mustard
Single 4.75 Double 6.75
Classic Burger
Flat Grilled to Perfection
Single 4.25 Double 6.25
Classic Cheeseburger
Flat Grilled to Perfection
Single 4.50 Double 6.50
Veggie Burger
American Cheese, Pickle, Onion, Ketchup and Mustard
The Philly Dog
All-Beef Hot Dog Wrapped in Kosher Salami, Onion, Cherry Peppers, Plum Tomatoes and Mustard
Hot Dog
Split Grilled All-Beef
Crinkle Cut Fries

Shakes & Frozen Custard
Classic Shake
Vanilla or Chocolate with Whipped Cream
The Cake Shake
Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpet® and Caramel Sauce Blended with Vanilla Ice Cream
Black & White
Vanilla and Chocolate with Whipped Cream
Root Beer Float
Barq's Root Beer and Vanilla Custard
Frozen Custard
Cup or Cone, Vanilla or Chocolate
Shake of the Month

Fountain Soda
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid Punch,
Fanta Orange, Barq's Root Beer, 16 oz.
Organic Lemonade
Freshly Brewed Iced Tea (unsweetened)
Bottled Water
Whole Milk
Apple Juice

Menu, operating hours and dates are subject to change without notice due to weather and other circumstances. Call 215.629.4026 or connect with the Franklin Square Facebook Fan Page for the most up-to-date information. All menu items are cooked to order.

Upcoming Events


Franklin Square Holiday Festival

Open Daily through December 31, 4 - 8 pm (Closed Christmas Day)

The Franklin Square Holiday Festival is Philadelphia's #1 destination for electrifying holiday fun! Here's a quick snapshot of this week's special events and activities!

  • Kids' Craftivity Hours
    Mon. - Thurs. 4 - 5 pm
    Kids can make a variety of FREE holiday-themed crafts to take home!

  • Holiday Market
    Daily, 4 - 8 pm
    Shop for the perfect holiday gift from a selection of local artisans at the NEW Holiday Market, produced in collaboration with PHAIR.

  • Food Truck Fridays
    Friday, Dec. 19, 4 - 8 pm
    Enjoy delicious bites from local favorites Just Jackie's Food Truck & Luscious Bakery.

  • Lightning Bolt Holiday Express
    Sat. & Sun., Dec. 20 & 21, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
    All aboard for a special holiday train ride around the Square!
    Adults: $5, Children: $4

  • Santa Saturdays - Milk & Cookies with Santa
    Saturday, Dec. 20, 4 - 5 pm
    Enjoy Milk & Cookies with Santa as he tells some of his favorite stories in the indoor, heated Pavilion from 4 - 5 pm. (Tickets: $10).

  • Santa Saturdays - Jingle & Mingle with Santa
    Saturday, Dec. 20, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
    Bring your wish lists to the Square and pose for photos with the man in red from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. FREE

    Santa Saturdays are sponsored by Di Bruno Bros.

  • 101.1 More FM Holiday Fun Days
    Sunday, Dec. 21, 5 - 7 pm
    More FM, the official radio partner of the Franklin Square Holiday Festival, brings music and games to the Square! FREE

  • Seasonal Sounds
    Enjoy performances from local musicians and dancers during selected Electrical Spectacle intermissions! FREE! Featuring this week: A Cappella Pops (4 - 8 pm).

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Experience a 360-degree 3D journey through the symbols of our nation’s freedom.

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Group Activities, Tours, and Unique Experiences

Plan your group trip to Historic Philadelphia with unique experiences from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, Lights of Liberty, and Once Upon A Nation! From interactive Storytelling tours and Philadelphia-themed mini golf to performances by historic reenactors and dazzling 360 shows, it's all listed right here!

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