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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
510-658-7000
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Ranked #4 of 1,067 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Dessert, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Oakland, California, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went for Ice Cream althought they have a large food menu. They make their ice cream on the premises. Lots of selections and good ice cream

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PA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My cousin introduced us to this place since it was the place for UP! the movie. Movies aside....this place has some FANTASTIC ice cream flavors! Holy choices! And let me tell you.....the *small* is plenty for one person! Worth visiting and worth the wait! All kiddos and big kiddos alike get a Fenton's Creamery hat also :D

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Oakland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Had a great burger for lunch the other day. Expect noisy because it's a very kid family place, a birthday party place and a general meeting spot for lots of people. There might be big tables with many people laughing and talking, so if you like quiet don't go. On the other hand, who cares if it's noisy when those... More

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Alturas, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We did not go into the dining room, but just bought cones at the to go window late on a Sunday evening. We lucked out and arrived when the line was temporarily very short. They have a good selection of flavors, and a good selection of shakes, sundaes, etc. I found the ice cream delicious, but I am no connoisseur.... More

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BayPoint, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been going to Fentons for decades and it always feels like a treat to eat there. When my children where small, we went there for sundaes. Other times eating out, I would ask to go to Fentons for one of their delicious sandwiches. Then there is always the wonderful option of bringing a pint of their ice-cream home... More

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Oakland, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Everyone in our family and extended family loves Fenton's. It always seems to be packed in the evenings. The sandwiches and other food items on the menu are fair to middling; and the ice cream portion of the menu is excellent.

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Oakland, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Amazing Sundaes - theses get 5 stars. Consider sharing with a friend unless you are really famished for ice cream! Other foods are ok - nothing special. Service was poor, very disappointing and not like in the "good old days" before the fire.

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fenton's has been in Oakland/Piedmont area for a 100 years. They were only known for the ice cream back in the days, but over the years have added restaurant service. I've only had their various ice creams, and it's the best! Be prepared for a long line on hot summer weekends, but it's worth the wait. It's located on the... More

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Oakland, California
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7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Nostalgia. Fenton's reminds me of a place we'd go after high school volleyball tournaments in southern California called Farrells, known for a double banana split called "the trough". Fenton's is all about quantity, before we were introduced to Hagen daz and Ben and Jerry's. Now the bar is raised by Tara's and Lush and Ici. Fenton's tastes like food coloring... More

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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Long waits, noisy, a little sticky in places but the ice cream is really good. We recently took a large party out for my daughter's birthday and were glad we did - the wait is just part of the process.

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Additional Information about Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

Address: 4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
Phone Number: 510-658-7000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Diner, Dessert, Ice Cream

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