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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

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American, Dessert, Ice Cream, Diner
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4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
510-658-7000
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 172
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  • 39
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
BIG Ice cream! Really BIG.

This was our first visit to the Oakland Fenton's, we made a special side trip while visiting Berkeley, it was worth it. The staff was friendly and attentive. We were seated right away and brought samples quickly. Once we ordered, the ice cream was on our table within 10 minutes. These... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
sp4301
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Medford, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Medford, Oregon
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356 reviews 356 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to the Oakland Fenton's, we made a special side trip while visiting Berkeley, it was worth it. The staff was friendly and attentive. We were seated right away and brought samples quickly. Once we ordered, the ice cream was on our table within 10 minutes. These desserts are HUGE! Overflowing huge. They cram so much... More 

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been going to Fenton's for fifty years, and I have been ordering the same thing all this time. It is the "Black and Tan." Start with one and you will be hooked forever. You may stray to other ice cream treats but you will come back to the "Black and Tan."

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Oakland, California
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When we go to Fenton's to eat, we usually order a Sundae and that's our entire meal (one each of course!) Not only is the ice cream extra special, but eating it brings back memories from high school of stopping at Fenton's for an ice cream after we got off the bus on our way home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Far from hip, trendy ice cream, this is the real thing. Ice cream piled in tulip dishes or boats, with sauces and toppings that overflow onto the plate below, all topped with whipped cream and a cherry. This is the place to satisfy not the snob but the child within. Locally owned, fun, and great stuff. Plus, you can get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I got the patty melt and a black and tan ice cream. Everything was very good. You could tell their carmel is made in house. My only criticism would be their pricing. The average sized patty melt was around $10 and didn't come with fries... I would definitely come here for ice cream again though, it lives up to the... More 

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our trip to Fentons is always very simple - we are so excited to enjoy their delicious ice cream. There is nothing like the ice cream options. My wife loves the coffe ice cream while I love a double scoop of Mint Chip and Chocolate Marble. To top the experience off, we take a nice walk down Piedmont Avenue and... More 

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San Leandro, CA
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85 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you have seen the movie Up! then you have been exposed to Fenton's. This is a great old fashioned ice creamery that serves food and ice cream. The food is basic grilled cheese, burgers and crab sandwiches. Nothing really special about the food expect the inflated price. The ice cream on the other hand...there is something about sitting down... More 

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Concord
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Quick trip to my favorite ice creamery in the East Bay before leaving for the Midwest. Had to get my usual - kid sized hot fudge sundae with an extra side of hot fudge. Their hot fudge is the BEST! I've been a patron at Fentons since '93 and it's a must do for anyone visiting or living in the... More 

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Everyone knows Fenton's! The food is mediocre at the very best. The icecream is delicious. The feeling you have when you are there though is what I go for. I have been going to Fenton's since I was a kid, before it burned down. It's not quite the same, but it still makes you feel like a kid! The sundae's... More 

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Oakland California
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92 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want the best sugar rush ever, or are a true lover of ice cream or chocolate, this is the supreme site on busy Piedmont Ave in Oakland. Shown in a major award wining movie, this spot is always busy. We were gifted to find a close in parking spot and one booth was available. Instead of dining on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-658-7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Ice Cream, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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