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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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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 15
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It don't cost a dime anymore

Yes, Fenton's is an institution. Absolutely. And I went there for years and years, and stood in the lines even. (FYI, going right when they open is the best time---yes, ice cream for brunch.) And I still love the place and think of it fondly. I recommend it for anyone who has not ever been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
FatVegan
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Yes, Fenton's is an institution. Absolutely. And I went there for years and years, and stood in the lines even. (FYI, going right when they open is the best time---yes, ice cream for brunch.) And I still love the place and think of it fondly. I recommend it for anyone who has not ever been there. But, I don't think... More 

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Woodland Hills, California, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Fathers Day--My daughter says, "This is the best ice cream you'll ever have." Right. We were greeted and seated right away though it was quite busy. The food is supposed to be very good as well but it was desert time. Our order was taken by Crysta whom was polite and friendly. My daughter was right--this was the best ice... More 

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Beijing, China
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

A great place to have your famous old fashioned ice cream sundae Service was good and friendly Portions were large and generous Overall a great ice cream place

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Oakland CA 94611
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Worth the Wait! Go For the Ice Cream but if need food, try fries and shrimp! The portion size completely justifies the price, in my opinion. Others may differ, but I stand by my choice of the Regular Sundae as a wonderfully large portion for any person, trust me on this. I see people ordering Banana Splits and Larger Sundaes,... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great place, always quite popular! Most people thinking Ice Cream, yes they have! They also have sandwiches! Good place, I say child friendly, there always peopel with their children here! Any place has be child friendly or I not go, hence New Orleans and anywhere state Nevada (SILVER STATE) not my list of places try visit! Good place, many local... More 

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I've always been a little mystified by the popularity of this place: on summer nights there's always a line out the door. The food is only average diner food and there are probably 5 brands of ice cream in your local grocery's freezer that are better than the ice cream they sell here. The portions are huge, so if you... More 

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East Bay, Northern CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

But that said -- it is a wait. You get a little gizmo that "beeps" to tell you time to show up and get your table. Tons of little kids blabbering. Tons of families sitting in huge tables and blocking the aisles but very friendly atmosphere, sundaes WOWEE!

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A local institution....a visit to Oakland MUST include a visit to Fentons!! The best ice cream around. I LOVE their toasted almond, hot fudge and real whipped cream...can't be beat!!!!

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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The ice cream is wonderfully rich with many flavor a and true tastes. It's an Oakland classic. Be prepared to wait, even for a cone. Food is so-so, go for the ice cream including the sundaes. Parking moderately difficult. Somewhat pricey but still a must visit destination.

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Super ice cream sundaes. Way more than you should eat, but enjoy this special treat. I love the Black and Tan. Great sandwiches, especially the shrimp. Great service in a wonderful neighborhood.

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

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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 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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