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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

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Diner, American
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4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
510-658-7000
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Today
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
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 242
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  • 156
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Been going here with my girlfriend (now wife) for 53 years.

Want to go back to the 50's-60's? This is the place! And the ice cream is fine. Oh, yeh. We didn't eat at our wedding reception--visiting with guests, etc. We were starving, heading into the City. We had our first meal of our marriage (50 years and counting) here. Still love this place--only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ronald y
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Want to go back to the 50's-60's? This is the place! And the ice cream is fine. Oh, yeh. We didn't eat at our wedding reception--visiting with guests, etc. We were starving, heading into the City. We had our first meal of our marriage (50 years and counting) here. Still love this place--only now we take our granddaughters.

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Thank ronald y
Oakland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love their salads, grilled crab sandwich and ice cream. The waitstaff are quite efficient and I go there frequently. It can be crowded on weekends since it is so popular.

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Thank Lyn9294
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a popular place, but i find the ice cream mediocre, but pricey. I think the popularity comes from being an ice cream parlor, where you can sit down, vs others where it is more for take-out. The ice cream & the ice cream sundaes used to be priced reasonably, & the portions were large, but now, that has... More 

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Thank D J
Oakland,CA
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to celebrate a birthday! Crowded, noisy in a fun way! Busy all the time. You can be seated or order "To Go". Parking difficult to find. Diner style dishes like burgers, hot dogs, blt, tuna melt, fries, etc. Try the specialty ice cream creations, especially with a large group - like the Kitchen Sink!

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Thank diversionoaktown
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fentons has the best ice cream, and crab sandwiches! I've been patronizing Fentons when I was a child and it was located on a different street. My children and grandchildren now request to go to Fentons.

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Thank John B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and ice cream I recommend the crab sandwich with Curly fries and get a side of thousand island Instead of ranch for the crab sandwich All of the ice creams are great and they are generous

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Thank Dirk S
Portland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fenton's is the favorite ice cream place for my 5 year old. He loves the entire experience. The game we play is that if there is parking when we drive by we can stop in for a treat.

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Thank Carole T
Oakland, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth a trip so you can show off your knowledge of "real places that make cameos in Pixar movies" when out-of-towners come for a visit and you have an afternoon to kill. There is much better ice cream in the Bay Area ... Mitchell's and Buy Rite in SF, to name a couple. Like Mitchell's, Fenton's has a long history.... More 

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Thank ErikWestby
Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My history with Fenton's Creamery goes back many years. It was one of my parents favorite dating spots before I was born. After my birth we went there often, I have many memories of birthday parties held there. My personal family has also grown up there and now my grandchildren are regular customers. The food is fresh and tasty, and... More 

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Thank Carl E
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fenton has mediocre food and OK ice cream. It's upbeat, it's fun, so go if that sounds good to you, but explore new places in Oakland and Berkeley and you will be rewarded.

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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: Diner, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?