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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
Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 180
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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
Saturday nights

I love going to Fenton's with my family at least once a month. My kids really enjoy the ice cream and the people.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
teacherjay2015
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Oakland, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
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san francisco
2 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Oakland,
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We love going to this place for the classics. Think, Americana, think Fentons! There is usually a short line in the evenings when we go for dessert but it is always worth the wait. There is a dining room but we have never sat for the Banana Split or Sundae. Be careful....a double scoop is HUGE!!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

They do great birthday gigs, wait staff runs around the place with huge bowl of ice cream sounding the alarm all the bells and whistles and lands at the birthday table and they sing Happy Birthday !!! Great fun.

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Rodeo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant in Piedmont - excellent ice cream - very popular - you will love the quaintness of an ice cream parlor in a local neighborhood.

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love going to Fenton's with my family at least once a month. My kids really enjoy the ice cream and the people.

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Livermore, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We have been here a few times and have always enjoyed our meal. I had breakfast during my most recent visit and thoroughly enjoyed the crabmeat omelette! Quite a generous portion of lump meat crab in it. I highly recommend it. Fenton's has a great atmosphere and service is good. Don't leave without trying a milkshake. Definitely worth the calories.

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San Francisco, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Always crowded, but worth the wait! The ice cream is the best quality there is but not for the dieter or budget conscious. Wait staff us usually very professional, despite the youngster majority crowds.

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Oakland, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Not much else to say about Fentons except that it is the best. The ice cream is always wonderful and they always have new flavors. The sundaes are dangerous...unless you are ready to roll out of there, order a small one!! You cannot go wrong here and it is a wonderful place to have a birthday party. Very kid friendly... More 

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Livermore, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

They have the best choices in ice cream around the bay. The taste of ice cream is to be sampled by yourself. I have been going there for over forty years now and am sorry we are leaving the bay area. The lunch meal was large enough to give us dinner also.

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?