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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

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American, Diner, Dessert, Ice Cream
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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 161
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing Ice Cream Parlor

Super fun place. Love the egg salad with olives and all desserts are amazing. I always order extra carmel sauce. Love it. amazing ice cream sundaes. Tons of kids and a fun place but be prepared to wait in line.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Emily E
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Santa Clarita, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Santa Clarita, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Super fun place. Love the egg salad with olives and all desserts are amazing. I always order extra carmel sauce. Love it. amazing ice cream sundaes. Tons of kids and a fun place but be prepared to wait in line.

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oakland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I've been coming here for years and I must say that the ice cream is spot on A+++, my issue is with the crowds, parking, uncomfortable seating and cold ambiance..it is an ice cream parlor, but in freezing cold temperatures must the doors be kept open to experience the actic blasts blowing down the street? Service is usually okay, it's... More 

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Oakland, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The quality of the ice cream is not up to that of the new in-vogue specialty ice creams boutiques, but what you get here is the experience of an old fashioned ice cream parlor. The portions are impressive and visually any kid will have their eyes pop out at the giant ice cream creations. The Swiss Milk Chocolate is a... More 

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Concord
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142 reviews 142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Fentons. That is all one has to say. The ice cream is fresh made at the creamery, on premises. The "coffee shop" feeling is authentic. Noisy = yes ! ! ! Little children love the place . . . and, it is a treat from their parents. Lunch menu is wide ranging, with many "favorites" tuna melt, crab salad sandwich,... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Bay Area Oakland/Piedmont staple. I'm lactose intolerant but it's worth the belly ache (gas) every once in a while. Plus it was in "Up".

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I live in Oakland, yet have only been here on 3 occasions. It is a very popular place to eat, so it can get crowded and noisy. The trade off is that the food is very good, so maybe go during non peak hours. If you have never been here, ya gotta go at least once!!

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Oakland, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fabulous ice creams lure you back repeatedly. Friendly staff are attentive and patient. Old timers to babies can create scenes, but everyone just smiles and keeps on track for all to enjoy their Fenton's experience.

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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fenton's claim to fame is inventing rocky road ice cream using walnuts, over 100 years ago. They have ice cream making down to an art. When a fire closed the shop in 2002 and they reopened in 2003, that was a long time to go without the real deal. Long live Fenton's, at least another 100 years.

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Their Black and Tan sundae is the best I've ever had. Ever. Not sure if the food is any good here or not, since I only come here for the ice cream. On warm, sunny days, expect to wait in line. But trust me, it's worth the wait.

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Piedmont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Came here with my kids and now a great place to take my grandkids. Good sandwiches and great sundaes. Swiss milk chocolate ice cream is an original flavor!

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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, Diner, Dessert, Ice Cream

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?