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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

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American, 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 204
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  • 136
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 18
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  • 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
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Fenton's is an icon and always will be. Ice cream is the theme here while surrounded with the vibe or couples, friends and families enjoying the atmosphere. 95% of the time we come here involves only ice cream consumption but our most recent visit included non-ice cream food. can't say that any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
flashncrash
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Berkeley, California
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Oakland, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The best ice cream parlor in the East Bay and in Northern CA IMO. The kids will love this place. The sundaes are great or if your not in the mood a scoop or two of you favorite flavor(s) will do. If your lucky maybe you'll see Carl and Russell from the movie UP sitting on the curb. Not really... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My favorite sundae ever. I find myself in Seattle craving banana splits from Fenton's. We drive down ever few years and Fenton's is always a stop. This year our sundae stop was at 10:30 in the morning, but who cares!?! Thanks again!

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Hot fudge sundae with vanilla cherry ice cream is fabulous-get it with nuts whipped cream and a cherry on top--yum! The mini sundae is big enough for most folks

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Chicago
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Fenton's is the best ice cream ever. I grew up in the bay area and have always loved the rich and delicious ice cream. My favorite has always been the black and tan sundae, and I love that they now have a small version of the sundae so I don't have to share. The toasted almond ice cream is so... More 

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Piedmont, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

When our kids were little, we'd go to Fentons every Thursday for ice cream sundaes. If you were to ask my kids, this might be one of their fondest memories. The food is good and the ice cream is terrific! They make their own ice cream. It's hard to write this review because I'm so tempted to hop in my... More 

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San Francisco
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

From the home-made ice cream to the classic bent-wire chairs and round tables, Fenton's is an experience. It's usually filled with kids and families, and someone is always having a birthday treat, providing guests the opportunity to sing along. Fenton's is featured in the movie "Up", from nearby Pixar Studios, suggesting it is popular with folks there. The ice cream... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Eat inside or out. Always a wait. Old fashion ice cream dishes, and nice meals may be ordered. Bring friend and family.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Fenton's is an icon and always will be. Ice cream is the theme here while surrounded with the vibe or couples, friends and families enjoying the atmosphere. 95% of the time we come here involves only ice cream consumption but our most recent visit included non-ice cream food. can't say that any of their burgers will blow you away and... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

There is always a special ice cream condition where a part of the proceeds go to a charity. I always order this special and it is always something you don't find on the menu. I love their specials and I always feel good that I am also helping fundraise for a good cause.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Fenton's Creamery has been one of my friends' favorite hangouts for birthdays and weekend gatherings since we were kids. The decor is in a classic, 1920s to 1940s ice cream parlor with great service and multiple birthday songs happening throughout the dining area. The food is pretty basic, but the highlight has always been in the homemade ice cream -... 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, 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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