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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
510-658-7000
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Ranked #4 of 1,111 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Diner, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Hopewell Jct, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Not being from this area, my relatives, who live here, had to share this place with me. We had sandwiches and then ice cream desserts. It is a creamery, after all. I had a sundae which was overflowing with the sauce only on the bottom. Huh? I never reached the bottom as the thing was a sloppy, overflowing, disgusting mess... More 

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Gary, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Even though it was a cool afternoon, a stop at Fenton's for ice cream when I'm in the area is a must. The flavors are always outstanding. I didn't have time to get a seat inside and have a meal, but a seat in the sun enjoying a cone was relaxing and satisfying.

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Oakland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Huge portions and a lively, family friendly ambience make for a fantastic Fenton's ice cream shop experience. Well worth a visit by out-of-town visitor.

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Boise, Idaho
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

After 25 years I stopped in while in Oakland... not much has changed. It is a neighborhood icon but it you are wanting gourmet ice cream, don't bother. If you want a malt or yummy caramel topping. Stop here.

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San Leandro
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If your ever in Oakland, this is a must eat place. The Fenton's creamery will fill you with great ice cream and food. Even their egg sandwich is an old time standard. The ice cream is huge and you won't believe your eyes. Their monthly Ice Cream Sundae benefits local non profits and are alway a huge treat. On site... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You don't need a four year old to gain admission, and you will find all ages enjoying whopper sundaes, demanding a second spoon for sharing. Their caramel sauce is the best I have ever eaten - the sugar crystals still extant. If you insist on having a sandwich those are good too, but I would rather save my calories for... More 

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Oakland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

From the moment you enter a smile takes control of your face. You become a kid of the 50's again. Real flavors like vanilla , lemon custard & butterscotch. Malts and shakes, sundaes and banana splits. And great crab sandwiches if you want food

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I hamburger, fries and a chocolate malt just like he used to get when you were eight years old back in the 60s. This is the place to go for ice cream in the East Bay with kids.it's great for what it is.

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is by far the best ice cream spot after a show, movie, or dinner. The place is well decorated, service is fast and friendly, and one can always find their favorite ice cream or sundae flavors. I have been in the East Bay area all my life and although there are many good ice cream places around, this... More 

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Oakland CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been enjoying Fenton's ice cream since I was 7 years old, I'm now 70. That probably says it all. If you're hungry, go for the crab salad sandwich, best I've ever eaten. One of Oakland's finest institutions.

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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Diner, Dessert, Ice Cream

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