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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
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Ranked #4 of 1,121 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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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English first
Houston, Texas
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167 reviews 167 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We went there to celebrate my grandsons 5th birthday with a hot fudge sundae. We also had dinner. The patty melts were delicious and my grandson really liked the hot dog. The ice cream is fabulous. We had sundaes and a sampler ice cream dish. This is a must for a splurge. Our server was wonderful and the entire place... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I had a great sandwich at this restaurant. There was a huge selection that included burgers, roast beef, chicken, and more. I finally decided on the fried cod sanwich with sweet potato fries. It was delicious! The portions were generous and though I was full, I could not leave without having some of their famous ice cream. The ice cream... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went back after a 20-years hyatus (caused by my moving far away). The creamery has not changed much: the seating area is as crowded as I remember, and just as noisy. that's in part because there is nothing in the furnishing to dampen the sound of multiple conversations, and in part because most of the patrons seem to be of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

When we read that Rocky Road and Toasted Almond ice cream were invented here, we just had to make a pilgrimage to this creamery. And it did not disappoint. In fact, we were wow'ed by the extensive menu of sandwiches and salads as well as desserts. We had the classic crab melt sandwiches with fries. My friend loved the sandwich,... More 

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San Francisco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Long lines, overpriced food, ok ice cream. Seems like a good place for kids and families I would personally rather grab gelato from Lush a couple of blocks away. Not ice cream, but better! Made right there, amazing flavors, I love supporting them.

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Hopewell Jct, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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