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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
510-658-7000
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Ranked #5 of 1,069 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Dessert, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

so good hard to get a seat in either location Vacaville or oakland great food and the ice cream of course..

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Placentia, CA
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You know if it is a local place and the lines are long, that it is worth the wait. Wonderful flavors, delicious ice cream. Servers are funny and friendly. They also have a restaurant.

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Dublin, California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My sister and I stopped in to grab a ice cream cone. The service was fast and friendly and the ice cream was perfect.

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Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I grew up in the East Bay going to Fenton's for special occasions. My brother , sister & I loved it in the 50's / 60's and we love it to this day! Wonderful fresh ice cream & lots of it. The sundaes are super creative & not too expensive! The sandwiches are yummy too! I say GO! GO now!

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Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Prepare for a line in the summertime, weekends. Excellent crab sandwiches! Delicious sundaes! This has been one of my childhood memories and now, I bring my children here. Fenton's has been there for me my whole life. Whether it's my pregnancy, happy times, sad times. Thank you Fenton's for always being there! There's always comfort in my tummy when I... More

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great place to enjoy incredibly delicious ice cream concoctions. Portions are so enormous that sharing is recommended. Was able to participate in celebrating their 120th anniversary. Here's to 120 more years.

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A classic ice-cream parlor for over 120 years. Go for the ice-cream, stay for the crab salad sandwich.

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When it comes to ice cream, make sure to visit Fenton's. Has the vibe of ice cream parlors as described in books and movies from long ago. Located in the Family-and-dog friendly Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. The sundaes are big enough to share for two or three. Across the street is the sister store that sells souvenirs for the young... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We decided to have take out because of the long line up for table service. There were several servers taking our orders and scooping ice cream so we hardly waited for very long. One of our party had a nut allergy. The menu shows all the flavours with nuts. The server was very careful not to contaminate the scoop. Pleasant... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were taken here by locals and introduced to the delights of a simple but delightful ice cream parlour. Some of our party took on the might of the Black and Tan. This is one of the house specialities and a must for ice cream connoisseurs. I opted for a two scope selection and was faced with a mountain of... More

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