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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
510-658-7000
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Ranked #6 of 1,064 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
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 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The best ice cream you will ever have is not hyperbole! This is the REAL deal- always a line of locals, multi-generational crowd that waits for ice cream to go or to dine in for all kinds of ice cream shop treats plus a sandwich and salad menu. This shop has been a family favorite for 4 generations. My mom... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There are no frills about this place. You get delicious ice cream in most any flavor you want. All of the flavors I sampled were delicious. I am partial to mint chocolate chip, but other flavors such as pistachio were surprisingly delicious. This is the type of place where you want to try everything. The best way to do it... More

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Aledo, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed our ice cream at Fentons! It was so creamy and naturally sweet. Tasted like homemade ice cream. I had the mocha almond it was the best! The line was short and we were able to get in pretty quickly. Next time we'll have to eat lunch here.

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Berkeley, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

we made sure we went to Fentons 120th birthday yesterday 7/20 that also is Nat'l Ice Cream Day. they were offering $1.20 junior Black & Tans or a free scoop of ice cream theoretically from noon to 3pm. we decided to have lunch and ice cream and arrived at 11:20am where there was a short line for take-out (that most... More

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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have been visiting Fentons Creamery for more than fifty years, and I am always happy to do so. Fentons simply has great ice cream (my favorite is toasted almond), and how can anyone not be happy eating great ice cream. Fentons is noisy in a wonderful way, since the people filling the restaurant are almost always engaged in happy... More

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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was really looking forward to eating here because of all the reviews on TA. The experience did not disappoint. We got there at around 11:30 and there was no wait. The service was good and the food was just as advertised. We all got sandwiches and they were all delicious. The Pastrami Ruben Sandwich was amazing. We almost didn't... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent choices and Ice cream options! "Umbrelled" seating outdoors. Line moves efficiently and quickly --go in even if there is a line! You wont be surprised :-) I Love this Piedmont Area---soo cool!

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Delightful meal and experience. Nice menu to select from along with good service made for a nice experience.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My family and I had lunch at Fentons today. I had a hotdog and everyone else had either a salad or a slider. The food was excellent and my desert sundae was a marvelous experience served bursting out of the glass it came in with good ice cream and really fabulous marshmallow and chocolate sauce topped with whipped cream and... More

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