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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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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 43
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A slice of "americana"

Want to remember what it was like to go to the "creamery" in the 50's or 60's, or give your Grandkids a sense of that time? Fentons Creamery has that atmosphere. Family Friendly with a basic "diner" menu that has lots of burgers, fries and other basics, Fentons provides a great experience. And... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Linda B
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San Jose, California
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  • Families with children
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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Want to remember what it was like to go to the "creamery" in the 50's or 60's, or give your Grandkids a sense of that time? Fentons Creamery has that atmosphere. Family Friendly with a basic "diner" menu that has lots of burgers, fries and other basics, Fentons provides a great experience. And there's nothing better than ending a comfort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were there on a Friday evening about 5pm, it was starting to get crowded and did get very crowded before we left. A friend who used to live in Oakland told us it was a 'must'. We are so glad we went. Four of us ordered different items from sandwiched to salads to ice cream. Everyone was happy with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Anytime PIxar puts you in a movie--your offerings MUST be good. The food in this relatively unchanged creamery is basic. Our family foregoes all food and just gets straight to the ice cream. The kids usually get a kids or junior size, but the rest of us often share the monthly special as part of the proceeds go to help... More 

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Stockport, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great place for yound and old. Usually full of people celebrating birthdays as everything stops to sing "Happy Birthday To You". The food id very good. Very big portions, so worth sharing. Huge ice creams and a fantastic selection of flavours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had two ice creams and mozzarella sticks. The chefs were hard working and like a well oiled machine. The server was nice and friendly. It was packed, but that did not stop us from getting food in a timely manner. Loud and fun atmosphere; we had to sit at the bar in front of all the delicious food being... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I live nearby. Always a line. A neighborhood institution. But as far as I'm concerned, the food and ice cream are similar to what you get at Baskin Robbins, but without the Dilly Bars. What's all the fuss?

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fenton's has great ice cream -- they've been at it for years. All the ice cream concoctions are delicious and relatively reasonably priced. The food is also good, although a little pricey (thus the one star reduction) and the service can be spotty at times. Great place to stop for an after-movie treat!

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Santa Ynez, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was really looking forward to going to Fenton's since I had heard how great it was. What a disappointment. The burgers are like those served in a cafeteria and the ice cream is generic and nothing special. I was so disappointed that the hot fudge sundae we ordered was made with what tasted like hershey's syrup and not hot... More 

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is the best ice cream in town. You can get a banana split and you can't finish it. The lunches are great. especially the crab sandwiches.

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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 20
Cuisine: American, Diner

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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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