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Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill

566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
(650) 323-3131
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Ranked #9 of 318 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Diner, Ice Cream
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Street Food
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University Ave
Transit: VTA 35, Caltrain
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Turon, Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Comfort food dining doesn't get any better than this. A true throwback diner experience. BLT, Rueben, Hot Roast Beef, Turkey & Dressing plus all the Great Breakfast Choices highlighted by their own fresh baked goods. Wow, the cinnamon rolls, pastries & pies!!! Malts & milk shakes made the good old fashioned way. If you're in town for a short time... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I prefer the breakfasts/brunch here over the lunches/dinners but it's a good standby place for fast casual comfort food on a budget (budget relative to other Palo Alto establishments).

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The vintage soda fountain atmosphere is appealing. The milkshakes are delish and the burgers are special. We generally come for lunch while we are in the city . Portions are quite large.

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Palo Alto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Consistently good food -- friendly and responsive service -- world-class onion rings and milk shakes. What more could you want?

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Puget Sound
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167 reviews 167 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Okay my review is only based on three of us having dessert but wow! We were all happy campers. I had the coconut cream pie and hated having to share a bite full with the lathers. LOL

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Seattle, WA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My hubby and I shared a delicious chocolate shake on a sunny Sunday afternoon ( like we were teenagers) and just like a teenager my hubby then left his Invisalign teeth retainers on the counter and they were subsequently cleared. When we were about a block away, he realized he had left the retainers at the diner, and upon our... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is so charming! It is a completely authentic diner. The food is delicious and service is wonderful! Their ice cream and pies are to die for. Don't miss this experience while visiting Palo Alto!

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Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Visited on a Wednesday night and just not impressed at all. My Atomic Burger was without the slightest hint of spice, and came out rare to medium rare when ordered medium to medium well. Lots of bun to not a whole lot of burger. Ice cream tastes store-bought - root beer float was fine but overpriced. Stale grocery store ice... More 

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New York, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Tailor-made ice cream sandwiches. Fun to pick your own cookies and ice cream flavor! But a little messy to eat.

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Kirkland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I've eaten at the creamery more than 50 times over the last 15 years. This is a great spot for a good hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner. The food is a fresh with an upscale twist on old soda fountain favorites. And the service is attentive and efficient. As a result, you will indeed eat and get out quickly -... More 

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Additional Information about Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill

Address: 566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
Phone Number: (650) 323-3131
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Diner, Ice Cream

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