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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 #8 of 313 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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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
96 helpful votes 96 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Charming diner, great menu and open until 11 pm when most other places closed at 10. Hash browns were slightly greasy but everything else we had was great. Death by dessert- either try a milkshake or check out the back dessert case.

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Palo Alto, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been a client at the creamery for over 40 years. Great breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Classic blue plate specials including turkey dinners, meat loaf, and daily specials. Home cooked food at fair prices in Silicon Valley! Great hamburgers, fries, and shakes. Gigantic pies and cakes! It is the ygenuine article in a very plastic place.

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Edina, Minnesota
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171 reviews 171 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Loved the ambiance, feel and vibe of the place -- kind of old-fashioned diner-ish, total absence of chichi. Very popular among students and locals. Great breakfast, not necessarily for the healthy-diet conscious but lots of good food and service.

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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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