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Fenton's Creamery

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1669 E Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 469-7200
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for dinner and dessert.

We stopped and met some friends here on a drive North. The food was good and the menu had a lot of selections. The food prices were quite steep though. Even the kid's menu was on the expensive side. The ice cream flavors and servings were large so you could actually split a dessert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great staff always crowded......secret is to get there early for a good seat. You are in store for a great treat. The Nut Tree Plaza is a wonderful place to shop and it seems to have new stores going in on a week by week basis not to mention the old train and carousel for the young set and the... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped and met some friends here on a drive North. The food was good and the menu had a lot of selections. The food prices were quite steep though. Even the kid's menu was on the expensive side. The ice cream flavors and servings were large so you could actually split a dessert.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I think of Fenton's for ice cream. I grew up going to Fenton's in Oakland. We went to get ice cream, but since technically we're grown ups, we figured we should eat some type of meal first. I'm glad we did, the burgers were amazing! Cooked correctly to order with fresh produce. Then dessert. We each ordered the small sundaes.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fenton's is a nostalgic experience for this Oakland born girl. This outpost is much larger than the original location, with a happy cafeteria vibe. The past 4 times I've been here, I found the young employees to be cheerful and chatty. This is a busy joint. Expect to wait for a table at peak meal times. The menu is varied,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Yes! The pictures look awesome and Yes the icecream looks just like the pictures!!! Very GOOD!! LOTS of Chocolate running all over the place. just plain yummmmmmyyy!!!!

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Novato, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The food was very good. The portions were more than generous. I had a delicious crab louie. The place was mobbed, and rightly so, but the service was still fine. No need to talk about the desserts. If desserts are your thing, you're going to love Fentons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We've all seen it .. that sweet tender moment when Mr. Frederickson takes Russell out to get a scoop of ice cream at the end of the movie UP. That ice cream parlor is Fenton's. So, you can say that the location has been hyped up because of the movie .. and maybe it has. But you can't dismiss the... More 

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Rutherford, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We're fans of Oakland's Fentons for more than 35 years. We ate at Vacaville's Fentons when they opened in 2007 which was a very disappointing experience. We went on my Bday to hope Vacaville's Fentons resolved their serving issues--big comparison with Oakland's restaurant. They opened 11AM M-F and a few couples/families were already seated when we got there 11:15AM. We... More 

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were introduced to Fenton's in the 1980's in Berkeley. We were thrilled when it came to Vacaville. They definitely have the best ice cream specialties (sundaes, banana splits, etc) of anyplace I have ever been. And they are HUGE. We've also eaten here for lunch or dinner a couple of times, and their regular food is good too! But... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was a first-timer at the much-touted Fenton's and the first visit will definitely be not the last. My quandary was whether to have one of their sandwiches or just the Banana Special. It's impossible to have both -- unless you're sharing with 4 others.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1669 E Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville, CA 95688
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
  • Phone Number: (707) 469-7200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?