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“An institution” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

Fentons Creamery and Restaurant
4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
510-658-7000
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Ranked #4 of 1,119 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
SF Bay Area
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“An institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Best ice cream parlor and more. This place has been around for close to a hundred years and is a favorite of families. They make their ice cream freshly daily on the premises and portions are huge. Great crab sandwiches.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Sonoma, CA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best ice cream-love the Black and Tan!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The specialty ice cream dishes at Fentons go back many, many years... The Fenton Special, the Black and Tan to name a couple are fantastic. They are especially great, with an order of french fries... The saltiness of the fries compliments the ice cream... The chopped olive sandwich, not on the menu, but you must ask for it is tremendous; it also goes back a long way....

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“super creamy ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

the ice cream was great, the line was really long but great people watching while we waited and the wait staff was very nice and helpful. we got four different kinds and each one was super

Visited September 2012
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sonoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“I Scream for Ice Cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Fentons is a Bay Area Institution - good food, passing service
and dreamy ice cream confections. Hard to get a table in the evening
and weekends, so we plan our visits for mid-day and mid-week.
The old fashion character has been maintained, with classic fountain
offerings like a real ice cream float, sundaes and unique ice cream flavors

Visited July 2012
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montreal
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37 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fab Fenton's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Long time Oakland landmark. Best ice cream flavors with large scoops and great sundaes.
Noisy with lots of kids but if you love your ice cream, this is still one of the best. Oh, not cheap either. This is not DQ!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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