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“Ice Cream” 5 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 #3 of 996 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Ice Cream, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Oakland, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ice Cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Fentons is a hold out from a long time ago. It is history and good food. The building has been renovated but the food and service is traditional and great. It is rare to find young people who can listen to your order and bring exactly what you requested! The good ones work here.

Visited October 2012
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San Ramon, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fenton's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Great food and selection. Great choices for the Ice Cream ! Prices are on the high side for sure but people are paying because the place keeps really busy. Parking can be really bad though !

Visited May 2012
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Austin, Texas
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“THE Ice Cream Capital”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Fenton's has been an institution for years, and was even featured in a cameo at the end of the Pixar movie, "Up". The actual restaurant serves good food and in heaping quantities. Don't plan to eat there AND then have ice cream. You won't make it. The ice cream dishes are out of this world and HUGE. I have attached a picture of their Black And Tan Sundae.....you'll see what I mean. It is vanilla and toasted almond ice cream, heaped with hot fudge and caramel sauces, and, of course, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry. They will also happily substitute any of their ice cream flavors should you not prefer vanilla or toasted almond. This is an old fashioned ice cream parlor that is worth the trip and the wait.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland
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17 restaurant reviews
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“Good ice cream, great sauces, but too expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Amazingly expensive. Our trick - order the huge banana split -and my hubby, son and I all eat it. The ice cream is good but the sauces are the best! And yes, you pay for the atmosphere. Also a great place for a birthday party where they give the tour as part of the package - I didn't eat anything sweet for months afterwards. If it wasn't so darn expensive I would go a lot more often.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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SF Bay Area
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32 restaurant reviews
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“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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