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“An Institution in Oakland” 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 #6 of 1,064 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, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“An Institution in Oakland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Fenton's is a long established institution on Piedmont Ave. Not just for great ice cream but their sandwiches (especially crab) are also of good quality. The service is always friendly but they do get very busy so at times there may be a bit of a wait. In fact they are usually so busy that their small parking lot can not handle the crowd and street parking is really hard to find. So be prepared to walf a few blocks. This is not your budget ice cream shop, so be prepared. This is especially true of the food items on the menu. Also can be quite noisy with all the kids parties and groups. Still this does not stop the many couples of all ages that frequent the place.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chesapeake, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Premier ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice location, quality ice cream, pricey but worth every spoonful, large serving, Piedmont Avenue is a great hangout

Visited April 2013
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Reno, Nevada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The original!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Love, love, LOVE going to Fenton's. The food is not just a supporting cast for the ice cream. The menu is wide and varied and I never have the same thing twice.

A must!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orinda, California
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yummy lunch &/or ice cream treat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

A traditional ice creamery in the heart of bustling, trendy Piedmont Ave. Highly recommend: crab sandwich, egg or tuna & olive sandwiches on toasted sourdough. Have a tasty freeze of milkshake too! Otherwise, just come for a flavorful scoop or sundae made with delicious ice cream & toppings!

Visited January 2013
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Concord, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good Lunch & Great Ice Cream (as always!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

It was a full house at the Oakland restaurant on National Ice Cream Day, but only a short wait and well worth detour for a good lunch and fantastic ice cream. We always stop at the Nut Tree Fenton's when driving home through Vacaville several times each year.

Visited July 2012
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