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“Diner-like with homemade ice cream” 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
Brooklyn, NY
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Diner-like with homemade ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Well...we waited two hours to eat here so that was a drag. I mean, the food was good but pretty standard diner fare. Happy with the ice cream though. It's just got such a mob of devoted fans that I would suggest going at an off time, or just taking ice cream to go!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“This has been a favorite since I was a child!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I've been coming here since I was a child! I love their homemade caramel sauce for the ice cream. Also my favorite sandwich is the egg salad sandwich served on crispy bread with sweet pickles. Yummy! Now it's one of my kids' favorite, too!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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California City, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Fenton's is fun cause it's packed and I love love love the cold caramel on the the black and tan sundae, but the ice cream is just good, not great.

Visited January 2013
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SF, California
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
76 helpful votes 76 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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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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