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“An Oakland 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 1,116 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
Oakland, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“An Oakland Institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you love ice cream, and the appeal of a creamery that has (in one incarnation or another) served the people of Oakland with yummy sundaes for many years, this is worth standing in line for. Not boutique, just good ice cream, generous proportions, and a family atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Oakland, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Ice Cream Sundaes at Fenton's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Classic Ice Cream parlor. The food is so-so, burgers, fries, etc. So go for the Sundaes, which are a meal in themselves. I like the Black and Tan, but all are great.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Big Scoops”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are heading there for food stop, turn around and go somewhere else. The food is below average- sorry. now let's talk about their ice cream, it is good and the portions are really really huge. I mean even if you order the small one, it's still too much to finish, unless you are an ice cream fanatic. The flavors are enjoyable and many to choose from. Parking is a real issue on that street in general, so few blocks away would be an easier choice. Kids usually loves it and they have a party area to celebrate birthdays. Its a place that should be visited to get the experience, but not sure about making it my favorite place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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“Very good family ice cream in Bay Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Reminds me of Swensens in Bangalore, but more consistent quality. A real Oakland institution--my girls love this place. Like Ghiradelli Square used to be--you have to get a sundae if you come here, it's one of the things they do the best. Very crowded on summers and weekends, be prepared to wait for seats.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Ice Cream! Ice Cream! Ice Cream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the place for any kind of ice cream. Some of their servings are absolutely huge! Just beware that the place can be packed. It's an institution!

Visited January 2014
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