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“Fun and creative” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill

Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill
566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
(650) 323-3131
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Ranked #6 of 273 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Ice Cream, Diner
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Street Food
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University Ave
Transit: VTA 35, Caltrain
Los Altos, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fun and creative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Great for breakfast, lunch, diner style dinners.
Love sitting outside for a breakfast.
Creative choices as well as comfort food. So convenient to the shopping center (although I hear that is to change).
Prices reasonable.
good people watching

Visited November 2012
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Stanford, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Funky but nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Very unique place in town. Love the ambience from the 60s, food always good. Perfect to take kids for breakfast on weekends. Milkshakes are very nice.

Visited July 2012
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“A diner on the corner in downtown Paly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The booths are nice but the lunch counter is a trip, everyone chatting and trying to find space for their food and the morning Chron. The great hearty breakfasts (corn beef hash is excellent) are worth coming here. Lunch is also fine, good sandwiches and burgers. The help are friendly and fast. I (personally) would avoid the sister shop in the mall; do the one downtown. Take away cakes and pies are also well appreciated if you have a student in a dorm. Have eaten here numerous times over the years and always find it comfort food.

Visited September 2012
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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Visiting the area & stopped in for dessert...the place is like an old 50's diner and the food is great...the next day we stopped in for a prim rib sandwich which was the special of the day...absolutely excellent!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great shake and desserts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I had a chocolate milk shake with peanut butter in it. Very creamy and about three glasses worth of shake as they give you a glass plus the metal container they prepared it in. My wife had a piece of apple pie, which was very tasty. (She shared.) Our young friend had a piece of chocolate truffle bread pudding, which was sinfully good!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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