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“Milkshakes” 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 #8 of 316 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Diner, Ice Cream
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Street Food
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University Ave
Transit: VTA 35, Caltrain
San Ramon, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Milkshakes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Lots of great diner food but the milkshakes are my favorite (and my downfall). Two locations, downtown Palo Alto and Stanford Shopping Center

Visited December 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Old Fashioned Diner Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Been here several times and just love every thing about the breakfast, lunch or dinner and the desserts! Great home cooked food and service that is always top notch. If you get too full from the large portions and don't have room for dessert just take it to go. Love the chocolate bread pudding and the coconut cream cake. Can't wait to go back again.

  • Visited February 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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Los Altos, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 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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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
33 helpful votes 33 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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“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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