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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
+1 510-658-7000
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (458 reviews)
“sundae” (160 reviews)
“banana split” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The big Cobb salad was really good, but the highlight was of course the chocolate sundae. The ice cream and sauce are a bit above the competition.

Thank catmom01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place can get very crowded and parking can be a huge pain but this is an Oakland institution for ice cream and food. You have to try it once in your life but this place can become a generational visit with grandparents to little...More

Thank humudog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go. Go. Go! It's a nice place even if you're lactose intolerant. The folks are nice, the place is small but the excitement in anticipation of ice cream is large and loud. Fun for everyone. Fenton's brings people together. Oh, the ice cream is really...More

Thank Nathaniel N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fentons has been around for decades & has earned a reputation for serving quality ice cream that has the creamy taste most chain ice cream parlors can't match. The choice is almost unbounded, the quality is very good, & the portions are large enough to...More

Thank RobbieM799
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fenton's Creamery is a historic and excellent ice cream parlor in existence since 1864. Fenton's has been at this location since 1961. I tend to go early or late to avoid the crowds. My favorite is the Black and Tan Sundae!!! I love this ice...More

Thank Infodiva415
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One comes here for big ice cream desserts and some other fun food. But the big ice cream is the big draw and they do it well. A throw back.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I had to share a sundae that had butter brickel, vanilla over a chocolate brownie with whip cream, chopped almonds and a cherry on top. It was really good and we both couldn't eat the whole thing. Truly amazing.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed September 7, 2018

This is the best ice cream in Oakland, and probably in the whole Bay Area. While it can be crowded, it's worth it go get a table and stay to enjoy such majestic ice creams. You will eat about 1,000 calories in it, but it's...More

Thank Jack F
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Fentons is a classic, old-school style ice cream shop. So many great options but our favorite was the chocolate....so rich and creamy. Highly recommend if you are looking for all the traditional flavors. Great place for a crowd!

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed August 30, 2018

My family and I have been coming to Fentons for years. We live in Florida and look forward to coming to California just to visit Fentons! Best ice cream in the US in our opinion. Staff is always pleasant, food is delicious and the dessert...More

Thank Suzi M
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April 4, 2018|
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Response from ronniea525 | Reviewed this property |
I can only say that the vanilla malted milk shakes are so worth it since it's made from real ice cream. Figure about $4-$6 and depending on the size.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-658-7000
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