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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Oakland, California
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133 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great place, deserves all the hype it has. Enough indoor seating and few seats outside with a cute little fountain. They have good selection of food as well as pies and ice creams. We went for the junior size of the black tan and it was really worth it. Could have easily fed 3-4 people who just want... More 

Thank Heliana M
Metro Manila, Philippines
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To visit Fenton being famous for the Up movie featured, nothing sensational, just blah. Quality ice cream is still Carmen's best!

Thank MseeMir
Danville, CA
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the original ice cream parlor and boy is it good! The black & tan for one is outstanding. Their toasted almond ice cream is the best I have had.

Thank Jim W
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316 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We generally go here for the Ice Cream and Ambiance. A classic ice cream parlor. They offer a nice selection of ice creams and some stupendous desserts. Close to the Piedmont Theatre in a nice area of Oakland. Family Friendly with reasonable prices. A tradition!

Thank albebuc
Oakland, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so great, my family just loved the atmosphere, I would recommend it. Do forget your sweater if you are going in the evening.

Thank Dorothy D
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In June we had a great dinner here after sailing on Merritt Lake. The food was fresh and very tastey. I really enjoyed the ice cream too.

Thank travelmom621
Oakland, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Cheerful environment. Good service. Great for multi-generational family gatherings or gathering with friends. Delicious ice cream. I haven't eaten meals here, but the ice cream is good and lusciously presented!

Thank djathome
Oakland, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

If you grew up in Oakland/Berkeley Fentons is the landmark ice creamery of fond memories and enjoyment of your traditional fountain. It is a can't miss for young or old.

Thank Don H
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Menu is large. The food is average. The home made ice cream desserts are huge, gooey and delicious. Weekends are very crowded, so go early or on a week night.

Thank Joyce B
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I grew up in the Bay Area and have fond memories of our family trips from El Cerrito to Fentons for ice cream during the hot summers. Now as an adult living and working in Oakland, I get the pleasure of visiting Fentons not just for ice cream, but also to enjoy lunch with friends and co-workers, but the ice... More 

Thank Harper269

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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: 510-658-7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?