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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fentons was "the"hang spot for students of UC Berkeley before, during and after I attended college there from 1968-1971. My favorites were the black and tan, and of course the hot fudge sundae. Fentons probably seats over 150 people and is always packed. They added sandwiches and it does a good lunch business now. If you ever get to Piedmont,... More 

Thank Jimmy D
Berkeley, California
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I can't comment on Fenton's sandwiches and hot dogs, but the locals seem to be enjoying them. On the other hand, Fenton's has the best ice cream sundaes and banana splits in the entire Bay Area, not just the East Bay. There is a reason Fenton's was identified in the animated film, "Up." It's a wonderful blast from the past,... More 

Thank njronneberg
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the cones to the sundaes, their ice-cream selections are outrageously wonderful. Have been for years. A couple of years ago I discovered their cobb salad which is excellent also, but I can't eat that plus one of their large sundaes at the same sitting. So, I either have to share or return another day for the item I missed.... More 

Thank Pat M
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ice cream here is amazing! My favorite is Black and Tan. I will even have it for dinner sometimes it's THAT good! But the proportions are huge! So beware... Don't get the banana split normal size.,

Thank uama1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food served quickly and with a smile. The staff is well trained to make your meal enjoyable. The ice cream is a must as well. They have flavors of the month and regulars. The sundaes are wonderful and can be made the way you want.

Thank DeJuanaA
Oakland, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the crab sandwich, but everything is good. I miss the old atmosphere- The new, ultra bright dining room is a little cold for my taste, but that won't stop me from eating here.

Thank ducklein2016
Oakland, California
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming here for the past 40+ years and still order the same thing EVERY time! Crab sandwich!! Mmmm....and I still come back! You'll love it too!

Thank Winni L
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fenton's is an Oakland institution! My family and I have been going here since the 50s and no family reunion is complete without a trip to Fenton's for a crab sandwich and Black and Tan or Jersey (for my sister). The crab is fresh! and the ice cream made on site is creamy and flavorful. They have invented many of... More 

Thank CJ S
Kona, Hawaii
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, a local favorite for after dinner and all other times. Delicious but I always like Vanilla, but everyone seems to order everything else from here. Yum

Thank Alohamary
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My grandparents used to come up from the valley and bring my dad. Think 1960 when walnut creek was all farms. Now I take my kids. Black and Tan. Chocolate shakes. Etc. you can't go wrong.

Thank joe339933

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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?
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