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Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607 (University Ave)
(650) 323-3131
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was great and food was good. A bit pricey for eggs & bacon, but worth it. Not a lot of old time diners in Palo Alto. This place est 1923...

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Winnie, Texas
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170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started off with the onion rings as an appetizer - very good old fashioned rings (served with Ranch). Then we had the banana shake (so good), vanilla shake & Oreo chocolate shake - love how they serve them in the chilled silver cups & a glass just like the old days!! I had the California burger with bacon and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying at the Epiphany just across the street. Went to PAC for breakfast once, then went back every day. First day I had the special, which was a crab omelette. Very good. Great if you're there to read the paper, or if you're in a hurry grab a seat at the counter. And, don't miss the selection of... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here quite often, so we've had a variety of the meals. We usually come at dinner but even then if you are in the mood for pancakes, you can order them. Burgers are very good and come with choice of salad, cole slaw, potato salad or fries. The quality of the burger is pretty consistent and good, as... More 

Thank MaxBoris
Silicon Valley, CA
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here at the counter and it was great. My husband picked it and I feared standard diner food, but I love him so I reluctantly agreed... The cinnamon roll was recommended by our waiter and it was soooooo good. Breakfast was solid. Even their toast was great...toasted perfectly, thick cut, still fluffy in the middle. Normally, I... More 

Thank my5qtz
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like the atmosphere and that s enough to stop by and try one of their burgers ! They also have mini burgers ...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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203 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the decor to the food, this place resmbles diners and malt shops in NJ. You remember Holstien's in Bloomfield in the last episode of the Sopranos? They could have shot it here., The burgers, fries, shakes, pies and sandwiches are great. We were going to go to In & Out, but as much as I love that, this was... More 

Thank psyduck1947
Carmel, California
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moist burgers cooked to order - a real treat! The shakes were the real deal - thick and creamy. Fries were thick and yummy. Kids menu had multiple delicious options. This was a outing for a birthday dinner and everyone was very satisfied with their meal.

Thank Kris S
El Dorado Hills, California
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This place is classic retro diner where we enjoyed an outstanding hamburger and milkshake. The french fries were the best. We are going back the last week of June and have to try their pies. Don't miss this place if you like diners..

Thank Michael S
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50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Well, if you like 50's burger and shake this is the place. if you like traditional Apple pie and Ice Cream, this is the place. If you are on diet and health concern - Than don't eat here.

Thank Michael T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
    (University Ave)
  • Public Transportation: VTA 35, Caltrain
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 323-3131

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