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Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill

566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
+1 650-323-3131
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (34 reviews)
“fries” (24 reviews)
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A good ol fashioned creamery and diner. Good food and great malts and milkshakes. Booths are quaint and there is a bakery in the back with great pastry. A real treat if you haven't been in a place like this for a long time. Reminds...More

Thank ericzanes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stumbling across this diner was a treat. I was immediately drawn to the exterior which resembled something from a movie scene. Not having diners like this in South Africa I could not resist having breakfast there. The ambience did not let it down and it...More

Thank MichMJohannesubrg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved everything about breakfast at this diner including the atmosphere and true retro style. Good portions and fast. Great service. We had enchiladas and other egg dishes. Get the bacon! Awesome! Will be back if we are ever in Palo Alto again.

Thank ToniS1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the step back in time, and the food tasted pretty good. My husband & I got the Hashbrown Pie to share, expecting that it would be a large, thick, pie-like dish. We were significantly disappointed in the serving size. Basically it was a...More

Thank blairs4him4ever
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok place. For vegetarians like me,choice is limited. Their thick milk shakes are out of the world. Little expensive for a burger place in a country like USA !!!!!

Thank ChaitanyaBaroda
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

We were so carried away with the Macy's one day sale that we lost track of time and when we finally emerged from the shop it was past 10pm and the Stanford shopping mall had a deserted look. Thankfully this restaurant in Palo Alto was...More

Thank M-Dasgupta
Reviewed June 12, 2017

My husband and I took our grandchildren there for lunch and we all loved it. Great burgers, great service, reasonable prices... who could ask for more....

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed May 21, 2017

One of these classic old diners. Very good and fast service. Great atmosphere (that perfect noise level creating a bit of a buzz). I had a bacon and cheese burger and it was ok - could have been juicier. The other food served looked great...More

Thank LG4KL
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Went looking for Palo Alto Creamery and saw no signs for it. Looked up the address again and walked back and there it was , but no sign on the outside (at least none I saw) and what looked like a new name on stickers...More

Thank John N
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

We came he at the recommendation of a Stanford student. I had the French Dip, the meat was cut right and moist, the au jus was full of flavor, wife got a burger that was cooked just right and made with quality flavorful meat. The...More

Thank tm-utah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 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: +1 650-323-3131
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