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“Best ice cream-love the Black and Tan!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

Fentons Creamery and Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 22 Dessert in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sonoma, CA
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best ice cream-love the Black and Tan!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

The specialty ice cream dishes at Fentons go back many, many years... The Fenton Special, the Black and Tan to name a couple are fantastic. They are especially great, with an order of french fries... The saltiness of the fries compliments the ice cream... The chopped olive sandwich, not on the menu, but you must ask for it is tremendous; it also goes back a long way....

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“super creamy ice cream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

the ice cream was great, the line was really long but great people watching while we waited and the wait staff was very nice and helpful. we got four different kinds and each one was super

Visited September 2012
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sonoma
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“I Scream for Ice Cream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Fentons is a Bay Area Institution - good food, passing service
and dreamy ice cream confections. Hard to get a table in the evening
and weekends, so we plan our visits for mid-day and mid-week.
The old fashion character has been maintained, with classic fountain
offerings like a real ice cream float, sundaes and unique ice cream flavors

Visited July 2012
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Thank stephanie f
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montreal
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fab Fenton's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Long time Oakland landmark. Best ice cream flavors with large scoops and great sundaes.
Noisy with lots of kids but if you love your ice cream, this is still one of the best. Oh, not cheap either. This is not DQ!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
“The fabulous afternoon at the Fenton's Creamery in Piedmond, CA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

The ice cream was fabulous, the fountain was nice. I like the sound of the church bells and the cool breeze underneath one of the umbrellas outside patio chairs. The servings of the ice cream just hefty for me.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Tito32066
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