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“Good ice cream, great sauces, but too expensive”

Fentons Creamery and Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 27 Dessert in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Amazingly expensive. Our trick - order the huge banana split -and my hubby, son and I all eat it. The ice cream is good but the sauces are the best! And yes, you pay for the atmosphere. Also a great place for a birthday party where they give the tour as part of the package - I didn't eat anything sweet for months afterwards. If it wasn't so darn expensive I would go a lot more often.

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Best ice cream parlor and more. This place has been around for close to a hundred years and is a favorite of families. They make their ice cream freshly daily on the premises and portions are huge. Great crab sandwiches.

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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....

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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

Thank cathy z
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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

Thank stephanie f
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