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“Fenton's”

Fentons Creamery and Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 23 Dessert in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
San Ramon, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fenton's”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Great food and selection. Great choices for the Ice Cream ! Prices are on the high side for sure but people are paying because the place keeps really busy. Parking can be really bad though !

Visited May 2012
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“THE Ice Cream Capital”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Fenton's has been an institution for years, and was even featured in a cameo at the end of the Pixar movie, "Up". The actual restaurant serves good food and in heaping quantities. Don't plan to eat there AND then have ice cream. You won't make it. The ice cream dishes are out of this world and HUGE. I have attached a picture of their Black And Tan Sundae.....you'll see what I mean. It is vanilla and toasted almond ice cream, heaped with hot fudge and caramel sauces, and, of course, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry. They will also happily substitute any of their ice cream flavors should you not prefer vanilla or toasted almond. This is an old fashioned ice cream parlor that is worth the trip and the wait.

  • Visited October 2012
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Oakland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good ice cream, great sauces, but too expensive”
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.

  • Visited August 2012
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SF Bay Area
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An institution”
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.

Visited September 2012
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Sonoma, CA
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best ice cream-love the Black and Tan!”
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
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