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“Worth the ride to Oakland!”

Fentons Creamery and Restaurant
Ranked #1 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
Norfolk, Virginia
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Worth the ride to Oakland!”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

LOVE LOVE LOVE the ice cream! Some would say 'eh, its ice cream, how special can it be?!' but I dare them to say that after visiting this place! Not only the ice cream is delicious, but their dinner food as well! Went with a group and split an appetizer and salad (to balance out the ginormous sundaes.) Needless to say, we walked out of there with sticky faces, satisfied appetites and tighter fitting pants!

Visited November 2012
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Oakland, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ice Cream”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Fentons is a hold out from a long time ago. It is history and good food. The building has been renovated but the food and service is traditional and great. It is rare to find young people who can listen to your order and bring exactly what you requested! The good ones work here.

Visited October 2012
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San Ramon, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Thank Lar C
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Austin, Texas
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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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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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Thank michelle1234
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