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“An Institution in Oakland”

Fentons Creamery and Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 26 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 April 20, 2013

Fenton's is a long established institution on Piedmont Ave. Not just for great ice cream but their sandwiches (especially crab) are also of good quality. The service is always friendly but they do get very busy so at times there may be a bit of a wait. In fact they are usually so busy that their small parking lot can not handle the crowd and street parking is really hard to find. So be prepared to walf a few blocks. This is not your budget ice cream shop, so be prepared. This is especially true of the food items on the menu. Also can be quite noisy with all the kids parties and groups. Still this does not stop the many couples of all ages that frequent the place.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice location, quality ice cream, pricey but worth every spoonful, large serving, Piedmont Avenue is a great hangout

Thank Laurence A
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Love, love, LOVE going to Fenton's. The food is not just a supporting cast for the ice cream. The menu is wide and varied and I never have the same thing twice.

A must!

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Thank Aemaeth
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

A traditional ice creamery in the heart of bustling, trendy Piedmont Ave. Highly recommend: crab sandwich, egg or tuna & olive sandwiches on toasted sourdough. Have a tasty freeze of milkshake too! Otherwise, just come for a flavorful scoop or sundae made with delicious ice cream & toppings!

Thank Cris H
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

It was a full house at the Oakland restaurant on National Ice Cream Day, but only a short wait and well worth detour for a good lunch and fantastic ice cream. We always stop at the Nut Tree Fenton's when driving home through Vacaville several times each year.

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