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“An Oakland Institution”

Fentons Creamery and Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 24 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
Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you love ice cream, and the appeal of a creamery that has (in one incarnation or another) served the people of Oakland with yummy sundaes for many years, this is worth standing in line for. Not boutique, just good ice cream, generous proportions, and a family atmosphere.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Classic Ice Cream parlor. The food is so-so, burgers, fries, etc. So go for the Sundaes, which are a meal in themselves. I like the Black and Tan, but all are great.

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Thank Steelrider
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are heading there for food stop, turn around and go somewhere else. The food is below average- sorry. now let's talk about their ice cream, it is good and the portions are really really huge. I mean even if you order the small one, it's still too much to finish, unless you are an ice cream fanatic. The flavors are enjoyable and many to choose from. Parking is a real issue on that street in general, so few blocks away would be an easier choice. Kids usually loves it and they have a party area to celebrate birthdays. Its a place that should be visited to get the experience, but not sure about making it my favorite place.

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Thank samflix
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the place for any kind of ice cream. Some of their servings are absolutely huge! Just beware that the place can be packed. It's an institution!

Thank UCBalumnus
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I started going to Fentons when it was located over where the Post Office is now. My father would take me after father and daughter night at Wildwood Elementary school. He always told me if I could eat it all, he'd buy me another! Never happened and after 50 plus years, still hasn't happened. It's not cheap, but at least twice a year we head down and pig out and bring some home. Black and Tan , all coffee ice cream. Just do it and watch out for brain freeze!

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