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“Crab Sandwich”

Fentons Creamery and Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 27 Dessert in Oakland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Great sandwich. Really fresh ingredients but my biggest complaint was they give you chips instead of fries unless you get a chili dog. Always have to get ice cream when I come. Cookie connection was out of the world. If you love caramel get the cold caramel. It's gritty and good. $13 is a little pricey for ice cream but YOLO! Parking is usually hit or miss but check around the corner behind the church.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We enjoy visiting both Fenton's locations (Oakland & Vacaville). If you want to get in & out for lunch at Oakland then avoid noon rush. If you are hoping for a quiet date with your sweetheart then avoid kiddie prime time after 3pm on weekdays. My fave flavor is Dutch Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip. But there are many good flavors. Can't decide on just one? Then get the "Regular" dish that is a scoop and a half. Be nice and your waitperson will turn it into 2 slightly smaller scoops so you can indulge in 2 different flavors. Are your eyes too big for your hunger? Go ahead and get that HUGE banana split and share with a friend. Enjoy!

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank KarinH5
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

One can usually tell how good an eatery is by the lines outside to get in. This place almost always has a line unless you go very early. It's that good. The food is very good, classic diner food (and generous portions)-- never had anything there that wasn't delicious. The really great stuff, though, is the ice cream, which is made on-site. I'd say, save room for dessert, but it's going to be hard. The smaller ice cream treats are still very large (and you don't want to not eat it all.) But it's a great go-to option if you have people who might be harder to please with other types of cuisine.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank Lesley S
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

Obviously the ice cream is the thing to get and it did not disappoint. Very tasty. I was surprised that they had such a big seating area and such a large menu. We did not order food, but it looks like diner-style. They do have parking here (about 10 spots) which is useful if you happen to be driving and they have a pleasant outdoor space with a few seats and umbrellas if you don't want to be inside.

Date of visit: March 2016
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Thank NickiandNolan
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Reviewed May 31, 2016

I have been going to Fentons for years, and my visit this week was as delicious as always. This is a fabulous gathering place for families, large groups of friends, as well as way smaller numbers. Their ice cream is out of this world. So many flavors. And a single scoop is huge and can be two different flavors. The staff is super friendly. I have eaten meals there over the years, but the real draw for me is the ice cream.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank Pamwiltravel
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