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“Funky but nice”

Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill
Ranked #1 of 20 Dessert in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University Ave
Transit: VTA 35, Caltrain
Stanford, California
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Funky but nice”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Very unique place in town. Love the ambience from the 60s, food always good. Perfect to take kids for breakfast on weekends. Milkshakes are very nice.

Visited July 2012
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126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“A diner on the corner in downtown Paly”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

The booths are nice but the lunch counter is a trip, everyone chatting and trying to find space for their food and the morning Chron. The great hearty breakfasts (corn beef hash is excellent) are worth coming here. Lunch is also fine, good sandwiches and burgers. The help are friendly and fast. I (personally) would avoid the sister shop in the mall; do the one downtown. Take away cakes and pies are also well appreciated if you have a student in a dorm. Have eaten here numerous times over the years and always find it comfort food.

Visited September 2012
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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent spot”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Visiting the area & stopped in for dessert...the place is like an old 50's diner and the food is great...the next day we stopped in for a prim rib sandwich which was the special of the day...absolutely excellent!!

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Waupaca, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great shake and desserts!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

I had a chocolate milk shake with peanut butter in it. Very creamy and about three glasses worth of shake as they give you a glass plus the metal container they prepared it in. My wife had a piece of apple pie, which was very tasty. (She shared.) Our young friend had a piece of chocolate truffle bread pudding, which was sinfully good!

  • Visited November 2012
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Corona
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157 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great breakfast, worth the wait on a Sunday morning”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Good stuff - we elected to come down to Palo Alto from SF for breakfast and a trip to Stanford - glad we found this place! The Wife had breakfast, eggs, potatoes and a bagel. I had a French Dip and some hash browned potatoes, a great combination. We also split a Mint Oreo shake, kind of a splurge but it was also very, very good. We had to wait 15 or so minutes, but when we sat down, someone got right to us. Service was good, although not outstanding. The place does have character and charm, like an old-fashioned parlor, as other people here have mentioned. If I were back in Palo Alto and hungry for breakfast, this place would be on my short list.

  • Visited November 2012
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