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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
+1 510-658-7000
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

And that "problem" is that the lines are usually long for restaurant seating and take out! Just come relaxed or with your crew to stand together and it's worth it! Mix up a bunch of flavors, add one or two toppings and eat! That's the formula for success. The Ice cream is delicious and there are a lot of flavors... More 

Thank J L J
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for simple food and fantastic ice cream treats. Crab sandwich and milk shakes are the best. Fun place for adults and kids.

Thank ron s
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ice cream, best onion rings. A very special occasion with my 3rd grader, when we go. Staff is very nice. You can arrange to tour their ice crea-making room or watch thru the window. They donate to local schools and are a local Oakland landmark. Also fun -- Oakland Fire Department likes to frequent in the summer.

Thank Jen V
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this restaurant as a child and it's only gotten better. Did you see the movie "UP"? Then you've seen that Pixar loves Fenton's, too. My family is a true believer!

Thank Dana G
Northern California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fenton's is a classic Northern California creamery and diner. The Nut Tree location sparks generational memories of good fun and good food. The crab sandwich is a favorite, toasted on white bread, of course. It is noisy, crowded, upbeat and the best place in town to celebrate a soccer win or my husband's birthday. A keeper.

Thank Helen P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have celebrated my daughter's birthday there several times! We go there for just Ice Cream, or for a meal and then Ice Cream.

Thank Kathy P
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local all time favorite, Fentons has huge servings of ice cream and serves sandwich fare as well. Very popular with locals and especially kids. To bad bad that people go for volume over quality; the icecream is very mediocre.

Thank Alain B
Oakland, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the ultimate in old fashioned high fat content ice cream. So rich and yummy. The sundaes are big and to die for.... They also have food on the menu but save all the room for the ice cream. Lines can be long, especially on hot days.But it is worth the wait. This is not "new-fangled" ice cream treats... More 

Thank Bzerkeley
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ice cream here is always delicious. The food will do in a pinch, but go here on an empty tummy for the ice cream. Massive portions and delicious toppings. My go to favorites, Toasted almond, CCAC and the coffee cookie dream. YUMMY!

Thank Monie_Lov3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place and experience for the family. It's very busy, so prepare to wait approximately 30 min on weekends. Food and ice cream was delicious.

Thank Shaunte S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-658-7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?