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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
+1 510-658-7000
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (476 reviews)
“sundae” (164 reviews)
“banana split” (38 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stop here when we want a special treat or when friends are visiting. It is also a great place to take the grandchildren. The place is usually busy. It is worth the wait. Parking is limited.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Leo D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never tried their food but I have tried their chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Would recommend this place. It’s usually packed in the evenings.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jahanbay
Reviewed 1 week ago

You go here for the ice cream. Food is average but not bad. But the hot fudge sundae and ice cream selection are great. It can be noisy but a good place to go.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dncullen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is paradise for ice creme lovers. The list of flavors is amazing. They also have a menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Usually a line, for tables, on weekends.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tyagi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Napa Valley and the San Francisco area, we had to try the ice cream here. We drove to Oakland at 10PM to try this delicious bowl of goodness! I tried the banana walnut with malt and whip cream as my toppings. Every bite...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Travelchic66
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Back in pre-historic times when I was in high school, Fenton's was the place to go on a date after a movie. I had not been back in a number of years, but recently my wife and I enjoyed dinner and a sundae here after...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Fenton's is a child's paradise--but only if their parents can afford it! A single scoop can be as much as $7 if you elect table service. And the ice cream is not extraordinary--considering the list of available gourmet ice cream shops in the area. It's...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vishishtaom
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This has become a family tradition. My granddaughter has celebrated her special day each year near or on her birthday. We adults get the great sandwiches or salads. Then afterwards she is given a warm greeting by the staff and everyone joins in singing happy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jaybee412
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The big Cobb salad was really good, but the highlight was of course the chocolate sundae. The ice cream and sauce are a bit above the competition.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank catmom01
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

This place can get very crowded and parking can be a huge pain but this is an Oakland institution for ice cream and food. You have to try it once in your life but this place can become a generational visit with grandparents to little...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank humudog
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April 4, 2018|
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Response from ronniea525 | Reviewed this property |
I can only say that the vanilla malted milk shakes are so worth it since it's made from real ice cream. Figure about $4-$6 and depending on the size.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-658-7000
  • E-mail
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