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Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
+1 510-658-7000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (444 reviews)
“sundae” (154 reviews)
“banana split” (35 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4749
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing ice cream. Seemingly bottomless dish. Very pleasant staff. Enough flavors to satisfy all. Food good as well, but ice cream cannot be beat. Allow sharing of ice cream

Thank patricia h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Fenton' s with cousin visiting from Seattle. We were killing time waiting for 5 o'clock dinner hour and restaurants to open. Although lines were long it wasn't a long wait before we were served in the ice cream to go area. They had...More

Thank Anita P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a beautiful afternoon I visited Fenton’s for ice cream. They have a large selection. I could sit outside and enjoy the great weather. The parking is difficult in their tiny lot. I was lucky and got a space on the street. Good place for...More

Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy cute diner style place for ice cream. Old fashion feel which is a cute throw back. Ice cream is average and nothing unique.

Thank Neeta T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fenton's sells diner food and ice cream, but you'd never know it listening to the way its fans wax idiotic about the place (I'm looking at one of the sidebar reviews: "The best ice cream in California" ... I rest my case) gushing about how...More

Thank davidbV4412SK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun for everyone. Big portion ice cream, lots of favors to choose from. Crayons and coloring sheets for the little ones while you wait. They'll sing you Happy Birthday on Birthdays. Can be a bit crowded, but that just shows how good the ice cream...More

Thank Cora H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an Oakland institution that no longer warrants acclaim. The quality of their iced cream and confections is unremarkable given the prices exacted from the admittedly large crowds frequenting the creamery. While festive and receptive to children out for a treat with their parents or...More

Thank Raymond G
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Fenton's is an ice cream tradition in Oakland going back to (before my time)? If you can finish a full-size banana split then you are a better man than me! The only down side is the limited parking so leave off your passengers and search...More

Thank Calbear62
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit with friends from out of town. It always surprises them to see the overflowing dishes of ice cream and syrups that cascade into the dishes that hold the sundae glassware. We have been going there for over 30...More

Thank danstripi
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The ice cream is really good - my favorite flavor is toasted almond. The Pistachio is great when in season. The site is also a restaurant serving burgers etc., but seriously Fenton's is a creamery going back to the time when cows roamed in the...More

Thank Ed P
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4 April 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
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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
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