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Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill

566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
+1 650-323-3131
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“pies” (38 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
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81 - 90 of 305 reviews

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here at the counter and it was great. My husband picked it and I feared standard diner food, but I love him so I reluctantly agreed... The cinnamon roll was recommended by our waiter and it was soooooo good. Breakfast was solid....More

Thank my5qtz
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I like the atmosphere and that s enough to stop by and try one of their burgers ! They also have mini burgers ...

Thank Xriss X
Reviewed 27 June 2016

From the decor to the food, this place resmbles diners and malt shops in NJ. You remember Holstien's in Bloomfield in the last episode of the Sopranos? They could have shot it here., The burgers, fries, shakes, pies and sandwiches are great. We were going...More

Thank psyduck1947
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Moist burgers cooked to order - a real treat! The shakes were the real deal - thick and creamy. Fries were thick and yummy. Kids menu had multiple delicious options. This was a outing for a birthday dinner and everyone was very satisfied with their...More

Thank Kris S
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This place is classic retro diner where we enjoyed an outstanding hamburger and milkshake. The french fries were the best. We are going back the last week of June and have to try their pies. Don't miss this place if you like diners..

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Well, if you like 50's burger and shake this is the place. if you like traditional Apple pie and Ice Cream, this is the place. If you are on diet and health concern - Than don't eat here.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 2 June 2016

On a whim, stopped here for lunch and definitely was not disappointed. The food was great as was the service. I really liked some their menu choices - out of the ordinary. The decor is the old diner style. Really looking forward to returning to...More

Thank ChangeAdvisor
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Quality home style food, pricing appropriate for the area (I mean it is Palo Alto). Kid friendly in the sense its open and noisy but disappointed there is no kids menu making it tricky to share entrees with a 3 and 6 year old.

Thank arribasn
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We stopped here for breakfast and was so impressed with this diner. Our waitress, Bianca, was so friendly, warm and very sweet. She made our visit ten times better with her inviting personality. She made us feel like we were family. I had the best...More

Thank Paige F
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

They make their own cakes , pastries, and breads. It's an excellent old style place. Not pricy either.

Thank Israelrind
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
    (University Ave)
  • Public Transportation: VTA 35, Caltrain
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-3131
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