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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 good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“pies” (34 reviews)
“hash browns” (16 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
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91 - 100 of 289 reviews

Reviewed 23 January 2016

My daughter wanted to bring her friends for her birthday to the Creamery. We called and had a table for 12 reserved. We arrived and the table was set up and waiting for us. The food was great and our server was wonderful. You could...More

Thank MadridClydo
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The Creamery on Emerson and Hamilton consistently has outstanding breakfast food, amazing service, and great diner atmosphere. Living in Palo Alto, we've made this our go-to place for over five years, and I am still happy each time we arrive. We generally go for breakfast...More

Thank agaige
Reviewed 5 January 2016

DO NOT MISS THIS place! We went for breakfast and it was great! This is an old school diner and soda shop! Great service and clean! I left my charging cord at the hotel and we stopped bac 2 days later just to get a...More

Thank Borrachito317
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Just about a perfect "diner" and comes with a real soda fountain. Basic items on the menu but everything I've tried has been really good. Throwing calorie counting to the wind, on my last visit it was baked mac & cheese, a handmade chocolate shake...More

Thank credo109
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Typical burgers, shakes and fries kind of a place . Geared towards families and large helpings . Shales are too good . Lunch is wholesome and very family oriented . Could use better China and cutlery .

Thank Shaziajang
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The art deco decor is attractive. But. The food - especially the breakfasts and hamburgers - are so so at best. Where do they find such thin, unsatisfying eggs? Costco? In a time when really good hamburgers are all over the place this one might...More

1  Thank Mike42SanFrancisco
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I was here many time during my stay at Stamford. It is a really nice diners type restaurant. For any age. I never took anything else than a hamburger and friends and I was never disappointed.

Thank lucavercelli_72
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Peninsula Creamery is everybody's favorite for just good old American food. Had my first BLT on toast and thick strawberry shake at what we then called PenCry back in 1946. Now 69 years later that's still a great menu option for lunch there. Of course...More

1  Thank Bob1936
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We've only had the pies (ordered two for our Thanksgiving celebrations) and man were they good! Sat at the counter and tried the cherry crumble and apple, and decided to go with the apple and pumpkin. Both were delicious and a big hit - plus...More

Reviewed 16 November 2015

We stayed at the Epiphany Hotel across the street and we ate breakfast here twice during our 4 day stay. It was very convenient to the hotel and the breakfasts were good. We walked by several times during the dinner hour and it was full...More

1  Thank Susan A
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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
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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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