Fentons Creamery & Restaurant

Fentons Creamery & Restaurant

Ice Cream Shop, Dessert Shop, and Diner · Piedmont Avenue
4226 Piedmont Ave (at Entrada Ave), Oakland, CA 94611, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 620 votes

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    Jon P.
    "A Black and Tan with all toasted almond is a great to share treat"(9 Tips)
    Jeff S.
    "Get the sundae with cookie dough and Swiss milk chocolate ice cream."(5 Tips)
    "Coffee Cookie Dream Milkshake and Cookie Connection are my go-to's!"(3 Tips)
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  • ice cream
  • black and tan
  • cookies
  • lively
  • milkshakes
  • family-friendly
  • coffee
  • sandwiches
  • casual
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • hot fudge
  • good for a late night
  • waffle cones
  • trendy
  • brownies
  • sorbet
  • sliders
  • burgers
  • french fries
  • Adrian P.

    Probably the creamiest ice cream I've had in the bay area yet. The mocha almond fudge and raspberry swirl was a solid combo. Single is huge with two flavors, so get the petite if you're not hungry.

    Adrian Phillips · 1 week ago
  • Sofiya S.

    Went there last night because it was the only thing open near by. Second time there and I got food poisoning. Avoid their wings! Friendly staff but stay away from their food. Bad! Ice cream is decent!

    Sofiya Sirovskaya · 2 weeks ago
  • Shelly Z.

    Get a sundae to share! Perfect date spot.

    Shelly Zordich · October 27
  • Laurence B.

    Get the chicken strips, not the chicken tenders. The strips cost $2 less and don't come with fries, but they have 5 strips vs 4 in the tenders...

    Laurence Berland · October 19
  • Dennis B.

    An iconic place that everyone should experience

    Dennis Barta · October 15
  • Laurence B.

    If you'd like your sundae horizontal instead of vertical, the technical term here is to ask for it in a "banana boat". Then you can get to both flavors of ice cream, simultaneously.

    Laurence Berland · October 6
  • Amanda M.

    The ice cream is amazing.

    Amanda Moreland · September 12
  • Chennel W.

    Food lackluster but the ice cream is legendary.

    Chennel Wilson · September 5
  • Matt M.

    GOAT ice cream sundaes in the Bay.

    Matt McGunagle · August 12
  • Charisse J.

    The crab sandwich is my favorite

    Charisse Jones · July 22
  • Joseph C.

    Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sundae. 😋

    Joseph Canino · July 20
  • Alexalyne C.

    Black and Tan... homemade carmel? Yes, please!

    Alexalyne Cosas · July 20
  • Samsarah M.

    Excellent service and the best ice cream !!!

    Samsarah Morgan · July 14
  • Leah W.

    Are you kidding me?! DELISH! Make sure to go in on your birthday!!! 😉

    Leah W. · June 27
  • Karl

    Coffee Cookie Dream Milkshake and Cookie Connection are my go-to's!

    Karl · June 22
  • RLR Masterhandyman on Piedmont Ave. M.

    Long line but hey.. As a youngster from this area it was all about hanging and still is .... Right.. I would sit at the counter to get fast service and have the sliders any day. no wait....

  • Sarah S.

    I visit this restaurant from time to time and the level of their service improves a lot. The staff are corteous and kind. I also love that the serving time is fast.

    Sarah Shehan · May 18
  • Shil P.

    Everything is so good!

    Shil Pa · May 11
  • Shinal L.

    The lines are long but the waiting is worth it. Lots of favors from Strawberry cheesecake to Rocky road. Enjoy!

    Shinal L · May 3
  • Rey F.

    Try the Fenton's Club (via @Foodspotting)

    Rey Ferolino · April 8
  • Taka T.

    If you are solely talking about quality of icecream, this place is just about average or below. Atmosphere is cool, but that's really it. Go to Lush Gelato instead.

    Taka T · February 24
  • Lika J.

    Have your ice cream sundae served in a "boat" instead of a sundae dish so all flavors may be accessed without digging to the bottom of their generous helpings.

    Lika J · February 20
  • Heather R.

    Creamy and rich ice cream!

    Heather Romero · February 18
  • Mark A.

    Ice cream for dessert, or burgers, hot dogs.. This is the place. Very good.

    Mark Acay · February 17
  • Olivia S.

    Awesome ice cream, food, and atmosphere. Great for special occasions

    Olivia Simond · January 24
  • Brian S.

    The BEST place to get an ice cream stomach ache! They serve a mean French Dip au jus as well.

    Brian Strauss · January 19
  • Laurie D.

    Mango sorbet is a delicious alternative to ice cream.

    Laurie Dalzell · January 17
  • Jacqueline T.

    Forget the diet and try the chocolate icecream!

    Jacqueline Topete · January 16
  • LJ Y.

    Fenton's not only a place for ice cream, but they have wonderful selection of breakfasts for reasonable prices. :-)

    LJ Young · January 3
  • Thu N.

    Seasonal ice creams !! Sundaes for the sit in dates. Great for kids!

    Thu Nguyen · December 29, 2014
  • 🍉🌽🍍Tay D.

    Service is always good here. They hooked up the nuts so I didn't go nuts!

  • Kanjani D.

    Good place to hangout with friends. Never seen such a large creamery establishment before

    Kanjani Dholakia · December 28, 2014
  • Kavit D.

    Banana Jr.

    Kavit D · December 28, 2014
  • Jonathan H.

    Get the brokeback brownie!

    Jonathan Hong · November 21, 2014
  • Nicholas H.

    Mozzarella sticks are crazy

    Nicholas Hart · November 12, 2014
  • Bubba B.

    Portions are massive. Definitely share with three, maybe 4, people if you're getting a specialty.

    Bubba Brooks · November 12, 2014
  • Andrew G.

    Good diner food, but make sure you make some room for dessert. They're best known for their HUGE sundaes

    Andrew Godfrey · November 3, 2014
  • Frank K.

    The coffee cookie dream has the best coffee ice cream ever.

    Frank Kim · October 27, 2014
  • Carlos G.

    Solid sandwiches, clean place, A+ customer service. Only tried the regular vanilla ice cream (there's also vanilla bean) but it was really good. Bring $$$. Almost $5 for a single-scoop cone. Ouch!

    Carlos Gutierrez · October 23, 2014
  • Rebecca W.

    Get the flight for ice cream to try three different flavors. Best deal of the menu, enough to serve two.

    Rebecca Wang · October 13, 2014
  • Valentino C.

    Have a classic chocolate milkshake.

    Valentino Couture · October 12, 2014
  • Sheila H.

    Hot fudge sunday with banana nut ice cream

    Sheila Halsell · October 3, 2014
  • Meredith M.

    Splitting a sundae is a good idea. I usually split with one other friend if we're both hungry :)

    Meredith Maimoni · September 23, 2014
  • Thomas V.

    The line was insane but moved quick. The location is legendary. We go for the dessert and the milk shakes are not to be missed.

    Thomas Vincent · September 22, 2014
  • Me'eaw S.

    Huge ice cream and the best taste!!!!! must come!

    Me'eaw Saichompoo · September 16, 2014
  • SFist

    The massive Black & Tan Sundae is what Fentons is known for, which combines toasted almond and vanilla ice cream with chocolate and caramel sauces. Read more

    SFist · September 12, 2014
  • Brian S.

    Banana Jr sundae!

    Brian S · September 8, 2014
  • Gwen C.

    Black and Tan sundae is the best! Swap out one of the flavors for Swiss milk chocolate ice cream to make it even better than the original

    Gwen Cummings · September 3, 2014
  • Laurie D.

    Coffee break cookie

    Laurie Dalzell · September 1, 2014
  • Laurie D.

    The petite cup serving is more than enough for an adult. The single is way too much ice cream--even though you'll definitely eat it all because it is do delicious.

    Laurie Dalzell · September 1, 2014

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