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Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607 (University Ave)
+1 650-323-3131
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 22:00
Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for breakfast and lunch, have visited this place 5 times since 2006, with customers, friends, family and alone. always a great experience - great food and good atmosphere.

Thank Ertels
Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first Creamery milkshake was a half century ago, when I was a teenager. Their shakes were the best in town then, and still are. Cheeseburger (with fries) and a Chocolate Shake! Or, may choices from a classic coffee shop menu, even including a respectable wine list. Classic, timeless and very tasty.

Thank Mark M
New York
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89 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is nothing not to like about the Creamery Fountain and Grill. We went for breakfast and it was a fabulous way to start our day - we didn't need lunch after this meal... From the fresh corn beef hash and fried eggs to the old fashion cooked oatmeal with just baked multi-grain bread to the blueberry pie we took... More 

Thank Donna D
Visalia, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I went for a one-stop experience of dinner and dessert. I had the fried chicken, my wife had a buffalo chicken sandwich and my daughter had a cheeseburger and fries for dinner. Id give the dinner food a 7 out of 10. For dessert, my daughter had cookies n cream ice cream, my wife had a... More 

Thank Bossman64
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74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cozy diner with get counter seating 50's style. Great spinach salad with chicken to go along with famous custom made milk shakes. Staff organized and courteous. No nonsense attitude. Perfect for family gatherings. Suitable for all ages. Would definitely return !!!

Thank David O
Cape May, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch. Had Turkey Club with small side of Potatoe Salad. It was tasty. Took half sandwich home as it was too large to finish.

Thank mxp2013
La Honda, CA
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Delish! Great burgers, fries, shakes - fresh and yummy. Been eating here for years - liked the one at Stanford too, but they closed it to build a bigger mall;-(

Thank BeadsOfLight
Palo Alto, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Diner menu includes super sandwiches, blue plate specials, fantastic fries, and marvelous milkshakes!

Thank Joan S
palo alto, california
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Love this place for their american diner charm and good food, good value. When I was expecting my first, I basically survived on their oreo cookie mint milkshake and chicken salad melt. Their fries are awesome and so are their burgers. There's another outlet at the Stanford Mall but I prefer this outlet for its authenticity. Great place for breakfast,... More 

Thank cambriant
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I still love coming here for the fantastic milk shakes, but it's not the same place I remember coming to as a kid. Still, I highly recommend bringing kids here for the fantastic milk shakes & fries!!

Thank Loops J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?