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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%
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“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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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This place is a nostalgic favorite and offers a solid experience and a varied menu. The food is competently prepared but nothing special. My main beef is the prices. This is really true of many restaurants in Palo Alto. They are 10-20% too expensive. A...More

Thank runner27
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We went there for dinner and had the burgers that were average, the fries were bad- very dry. My glass of Chardonnay was 17$! The burger itself was underwhelming compared to burgers all around us nowadays and when I asked for gluten free options the...More

Thank dianamna
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Went twice to the Creamery while in Palo Alto on business and very much enjoyed both my breakfast and my lunch there. Had often been to the Creamery while living in Palo Alto many many years ago and found that it was just as good...More

Thank EagleFlyer
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Head to this great place for a truly nostalgic feel. A diner experience. Try their hamburgers and shakes.

Thank PriscillaJoy
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The Creamery is clearly a peoples choice place - I look at where the locals go and found this place pretty popular from morning till night (but not crowded)! The staff were really attentive and helpful and the food was just as I expected -...More

Thank AKDut
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The food is pretty good here but I just can't get over the prices! $6.75 for an orange juice?! The chicken apple sausage is good but most of the food tasted under-seasoned. I needed to salt and pepper everything and I'm not a person that...More

Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Very good selection of classic diner food with a great variety of desserts. They should drop the prices about 15-20% though.

Thank Accelerance
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Typical American style diner with great ambiance and good service. We sat at the counter, they took our orders right away and our food was served fast. Brewed coffee was fine. It was a pleasant experience.

Thank Jetsetter-mtl
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a timeless classic, too unique to be called a diner, and too diner-ish to be called a restaurant. Always good food, always a great experience. The trendy places might come and go, the Peninsula will endure.

Thank Rick F
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I like a good diner, and try them out whenever I get a chance while traveling. I ordered the Reuben at Creamery Fountain based on a recommendation. The waiter also suggested that this was a good choice. I have to admit that I was disappointed....More

Thank travelguyPa
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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