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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” (13 reviews)
“pies” (35 reviews)
“fries” (29 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can’t get a better cheese burger in California and the price is right too! The creamery has been a historical landmark and amazing eatery for decades in downtown Palo Alto, don’t miss it, go early for lunch or there will be a line, this...More

Thank Marybart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for desert and the whole crew had ice cream, sundaes, and milk shakes. It’s an old diner and really fun. The ice cream was solid, but not incredible. It’s seen as the place to see in Palo Alto so expect it to...More

Thank Darthharvey
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Its not fancy and not California cuisine, but most of the menu is simple, straightforward food that is consistently well prepared.

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I was definitely disappointed in the quality of the food for the price charged. I know that Palo Alto can have higher prices but I felt like the quality at this restaurant didn't stand up to what we ate. I was especially disappointed when my...More

Thank EmVeee
Reviewed 20 April 2018

When you think about old fashioned soda shops, you're picturing this place. All of the decor and seating just like in the old days. But let's talk food. I ordered a Swiss and Mushroom Burger. To be good this one time, I chose salad instead...More

Thank GerfnitAuthor
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Went here for my last meal before heading back to NY - so glad I came! Service was great and friendly. Had Huevos Rancheros and told them I was vegan so they gave me hash browns. Delicious and just the right amount of spicy. Was...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Went for dessert around 830pm. Banana split was really good; also lots of pie options. FYI area is crowded so parking is an issue. Park in the garage which is central to the block.

Thank Stacey C
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

For several decades now, this has been our favorite go to all day breakfast place. They never fail to amaze us with their fluffy and delectable pancakes. Service is quick and servers are very polite. You know they love their iob because they’ve been there...More

Thank Angelgabrielle1968
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Kids wanted ice cream after lunch and my my husband and I wanted to sit and relax for a few minutes. We sat at the counter and the kids decided on milkshakes. 8.50 a milkshake is a bit steep. A few local craft beers available.

Thank belindam
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
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14 March 2018|
Response from runner27 | Reviewed this property |
Not without a reservation or willingness to get seated at different tables as they become available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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