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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” (28 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
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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
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
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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, Kids, Local cuisine
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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