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Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill

) #1 of 20 Dessert in Palo Alto #6 of 288 Places to Eat in Palo Alto ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American,
566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
+1 650-323-3131
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“pies” (34 reviews)
“fries” (24 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Diner
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were so carried away with the Macy's one day sale that we lost track of time and when we finally emerged from the shop it was past 10pm and the Stanford shopping mall had a deserted look. Thankfully this restaurant in Palo Alto was...More

Thank M-Dasgupta
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took our grandchildren there for lunch and we all loved it. Great burgers, great service, reasonable prices... who could ask for more....

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of these classic old diners. Very good and fast service. Great atmosphere (that perfect noise level creating a bit of a buzz). I had a bacon and cheese burger and it was ok - could have been juicier. The other food served looked great...More

Thank LG4KL
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Went looking for Palo Alto Creamery and saw no signs for it. Looked up the address again and walked back and there it was , but no sign on the outside (at least none I saw) and what looked like a new name on stickers...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We came he at the recommendation of a Stanford student. I had the French Dip, the meat was cut right and moist, the au jus was full of flavor, wife got a burger that was cooked just right and made with quality flavorful meat. The...More

Thank tm-utah
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This place used to be called the Penisula Creamery when it was part of a Palo Alto-based dairy decades ago. It was taken over perhaps 20+ years ago by the current owner (Rob Fisher), who improved both the ambience and food by leaps and bounds....More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I really don't understand how other people gave such rave reviews for this place. We had a terrible experience. The fish &chips platter only came with 3 tiny strips of fish, the sandwich was soggy and the ginger cookie which looked amazing in the case...More

Thank travelfoodiedc
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We spent years going up and down the Bay Area Peninsula looking for new places to have weekend Breakfast/Brunch and found that the best one happened to be closest to home, the Palo Alto Creamery. We do mostly breakfast there but I know the whole...More

Thank Pablo G
Reviewed 15 February 2017

All growing up, this was the goto place Saturday mornings after soccer games. Honestly the best thing on the menu is the milkshakes. Our family favorite has always been peppermint chocolate. Peppermint ice cream with chocolate syrup. Spectacular!

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A popular eatery that is a not a very good value. The breakfasts are smaller than Dennys though, it must be said that the ingredients are fairly good. The prices are on the high side and the service is average. The tables are small and...More

Thank Rob C
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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