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Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill

) #1 of 20 Dessert in Palo Alto #8 of 291 Places to Eat in Palo Alto ££ - £££ American,
566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
+1 650-323-3131
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“pies” (34 reviews)
“hash browns” (16 reviews)
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American, Diner
££ - £££
566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
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Reviewed yesterday

Have been going to the Creamery for 15 years. Don't know if its the same as the one that used to be at Stanford Mall, but went there as well. The last two visits at the Emerson location were dreadful. Went with my teenage kids....More

Thank Ty L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in at the Palo Alto Creamery for lunch. The breakfasts looked really great, but it was late in the day for that so we settled for lunch. I had a hot pastrami sandwich and my wife had a Reuben. Both were good but...More

Thank plainsrefugee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place. Reminded me of the places i went to as a kid. The food is fantastic, the portions are big and the service was excellent. A bit pricey but everything in Silicon Valley is pricey! Kids and adults will love it.

Thank Marsha C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old time feel. Substantial servings. Have had dessert and dinner on other visits. Breakfast on this visit. Directly across the street from our hotel. Good breakfast selection: variety of omelets, specials.

Thank jtchavez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good ol fashioned creamery and diner. Good food and great malts and milkshakes. Booths are quaint and there is a bakery in the back with great pastry. A real treat if you haven't been in a place like this for a long time. Reminds...More

Thank ericzanes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbling across this diner was a treat. I was immediately drawn to the exterior which resembled something from a movie scene. Not having diners like this in South Africa I could not resist having breakfast there. The ambience did not let it down and it...More

Thank MichMJohannesubrg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about breakfast at this diner including the atmosphere and true retro style. Good portions and fast. Great service. We had enchiladas and other egg dishes. Get the bacon! Awesome! Will be back if we are ever in Palo Alto again.

Thank ToniS1111
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We enjoyed the step back in time, and the food tasted pretty good. My husband & I got the Hashbrown Pie to share, expecting that it would be a large, thick, pie-like dish. We were significantly disappointed in the serving size. Basically it was a...More

Thank blairs4him4ever
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Ok place. For vegetarians like me,choice is limited. Their thick milk shakes are out of the world. Little expensive for a burger place in a country like USA !!!!!

Thank ChaitanyaBaroda
Reviewed 20 June 2017 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
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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
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