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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” (27 reviews)
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American, Diner
££ - £££
566 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1607
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Came in for a quick lunch when I arrived in town on business. Lots of people inside taking pictures with their food :) I had a patty melt cooked medium (it was perfectly cooked!) and fries. All very good!

Thank hopetoelope
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Service was great and food was good. A bit pricey for eggs & bacon, but worth it. Not a lot of old time diners in Palo Alto. This place est 1923...

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We started off with the onion rings as an appetizer - very good old fashioned rings (served with Ranch). Then we had the banana shake (so good), vanilla shake & Oreo chocolate shake - love how they serve them in the chilled silver cups &...More

Thank Bretmcbunch
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I was staying at the Epiphany just across the street. Went to PAC for breakfast once, then went back every day. First day I had the special, which was a crab omelette. Very good. Great if you're there to read the paper, or if you're...More

Thank FABourdain
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We eat here quite often, so we've had a variety of the meals. We usually come at dinner but even then if you are in the mood for pancakes, you can order them. Burgers are very good and come with choice of salad, cole slaw,...More

Thank MaxBoris
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here at the counter and it was great. My husband picked it and I feared standard diner food, but I love him so I reluctantly agreed... The cinnamon roll was recommended by our waiter and it was soooooo good. Breakfast was solid....More

Thank my5qtz
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I like the atmosphere and that s enough to stop by and try one of their burgers ! They also have mini burgers ...

Thank Xriss X
Reviewed 27 June 2016

From the decor to the food, this place resmbles diners and malt shops in NJ. You remember Holstien's in Bloomfield in the last episode of the Sopranos? They could have shot it here., The burgers, fries, shakes, pies and sandwiches are great. We were going...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Moist burgers cooked to order - a real treat! The shakes were the real deal - thick and creamy. Fries were thick and yummy. Kids menu had multiple delicious options. This was a outing for a birthday dinner and everyone was very satisfied with their...More

Thank Kris S
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Well, if you like 50's burger and shake this is the place. if you like traditional Apple pie and Ice Cream, this is the place. If you are on diet and health concern - Than don't eat here.

Thank Michael T
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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
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
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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