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Palo Alto Creamery Downtown
American Restaurant$$
Today 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
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566 Emerson St Palo Alto, CA 94301
566 Emerson StreetUSCaliforniaPalo Alto94301
(650) 323-3131paloaltocreamery.com
$$American Restaurant, Ice Cream Shop
American Restaurant
Ice Cream Shop
Diner
Hamburger Restaurant
Today 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 7:00 am – 11:00 pmFriday 7:00 am – 12:00 amSaturday 8:00 am – 12:00 amSunday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Retro-style diner known for its milkshakes, also serving a full menu of classic American fare.- Google
"Authentic soda fountain food, great breakfasts, friendly service."
"Chocolate shake with a side of hot fudge sauce...drool!"
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Patrick Au-Yeung
4 months ago
Very good breakfast. Pancakes are fluffy, the corn beef hash is very good. Didn't get to try their cinnamon rolls since they were sold out. A good sign. Service is friendly even though there is often a pretty long wait for brunch. Sit at the counter to avoid waiting too long.
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Marilyn Ritter
4 months ago
Long time favorite. The omelettes are divine and so are the hamburgers. Can't beat the milkshakes made from scratch. Love the old school decor and enjoy sitting on a tall stool at the counter watching the action. Service is just attentive enough without hovering and questions about ingredients for a friend with dietary restrictions were handled with ease and grace.
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Kristel Siongco
6 months ago
Chocolate shake with a side of hot fudge sauce...drool! And you get enough to have for the next day. This is one of my go-to places for whenever I'm in the mood for diner food, a slice of pie, or a milkshake. Service is good and the ambiance has that cute, 50's diner feel. I spend hours here just reading, eating and people-watching.
Mary C
a month ago
A bit expensive (this is PA), but the quality of food is high. Make sure you try their shakes.
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Stephen Smith
3 months ago
This is a great classic american diner. Food is great, service is as good. Its always busy no matter the time of day which is always a good indicator. This is a great place for a leisurely breakfast at weekends. The menu is vast so be prepared for some tough decisions. Pancakes and waffles are amazing but I really love their benedicts.
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Gautham Bommannan
in the last week
Fantastic service coupled with great food (try the milkshake). Beware of coming here during rush hours.
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Kyle Else
6 months ago
Simple food, done well. An old fashioned feel of family, good friends, quality ingredients, and a lot fun. Great food and great shakes at reasonable prices.
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Kristin C.
a year ago
One word: MILKSHAKES. Palo Alto Creamery is the perfect place to for brunch or a quick afternoon snack where you can consume a million calories in a matter of minutes. But, they will be the most delicious calories of your life. The milkshakes here are absolutely delicious. Smooth and creamy with a variety of ice cream flavors and mix-in options. I went with an oreo milk shake and my friend had the oreo mint chip + peanut butter. I definitely inhaled mine and it disappeared very quickly so, I moved onto my sister's peppermint shake. One milkshake is large enough to share with two people but get your own to avoid awkward situations. I love the old-town casual vibes and prompt and friendly service here.
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