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Palo Alto Creamery Downtown
American Restaurant$$
Today 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
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566 Emerson St Palo Alto, CA 94301
566 Emerson StreetUSCaliforniaPalo Alto94301
$$American Restaurant, Ice Cream Shop
American Restaurant
Ice Cream Shop
Hamburger Restaurant
Sandwich Shop
Today 7:00 am – 11:00 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
"Service is good and the ambiance has that cute, 50's diner feel."
"Chocolate shake with a side of hot fudge sauce...drool!"
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Victor Cabrera
a month ago
Although I am a foodie, I have never been one to care much about service. However, this restaurant has the most attentive and quick service that I have ever experienced. The waitress really knew the menu and did not hesitate when I asked for a recommendation. The food, furthermore, is as good as the service. Great place.
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Adam Leader
3 months ago
Great fast breakfasts, a little pricy. Easy parking early. I liked the basics: fresh OJ, chicken apple breakfast sausage, and scrambled eggs.
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Patrick Au-Yeung
8 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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Stephen Smith
7 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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Karen V Chin
5 months ago
An institution. Starting eating here off and on since college. Place hasn't changed. I believe the menu selection has grown. Today had the 3 egg omelet (chicken sausage, mushroom and spinach). Omelet was served hot. Very flavorful - the mushrooms and spinach was cooked just right! Service was prompt. However, no one came by to ask to refill our water glasses (the three of us were just drinking water).
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Marilyn Ritter
9 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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Brett Trapnell
a month ago
Milkshake tasted great. Unfortunately it was $9.24 and was the smallest milkshake I've ever had. Sorely disappointed. Also the customer service was fairly bad.
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Kristel Siongco
10 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.


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