Peninsula Fountain & Grill

★★★★☆
  • 566 Emerson St

    Palo Alto, CA 94301

    Cross street: at Hamilton Ave

    Map & Directions
  • 650-323-3131

About Peninsula Fountain & Grill

Hours
Su-Th 7-11, F-Sa 8-12

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Quality diner with a great location being on on the outside of the Stanford Mall.

If you go order a milk shake! It's their specialty and well worth it. $$$ for a diner but it is the Standford Mall.

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★★★☆☆

Quality diner with a great location being on on the outside of the Stanford Mall.

If you go order a milk shake! It's their specialty and well worth it. $$$ for a diner but it is the Standford Mall.

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The atmosphere is electric, upbeat, and friendly. The food is out of this world. They are able to offer a large variety of food but never sacrifice the taste of it. Shakes are dangerously addictive. It was also nice going in with a large group and being accomodated and not turned away. But on lunch breaks, the bar is always a nice place to get a quick bite and not take up too much room. Coconut cake is a MUST.

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★★★★★

The atmosphere is electric, upbeat, and friendly. The food is out of this world. They are able to offer a large variety of food but never sacrifice the taste of it. Shakes are dangerously addictive. It was also nice going in with a large group and being accomodated and not turned away. But on lunch breaks, the bar is always a nice place to get a quick bite and not take up too much room. Coconut cake is a MUST.

Pros: Food food food. Service Service Service.

Cons: Parking. Sometimes there is a wait b/c its so busy

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I really enjoy going to the Peninsula Grill. It can get crowded sometimes, but if you're with a small party it's not too bad. Bringing a large group can be difficult, however. They have great hamburgers and brioche buns. It can get expensive, especially for the kids, as they don't have a special kids menu, but the food is great and worth it for a splurge.

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★★★★☆

I really enjoy going to the Peninsula Grill. It can get crowded sometimes, but if you're with a small party it's not too bad. Bringing a large group can be difficult, however. They have great hamburgers and brioche buns. It can get expensive, especially for the kids, as they don't have a special kids menu, but the food is great and worth it for a splurge.

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For burgers, fries, and shakes, Peninsula Fountain and Grill is the best. A great place to catch up with friends on a Saturday, but definitely not the place for a quick meal. It can take a really long time to get a seat, and figuring out the check is a hassle, especially if you are splitting it. Go on an off time for better service.

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★★★★☆

For burgers, fries, and shakes, Peninsula Fountain and Grill is the best. A great place to catch up with friends on a Saturday, but definitely not the place for a quick meal. It can take a really long time to get a seat, and figuring out the check is a hassle, especially if you are splitting it. Go on an off time for better service.

Pros: good, greasy food, decor

Cons: slow service

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This place serves the best shakes - there are so many flavours to choose from. But they're so good that I never order anything else, so I might be missing out on other things. There isn't much selection for vegetarians so I only ever go there for dessert.

The service is friendly enough, although I do agree that they're rubbish when you first go in to get seated. Dealing with the check can take quite some time too.

Overall, I really like this place.

2
★★★★★

This place serves the best shakes - there are so many flavours to choose from. But they're so good that I never order anything else, so I might be missing out on other things. There isn't much selection for vegetarians so I only ever go there for dessert.

The service is friendly enough, although I do agree that they're rubbish when you first go in to get seated. Dealing with the check can take quite some time too.

Overall, I really like this place.

Pros: The tasty shakes!, Fun, friendly place, Nice decor

Cons: Slow service

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A great old fashioned grill. Delicious burgers, excellent pot pie, and of course, the perfect milk shakes! Would be best if it had a kids menu because all of the food is "kid friendly"- portions and cost for kids high.

4
★★★★☆

A great old fashioned grill. Delicious burgers, excellent pot pie, and of course, the perfect milk shakes! Would be best if it had a kids menu because all of the food is "kid friendly"- portions and cost for kids high.

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I always thought that diners were suppose to be warm and friendly. As soon as we walked in we were welcomed with cold stares and flat out rudeness. The guy at the door pointed to our seats. The server took ten minutes to finally come over and then, she was so cold to us I thought we were going to freeze. I ordered a milkshake and my friend a sundae. After another ten minutes, my friend got her sundae, when asked about mine, server just shrugged,and said oh well. Finally we left and plan to never return.

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★☆☆☆☆

I always thought that diners were suppose to be warm and friendly. As soon as we walked in we were welcomed with cold stares and flat out rudeness. The guy at the door pointed to our seats. The server took ten minutes to finally come over and then, she was so cold to us I thought we were going to freeze. I ordered a milkshake and my friend a sundae. After another ten minutes, my friend got her sundae, when asked about mine, server just shrugged,and said oh well. Finally we left and plan to never return.

Pros: clean

Cons: service, service, service

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Great food. Consistently good service, and a bright clean atmosphere throwback to the fifties. Shakes are fantastic. Burgers are excellent. Sandwiches are terrific. No complaints at all.

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★★★★★

Great food. Consistently good service, and a bright clean atmosphere throwback to the fifties. Shakes are fantastic. Burgers are excellent. Sandwiches are terrific. No complaints at all.

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This classic soda fountain (circa the '20s) evokes the simple pleasures of yesteryear. The place has genuine old-time decor and serves soda-fountain standards at old-time prices. There are burgers, pancakes, meatloaf, fried chicken, banana…

 

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