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53 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette, CA 94549-4321
+1 925-962-2469
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:30
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Lafayette, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I understand an odd bunch of wannabe hippies wok here, but customers shouldn't suffer at the hands of incompetence on every level

Thank BoozerRob n
Lafayette, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have never had a bad meal at Chows! The menu is varied for breakfast lunch and dinner! The place has been packed since it opened years ago! Yummy!

Thank 741lindsaym
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delicious food, great vibe for an outside sitting. Open all day and every day. I am addicted to Prawn Louis salad and Linguini with seafood, however burgers, sandwiches and appetizers are also great. The shop inside sells all sorts of tasty produce.

Thank 553elinag
Lafayette, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great healthy, modestly priced, delicious comfort food in a friendly setting. They also have a wonderful small section with excellent selection of wines, baked desserts, organic produce, deli and a meats & poultry.

Thank Tony S
Lafayette, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chow has been a favorite of our family, since it opened its doors in lafayette. The food is consistently delicious. The menu has many choices, including some old time favorites and the service is usually quick servers that are very good and pleasant. I think its a great place for the family as the prices are very reasonable.

Thank debora p
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684 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for my daughters birthday. Unfortunately while the food was good, the service was lacking. It took close to 20 minutes for our server to come to the table to take our order.

1 Thank legsbell
Lafayette, California
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Food is decent, menu doesn't change much, service is mediocre at best. Tables extremely close together and during busy times the noise level is very high. Parking is terrible, the shopping center has installed private parking meters everywhere in all their lots and they ticket 24/7. Not a place to talk unless you want everyone around you to hear what... More 

Thank candy3389
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315 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This time we visited during after lunch hours, so then you can have a conversation here. The menu has many choices, including some "old favorites." The service is usually pretty quick. The food arrives warm, when expected to be warm. And, it is tasty.

Thank saolsen11
Moraga, California
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast at Chow on a recent Sunday morning. We were delighted by the healthy choices on the menu. The restaurant was quite full, although we didn't have to wait for a table and the server didn't keep us waiting either. And, I felt right at home in my casual weekend clothes.

Thank calgrads
Orinda, California
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

At 5:30 on a rainy Saturday we went to Casa Orinda and were told there was not table seating until 8:30. Since Chow was on the way back home, we ate there. Chow was so noisy my friend and I could barely have a conversation. The food is OK, but a bit pricey for what you get.

1 Thank nancy m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette, CA 94549-4321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 925-962-2469
We support our neighbors and local farms by offering fresh, organic, healthy ingredients. Our chicken is organic free-range, our beef is natural & organic and our seafood is sustainably caught & delivered fresh. All our desserts are made fresh daily in our Lafayette location and fresh juices are pressed to order. This commitment to quality has put us on San Francisco Chronicle's list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area nine years in a row.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?