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2 Theatre Sq Ste 152, Orinda, CA 94563-3390
+1 925-254-9688
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good53%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“short ribs” (4 reviews)
“salads” (7 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
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2 Theatre Sq Ste 152, Orinda, CA 94563-3390
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Inside and outdoor dining. Great for lunch - meetings or personal. Good salad and sandwich selections. Wait staff is not intrusive so conversation can flow.

Thank kathy-mgt
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a good restaurant for an adult conversation with a diverse menu. A wonderful wine selection and fun creative cocktails. I have chosen to dine at this restaurant many times over the years and have never been disappointed with my meal. Excellent service by...More

Thank CaribBeachLady
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Great spot for relaxed dining with friends and family. There is always something new on the menu. The flavors are excellent and the wine list has a good selection by the bottle or by the glass.

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Great location, close to parking, shops, theatre and always great food & service. Wide range menu. Also can sit outside in Theatre Square

Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Get the sweet potato chips to go with it.Comes with onion, aoili, and a brioche bun. Salmon is sauteed.

Thank William S
Reviewed 22 December 2016

From my standpoint, Shelby's is not a destination restaurant - it is more a convenient place to stop for a quick meal when you are in Theatre Square to catch a film. The food is generally decent and the service adequate - but there is...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch before a nearby movie. My husband and I split a delicious burger and side Caesar salad. Our daughter had a pineapple and ham pizza. Great service, plenty of refills on coffee and tea. The burger was fabulous but the...More

Thank hutchss
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Our first time at Shelby's -- food was excellent and it we enjoyed the pleasant and quiet atmosphere, which is not easy to find these days. My husband had a margarita, which he said was very good, and I had a nice Pinot Grigio --...More

Thank kurseni
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Shelbys is an awesome place right in downtown Orinda. We had a late lunch and sat outside and enjoyed the day. The food was very good and we even met the owner/chef who couldn't have been kinder. We will return!

Thank hal m
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Although the menu can be good, I have noticed the noise level can be very high at the lunch hour. Sitting outside when possible is a good solution.

Thank CampbellPerry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Theatre Sq Ste 152, Orinda, CA 94563-3390
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orinda
  • Phone Number: +1 925-254-9688
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