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2 Theatre Sq Ste 152, Orinda, CA 94563-3390
+1 925-254-9688
Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
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Benicia, California
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327 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 pizza only marginal. Menu had lots of choices. I'd return here again....but not order pizza.

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Thank hutchss
San Francisco, California
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214 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 -- a generous serving. I had the Beef Stew Goulash, served with spaetzle and a very... More 

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Thank kurseni
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank hal m
San Francisco
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank CampbellPerry
Orinda, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Shelby's is pleasant and consistent, with enough variety and specials to keep it interesting if you visit often, It is one of the best restaurants in Orinda and they have a good kid's menu.

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Thank OmotesandoCourt
Santa Barbara, California
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We have family in Orinda so we visit several times per year; on many of those visits, we have eaten a meal at Shelby's. No matter when or what we have eaten, Shelby's does not disappoint. We've had brunches, lunches and dinners and come away well fed and happy. Everything is always high quality and delicious, along with attentive service... More 

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Thank ChristinafromNY
orinda
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Owner operated by Chef Arno. Been going here for 15 years. Great food and great service in one of Orinda's best kept secrets.

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Thank traveler1111sf
Orinda, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Shelby's has a large menu with a lot of great choices. We go here frequently and are never disappointed. Great burger and fries, grown-up grilled cheese on sourdough, Napa melt, salads for lunch. Wonderful salmon and short ribs and many more items on the dinner menu.

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Thank GardenLover48
Orinda, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The food is great. My favorites are the salmon sandwich and most all the salads. The service is sometimes unpredictable.

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Thank Yasaman L
Orinda, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

When you step to Shelby's you will notice, that in spite of a medium size, the tables are well spaced, the ambiance is muted, everybody is enjoying their food..... There are also tables outside for those times when you wish to interact with the passers-by. The staff is wonderful- courteous, patient, and doing their job extremely professionally -- belying their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Monday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?