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Stanford's Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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1300 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5119 (Main St & Broadway Plaza Blvd)
+1 925-944-0895
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Walnut Creek, California
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118 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From happy hour menu and and bar to the excellent steaks,, this is the place. The filet mignon is unbelievable, huge and cooked to perfection. Happy hours everyday and all day on Sunday.

Thank SenorBill
San Francisco
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153 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We stopped in after a movie on a quiet Monday night. The booth layout allowed for easy discussion with our friends. Many restaurants are so noisy today that you can't have a discussion. Our friends love the ribs so we ordered and weren't disappointed. Grilled halibut was another entree. Service was excellent. The wait staff split the full rib order... More 

Thank Rogelio1
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

When Im in town this is my most stop for happy hour .The bartenders are so friendly and fun we always have a great time good happy hour prices are a great value .

Thank Jeanine R
Hilo, Hawaii
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We go to this place all the time, especially for the happy hour. Drink and food specials. The service is great. Always a nice crowd. Parking is a challenge but it rarely disappoints. Good desserts.

1 Thank Scott V
Orinda, California
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495 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We loved Stanford's when we lived in Portland, Oregon. But the venue here in Walnut Creek was very disappointing. The menu was limited, the portions much smaller, the cost was higher. French fries were soggy, and the fish entree was mushy. Just not a good experience.

1 Thank Kesslane
Pleasant Hill, California
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We both had cheeseburger with fries and it was very tasty. The server was very good with bringing us refills on our drinks. Will go back for sure.

Thank Marilyn S
Alamo, California
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

A friend and I had lunch at Stanford's last week. The waitress was very good, but I found the food to be pretty average. We complained about the lighting above the table because it was what I would imagine an "interrogation" light would be - uncomfortably BRIGHT. They turned it down a bit, but we were told it could not... More 

1 Thank Karen and Paul P
Orinda, California
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139 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have been here twice. The first time we ended up here as it is one of the few late night dinner options in Walnut Creek. If I remember correctly they do serve food until midnight. On that visit we sat inside. I recall it was dark and unappealing. On our more recent visit we ate outside which was more... More 

Thank spazgirl
St. Helena, California
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74 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The restaurant looked nice inside with separate large rooms for dinning. The food was standard, what I call corporate food. My wife's fish, of her fish and chips dish was not cooked correctly and had to be replaced. The service was very good. A good restaurant for young kids to dine.

Thank Leo A
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674 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to stop for a drink and appetizer, especially during happy hour. The crab and avocado sushi was very good as was the rib and onion ring appetizer, although you only get one onion ring. Prices are ok and they were very accommodating for our crowd of ten.

1 Thank legsbell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5119
    (Main St & Broadway Plaza Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-944-0895
Stanford's Restaurant is the perfect spot to relax in beautiful ambiance while enjoying great cuisine, scratch cocktails, and a renown Happy Hour menu!

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