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2 Theatre Sq Ste 152, Orinda, CA 94563-3390
+1 925-254-9688
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
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Reviewed 14 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
Lafayette, California
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554 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 nothing about the experience to draw me back other than convenience. If you are on... More 

Thank LightFighter
Benicia, California
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354 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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 pizza only marginal. Menu had lots of choices. I'd return here again....but not order pizza.

Thank hutchss
San Francisco, California
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218 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 -- a generous serving. I had the Beef Stew Goulash, served with spaetzle and a very... More 

Thank kurseni
Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
San Francisco
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Orinda, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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.

Thank OmotesandoCourt
Santa Barbara, California
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

Thank ChristinafromNY
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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.

Thank traveler1111sf
Orinda, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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.

Thank GardenLover48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?