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Shattuck Avenue

Berkeley, CA
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Ranked #18 of 42 Attractions in Berkeley
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: The heart of trendy Berkeley.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The sidewalks are filthy; the street peddlers are not offering anything you should purchase. I stayed at the Hotel Shattuck and it was an oasis of calm. The walk down Shattuck Ave. was disappointing.

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Hickman, CA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have never seen so many great eateries in such a small area. There is every type of food you can imagine. Interesting shopping, but some strange panhandlers. Very Berkeley-like experience. A must see to get the full gist of the area. Oh and there's a BART stop conveniently located.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Catch the BART train to Shattuck Avenue...and you can shop, dine and walk to Museum's and movie theatres...dine at Thai restaurant's and see lot's of beautiful residential home's(close by). Also near by...University of California at Berkeley. Great place, must see, take a walk up to campus.

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Fremont, California
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1,294 reviews 1,294 reviews
816 attraction reviews
862 helpful votes 862 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Shattuck Avenue is a fun street to go to in Berkeley with restaurants, stores, movie theaters and grocery stores. It is close to the University of California at Berkeley. It is also where the Berkeley BART station is at. I once upon a time lived on Shattuck Avenue and enjoyed living in the area. We return regularly to Shattuck Avenue... More

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Lucknow, India
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108 reviews 108 reviews
68 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Nice place to have a leisurely afternoon walk. The streets are clean and there are good restaurants offering a variety of food items. The street is beautiful with lamp posts surrounded with flower pots with flowers often in full bloom in the month of August!

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Strongsville, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lots of shops & cuisine from everywhere. Very pedestrian friendly. Merchants were helpful and had interesting shops. There are 2 movie theaters in case you get bored. We never did.

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Seattle, WA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Having visited the area several times, I enjoy visiting Crossroads Trading and the Goodwill around the corner of University. Pegasus Books is a must, and the restaurants are all terrific.

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Piedmont, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The downtown Berkeley section is full of seedy homeless people and few stores of interest. One of the Berkeley rep theaters is located off Shattuck downtown, as well as some older movie theaters that show first-run films. The North Berkeley Shattuck Avenue, about half a mile north of University Avenue, is the place to go for Chez Panisse Cafe and... More

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Ventura, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
77 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the best street in Berkeley. We found the best restaurants and shopping on the street, we even found a farmers market one day, unfortunately we did not have a refrigerator in our room so we couldn’t take anything back to the room unless we were going to eat it that day. We found some interesting book stores including... More

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Piedmont, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
53 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I've been around Berkeley long enough to remember when Shattuck was the city's main commercial thoroughfare, a place for comprehensive shopping and restaurants. The presence of a BART station right in the middle of downtown added to its convenience. But over the years, the grime and seediness of Telegraph Avenue has seeped westward and now encompasses Shattuck as well. A... More

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