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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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Piedmont, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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76 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
50 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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Haifa, Israel
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158 reviews 158 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

a nice walk, many places to eat, shops, BART station, live music spots, the library, the theater, many 60's refugees, in short - take a walk...

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Los Angeles, California
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58 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Great fun just walking around. There are many stores, bars, and restaurants to stop in . Of course, catch the side streets as you walk toward the Berkeley campus.

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Lot's of great spots to grub. Better known as the gourmet ghetto. If you're looking for pretentious pizza this is the spot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Once upon a time, in my early childhood the Key System Electric trains ran down the middle of Shattuck avenue and through the tunnel to the top of Solano Avenue. Then the evil corporate triad made up of General Motors, Standard Oil and I think Goodyear Tire conspired to destroy all the train systems so they could sell auto parts... More

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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Some of my favorite places in Berkeley are on this streets, Chez Panisse, Cheese Board Collectives, ACCI Cooperative Gallery, Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics ...

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

A trip along Shattuck avenue away from the downtown area brings one to foodie heaven. Alice Waters has her restaurant here, where the slow food movement in the US began. But there is so much more. Cafe Gratitude with it's raw vegan menu. A Jewish deli. A gourmet cheese shop. An incredible pizza parlor. Thai food. etc etc etc All... More

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San Francisco
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209 reviews 209 reviews
92 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Quick trip from San Francisco on BART. Some restaurants and movie theaters make Shattuck Avenue fun for tourists and locals. To visit Telegraph Avenue take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk up to Telegraph. www.bart.gov/stations/dbrk/‎

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