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2 Theatre Sq Ste 152, Orinda, CA 94563-3346
(925) 254-9688
Friday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Salads. Great for Lunch

A great place for lunch in Orinda. Outdoor and indoor seating. Creative dishes, especially salads. The Chef owner cares about the menus. The ingredients are always fresh. I highly recommend this place for the casual but delicious offerings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
eric m
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Orinda, California
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Orinda, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A great place for lunch in Orinda. Outdoor and indoor seating. Creative dishes, especially salads. The Chef owner cares about the menus. The ingredients are always fresh. I highly recommend this place for the casual but delicious offerings.

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Orinda, California
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186 reviews 186 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

An annual dinner with a large group.. We have come to Shelbys 2 years in a row..they are fast and the food is really great, from risotto to short ribs to meatloaf..cannot go wrong..lovely wine and nice dessert options.. Parking in building, live music in theatre square in summer, out seating possibilities ..a nice spot

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Lafayette, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I each ordered the rosted Romain salad. It was unusual and very good. The service was great. We enjoyed outside seating. It is a fine place to get a light snack before or after a movie.

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orinda, ca
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Last night with my family, I ordered the ravioli, filled with ricotta cheese, & in a tomato sauce. Unbelievably delicious, possibly the best ravioli I've ever had. Generous portion, moderately priced. For dessert, their German specialty, cold blueberry soup, including 2 scoops of ice cream. Yummy, yummy! Service was exceptional, iced tea kept filled promptly.

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Orinda, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've tried a number of times over the years to like this place but I always leave less than satisfied. The menu is a bit hit or miss, but if you stick with the standards like the burger or some of the sandwiches, you're okay. The Chinese chicken salad is usually a good bet, too. While the food is okay,... More 

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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Have eaten here 3 times and every time the service has been intrusive, slow and a little odd. The food is acceptable, nothing very special but nice enough although probably not really good enough to justify their prices - my husband's steak was seriously the poorest piece of meat that has ever been presented to us at a restaurant but... More 

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SF Bay Area
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Had lunch there in a party of seven. Good and efficient service. I had their Niman Ranch hamburger, 1/2 pound of excellent ground beef with tomato, bacon, lettuce, and caramelized onion with a side of salad. Wife had the chicken mango salad, overall good but some of the mango slices were not quite ripe - we noted this to the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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187 reviews 187 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We ate outside on the patio and it had a beautiful view. It took a while to get our food. I had a burger, which they did make wrong, but made me a new one quickly. While waiting for the new burger they brought me a small complementary salad which was a nice touch. My husband had the tequila lime... More 

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Oakland, California
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204 reviews 204 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I had a good experience the first time I was here so I suggested we come here to celebrate one of my friend's birthday and we were the first ones there when they opened. I had a good experience the first time I was here so they were interested in checking it out. The waiter was very gracious and the... More 

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Orinda, Ca
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Orinda's best restaurant, but also worth a drive for the ever-creative and eclectic offerings by Arno Kober. From Orinda's best hamburger to wonderful goulash to more elaborate entrees and salads, Shelby's menu has quite a range.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Theatre Sq Ste 152, Orinda, CA 94563-3346
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orinda
  • Phone Number: (925) 254-9688
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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