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2 Theatre Sq Ste 152, Orinda, CA 94563-3346
(925) 254-9688
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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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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 11
    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
Surprisingly Interesting Menu

For a small restaurant in a small town (Orinda) one would not expect to find a menu so varied and interesting entrees to choose from. I selected the marinated herring in sour cream with fingerling potatoes. Very good. There was of course some chicken and steak items as well as pasta. There was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Moraga, California
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Moraga, California
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

For a small restaurant in a small town (Orinda) one would not expect to find a menu so varied and interesting entrees to choose from. I selected the marinated herring in sour cream with fingerling potatoes. Very good. There was of course some chicken and steak items as well as pasta. There was a very nice eggplant, mozzarella and avocado... More 

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Have been going to Shelby's for years. Their service is lovely and their food is tasty. They continue to update the menu which is really nice for a neighborhood restaurant. Love little Oliver the pup.

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Orinda, California
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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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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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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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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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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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14 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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