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Lark Creek

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1360 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (Mount Diablo Blvd.)
(925) 256-1234
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always Reliable

This restaurant is one of my favorites. The restaurant is always serving up great good, especially the meatloaf. The bar is usually always hopping and the bartenders are astute and enjoyable. The small party rooms are quite convenient for special events. Located on bustling Locust Street with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Robert E
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Walnut Creek, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Walnut Creek, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is one of my favorites. The restaurant is always serving up great good, especially the meatloaf. The bar is usually always hopping and the bartenders are astute and enjoyable. The small party rooms are quite convenient for special events. Located on bustling Locust Street with city parking lot above.

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Rio Vista, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had an excellent brunch at Lark Creek Sunday. Crab is featured on the menu. My husband had crab soup; I had crab eggs Benedict; our son had deviled eggs with crab -- all were very good. Excellent service.

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San Jose, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I've been a fan of the Lark Creek Restaurants since Bradley Ogden--I'm a fan of his too!--opened the Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur Landing about 25 years ago. Before that I often ate his cooking at Campton Place in San Francisco. (I bought the cookbooks and imitated some of the dishes too!) Lark Creek, Walnut Creek, is a lovely place... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Fourth time to Lark Creek for dinner. The food is good, but the waiter service has not been good all 4 times. This past time, we arrived a couple minutes before 8pm and were seated right away. the place was not busy and we were seated in the "wine room". Not cozy and a little cold. By 8:30pm we were... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Had dinner with a friend. We were seated right away, but kept waiting to place our order. They seemed to be very busy that Wednesday night. There was a mistake on our order, however the food was very tasty. They have wine 'On Tap' which is a very eco friendly way to serve wine. The bar tender took a minute... More 

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Oakland, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Lark Creek was one of our "go-to" restaurants when we were in Walnut Creek. So disappointed in our lunch visit. While service was still attentive, food was mediocre and prices were high

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

They are a bit pricey, but, worth it. The food is wonderful and the service is perfect. A great restaurant for a special occasion.

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Clayton, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Had been one of our go to restaurants in Walnut Creek, but times have changed. Seems always crowded, but the food is now only average and overpriced for what you get. My sense is they are operating on past reviews, but they need to change if they want to win their older customers back.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Years ago we were big fans of Lark Creek owned restaurants, and in particular our local Walnut Creek venue. They fell out if favor after a disastrous New Years Eve dinner. We discontinued our patronage for the past ten years (paying attention restaurant owners). Last night at the conclusion of a holiday concert by our California Symphony, we decided to... More 

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Based on how nice the place is inside and the food prices I expected the food to be much better. I had the bacon wrapped meatloaf and it was not bad just OK. Another person in our group had the turkey dinner special and said the same thing that it was ok but not great. The best part of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1360 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (Mount Diablo Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: (925) 256-1234

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?