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“Shattuck Avenue?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Shattuck Avenue

Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
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Ranked #20 of 42 attractions in Berkeley
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Owner description: The heart of trendy Berkeley.
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“Shattuck Avenue?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We'll assume they are naming the physical location. Shattuck is not Telegraph Avenue by any stretch of the imagination or if it is it is minus the fun. Parts of Berkeley are cute but most of it is fairly rundown and not altogether a safe place to be.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Restaurants and shops”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

No shops were unique and inviting. Restaurants looked interesting and menus were long. I wouldn't go out of the way to visit this strip. It really is a college town and not much more.

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Berkeley, California
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“not much of a main street”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Heavily trafficked, dotted with closed storefronts, and lacking any appealing small shops or anchor stores, Shattuck is a big disappointment as a main drag. No trees. Dirt. Panhandlers. It feels desolate in many stretches. There are some gems here and there, but on the whole it is not a place to go unless you have to. Definitely not a strolling street!

Visited December 2012
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Hercules, California
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“Diversity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Diverse restaurant choices and shops. The only thing I don't enjoy is the parking. Parking patrol are heartless.

Visited May 2012
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Pinole
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“Hasn't change much from the earlier 70's”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Shattuck Avenue hasn't change much from the earlier 70's when i use to hang out in Berkeley as a young adult. Still has that 60's style atmoshpere with paper filers still blowing around from the east bay winds.

Visited November 2012
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