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“chez panisse”(16 reviews)
“movie theaters”(13 reviews)
“gourmet ghetto”(15 reviews)
The heart of trendy Berkeley.
2905 Shattuck Ave, Near Ashby Ave Bart, Berkeley, CA 94705-1808
+1 510-472-3170
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All reviews chez panisse movie theaters gourmet ghetto bart station cheeseboard cheese board vine street berkeley bowl north berkeley student crowd alice waters great street lots of shops lots of places to eat side street the north end chain stores
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Seems to represent Berkeley, with interesting shops to browse, good eating options and very lively. Anyone visiting Berkeley has to explore Shattuck Avenue to really know the city.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank NailaHumayun
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Driving from one end to the other reinforced the point that in many parts Berkeley is quite ordinary. It is only in a relatively short section in downtown that the street impresses with an interesting quirky charm.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank DavidG897
Reviewed June 9, 2017

After exiting Downtown Berkeley BART subway system you will be on Shattuck Avenue with a delightful 1/2 day ahead of you. Walk south on one side of the street and sight see the "only in Berkeley" cast of characters playing music, preaching, or just hanging...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed June 7, 2017

We enjoyed walking up and down the street. It's easy to get to the BART. There were numerous restaurants and quirky shops to stop in.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank janebeard
Reviewed March 17, 2017

After a few days in S.F., we breathed a sigh of relief to be in Berkeley. It is true there were less homeless and mentally ill people, but as well, there wasn't as much hyper pricing, either. Things were pretty much as we left them...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Bryan H
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Shattuck to me is the place to find the best food at Chez Panisse or the best coffee in Berkeley right across the street at the old French Hotel. The Imperial Tea Court upstairs, above Chez Pannis is a hidden gem with it's beautiful little...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank LAVict0ria
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Lots of inexpensive ethnic restaurants, many aimed at the student crowd. Some bookstores and a few interesting shops. Some movie theaters and a couple of major performance theaters are nearby. Lots of food traffic. Transit hubs. Too many street people, especially young drifters.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed February 14, 2017

If you want to get to know Berkeley quickly, just take a long walk down this street...you can "recover" with a drink at Chez Panisse restaurant.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Wide variety of unusual shops and exotic food places. You could eat out every day for a week and not cover all the different type of restaurants.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Douglas D
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This picture is of Chez Panisse on Shattuck so I assume we mean the Berkeley North Side. Many good restaurants, including Cheese Board Pizza (with live music many evenings of the week), Mint Leaf, Barneys Burgers, Asian vegetarian, more Thai on the corner, etc. Chez...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Dr Beth W
August 17, 2018|
Response from Infodiva415 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I would go to the website and look at the menus and make that decision.