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2 Theatre Sq Ste 152, Orinda, CA 94563-3390
(925) 254-9688
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Orinda, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shelby's has a large menu with a lot of great choices. We go here frequently and are never disappointed. Great burger and fries, grown-up grilled cheese on sourdough, Napa melt, salads for lunch. Wonderful salmon and short ribs and many more items on the dinner menu.

Thank GardenLover48
Orinda, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is great. My favorites are the salmon sandwich and most all the salads. The service is sometimes unpredictable.

Thank Yasaman L
Orinda, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

When you step to Shelby's you will notice, that in spite of a medium size, the tables are well spaced, the ambiance is muted, everybody is enjoying their food..... There are also tables outside for those times when you wish to interact with the passers-by. The staff is wonderful- courteous, patient, and doing their job extremely professionally -- belying their... More 

Thank Hana M
Orinda, California
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Shelby's is a delightful place for a casual lunch with friends. The food is tasty, the service is good, but not pushy and you don't feel like they are in a hurry to get rid of you. Parking is easy in the garage underneath and you get a 3 hour free validation. They have a wonderful open face tuna melt,... More 

Thank notphoney
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

It's a sin to live in Orinda for almost 2 decades and not try Shelby's! I'm embarrassed to say it's taken almost that long - and I used to live just up the street. We visited Shelby's a few weeks ago for a lunch on Sunday and the service was spot-on and the food was very good. We will definitely... More 

Thank scorpgc
Boston, MA
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172 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

The menu was very eclectic, which I appreciate having a wide range of choices available. There were 3 of us at dinner that all had dishes from different parts of the world. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food. I'm glad we stumbled onto this restaurant as a convenient meeting place for people coming from different places.

Thank MarkInBoston10
Level Contributor
231 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Setting: In the mall. Public parking for a fee or on the street. Nice lighting ambiance. Food: We went for a closed dinner for a goose. It was very delicious and very well prepared. I liked especially the German knoedel. Desert was very nice. Friendly and quick service. I would return.

Thank Fernando B
Orinda, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This sunny and bright restaurant serves a surprisingly interesting menu of very nice dishes. The presentation is good and its one of the places that we always say to ourselves that we walked away very pleasantly surprised by whatever new dish we tried. A very nice Orinda restaurant with a high quality and inventive menu.

1 Thank Larry H
Walnut Creek, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Pleasant local lunch and dinner spot with good, fresh ingredients. Chef is Austrian, I believe and creates some very homey main courses including very good Short Ribs, Lamb, and some great salads. Nice atmosphere, always welcoming.

Thank singstef
Orinda, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Carlos and Arno run this fine establishment. Arno is an adventuresome chef from Germany, and pulls together some fantastic meals.

Thank Ira H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Theatre Sq Ste 152, Orinda, CA 94563-3390
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orinda
  • Phone Number: (925) 254-9688

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