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Stanford's Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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1300 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5119 (Main St & Broadway Plaza Blvd)
+1 925-944-0895
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Atascadero, California
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

I set up a surprise birthday dinner for my wife here on recommendation of friends that live in the area. Went to the web site for info, Chris the manager got back to me right away and put me in touch with Nick who worked with me through the entire set up - he was great. When the big night... More 

Thank Charles G
East Windsor, New Jersey
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2015

Nice quiet relaxing atmosphere. We ate by the bar. Had a nice salad which was large and filling. Service was good, Sandwiches were also good.

Thank lindafromNJ
Lafayette, California
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544 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is a Walnut Creek standard that I have been coming to for years - both for lunch and dinner. At one time, it was a favorite stop for consistently delicious but predictable meals with good service. The restaurant still maintains much of it's dark, clubby charm - but, in our opinion, both the food and service have slipped a... More 

Thank LightFighter
Walnut Creek, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015

A friend and I like to go to Standford's for lunch when we're on a shopping trip in Walnut Creek. We like to share one of their generous salads. The wait staff is always helpful and prompt with water refills and make sure that everything is to our liking. Often we are asked at the end of our meal (by... More 

Thank KTP555
San Francisco
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015

It's a bit like an old gentleman's club inside - dim lighting and dark wood booths. But the menu is broad, including a good selection of lunch specials, and the service is great. The food is tasty and a bit down home. Managers are visible to make sure every diner is being taken care of and will step in to... More 

Thank foggySanFrancisco
Walnut Creek, California
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

After shopping we stopped here to celebrate the beginning of the long Labor Day Weekend! During Happy Hour!! The menu was great and had some nice items on it. I had the cod street taco and veggie rolls. Very good and service was great also.

Thank FredN47
San Jose, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2015

The reviews for this place seem largely good, so I don't know what happened the day I went there because it was NOT good. One person in our party ordered the fried chicken plate. When it arrived it was so salty it was actually inedible. Not like, oh here's a little salt, but like they replaced flour with salt, CAKED... More 

Thank Karen N
Chandler, Arizona
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120 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Best Happy Hour Menu in the "Creek". Really good happy hour menu and a great location, elegant looking bar, friendly staff.

Thank CaboDude
Danville, California
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2015

I ate here with three friends for lunch. I would definitely ask to sit in a booth. You have a very private feeling and it keeps some of the other restaurant noise down. We could actually hear one another. All bottles of wine were 50% off that day! So instead of each having a glass, we bought a bottle. That... More 

Thank grandmabetsy2014
Walnut Creek
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2015

My husband and I prefer restaurants where we can hold a conversation and Stanford's does just this. Not surprising that there are many "older" couples here for dinner (although they can and do accommodate large family groups of all ages. The place is set up with a number of smaller rooms and alcoves and restaurant seats is separate from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5119
    (Main St & Broadway Plaza Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-944-0895
Stanford's Restaurant is the perfect spot to relax in beautiful ambiance while enjoying great cuisine, scratch cocktails, and a renown Happy Hour menu!

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