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“Could use a little sprucing up...”
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Shelbys Coffee Shop
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Olivehurst, California
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Could use a little sprucing up...”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We tried this little place for lunch. Food was average, service as well. Place had several people who were there when we arrived and still there when we left, possibly a local hang-out. No one was especially friendly. Our table had not been cleaned and the top was sticky. We go through Rio Vista a couple of time a month on average, and haven't felt compelled to give this place another try.

Visited April 2012
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2 Thank choo2drivr
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  • English first
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English first
Fairfield, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food/great tradition”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Shelby's in Rio Vista continues that American tradition of a roadside diner offering great food for hungry travelers. Formeryly known as Henry's, the current management and staff have done a great job revamping the menu and making certain that customers are served promptly and supplied with a large pot of coffee kept on the table. I had an old favorite: corned beef hash with poached eggs and hash browns. For years I have encountered one disappointment after another when I ordered this meal in cafes spanning Florida to Washington state. At Shelbys, the hash was the best I've had in twenty years, full of beef (not fillers). The hash browns were crisp and dry, not floating in oil. The poached eggs were perfect, an achievement that escapes most cafes. I highly recommend Shelbys in Highway 12 travelers whether you are starving or simply want a pleasant coffee break.

  • Visited August 2012
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3 Thank Foodman2010
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Rio Vista, California, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Breakfast”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Always a good breakfast---a very reliable small town dinner

Visited May 2012
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2 Thank Dorn C
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Utah
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hated it!”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

The only good thing about this place was the service. The waitress was really nice and attentive. The food and pricing was terrible! We won't ever be going back there when we visit our relatives. What a waste of time and money. The place was filthy and very old. I think it should be torn down!

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank haleighsproudmommy
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