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Stanford's Restaurant & Bar

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1300 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5119 (Main St & Broadway Plaza Blvd)
+1 925-944-0895
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Orinda, California
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419 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We loved Stanford's when we lived in Portland, Oregon. But the venue here in Walnut Creek was very disappointing. The menu was limited, the portions much smaller, the cost was higher. French fries were soggy, and the fish entree was mushy. Just not a good experience.

Thank Kesslane
Pleasant Hill, California
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We both had cheeseburger with fries and it was very tasty. The server was very good with bringing us refills on our drinks. Will go back for sure.

Thank Marilyn S
Alamo, California
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A friend and I had lunch at Stanford's last week. The waitress was very good, but I found the food to be pretty average. We complained about the lighting above the table because it was what I would imagine an "interrogation" light would be - uncomfortably BRIGHT. They turned it down a bit, but we were told it could not... More 

Thank Karen and Paul P
Orinda, California
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136 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have been here twice. The first time we ended up here as it is one of the few late night dinner options in Walnut Creek. If I remember correctly they do serve food until midnight. On that visit we sat inside. I recall it was dark and unappealing. On our more recent visit we ate outside which was more... More 

Thank spazgirl
St. Helena, California
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The restaurant looked nice inside with separate large rooms for dinning. The food was standard, what I call corporate food. My wife's fish, of her fish and chips dish was not cooked correctly and had to be replaced. The service was very good. A good restaurant for young kids to dine.

Thank Leo A
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632 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to stop for a drink and appetizer, especially during happy hour. The crab and avocado sushi was very good as was the rib and onion ring appetizer, although you only get one onion ring. Prices are ok and they were very accommodating for our crowd of ten.

Thank legsbell
Walnut Creek, California
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We went there recently for Happy Hour and the drinks were really good! The waitress let us enjoy our time and didn't hover. We opted for dinner instead of the bar menu.

Thank RHill1032
Birmingham, Alabama
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Visiting in town and got a quick reservation using Open Table. Waiter was knowledgeable, prompt, and courteous. Food selection was excellent. Everything in the restaurant is made "from scratch" so says the restaurant menu. We would return for another meal, if we were staying in town.

Thank hugsforall3
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We had a very large group of about 30. The staff worked with us to get us all accommodated and seated together. Although we sat outside, we got excellent service. The food and appetizers were very good!

Thank AmyW2348
Clayton, California
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634 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This restaurant has been for a while and I just got around to having dinner here. It has nice, but a little dated, decor with it's dark wood paneling. We started off with the walnut crusted brie; it was scrumptious. It had nice creamy texture and the berry sauce was a nice complement to the walnuts. I had the grilled... More 

Thank Dale W

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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
US$ 15 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?