Casa Orinda

4.8
1401 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Casa Orinda has been serving the finest Western and Italian food in the area for the past 84 years. We are famous for our fried chicken, prime beef, and classic Italian pasta, chicken, and veal dishes -- everything being made from scratch in our kitchen using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients.

Our full service mahogany bar is a popular stop for locals and visitors looking for a nice refreshment and a hearty meal in a cozy, friendly atmosphere. We have three dining rooms, each with a slightly different character afforded by our hand-formed brass hearth fireplace, Western original art collection, famous antique gun collection, and alluring floral arrangements.
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JoAnnS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great fried chicken and on the weekends great prime rib! Fried prawns are excellent too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely neighborhood feel, great food and service. Old school at its best.

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HelenaMJK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our son here for his 16th birthday, and we had a great time. My husband and I had the fried chicken, and I ordered a lemon drop (or two):-). Casa Orinda makes one of the best "lemon drops" with the perfect tartness. Our kids loved the Shirley Temples and raved about the fried chicken biscuits and honey. My Dad had the fried prawns, and they were delicious. The Service is a ten! Thank you, Casa Orinda, for helping us create good memories with delightful food and spirits!

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vipBurgerMan
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always first rate. Great traditional restaurant with a home style menu. The fried chicken is the best in the Bay Area. I’ve never had a bad meal here. The capon dore is another winner!

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vipmoragamunchers
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

GREAT to be back indoors having the same great food as a year ago, but inside again! Sat at the bar, brussel sprouts - it doesn't get any better!

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vipHulagirl
San Francisco
190 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I'm so happy that Casa Orinda made it through the pandemic. Thee menu is smaller for the time being but they still serve their famous fried chicken. I took someone who had never been there before and she loved it. Pay no attention to the info on OpenTable - they are no longer doing outdoor dining, it's all indoor seating at 50% capacity.

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vipNoReturn
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Lack of ventilation for indoor dining, too many people without masks. Rude waitress who left us waiting without menu. Over-salted, over-cooked food. Never again!

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BOMAR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. All the food was very good and well prepared.

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vipMark
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a guest that has never been there. She had the fettucine alfredo and said it was delicious. Our go-to is the fried chicken and it was juicy! Great service, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

After over a year of not being able to dine inside at one of our favorite restaurants, it was great to sit indoors in the lounge, next to a warming fire, enjoy a cocktail and delicious food. Nice to see some old faces and new ones, too. Tables are very far apart and they are keeping everything meticulously clean. Not the old vibrant crowded bar scene, but hoping that will return very soon.

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vipbradidf
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Only complaint is they don’t have half and half milk for coffee. They only serve whole milk. That is unacceptable for any restaurant. That’s a huge deal for coffee drinkers.

Other than that, it was good as usual.

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vipToby
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty standard, not many people, they are just re-opening for indoor dining. It’s good but not in full swing yet.

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vipAnitaZ
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service warm reception our table wasn’t ready but we were made to feel welcome and comfortable offered a complimentary drink and made warm and comfy. Great table provided and excellent service. Food was great.

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vipNumm
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place.. We have been going to Casa Orinda for years, but with COVDI, we have not been there in some time until this past Saturday night. The people, food quality, and service are always great. This place is a gem.

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MicheleW
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & drinks. So happy to once again enjoy indoor dining at our favorite restaurant!

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BruceB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful dining experience. I was pleasantly surprised when the check arrived.

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vipdinewaytoooften
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We love this amazing place. It is historic and warm and the staff is very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a Wonderful outside set up with tables well spaced and excellent powerful heaters that made me feel like we weren’t outside. The food was great! I had the famous fried chicken and it did not disappoint. We will definitely be back

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DianeP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even tho the weather turned on us, they heaters kept us warm and we enjoyed a fabulous meal with excellent food and service.

Loved the Fried chicken and the Capon Chicken!

Plus great cocktails!

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vipLucas
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa is the best!

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Foodlover123
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fried chicken and chocolate cream pie! Valet parking is very appreciated.

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vipLucas
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wings ever!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was my husbands birthday. We loved the Fried Chicken. We came with kids and they put us in a total separate dining room which was great.

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vipLucas
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prime rib!

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vipRobin
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It's an institution. They don't try to be "hip", they don't change the menu or the furnishings. Just good people and good food!

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vipTheresaA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Orinda has taken special care to provide a safe dining experience (Covid19). I was so impressed with their health measures, while also keeping the friendly service that is the hallmark of their success. Well done, we will be back!

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TeresaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb friendly and romantic atmosphere with outstanding food and cocktails! the service is absolutely the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and the experience was very pleasant. Everyone was very helpful and welcoming especially our server Marty!

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StephenH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Can not believe your restaurant ( according to our waiter ) does not have authentic Tobasco sauce for your clam chowder. Although I personally like chulula sauce. But only for eggs and Mexican food. We ate at your restaurant Friday, Nov 6, 2020

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vipLucas
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the enchiladas special!

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vipLucas
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margaritas are the best!

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CarolynB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like “Cheers” but with food. It’s great to be recognized and remembered. Comfort food that is all homemade. Love the fact that even the whipped cream on desserts is made with a whisk! Who does that nowadays? Amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with Covid challenges, Casa Orinda was in good spirit, dinner was tasty! We enjoyed eating outdoors.

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vipLucas
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the pan-seared chicken!

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RJ12
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The kitchen (and bar) haven't lost a step in these trying times.

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TomM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was wonderful to be back at one of our favorite restaurants. Food was a good as we remembered. We will be back.

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elenat
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Orinda never disappoints.
We sat outside and had the Special Seafood Linguini.
And the Chicken Marsala!!!
Our hostess, server and Valet were all excellent.
I used to work there over 30 year as ago..Salad girl was my title. I also worked with Jairo, and the sweet lovely lady that worked at lunchtime. I can't remember her name, sorry, it started with an L. Leola?? I also worked with Pon. Hi Charlotte, Hi John. Sorry we missed you. Love you guys. Elena Tyrrell (Menge)

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TeresaC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing and welcoming atmosphere with extraordinary cocktails and wonderful food, matched by excellent service always.

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vipLucas
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the capon chicken avocado!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place with great food and wonderful nostalgia.
The whole family loves the Casa. Food was delicious. The prime rib is the best. Margaritas as well were fabulous.

FAQs

Casa Orinda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 254-2981.

Casa Orinda is rated 4.8 stars by 1401 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.