Casa Orinda

4.6
1180 reviews
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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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TL
Central Coast
72 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Rock Solid. The Casa has been one of our favorites for decades!

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FB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with excellent waiters. Great place to meet friends and catch up

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h
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

always outstanding - prime rib is wonderful - pace of service was perfect

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M
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

A truly unsatisfying experience. Server was rushed and made us feel like she was doing us a favor. Food was sent back due to being lukewarm and unable to cut through the prime rib. Second piece was just as inedible. Would not recommend this restaurant, as it is relying on its old time presence in the community.

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MG
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a friend. Very pleased!

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t
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

I had their famous fried chicken, it was like it suffered through a 3 alarm fire and lost. Very unhappy, only the first time we went was the chicken really good,, twice now I have had the worst over cooked fried chicken, more like chicken jerky. We will probably go again but not order the chicken, my husband was ok with his dinner

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TB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old School, my sisters & I meet 4 times a year for birthdays, just sisters and we always pick Casa. Easy valet parking, good blue cheese dressing, specials always have a fish entree and my sisters chicken cutlet. Good cocktails. The blueberry pie was tasty

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H
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to the Casa for a down home meal. Meaning yummy plentiful food -usually an Big Italian dish or their famous fried chicken. Friendly service and good drinks.

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LT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Casa Orinda! Everything about this place is perfect. This is one of our favorite places. Excellent food, ambience, hostesses, wait staff and valet parking. Love the cowboy decor and artwork. It’s got a great old timey vibe.

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SF
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long standing favorite for well prepared home style food. The fried chicken is the best there is!

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ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in town with excellent waitstaff, bartender and hostesses!

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been going to Casa Orinda for many years and the food and service has always been consistantly very good. The Decor is very unique, a western theme, and has been the same for decades. This is one of the oldest continually operated reseraunts in Contra Costa county. Which speaks well for its food and service. Their fried chicken is one of the best we have ever had and the veal dishes are also outstanding.

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B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as usual. Patti the waitress is so hard working and friendly.

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AJ
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Same old wonderful Casa we have known for all these years. We appreciate one of our favorite eating establishments.

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DW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first experience with Casa Orinda was a pleasant surprise. Service was friendly and helpful. Drinks were good and the food very satisfying. It was a ways to drive but we’ll be back. We had a full meal the next day with the leftovers. Very nice. Very loud but also fun. Complimentary valet parking.

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NR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been very satisfied every time I bring a friend or family to dine at Casa Orinda. The food is simply delicious. Last Friday was my first time to order the Prime Rib which was perfectly prepared. There's not much one can do of the noise level. The place gets packed, people come in groups. I can overlook it once I start eating the food:)

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F
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. I crave the fried chicken. And the service is second to none

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was very good, staff had too many tables for one person though. She did the best she could though. Chairs were terrible, just not comfortable. Good was great though.

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P
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Three ladies’ get together. Dinner was fine although my “creamed spinach” seemed to be floating in oil. Everything else was fine. Service was great. Noise T the bar was a bit loud. I would recommend it and would return.

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j
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything . Food great, service great. No complaints.

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DK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

They were very acommodating and we had a very pleasant dinner

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JG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food hoid as always. Victor is an outstanding waiter!

Casa Orinda
Responded on June 25, 2019

We appreciate your great review. We also think Victor is a great asset to the Casa!

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R
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with cocktails, they were fixed great. Then the meal was ordered, we started with the zucchini, eggplant and onion ring appetizer. It just disappeared so quickly, very tasty. I ordered the fried chicken and it really was the bomb. My husband had the salmon special with a caesar salad, our friends had the ravioli and top sirloin. We all enjoyed our meals. Then to top it off, the lemon cream pie was excellent.

Casa Orinda
Responded on June 25, 2019

So happy we met all of your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We look forward to your next visit.

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H
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food at reasonable prices, service good. Only downer was that the table next to us was extremely loud.

Casa Orinda
Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We hope to see you soon.

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RR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Look forward to coming back. Enjoyed the Fried chicken!

Casa Orinda
Responded on June 25, 2019

We also look forward to your next visit! Thank you for the great review.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE'VE BEEN GOING TO CASA ORINDA FOR YEARS AND NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED, ITS OUR GO TO SPOT FOR SURE !!!!!

Casa Orinda
Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you for your on going patronage, we value you as a customer and hope to see you soon!

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MM
Detroit
54 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love casa can’t wait to be back.

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C
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, it was a little nosy but it was Father's Day and Golf was on the TV. The food never disappoints. Also they have a great wine list!.

Casa Orinda
Responded on June 25, 2019

Appreciate the great review. So happy we continue to meet your expectations, thank you! See you soon!

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EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Noisy and busy but it was Father’s Day. Food was great. Service was good.

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SL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Orinda is a throw back in time( in a good way) in terms of decor and food and ambience. We love the dark, Western/cowboy decor. Yes its kinda goofy but very authentic. It does lend itself more to winter season but with 90 degree temps outside we loved the cool dark interior. There is long bar and the bartender actually talks with you! Very extensive menu choices and they are willing to cater to most tastes but we go for one reason, the fried chicken; its crispy and generous portions! Best seating is in main dining room. I wouldn't sit anywhere else. Love the corner table w/ booth. It was Fathers Day and the service terrific. Our wait person catered to all our needs and was very friendly. I'm sure CASA is considered Kitsch by millenials but we always have a great time w/ good dependable delicious food.

Casa Orinda
Responded on June 25, 2019

Yes, we are definitely a throw back in time! We are so glad you choose to spend your special day at the Casa. Thank you for the great review, see you soon!

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MB
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always love it here. Can't beat the prime rib or chicken and the caesar and brussel sprouts also excellent.

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A
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers day

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service as always was excellent. Traditional America dishes done well.

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O
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure to dine here, noise level is tough but otherwise a great evening.

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r
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a go to place for a solid meal - from Rocco at the bar to the long time wait staff, you feel like home. Then the food - always some seasonal items in the menu in addition to the traditional “comfort food” to the fried chicken stand by that 1/2 the guests enjoy.

Have been coming here for 40+ yrs - can’t say enough good things about a great east bay meal.

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L
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and great cocktails. Great old fashions and the fried chicken is a must try! Make sure to make a reservation ahead of time because it’s super busy for dinner. Home made biscuits and gravy, best ever!

Casa Orinda
Responded on June 15, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to submit a review, we welcome your feed back. Cheers!

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JR
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Steak sandwich was a large blob of fat! About 90% fat 10% meat.

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CC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

A great neighborhood restaurant that serves comfort food. Best bar in orinda.

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RH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Orinda is our go to restaurant for special occasions. The fried chicken is wonderful.

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JS
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious. Ambiance was quaint, western motif, in keeping with everything.

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