Casa Orinda

4.8
1431 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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vipZipper
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very loud- I was in one of the back rooms and felt like I really needed to raise my voice to be heard by my friend who was sitting right next to me. The chicken is a perennial favorite and never fails to make me happy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orinda’s best!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually avoid restaurants on Mother’s Day or holidays as service and food typically are compromised by influx of crowds. That was not the case at Casa Orinda. The execution from the staff and food was seamless and I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience on my special day.

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MichaelM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful. Chicken wings. Burger. Fried chicken, all great. Good pour on cocktails.

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mattheww
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hi, Casa Orinda always provides excellent food and a warm atmosphere. I usually get the fried chicken which has an amazing crust, and is just like mom used to make. And the portions are huge.
This time I had the steak sandwich which was a bit disappointing. The cut of beef was fatty and not a great quality of cut.
Next time I'm going back to the fried chicken!
Just one other observation. Families with small children should probably be seated in one room away from others if possible. We sat next to a family with 3 or 4 small children who cried during most of our dinner. I know that's tough to do especially on Mothers Day weekend, but it made our dinner a bit challenging.
Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone was spot on. The cocktails and food and service were excellent!

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KENCKEN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I HAVE BEEN COMING TO THECASA SINCE 5 YEARS OLD, 1944, STILLCOMING AND STILL A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE WITH TONS OF HISTORY.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was superb! Fried chicken is a must have and the cocktails were perfect!

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vipJillC
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be able to eat inside at Casa Orinda!! We were able to finally get a table in the fireplace room !! Ordered fried chicken and some great martinis!!

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vipHappyEaters
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to dine once again at this historic spot. Prime rib with baked potato and vegetables accompanied by a beet salad or minestrone soup was as good as always. Great western bar and fireplace warmth create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Tables were appropriately distanced to health standards and all staff are masked.

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LauraC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Old school cowboy style interior and menu. A tradition for my western horseback riding spouse and me.

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vipJeff
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to have Casa Orinda open again for dine in! This Orinda landmark is perfect for a family get together or a date. The food is always excellent. I've tried a number of items on the menu, but my favorite is their fried chicken dinner. Always done to perfection!

The hosts and staff are so friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend Casa Orinda!

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KarenH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa is ALWAYS the best! Will always be at the top of our list!

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Mary
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It seemed darker than usual. We had a difficult time seeing what was on our plates

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FetchSomePopcorn
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

I didn't care of our server for he wasn't that friendly. I noticed him chatting it up with other guests but not with us. I don't expect a server to be our best friend but I just noticed a bit more friendliness towards other guets.

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JoAnnS
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
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 on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipLucas
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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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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vipLucas
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chicken wings!!

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vipmoragamunchers
San Francisco
112 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
191 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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vipLucas
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the chicken parmigiana!!

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vipNoReturn
San Francisco
9 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
4 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
30 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
47 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
12 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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vipLucas
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margaritas!!!

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vipLucas
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best bartenders around!

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vipAnitaZ
San Francisco
78 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
63 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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vipLucas
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the enchilada special!

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MicheleW
San Francisco
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
San Francisco
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
58 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!

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 1431 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.