Casa Orinda

4.8
1454 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Zoey
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Glad they are back . It’s an iconic place. All the staff are great and although a large standard menus there are some outstanding item such as Capon Dore

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Karen
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad the restaurant is using open table for reservations. Makes it so easy to find a table.

No doubt the best fried chicken dinner in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipaltoby
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time back here in about six years. Came for the fried chicken and loved it. It is 1/2 chicken with thigh, leg, wing and breast. Sides are mashed potato and gravy with vegetables and biscuit with honey. Ate about half and rest for next nite's dinner. Noise from bar can be a distraction. I had forgotten about the western art and relished it again.

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vipWeekendDiner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area. It is a classic style restaurant with traditional food, long term employees and a Western atmosphere. Pretend you are a regular and they will treat you better. Request the front room by the fireplace for best seating.

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Sandy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent as usual. There were only four of us who hadn't seen each 0ther since before the pandemic and were excited to visit again. The noise level was so high that we couldn't hear each other right across the table.

This has always been a very special place for many reasons. I would have to think twice before we go again unless some changes are made.

Sorry!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best chicken ever!! Jumbo prawns a must!

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SteveD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Casa Orinda for many many years and the food, service, and the atmosphere almost seam to get better and better. We would recommend to friends and others to try them!!

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JessieJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Never have a bad meal! Always amazing:)

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carolyn
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience1

very busy, noisy even on an early Wednesday evening. Shortage of servers as is now a problem. Food meets its reputation. Host very good.
best to go at an earlier time as lunch I think

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and excellent cosmo!! Never disappoints!

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vipMbk333
San Francisco
160 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food always good. Prices increased since pandemic. Noise so disconcerting, it was difficult enjoying the meal.

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Megan
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Casa Orinda offered a great dining experience as we ventured out after a year of eating at home. The tables are still well-spaced; some waiters wear masks and others do not. The food was delicious, hearty, and served in portions that lasted through a second meal. Prices are a little high, but it's worth it if you take home leftovers. Our neighboring table, even 6+ feet away was noisy, but otherwise the restaurant was comfortably quiet and very relaxed.

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MpaulaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious chicken dinner. Generous servings. Clean cosy place. Great servers, very attentive. Love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Graduation

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. We usually get the fried chicken which is excellent but we tried the prime rib this time and it was awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipBurgerMan
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal here. Special tonight was filet of sole almondine. It was a ten out of ten!

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DavidGP
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were there for a Birthday Celebration. Due to Covid-19 seating, we were placed in a room with a low ceiling and poor installation which caused for a very noisy atmosphere.
Our server, Al, was outstanding; polite and professional.
Our meals were excellently prepared and served at the proper temperature, and in a reasonable time from ordering.
The valet service is a very nice touch.

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vipFromLivermore
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Local favorite. I ordered garlic bread (not listed on the menu), glass champagne for my wife, and gin martini for myself. I ordered Casa's Famous Fried Chicken with a glass of Judd's Hill Petit Syrah, and my wife had the Rack of Lamb special with Zaca Mesa Syrah. After a shared Hot Fudge Sundae and two coffees, we got out for around $180, including tip.

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Renee
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were terrific.

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vipZipper
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
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
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orinda’s best!!

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50inCCC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was a disappointment after many years of good quality, taste and service. The waiter was just ok, the food was just ok and the value was not good compared to many prior visits. We will give this another try once the place is fully open and has a stable staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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
10 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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vipOneTwoThree
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fell in love with this place. Superb lamb chops & outSTANDING fried chicken. Strong pour on the drinks. Great waiter. Interesting people-watching in main room. Homey decor/atmosphere. Will return!

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

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

JC
vipJillC
San Francisco
45 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
20 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.

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 1454 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.