Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar

4.8
1223 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We are now accepting reservations for our beautiful outdoor seating.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1223 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NaomiB
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful 40th anniversary supper at the Sheldon Inn this past Tuesday! We weren't sure how chilly it would be eating outside so we made early reservations. The tent set up was socially distant, heaters were close by but not too close. There were two heaters that seemed to be blowers as well that were fairly loud but we were seated far enough away so that it wasn't too bad.
The food and service were back up to the standards we have become used to at the Sheldon Inn! Thanks for a really nice way to celebrate in this uncertain time.

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vipASHLEYC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Hubby brought me here for my Birthday and we had a wonderful time. Our one use menu’s had a Happy Birthday note on them, which I thought was such a sweet touch. We both had the rib eye and eggs (SO good), their cheese plate, along with a bottle of their sparkling pomegranate wine from the Adkins winery next door. Overall, a very nice first experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great costumer service and good food.

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ScottP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having eaten here a few times now, I can honestly say that the attention to detail on every dish is superb and the service is impeccable.

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Samiam
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was good but not great. I thought they should have separated tables farther apart. Very good server and the hostess was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great service! Fabulous food! Perfect Ambiance!
Our first time there. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is fantastic! Every thing was cooked to perfection. I especially loved the Brussel Sprouts appetizer. The wait staff was super attentive and friendly. I will be back!

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LosMdO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Brunch at Sheldon Inn was pretty good. I suspect that dinner is much better, however, and I also am sure that COVID has a lot to do with the subdued atmosphere and (seemingly) limited brunch menu. However the food we ordered was very good. The only thing that had me rather put-off was the fact that several restaurant patrons entered and moved about the dining room quite freely while not wearing masks (like, at all) when the signage on the front door of the restaurant clearly stated that patrons must wear them when not eating. And it did not appear that this rule was enforced by anyone working at the restaurant. Because of this, I don't think I will be eating here again until we get passed the pandemic, and I cannot, in good conscious, recommend this restaurant to anyone with the current situation. I will be looking forward to trying again post-pandemic, for dinner (hopefully for Prime Rib) while sitting on their patio.

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vipGladfree
Sacramento
49 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This continues to be my favorite restaurant in all of the Sacramento area. We dine out quite a bit and this is by far the best service quality and consistency of experience of any restaurant in town. The drinks are fantastic the food is always fresh and hot. They go out of their way to make sure that you have a great dining experience and can connect with friends and family over food. I really appreciate the large patio and the use of heaters during the Covid season. They are not perfect but if anything is missed they quickly recover and make up for it. They should teach some of these other restaurants how to provide great customer service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very chill and food and service was great. Felt good to sit at the bar.

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CharlesP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Sheldon Inn is always excellent. Never had less than a totally enjoyable experience here. One of our favorite restaurants.

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AnnFrank
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the filet mignon. Very juicy and crispy outside. Rib eye was just blah. No flavor. Mac and cheese was not the best. Bacon was very big. Better if was smaller or like bacon bits.
Overall we enjoy the food. Celebrating a birthday.
Menu had said happy birthday with my name.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and the service can’t be beat. Sit outside on the patio for brunch or upstairs in the new dining area for dinner.

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KatalinV
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful environment. The food was excellent and the service was very nice

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davidh
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an enjoyable dining experience! From the personalized menu - service - outstanding meal!

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jeanz
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Definitely our favorite "go-to" date restaurant!

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MelissaA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious
And service was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so good. I went on a date and we had the fried calamari and mushroom caps. The calamari was just ok, but the mushroom caps were amazing. Highly recommend, they were so buttery and flavorful. I also enjoyed the little gem salad and pork chop. My date are the filet minion. The food was great.

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vipDebraH
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like always the good was great. The staff are always outstanding.

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DaveP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor meal. They made a birthday dinner very special.

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Marilyn
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service- our favorite special occasion place!

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PamB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a Birthday dinner there for my husband. They went 'all out' - menu was personalized, servers were great. The food was fantastic. Better than I remembered. I would highly recommend - great place to go during the pandemic, lots of room to spread tables out and stay safe.

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CharoL
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was great, and they had really good music but no loud. My boyfriend and I had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

My girlfriend and I went here for a date recently to try something new. We both ordered steaks. Both were cooked well, but the sides (snap peas and potatoes) were bland and very basically seasoned. For the cost of the plates, it’s hard for me to justify the value. On top of this, the service was mediocre at best. The waiter did the bare minimum in my opinion. The part that really upsets me is the fact that I was charged more than what I signed for on the receipt. My total bill was $150 dollars including a tip, but my credit card statement is showing $155.16. This means that either the waiter or another employee purposely overcharged what I signed for. I’m very disappointed in this restaurant and definitely will not be returning.

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AnniversaryDinner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st visit to the Sheldon Inn. Wife and I celebrated our 28th anniversary. Meals and staff were great. We plan to return.

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GinaC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food was great! Nice outdoor seating area.

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Favorite
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet and lobster was outstanding! The best I’ve had at Sheldon.

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vipDebraH
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful. The staff outstanding. Our favorite place to go for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, loved setting out back and the service could not have been better!

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DanL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, and we REALLY enjoyed it! Beautiful place, great service, and tasty food.

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Robert
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder food and service

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ChandraL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service, this is truly a local gem and we always recommend it!

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BrandyJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and ambience we truly enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We have not been there lately due to circumstances...but it was my wife's (and my) 36th wedding anniversary. Since the new ownership, some things have changed. No liver and onions (ouch, yours was the best), no chocolate bomb (ouch), then there was the higher prices. Times are tough, and changes are required. Keep up the return to normal life. Thank you

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MartinC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The appraisers was great. The main corses were good. But the side Disney’s and gravy were almost tasteless

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Sassysenior
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were At Sheldon Inn Restaurant to celebrate my birthday and the restaurant had printed "Happy Birthday, Judy" on our menus. This small act of kindness made my day even more special.

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SusanM
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roasted Beet Salad? YES PLEASE!! Outstanding! Followed by Salmon entree. Superb! Service was impeccable. A most enjoyable and delicious birthday dinner. Of course we will be back. Sheldon Inn rarely disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service! Brunch was amazing. The staff always made sure you were taken care of. Wonderful outdoor dining.

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DavidM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I have gone to Silva's for dinner for about 30 years. We've also enjoyed Silva's Sunday brunch, but since the onset of COVID things have understandably changed. From the reduced menu to the absence of the little special things like the breads, jam, etc. that used to precede breakfast. Our eggs benedict were good as were the accompanying potatoes, but nothing special. The presentation seemed like it was quickly "put together", though the service was excellent. In recent months, this is at least the second time I've come away disappointed. For two people with mimosas, coffee, dessert and tip, I dropped over $100. Not sure I want to do that again if it isn't special.

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viprobertw
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Portuguese black bean soup in the world. Got to try the apple cobbler with a scoop of ice cream on top.

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Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 686-8330.

Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1223 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.

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