Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar

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Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar is housed in a historic building conveniently located just 15 miles south of Sacramento, in the countryside of Elk Grove.

For over 30 years, we have created a comfortable atmosphere that encourages you to relax and unwind. Sheldon Inn is especially known for its seasonal menus using locally harvested ingredients.

Classic preparations, consistency, and flavors that just can't be matched makes dining at Sheldon Inn one of the best experiences in the greater Sacramento area.

We offer a full bar and a well-appointed wine list to accompany our menu.
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MC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor seating and the best prime rib I’ve ever had

AY
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food was excellent as usual. We had a very pleasant and relaxing time.

SM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service, great ambiance and amazing food

GD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food was well prepared. Looking forward to trying Sunday brunch and wine tasting in the evenings.

MK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time. It was my wife's Birthday and they spoiled her, which she deserves, but made me look bad. Lol. They had her name printed on our menus and every worker in the restaurant knew it was her birthday and came by and gave her wishes. They took our picture and gave it to her in a nice bifold picture display. When they brought her dessert out, they wrote Happy Birthday Mary on the plate in chocolate. James our server was awesome as was the manager and complete staff. My wife wanted scallops, which weren’t on the menu, but they were able to make them for her. The food was fabulous. There are not enough kind words that I can say. The atmosphere is very pleasant, everyone in there was having a great time. It is a hidden gem. If you haven’t visited Sheldon Inn, you are missing out on a fantastic experience. You won’t be disappointed.

e
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The service wasn’t as good as it usually is and the food was too salty.

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, excellent service.

DF
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

They never asked about the occasion! Seated us next to a LOUD & ROWDY party of 20. Party behind us asked to be moved. Drink service was. S l o w. Food was ok. They did comp dessert for us

LT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was lovely and very attentive. I had the stuffed chicken and it was very very sweet.

U
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Elk Grove

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Sean is wonderful! Personalized menus for our anniversary dinner. Just amazing!

B
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sheldon Inn never disappoints. Food, service and environment are all fantastic!

GM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besides being taken care of by many, you know you’ve been taken well care of when your waiter refills your water after you’ve paid the bill.

DR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place. Everything tasted great. Their Happy Hour is amazing.

PC
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We’ve been to Silva’s several times with always a great experience. This time was a disappointment. It was our anniversary but our menus said “happy birthday”. Outdoor table not clean. Steak not cooked as requested, brown lettuce for wedge salad, veggies very dry. We will return because this night must have been an ‘off’ night but for our anniversary we sure hoped for more.

AM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bonvoage celebration. Dinner and service from our hostess to waitress and busboys were great. We had a very nice experience. Thank you

MR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been in Nor Cal for 9-1/2 years, Easily the best cuisine in Elk Grove and I’m going to say in Sacramento also..

W
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite local restaurants. Relaxed upscale dining with a good menu, including seasonal specials. The service is great unless it's a really busy night, then it's slow--the servers are working hard, but it's just too busy to keep up. The food is very good, but when it's busy the kitchen is slow and I've had steak served almost cold, but no issues bad enough to keep me from coming back, but I don't go as often as I might if they resolved the slowness.
The lounge area is ALWAYS loud and crowded with very slow service, so if you're looking for something a little more intimate and romantic, definitely make reservations for the dining room. It's not a huge restaurant and it's popular, so you will most likely need reservations-especially Friday and Saturday nights.
The outside area is nice, too. There is an outdoor dining area and an outdoor lounge area. Both are comfortable. The only reason I don't enjoy the outdoor dining as much as I might is because the large television really reduces the ambiance. Other than that, it's very nice.
I would LOVE it if they served lunch on Saturdays.

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit, a bit of a drive, but worth it. The food was very good, the service was excellent. We will definitely go again.

MM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic!
Food was delicious. Try the calamari!

a
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service!

KM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Bar was way to loud and would visit again if we could sit outside.

S
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Fish not prepared very well.
Ryan, great service

JS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here since it changed ownership. Prices were as expected, food was delicious, service was great! Went for our anniversary and they had a special menu for us and complementary picture. Will definitely go back!

t
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to celebrate an anniversary! Wonderful service and food was exquisite! They made us feel very special - complimentary photo and personalized menu. And for dessert - the rice pudding is the best ever.

L
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable cut of prime rib. Excellent atmosphere.

g
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

Y
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sheldon inn is always our favorite restaurant for any special occasion. We celebrated my boyfriends birthday and I will be back for mine! Food is always amazing but the cobbler is by far the best thing on earth.

KS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Went here with a few girlfriends and everything was wonderful! Service was awesome! Food was super yummy (a little pricey)! Outdoor patio was cozy & quaint! Would definitely go back :)

AL
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to dine. Very satisified. The only thing that I missed, was gravy on the mashed potatoes. The service was excellent, we felt pampered. After dinner we toured the grounds and were very impressed. What a beautiful venue for a special event.

R
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Love the ambiance, our waiter was wonderful, however the kitchen was backed up and it took over 30 minutes before we received our food. Fortunately our waiter was attentive the whole time.

L
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good brunch selection menu. specials offering. attentive and knowledgeable server.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

All the servers rushed the meal to the point of taking plates before we were finished. We appreciate promptness but the hovering over us made everyone uncomfortable.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite place to go on dates with my wife.

c
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If it is your birthday (and the restaurant is forewarned) your menu heading specifically mentions that including your full name. NICE TOUCH!! The deserts are different and sinfully scrumptious.....not a birthday freebie, but worthy of treating yourself!!

R
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Food was great. Service was great. Will definitely go back.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it! Never been there and have been telling everyone to go.

SD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in to celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary. The food and service was amazing.

S
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent! If there is a way to dampen the loudness, it would be all 5 stars. At times we could not understand the server or our dinner mates.

NOISE LEVEL TOO LOUD IN RESTAURANT.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. First visit. Great experience. Great service and food without being overbearing. James, excellent server.

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