Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar

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American
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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Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit & will definitely go back!

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

We came here to celebrate our anniversary and the restaurant did not disappoint. I ordered the skirt steak and my husband ordered the filet minion. Both were absolutely delicious and cooked just right.

CS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly , knowledgeable & responsive staff! Delish food!

BM
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Great food and cocktails!

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

Made reservations for my Mom's Birthday.. She very much enjoyed the dinner and time she had. Special touches like having her name in the menu which birthday wishes.. Food was great and we all had a wonderful time. Two days later and she texted my wife that the evening made her Birthday complete..

TH
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 4

We have been coming here for over twenty years, sometimes as much as two times a month. I have to say that I have rarely been disappointed with the food. We have visited other fine dining restaurants, and I have to say that, for me, this is some of the best food in fine dining. I have yet to find one I like better.
This las visit was disappointing because I was told we could reserve a table outside, but when we arrived, there was an event they were hosting outside. The service was slower than usual but perhaps because of the outside event.
Most of the time, I am happy with this restaurant. I will try to stay away when they have events.

GD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I and a wonderful meal! The waiter was excellent!!! I will be recommending Sheldon Inn to all my family and friends!

S
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was ok, not the best that I have had for the price. Atmosphere was nice. Service was slow

T
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit to the Sheldon Inn.

The food is excellent - the food TASTES good without a lot of of "culinary hi-jinks." He had the pasta special. I ordered the Wedge salad - lettuce crisp with an assortment of veggies, hard boiled egg, and blue cheese on the side. I had the stuffed poor chops...garlic mashed potatoes (Yum!) The desert was also fantastic.

The service is unlike you will receive anywhere in the area...Our server was spot on and attentive at the right times. Busser was rather quick to remove our plates and glasses, but not the worst sin for a restaurant.

We celebrated a small anniversary and the attention to detail by the host staff to make it memorable was not missed...our names and date was placed on top of the menu's "Special's" page and the host took a "keepsake" photo, and placed it in a "Silva's Sheldon Inn" note card...very sweet.

My choice of establishments where i wish to spend time and money has lessened quite a bit over my years in Sac County...I highly recommend Silva's Sheldon Inn. Great experience, worth getting gussied up for (& the bill)!

GL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Patio dining was beautiful & romantic. Did get chilly and we had to ask that heatets be turned on, several times. Feel staff should have done this automatically when dark. No candles for our table. They were out!?!? We could barely see our food. All meals excellent. Liked not having sounds in dining room but we suffered poor service. Requests had to be reiterated several times. Food was slow in coming. Dishes not heated.

EM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing not our first visit we will definitely return.

CA
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As expected, everything was top-drawer. Stuffed pork chop and pasta were both delicious, and service was great.

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

Shane is the best bartender around. Jason remembered my food allergies. Wonderful service all the way around

LA
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

There were three of us. The stuffed pork chop and salmon dinners were excellent. I chose the special Hanger Steak medium and was quite disappointed. When it arrived it was rare. After additional cooking it was cooked medium but was on the tough side. I had planned to order the filet and wish I had done so.

Service was fine.

S
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a special place to go for a nice night out

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch outside and everything was perfect. Relaxed atmosphere, great service and great food! Botomless mimosas were an added bonus, and the lemon cheesecake was Amazing! We will be back!

CS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey but very good food. Service was great. A bit noisy when we were there and perhaps as a consequence of that a couple minor mistakes with the order. Very efficient and friendly wait staff. We will probably eat there again.

RO
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent! Customer service, impeccable, especially the personalization to celebrate our Anniversary.

TP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Already have suggested to others. Had been wanting to get out to your restaurant for years, glad we did. Nice touch with anniversary wishes to us on the menu & taking our picture to have for our special day. Thanks very much.

SP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dessert and drinks for a celebration and had a great time!

c
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my anniversary and they had me and my wifes name on top of menu wishing us a happy anniversary as well as taking a picture of us. The food was excellent!! Overall experience was perfect. Will definately be back!!

RH
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service was Excellent. Our Server Linda always remembers we like our coffee (decaf) and that for dessert we enjoy the Chocolate Bomb ( a must try ) thanks Linda

DA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Heard a lot of great things. Decided to take my wife for our 7 year anniversary. It lives up to the hype. The food was amazing service good and had nice touched like having our names on the specials menu and taking our picture with a card. Would highly suggest for a great night out with a significant other.

EU
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great steaks, great service and great beer selection!

K
Tahoe
57 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak. Great staff!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought some friends that have never been to Sheldon Inn..... they loved everything about the experience! The food was spectacular, thank you Beca♡

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Waiter was overbearing. He forgot the soup ordered as entree and our other guest had mentioned having a glass of wine but waiter was not around or asked. We have dined at Sheldon Inn for 30 years and are very loyal but tonight not as special as usual. We will be back so no worries there.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, as always!

SR
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine, and service at a fair price what more can you ask for!!

T
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter was patient in explanations, knowledgeable about the menu and the wine selection. His wine suggestion was quick and detailed. Great sense of service and sense of humor. His descriptions of the desserts was a pleasant, humorous episode topping the evening interaction with him. We recommend the event. Well handled birthday greeting for my wife--surprising and elegant.

MC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AY
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
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 on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service, great ambiance and amazing food

GD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
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 on September 12, 2019
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
6 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

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