Owner chefs, Doug and, Barbara Silva.
In loving memory of our nephew Don Brown who served
as our sous chef from 2007 until his death in 2010.
Silva’s Sheldon Inn was established by Doug and Barbara Silva
on August 2, 1988.
The building that houses the restaurant is over 100 years old, It
was originally “The Miles Cash Market”, a general store
in the busy town of Sheldon. It was the main center for the residents
of the outlying area, hop farmers and cattle ranchers. It served
as the Post Office, meeting place of all night dances and voting,
which were held upstairs.
The Silva’s with the help of family and friends, took the
shell of this building and in just 8 months, transformed it into
the restaurant that it is today.
Doug Silva is a graduate of The California Culinary Academy in San
Francisco. He has been cooking for over 35 years. He has worked
in many famous kitchens with some excellent chef teachers, among
them being Ernie's of San Francisco, a landmark restaurant for over
50 years, Scomas of San Francisco, and The Cal Rossi Corp of San
His style of cooking reflects French, Italian, Portuguese, Asian
and American classics.
Mr. Silva has made the reputation of one of Sacramento’s best
chefs, and has enjoyed excellent reviews from the food critics of
the area in every restaurant he has cooked for, including Silva’s
Sheldon Inn, which has been voted Best Restaurant in Elk
Grove by Sacramento Magazine numerous times.
Mrs. Silva’s restaurant experience encompasses over 35 years.
She has worked in all areas of the restaurant business, but her
first love is making desserts.
We have been so fortunate to have enjoyed 25 years here. We have
met many wonderful people - both guests in our restaurant, and employees.
Our employees have always been the key to our success and we continue
to to strive for the best.
Together Doug and Barbara have put their experiences and dreams into what is now Silva’s Sheldon Inn. Their goals has and continues to be good fresh food at reasonable prices and friendly, unpretentious service. “Simple Country Elegance.”