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Terrapin Creek Cafe

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1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
+1 707-875-2700
16:30 - 21:00
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Thu - Mon 16:30 - 21:00
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To my fellow foodies, If you like a mouthwatering plethora of good wholesome local produce that is exciting and tantalizing to the senses. Once you see where this place you will be shocked! Just off the beaten path down to Bodega head. You literally walk in the restaurant and every customer is in what is called "smart casual". What is... More 

Thank Nadra M
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Michelin star restaurant in Bodega bay! Also one of the only places in town open until 9pm... Very good menu and everything ordered was impressive. The waiter we had was top notch and he should get his own stars! Highly recommend going!

Thank MikiSmith1
San Jose, California
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here after reading the great reviews. We didn't make reservations but they had a table for us. The service is subpar as our waiter needed to be waved down 50% of the time. He took our order, served our food, cleaned the table, then took our dessert order. At the end of the night, we waved him down... More 

Thank SuzyDough
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the sea bass and steak. Both were tasty, beautifully plated, and were the perfect size. The bread pudding dessert was just ok. -1 for the service which wasn't very attentive. We waited for quite a while for our server to come by after we sat down and even longer for our order to be taken even though the... More 

Thank Toan D
Santa Rosa, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I agree with the many glowing reviews of the Terrapin Creek. The advice of the engaging wait staff on main courses and wines was excellent. The pasta and fish were delightful, the appetizers were less so, but a small part of the overall delightful experience. Many reviewers mention noise issues and our experience might help others choose tables. Because we... More 

Thank Bill1andBill2
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Sophisticated and complex dishes, lovely plating, knowledgeable servers with personality, with good service. This family run, small restaurant is a hidden pearl in the area. Away from the tourists with a homey feel. We've dined here many times in the past 5 or so years and it never disappoints.

Thank Elizabeth D
Copenhagen, Denmark
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The owners do a consistent job year after year expressing warmth for customers, serving consistent food, and celebrating fresh, usually local ingredients. One person's lively, almost boisterous cafe translates as joyful fun; for others, there's a wish that the noise was down a level. The small sound baffles on the ceiling are tasteful but inadequate. We've been there with a... More 

Thank DanK822
San Francisco, California
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125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We celebrated my birthday here and enjoyed every minute! Started with oysters with a unique mingnonette and the had hamachi crudo AND the octopus. All very fine. I had their pasta with lamb sugo- beyond delicious and my husband's duck superb. My only disappointment was my bread pudding. All in all a great evening.

Thank Suenglish
san ramon, United States
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for dinner with family. Food is excellent. The chef and his crew are really personable. They are also very flexible. Supposed to close at 9pm but they allowed us to stay till 1030pm. Fun and nice restaurant

Thank Daisy P
Fremont, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We stayed at the Bodega Bay Lodge for our 25th anniversary and booked the Terrapin Creek Cafe as a dinner treat based on the Open Table and other reviews that we'd seen. Boy did I do that one right! The place is quaint and everyone at the restaurant are very fun, well informed about their food and super helpful. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 707-875-2700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?