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Terrapin Creek Cafe

1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
+1 707-875-2700
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (53 reviews)
“sea bass” (29 reviews)
“sardines” (15 reviews)
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1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A rainy Friday eve dinner for 2 was just great. This is a comfortable but unpretentious place where you need reservations. Our grilled sardine appetizer was delicious, the duck perfectly done, and the sea bass was fantastic. There was a nice wine-by-the- glass selection, and...More

Thank Rappongi27
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrapin Creek Café is a case study in how to earn a coveted Michelin Star. To begin with, the premises are welcoming without any pretension. The ambience is quietly refined, allowing the food to take center stage. My Mediterranean sea bass was sublime. It was...More

Thank Blythe F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luckily we had reserved a table for Saturday night. Shared four appetizers -- 3 of which were memorable: miyagi oysters!! pan roasted scallops, hamachi crudo. Wanted to get the octopus but they were out of it. Gnocchi was good, but not memorable. Loved our waiter...More

Thank Judi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been trying to eat at this site for several years but they have always been closed on the days we have been in town. The price of the meal is expensive, but the quality is worth it. I wish there had been more...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Dinner tonight was especially good - excellent duck, sea bass (Mediterranean) and an octopus salad that was as delicious as it was unusual. 2 entrees and a split salad for $85 and worth every penny of it. Reservations a must

Thank NovtomCalifornia
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We went to the Terrapin Creek Cafe in 2016 and loved it. This year on our vacation in Bodega Bay we knew had to go back. The service, again, was excellent, including a friendly visit by the gracious owner. The food wonderful. I have to...More

Thank NewHopeLover
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is a small place with the best food and service any person could ask for!!! Owners cook serve whatever it takes to give perfect service. Never a disappointment s must when visiting Bodega Bay.Reservation are a must

Thank 103Lucena
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel as the best food in town for the price. We would have to agree. Although the prices are steep the food is really first class and as our hotel said, “You can pay almost as much somewhere else...More

Thank DibDabDwb
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Wonderful old-school (in the very best sense) restaurant, everything we have tasted has been excellent - fresh, balanced, flavorful. Sad to say there isn't room for this level of quality at this price in the Bay Area now. Grateful they've migrated up here!

Thank WhirledTravlr
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We found this restaurant on yelp and gave it a try. It did not disappoint. The food was outstanding and it was a quiet mon evening so the ambiance was nice and it wasn't noisy or crowded. We started off with a dozen fresh oysters...More

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Jean D
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Response from oclynn | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do-good sized one-great to eat at the bar-very friendly local crowd!
Nadra M
13 May 2017|
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Response from Gayle O | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. They had tables for 4, and if there are only 3 of you I'm sure that's no problem.
27 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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