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Island Style Deli

599 So Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA
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Ranked #23 of 25 Restaurants in Bodega Bay
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Waterfront cafe adjacent to Lucas Wharf restaurant. Famous for fish and chips.
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Description: Waterfront cafe adjacent to Lucas Wharf restaurant. Famous for fish and chips.
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English first
sascramento
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

This place started out good... Switched owner got mediocre... Switched again... Good again! When a friend told us the crab cakes were bomb... And it was under new ownership we were happy to go again! Boy was she right! Best crab cakes ever! Large succulent cakes! Nice salad with it! Fantastic! Husband said Crab sandwich very yummy too!

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Monte Rio, Calif.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I am not sure when this place changed owners, since we had not been here for awhile. I have been going there since the 1980's. Back then they had the Best Crab sandwiches anywhere! Later they became famous for their fish & chips. Huge pieces of fresh cod fried crispy not greasy, with a great beer batter. Served with a... More

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Bodega Bay, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Fresh food operated by a manager who acts like he really cares about food quality and customer satisfaction.

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Elk Grove, California
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179 reviews 179 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Clam chowder is one of those foods where everyone has an opinion. My favorite is another's disappointment. Island Style Deli is a local hangout located near a very popular tourist restaurant (Luca's Wharf). It's small, rundown, has limited seating and is not especially clean. The service is slow and lackey (they were slow and botched up a simple order). But... More

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Unlike the prior reviewer, by husband and I love the clam chowder. We go about every other month and always make a point to hit the Island Deli. The fish and chips are awesome and the ambiance is low key, usually with surfing videos being shown on the TV. We usually get a couple of clam chowders and a fish... More

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Sacramento, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

My friend and I ate three different food items at the deli. The tacos are okay but not impressive. The fish taco contained very little fish. The biggest disappointment was with the clam chowder. It contained too many herbs (Rosemary or Thyme). On the plus side, the staff was courteous.

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Herald, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

We had read about the Island Style Deli in a food magazine and were anxious to try it when in Bodega Bay. It is a tiny place, a dive really, located adjacent to Lucas Wharf Restaurant. Though it is on the water, any view is blocked by other buildings and fences. You place your order at the counter, grab a... More

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