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800 Hwy One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
707 875 2751
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7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Casual, yet elegant, The Bay View Restaurant offers sweeping views of the...
Casual, yet elegant, The Bay View Restaurant offers sweeping views of the harbor and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. Wood-beamed ceilings and crackling fireplaces create a cozy and romantic setting. Enjoy cocktails and wine on the patio or fireside at the Hearthside Lounge. Executive Chef, Luca D"Oria, has created a menu full of Italian favorites using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Let our professional and friendly staff cater to your every need. The Bay View Restaurant also features a year-round, monthly "Dinner with the Winemaker" series that is in its 26th successful year. This is also a perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate events and banquets.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent food, decent service

This restaurant may be different at different times. We ended up eating lunch with our five year old daughter in a room of couples whose ages ranged from older to elderly. She was not overly loud (she has practiced restaurant manners) but we still drew furrowed brow looks. Ah well. On to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Justusbraz
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Alameda, California
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Alameda, California
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant may be different at different times. We ended up eating lunch with our five year old daughter in a room of couples whose ages ranged from older to elderly. She was not overly loud (she has practiced restaurant manners) but we still drew furrowed brow looks. Ah well. On to the food. It was good. The half crab... More 

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Napa, California
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151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had clam strips, the Whale Watcher (soup and salad), and pasta pescatora. All were very good, seasoned well but not over-seasoned, fresh, and flavorful. Their coffee hit the spot, and we were so full we didn't need dessert, although my wife says they're fantastic (unlike me, she has been here before). They have "no seats available...without a view of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Although cheaper Bodega Bay restaurants with less tourist emphasis attain higher ratings, you must try this inn at least once. It definitely has the best views and the best ambience of all the BB eateries...and the best cocktails! To eat in the bar area with a magnificent view onto Hitchcock's backdrop for The Birds is a real treat and I... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were playing tourist one weekend to Bodega head, made a stop at the Tides for some clam chowder, to our surprise, this place was made famous in the early 1960's as the backdrop for scenes of Alfred Hitchcock's film classic, “The Birds”. Most people who see our pictures thinks we were somewhere in Europe. Well, guess what, its Sonoma... More 

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Sacramento, California
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The service is very friendly and they are use to tourists but the food is really mediocre. There are many more places with better cheaper food in Bodega Bay.

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Illinois
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Recently had a very late lunch here. It was recommended by a local. The location is right on the water and there are a number of tables along a long Glass section that is directly over the water, we had a table that was was not on the window, but was Slightly back and elevated so we still had an... More 

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had breakfast one morning which was very good. We also had a late lunch which was average and another breakfast which was so so. I am not sure what the reason is behind food good one day and not the next but I would recommend the restaurant for the wonderful view.

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Sacramento, California, USA
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Tides is located right on the bay with ample tables looking over the water. My Pasta Primavera was very warm but lacked substantial vegetables. More like slices than chunks of vegetables. Downgrade. The dark draft beer was tasty, however the server couldn't pronounce the name. He said it was "Like Guinness , but wasn't Guinness". Quite a quote. Table... More 

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Rio Vista, California
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150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We came here with a group of people. It was highly recommended to us. We were seated immediately and the waiter came with drinks. Water followed. We ordered and were told we could have separate checks which was very important to all of us. The bread came and was rather hard. Did not seem fresh. We ordered and lots of... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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202 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Our group of 8 was seated right away. Service was efficient, food was great. Highly recommended. Great views of the bay from our table

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Additional Information about Tides Wharf & Restaurant

Address: 800 Hwy One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Phone Number: 707 875 2751
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 Hwy One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: 707 875 2751

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

Description

Casual, yet elegant, The Bay View Restaurant offers sweeping views of the harbor and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. Wood-beamed ceilings and crackling fireplaces create a cozy and romantic setting. Enjoy cocktails and wine on the patio or fireside at the Hearthside Lounge. Executive Chef, Luca D"Oria, has created a menu full of Italian favorites using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Let our professional and friendly staff cater to your every need. The Bay View Restaurant also features a year-round, monthly "Dinner with the Winemaker" series that is in its 26th successful year. This is also a perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate events and banquets.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?