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Terrapin Creek Cafe

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1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
707 875 2700
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 159
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A gem - great value in a Michelin One Rosette rated restaurant

Make sure you reserve well in advance for a meal at this delightful, cosy owner run restaurant just off Highway 1 in Bodega Bay. We wanted almost everything on the menu, but we settled for the sea bass (delicious) and the breast of duck - cooked to perfection! Very warm, friendly and efficient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
JulianSolo
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Huntington Beach
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Huntington Beach
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Make sure you reserve well in advance for a meal at this delightful, cosy owner run restaurant just off Highway 1 in Bodega Bay. We wanted almost everything on the menu, but we settled for the sea bass (delicious) and the breast of duck - cooked to perfection! Very warm, friendly and efficient service -can't wait until our next visit.

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San Francisco, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Every time I visit Bodega Bay I stop to have a meal here. What a treat! Everything is created with fresh ingredients and perfectly prepared. I love the crab cake starter! Nice atmosphere and the staff is the BEST. What a delight to dine here. Always consistently good.

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Petaluma, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We saw a review of the Michelin 1 Star Terrapin Creek Cafe in the newspaper and gave it a try. So glad we did! Forty minute drive from Petaluma but worth it... Food was wonderful, service excellent. Fish was prepared perfectly and wine was just right!!

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Placerville, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our third visit was as fantastic as the first...have yet to be disappointed in anything...we get to the area a few times a year and this is a must stop. The wine list is wonderful and the food is always spot on. Cannot recommend it more highly than I do....seventy-seven stars if possible out of seventy-five....

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The small plate menu looked so good we decided we wouldn't order anything else. No complaints. Sardines (crispy, slightly salty) and gnocchi w/ short ribs (great combination) for me - crab cakes and caesar salad for her. Almond cake for dessert, The service couldn't have been nicer. We loved Terrapin Creek. Unfortunately we live a little too far away to... More 

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San Fran
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My wife and I were in town for a weekend getaway and this place came highly recommended. It did not disappoint. All of the food is freshly prepared and locally sourced. My wife had the crab cake to start and the pasta for entree; I had the sardines and steak. All were outstanding. The crab cake was one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Always wanted to eat here. Went there for my Birthday. Wow what a Great meal. Best tasting Sea Bass ever! The flavor was excellent! My wife has the lamb and it was fantastic too. The German chocolate cake was superb! Very nice finish for a great evening. Make reservations in advance! Well worth the wait..

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I've since been back several times but I'll tell you about my first visit. After arriving in Bodega I thought to lower my expectations. There's not really a "village" here so I didn't expect much competition. I had heard my best choice could be this place. My expectations didn't get any better when I got to the table because this... More 

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Ethiopia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The food here is wonderful. I lived in Bodega Bay for a year and I've only been once, because it's a bit pricey for my range. However, everything in Bodega Bay is pricey and this is one of the few places where it's worth your money. I went here for a special occasion.There decor is homey and the food is... More 

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Ukiah, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Top of the line restaurant for food/service. Not a large selection of seafood....but it didn't matter!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: 707 875 2700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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