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Terrapin Creek Cafe

1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
707 875 2700
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Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Bodega Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Californian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had dinner here while staying at Bodega Bay Lodge, based on reviews we'd seen here. We very much enjoyed our meal here. The service was friendly and efficient, and the food and wine were excellent. The only disappointment was that we weren't able to walk there so as to enjoy a bottle of the lovely wine!

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Lorain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I had the duck and really enjoyed it. It was my first time taste of duck and it was really tender and delicious. We had a lovely evening and the service was excellent.

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Ironwood, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by two locals. I must say, the food was exceptionally good- all of it- but the restaurant is very noisy and tables are close together.

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Cupertino, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Small restaurant open limited hours. It can be noisy if full. Nice menu with great starters. Excellent preparation. Very tasty. Good local wine selection but very pricey. Not very romantic due to noise from hard surfaces

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I can see why Terrapin Creek has a Michelin Star! The service and food were perfect. We had a bottle of wine with our beet and goat cheese salads, corn soup, scallops, salmon and duck. All were perfectly done and the star was the scallops. A great way to celebrate 35 years of marriage:-) Can't wait to go back for... More

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San Francisco
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111 reviews 111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Who would ever guess that such a terrific meal was to be found in unassuming, out-of-the-way, little Bodega Bay! While each of our dishes was very good, I was blown away by the most creative pasta I’ve had in a few years. While my wife will dissect the ingredients going into dishes at some length, my patience is much shorter... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This food left me high! We ordered the scallops to start and each had the salmon. Followed by coffee, cheesecake, and almond cake. The food was amazing. Like other reviewers have said, all the favors went well and complemented one another without being overwhelming. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Make a reservation a day ahead - they open... More

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Tustin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed in Bodega Bay to go to Point Reyes National Seashore, and found this very charming and extremely tasty restaurant. We made a reservation via email, since it was recommended on their website and the owner called us at our contact phone to confirm the day before. They were most accomodating about the reservation time, since we were driving... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very small, understated and informal. The food is spot on and made with local ingredients that are about as fresh as you can get. The dishes are sincere, that is they are not overwhelming, allowing you to actually taste each element of the meal. We have found that it is unusual to get dishes served at the appropriate temperatures, however... More

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ca
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner for our family of five. The ambience was nice. We would come back. The kids enjoyed the lovely desserts.

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