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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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Hours:
Thu - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 188
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 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
Delicious Dinner

Delicious raw oysters, steak, shrimp pasta, and maybe the best cheesecake dessert I've had. They have some great wines available by the glass, and great service!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Allyn J
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Delicious raw oysters, steak, shrimp pasta, and maybe the best cheesecake dessert I've had. They have some great wines available by the glass, and great service!

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The Hague
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Nothing wrong with this nice, simple restaurant. Good food, but nothing remarkable or outstanding. Bit too robust for our taste, but maybe that's just us. Friendly service, definitely. Decor could be a bit more imaginative. We're not connaisseurs or anything, but we genuinely ask ourselves what makes Michelin so bullish about this place.

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Sebastopol, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Best food I have had for the last decade or more. Every dish was a wow dish, service was great. Started with the corn soup, so sweet, smooth and yummy! The duck dish was the most tender duck breast I have ever had the rest was just heaven! The Salmon was cooked to a perfection, I did not know exist.The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food proved as splendid as many TripAdvisor reviews had promised. The rich corn soup with jalapeno oil provided an intense flavor that made a bland-sounding offering taste subtle and immensely satisfying. The duck was prepared perfectly, with a crispy exterior. Not only was the food delicious, but the waiter and chef also showed great flair, creativity and solicitousness in... More 

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Tracy, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a Café, do not expect to have a quiet dinner for two at this restaurant. Tables are 18" apart and you are closer to the person at the next table then the person you are having dinner with. This makes it almost impossible to have a conversation with your guest. The food is good, not great but good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Andrew and Liya just get it! We start our plans in Bodega Bay by making our reservations at Terrapin first. The dishes are inventive, perfectly prepared, delicious and served with elegance and grace. This place is more than its food. It is a great experience each and every time.

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Sun City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We discovered this restaurant and when they asked for reservations we said NO. They checked the tables and within 2 minutes they had us seated and wine in hand. We had a wonderful Scallop dish and the desert was to die for. Panna cota, it is made from buttermilk and looks like a flan dish. Also we met the people... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We thought charging for bread refill was a little greedy, but meal was very good. I didn't get to experience another restaurant of this type so Idon't know if the #1 rating in trip advisor is warranted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My boyfriend surprised me with a weekend away at Bodega Bay. Our special night out was to Terrapin Creek Cafe. He's a foodie, I'm a vegetarian so we were curious to see how the night turned out... It was excellent for the both of us. He enjoyed every bit of his dinner from his oysters, hamachi crudo, lamb, and dessert,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We celebrated a birthday Saturday night and I cannot say enough good things about the Terrapin Creek Cafe. The restaurant is in a nondescript strip mall but that should not fool you. The place is very nicely though simply decorated. Tables are close but not overcrowded. The noise level gave it a bustling feel but not too loud. The real... More 

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Additional Information about Terrapin Creek Cafe

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

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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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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