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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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  • English first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Every once in a while we find a restaurant where every bite of food awakens the taste buds like fine wine. The Terrapin Creek Cafe, we found, has been awarded a Michlein star--chefs in France will kill to get one--and deserves it. It's particularly wonderful to find wonderful food at ordinary prices in a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere. This place is... More

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Los Angeles, CA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Four of us dined here expecting greatness and we got it! The owner was our waiter and his wife served the drinks. Freshness, beautiful presentation, perfectly cooked dishes describe our experience. The owner was quite modest when we gave him our compliments. The prices are below what you would expect for this highly rated place . We were in our... More

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St. Albert, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

To make sure our group would be able to experience dining at this unassuming Michelin rated restaurant, we made reservations in March for a June dinner! We knew there were not a lot of tables, and the reviews were terrific. We did not want to take our chances and wait at booking this off the beaten track gem of a... More

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knoxville, tn
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is an excellent, small restaurant that serves delicious, seasonal food. Be sure to make a reservation because there are not many tables.

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Gualala
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

For my birthday my husband and I dined at Terrapin Creek. We had not eaten there before but several times stopped to find it full and had to go elsewhere. It was worth our wait! The menu is limited but truly gourmet. We shared a Caesar salad and each ordered the rib eye. It was large enough to take home... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We last ate here nearly 2 years ago but remembered so much of the great time and great meal we had. We could hardly wait to come back and last night was another remarkable meal. Our reservation was for 6 pm but we arrived in Bodega Bay so they were able to seat us at 5:30. Place was packed with... More

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Pleasant Hill, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stopped by for lunch on our way to Gualala for three night holiday. We had the green garlic soup and pulled pork sandwich. My wife and I split everything except for the soup witch we had our own. All were fantastic except for the carrot cake that was out of this world. Maybe the best dessert ever. Service was very... More

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Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

On a recent rainy Sunday afternoon we were driving toward Mendocino from Occidental. We stopped at a little art gallery to nose around and asked the artist who was gallery sitting where would be a good place for lunch. "If you like good soup you should try next door" was her reply. Since it was certainly a soup-type day, we... More

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Sonoma Coast, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We are locals and have been happily patronizing Terrapin Creek from the first weeks of its opening. Trip after trip this jewel offers delicious local cuisine with originality in flavors and presentation. Unlike many other high end restaurants in the Wine Country this one is not "over the top"...meaning that, rather than being unique for its own sake without regard... More

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san francisco
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

TC had been on our list since it received its first Michelin star, and we weren't disappointed. We had no problem getting a table at lunch, when reservations are not an option. Our meals were superb, right up there with our favorites in San Francisco--but more reasonably priced. Service was excellent, atmosphere was casual and relaxed. Can't wait to go... More

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