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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 166
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  • 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
Still Perfect

Another great experience at Terrapin Creek! We visit every April and always leave smiling. Every aspect of the meal last night exceeded expectations, food, service, wine, etc. The place gets better each time we visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
JMretired
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Jackson Ga
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Jackson Ga
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Another great experience at Terrapin Creek! We visit every April and always leave smiling. Every aspect of the meal last night exceeded expectations, food, service, wine, etc. The place gets better each time we visit!

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Livermore, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a really good local restaurant with a casual and friendly feel. The decor and open kitchen lend the cafe feel, but the food and drink are excellent. We had fresh local fish and were not disappointed. The service was professional and attentive without being obtrusive. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of food.

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Duluth, Georgia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We did our research before visiting Bodega Bay yet I hesitated making reservations here until the Innkeeper at our B&B recommended that we have dinner at Terrapin Creek. The restaurant is totally unpretentious, situated in a little strip mall off the main road. There are 2 doors and I wonder if they intended for the one which is right beside... More 

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Chico, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I were anticipating the wonderful experience we were going to have a a mIchelin rated restaurant when we arrived at Terrapin Creek Cafe. The food was good, although not on our top ten, and the restaurant was very noisy, not the intimate or easy to talk-in place we wanted to share a special meal.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This restaurant is one of the best place, I've ever been, here, in northern California .....after Portobello Italian restaurant, in Disney World Downtown. I am pretty sure, there are more than one but I did not find them yet! The place is warm and inviting; the service is excellent; impeccable silverware ...and the food is amazing!

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Bay Area
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I were in Bodega Bay again and stumbled upon a Michelin rated restaurant. It is a one star facility, which may not seem like a lot to the uninitiated, but it just and excellent restaurant. We order the scallops as an appetizer because we were advised that this was one of their best dishes--so very true. I... More 

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Alameda, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Everything, from service to food to price, is extraordinary. The duck is the best I have ever tasted. The cod is wonderfully prepared. It is 5 star dining in a casual atmosphere, and the value is excellent. It's a relatively small place, and their reputation is excellent, so reservations are almost always required; especially required for holidays. The servers are... More 

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La Habra, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I had read about the Terrapin on TA and were visiting the area for the first time. We had an excellent dinner. Party of 4, table ready when we got there. Service was impeccable, and not overbearing. Open kitchen and the staff there was cheerful and friendly. We each had a different entry and sampled each others. All were great... More 

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Martinez, Ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Better book your weekend reservation in advance. The food is so delicious here they fill the house every weekend. The owners are delightful hosts, the food changes seasonally and is always devine. My favorites are the crab cake salad and the lamb sausage pasta but I hve ordered many other things and never been disappointed. Must go if you can... More 

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Huntington Beach
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111 reviews 111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?