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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 232
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Amazing Food!

What a gem.....fabulous meal! We travel to Bodega Bay all the time but this was our first time at Terrapin Cafe.....we will return. Great service, wonderful atmosphere and owners were exceptional in caring about their guests. You don't often find food of this quality. It is expensive, but was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vicki H
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Auburn, California
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Auburn, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem.....fabulous meal! We travel to Bodega Bay all the time but this was our first time at Terrapin Cafe.....we will return. Great service, wonderful atmosphere and owners were exceptional in caring about their guests. You don't often find food of this quality. It is expensive, but was worth every bite we enjoyed!

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Thank Vicki H
Sacramento, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you arrive you are made to feel welcomed and appreciated. When you walk in you first see an open country kitchen and a young friendly man in a crisp white apron hurries around the kitchen counter to greet you and seat you. Our waiter was equally friendly and helpful with suggestions. While the menu is rather small... More 

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Thank fairprsn
Marietta, Ohio
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So lets say there aren't priceless views of the Pacific and the coast in getting to this restaurant. Which there are. This place is still worth the trip. Very professional staff with a nice warm atmosphere.. even on a cold January Sunday. Nice fireplace and cozy dining. They opened promptly on time and was ready to greet and feed their... More 

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Thank Brent P
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The manager at Bodega Bay Lodge recommended Terrapin Creek Cafe and we were not disappointed. From the welcoming and attentive service to the outstanding food, we loved our whole evening there. It was crowded, even on a Monday, and yet we were seated promptly by a friendly host. The array of choices on the menu reflect the owner/chef's attention to... More 

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Berkeley, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

But well known to the locals and well worth a visit. Organic and locally sourced with a changing menu, the terrapin creek cafe provides a quiet dining room with attentive service for its delicious dinners. Good wine list. Nicely paced. We'll be back.

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Thank janetperlman
Sacramento, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I had one of the best meals I've ever had here on Christmas Eve. Starters included a very tasty octopus salad and scallops as good as any I've had (including at Chez Panise). My main was a sea bass that was dense, tender, and tasty. The service was that seamless and relaxing type that always seems to be there right... More 

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Thank jazzcat_CA
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This restaurant is the best in the area - food by people who really know and care. The wine list is also excellent. Nice easy casual but professional service

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Thank rebeccaguerin
San Francisco
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a truly special place. I've never tasted better food anywhere, in any city, any country. The husband and wife team, warm and welcoming, work hard and efficiently, so their work appears effortless.

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Thank cornlily
Delray Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Everything on the menu is prepared with great care and attention to presentation. The duck breast was exquisite--juicy, succulent and cooked just right. The chef also made a special effort to accommodate a member of our party with food allergies and visited our table a few times to be sure the dishes were suitable.

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Thank mchanin4
Santa Rosa, California
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752 reviews
518 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Our friends have been talking about this place and we planned an evening to treat ourselves to fine food. This place has a friendly feel, the owners, are friendly and gracious. Two of us started with squash ravioli, fabulous flavors, I could have eaten a whole bowl. Our husbands had the scallops. Since we were able to share tastes, I... More 

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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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?