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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
Marin County, CA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The temptation is to simply list a string of the finest adjectives, but even then it would not be enough. Warm, gracious greetings from the proprietors, excellent server, the highest standard of hospitality, a meal that was simply over-the-top, and the cafe is deserving of a second Michelin star! The classic-style Caesar was delicious and the persimmon/prosciutto salad with a... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very casual decor, and a tad noisy but the meal was wonderful, as was the service. Great sardine appetizer and the cheesecake dessert was amazing. Creative wine list. Yum. Would return.

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Solihull
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

So we acted on the reviews - turns out all the positive ones are right. Started with oysters - locally sourced, very tasty. Tried the sardines, crab cake and baked cod - good choices. Cheese cake, panna cotta, cheese plate shared - wrong not to! If we lived closer, we'd be back sooner. Very attentive service alongside tasty, well-cooked food.

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England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent food, locally sourced. The oysters were delicious , as was the crab cakes and black cod. Excellent service.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We saw this listed in the Lonely Planet guide and thought it sounded great. It was, Imaginative incredibly tasty food, beautifully presented all more than lived up to our expectations. We had fish, crab and meat and delicious desserts -all the dishes were amazing. The best food we have had in Northern California and we have had some amazing food.

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London, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were staying about 45 minutes away in Guerneville and made the drive to this Michelin star rated restaurant. Be sure to book a reservation, as it is not big. We ordered the squash soup, potato gnocchi, glazed baby back pork ribs and a pan-roasted pacific cod. The food was simply amazing. The prices too were also very reasonable. Take... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This dining experience was fabulous! The restaurant is small and cozy, decorated with beautiful art. We were traveling with another couple and all agreed that our meals were delicious. The waitress was very helpful in paring wines with our entrees and the service was flawless.The couple beside us said that it was their second night there, both had the duck,... More

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The review of # 1 is accurate and I would agree - Food was extraordinary and while the place is small it is a 5 minute drive from the lodges. We had a late dinner on a Saturday night and the place was packed and after the meal I understand why! Highly recommend!

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Our second visit, and it's still flawless. Balanced flavors, friendly and knowledgeable service and a complete lack of pretentiousness make the experience delightful.

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Address: 1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Phone Number: 707 875 2700
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
Cuisine: Californian

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