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“Great Views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lucas Wharf Restaurant

Lucas Wharf Restaurant
595 S Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-3522
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Ranked #12 of 24 Restaurants in Bodega Bay
Price range: $10 - $25
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Great food, friendly service and spectacular views await you at Lucas Wharf Restaurant in Bodega Bay. We are a waterfront seafood restaurant on the beautiful Sonoma Coast, about 1-1/2 hours north of San Francisco and just minutes away from the wine country. We have a cozy lounge with a fireplace and a patio for outside dining. From your dinner table you might see the local fishermen unloading their catch on our dock while sea lions play in the water below and pelicans sail by overhead. We offer a large selection of seafood choices, plus steaks, pastas and vegetarian options. We have several unique signature dishes (calamari!) And delicious, seasonal dinner specials. We have a full bar and proudly feature premium Sonoma County wines and local draft beers. So, for either a romantic sunset dinner, a quick bite on your way through town or after a lazy day at the beach with the kids, visit Lucas Wharf Restaurant, family owned and operated since 1984.
Anderson, South Carolina, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

just returned from Bodega Bay. We had lunch and dinner at Lucas' while there and it was very good on both occasions. Service was excellent as well as the views. They have a nice bar area with outside seating if you prefer. prices were good, oysters, crab and salmon were great, bloody Mary's were out of site. Great place!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Memphis, TN
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good Food and Nice View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stopped here for lunch along our drive northward up the coast, and this was a pleasant surprise. The food was fresh and hot, the service was good, and the view was relaxing!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Napa, California
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful Location, Popular Place & Very Accommodating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The Lucas Wharf Restaurant is a very popular place in Bodega Bay. The restaurant is located on 1, walking distance from the nearby hotels & Inns. There are several tables, indoor/outdoor seating and/or the vibrant bar scene in which to choose from. The manager & hostess were very kind to let our therapy in training dog, join us on the side patio. We enjoyed several beers on tap & the calamari. Next time, we will return for a seafood dinner with our friends. The only suggestion I have, is to make the patio dog friendly & business will rapidly increase. In Napa, we are seeing a huge increase in tourists bringing their dogs & all of the businesses are adapting to this trend just like Carmel & Monterey. Other than that suggestion we had a wonderful & positive experience at The Lucas Wharf Restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cool, CA
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190 reviews 190 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
“Consistently great quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is a wonderful place to bring our friends when they visit us in Bodega Bay. It can be crowded during peak tourist season so call for reservations if you want a window table that puts the gorgeous sunsets right outside. It is a small restaurant with a well-trained staff. Their crab Louis during season is wonderful. The creamy calamari appetizer is excellent. My wife is a fan of the petrale sole dore’ — which is an incredibly tender filet of sole, dipped in egg and grilled; she orders it with a lemon caper sauce. I have enjoyed the calamari steak which is lightly breaded and grilled — in other restaurants this can sometimes be a bit chewy but here it is moist and melts in your mouth. If I am off my diet, I love the fried fish combination of prawns, scallops, oysters and cod fish — all are large pieces, extremely hot, and never greasy. The lobster stuffed ravioli, served with fresh basil and tomatoes is wonderful. Although the entrees are very good, one of our friends swears by the teriyaki breast of chicken sandwich which he orders every time.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, FL
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Nice place for a chowder after visiting Bodega Point”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stopped here for a bowl of chowder after a cold bracing wind at Bodega Point. Decent food, really nice view, good service. Good wine list at a good price.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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