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“Fresh seafood and a great view of Bodega Bay” 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.
San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood and a great view of Bodega Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Had dinner with friends at Lucas Wharf during a short trip up the coast. Although the restaurant had gotten mixed reviews, we decided to try it because there are not many choices open in Bodega Bay on a Monday. Other than for the hostess who was inept at handling her job, the dining experience was very nice. The hostess insisted on seating the four of us at a very small table in a back corner of the dining room even though several tables were in the process of clearing. After squishing into our tight seats, we asked if we could be moved to a larger nearby table. Initially she said 'no' - that the next party was going to be seated there. When we suggested that we had arrived before the other party, she relented and seated us at the larger table. While she ruined the beginning of our meal, the rest of the evening went very smoothly. We all enjoyed the various dishes we ordered and our server was excellent. The wine list was just okay which is sort of surprising given how close the several wine regions the restaurant is. We loved the wide open, high-ceilinged room and the view from the large picture windows, we enjoyed the food and we found the service to be very pleasant and efficient. We would go there again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auburn, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Wife's Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

It had been many years since we had eaten here and decided to try it again while exploring the coast for my wife's birthday. We sat out on the patio and were immediately attended to for drinks and appetizers. Once we moved to out entree, we were impressed and both the selection and freshness of the dishes. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. We will be back on our next visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Galt
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62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Fish and Chips! The place to get em!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is the place to get F&C and or calamari. Quick in and out and prices are just what you would expect. Bring a coat in case of fog. Outside seating and view is what's happening here.

Visited October 2012
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Castro Valley, California
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We shared a fried chicken salad and the paella with some refreshing drinks. Service was great and it was so nice to enjoy a leisurely lunch after a long drive.

Visited August 2013
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Henderson, Nevada
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55 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best seafood on Bodega”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The seafood here was so fresh. It was a good bang for your buck. I ate here twice first I had the chowder and the seafood pasta. Large portion plenty of seafood. My husband had the Cajun chicken breast very tasty.

Visited August 2013
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