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Fisherman's Cove

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeout or delivery at this time.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic find. Honestly the best fish and chips I can remember ever eating. Three pieces of locally caught fresh fish (caught that morning!) cooked to perfection. We also enjoyed a half dozen grilled oysters in a wasabi sauce which was perfect. The crab...sandwich also was fresh local crab but nothing special. The couple sitting next to us ordered the clam chowder and Portuguese fish stew which looked so good we decided we needed to stay another day and come back again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving around in Bodega Bay and stopped at Fisherman's Cove for lunch. Wife loved the clam chowder, and I enjoyed the Portuguese Stew and Oysters. We enjoyed the seaside location and they had picnic tables for outdoor dining.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 19, 2021

After reviewing all of the restaurants in Bodega Bay, I decided on this one for our couples lunch.......first, we had not been on this side of the bay before so we had no idea what was here, but we're glad we went. This had to...be the best order of fish and chips I've had in quite awhile, crisp batter w/lots of little nooks and crisps, batter was not gummy like it can be, fish was flaky and tender. (Second is Pajo's in Steveston, BC by the way.) My husband had the battered oysters and they were perfect. Not everyone in BB offers oysters which is another reason we ate here. In addition we had a lovely view of the water and boats....tables were clean, place was busy but ordering went quickly. Fortunately we had a nice sunny day but I would have even eaten in the car for this meal!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed October 20, 2020

We were concerned about the lengthy line but it moved quickly. Covid restrictions precluded "raw" oysters being offered so we opted for 1/2 dozen of baked. They were SO good we went back for another dozen; plump, juicy and tender. Marvelous with a glass of...wine!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2020

Jim, oysters and wine might just be the best culinary duo of all time! Thanks for joining us and for your patience -- we promise we'll make every bite worth the wait. Looking forward to next time you're here. Best, Fisherman's Cove Team

Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

Rude and slow. Eating outdoors only in fresh air and yet they would not take my order thru the plexiglass unless I held a mask to my face. So slow with our order that the couple with us were almost done before we got our...food (identical order). Glad there are other restraints in the area that treat their guests better.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2020

The safety of our community and adhering to CDC guidelines is our top priority, Sheryl. Hope you find what you're looking for. -Fisherman's Cove Team

Reviewed September 23, 2020

My husband and I had lunch at Fisherman's Cove and we ordered the fish and chips, crab sandwich and the grilled oysters (garlic butter). Everything was good but we loved the oysters. They were delicious! They had several picnic tables out and the people ordering...were nice enough not to grab a table until they've placed their order, so there was a good turn around for ordering and table availability. We were there on a Monday so maybe it was just a steady stream of customers. I imagine it would be a lot busier on weekends.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Thank you for taking a moment to leave your wonderful review. Our team was thrilled to read your kind words. We appreciate your support! -Fisherman's Cove Team

Reviewed September 12, 2020

While there was a line it moved quickly and food didn't take long. The fish n Chips were great along with the chowder and crab sandwich. So good, we came back for more.

Date of visit: August 2020
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2020

We're grateful for the review. Hope you'll stop by again soon! -Fisherman's Cove Team

Reviewed August 30, 2020

Stopped over on the way to hike Bodega Bay, and so glad we ate lunch here. We both had cups of chowder along with the crab sandwich with dill aioli — cocktail sauce is the other option. OMG, the crab meat was so firm, warm...and so fresh, it tasted as if it had just come out of the pot. This is worth a detour, and I can’t wait to come back for more.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2020

Thorendor, thank you for your wonderful review! Looking forward to your next visit! -Fisherman's Cove Team

Reviewed August 24, 2020

Don't miss this place - great food! The BBQ oysters are great but so is everything else on the menu - save for the Portuguese Soup, which was almost great. Stayed an extra day in this location just so we could sample more of the...food here!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2020

Curtis, thank you for the fantastic review! Hope to serve you again when you're in the area! -Fisherman's Cove Team

Reviewed August 16, 2020

Last time I was at Bodega Bay, I meant to stop here for lunch but accidentally stumbled into the crab sandwich place next door. That place is pretty good, but like Fisherman's Cove because it's menu is more varied. I enjoyed the cod fish and...chips very much - tasty. The wife liked her crab sandwich but was not jazzed. Our daughter was knocked out by the prawns and chowder. The parking lot is small, as is the outdoor dining area, but people were really very good about social distancing. The restaurant had spots marked out for people standing in line to remind us about distance, employees wore masks, and hand sanitizer was readily available to all. Fun lunch, given the situation. Fairly quick service given the number of folks waiting in the continually growing chow line!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2020

Thank you for acknowledging the social distancing measures to keep our community safe. Hope to serve you again whenever you're in the area! -Fisherman's Cove Team

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  • Yes, Fisherman's Cove offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Fisherman's Cove offers delivery services.

  • Fisherman's Cove is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4