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Fisherman's Cove

1850 Bay Flat Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9784
+1 707-377-4238
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“grilled oysters” (21 reviews)
“crab” (27 reviews)
“chowder” (40 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1850 Bay Flat Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9784
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great local seafood restaurant. Fantastic clam chowder and the oysters were to die for. Outside and inside tables, quick service and cold beer.

Thank rem00232
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fisherman's Cove sells fishing equipment and has a snack bar/cafe with simple seafood. We had a Dungeness Crab salad and fish tacos. They are known for their fried oysters and clam chowder - we did start out with some clam chowder, which was good, but...More

Thank dwisland
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for stopping in for lunch! We're glad to hear that you gave a handful of our items a try. All of our seafood is fresh and local. The oysters come from right down the road! Hopefully you'll be able to give those a try...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long wait in line to order was well worth it. Great fried oysters, raw oysters, fish & chips. Nice beer and wine selection. A little pricey.More

Thank 1Johnny1
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad to hear that the food lived up to the wait! We work hard to make everything delicious and to get it out to you quickly, so thanks for the patience. Come back to see us again on the bay soon! Have a great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food!!! Chowder and fresh oysters were fantastic!!! Deducted one point due to: Wait time (we waited for almost 30 minutes =( Yes, the food is worth the wait, but 30 minutes is pretty long) and Toilet condition (First, there's only one so you share...More

Thank catY3681YG
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for loving our food so much! We're thrilled that the oysters were on point for you. However, we'd like to apologize for the wait. We always do our best to get your food to you quickly. Hopefully you'll be back to try more soon!...More

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Finding a parking spot and waiting in the long line to get our food was completely worth the wait. Our order of clam chowder was delicious. There are clams in every single bite and it is some of the best clam chowder I’ve ever had....More

Thank Angel L
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Angel, we're glad to hear that the food was worth it! Thanks for taking the time to come see us and for enjoying the clam chowder so much. We can't wait to have you back again the next time you're in Bodega Bay! Clam chowder,...More

Reviewed May 1, 2018

This place was recommended by the nice lady at the Bodega Bay Tourism Office on Highway 1. We were not disappointed. We visited on a Sunday about 1:00 p.m. All of the tables inside and out were full but we were lucky enough to find...More

Thank Rob S
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Rob, wow! We're so glad that you found a spot when you stopped in. It's awesome to hear that our shrimp were the best you've ever had. Also, we're glad that the grilled cheese was on point. Swing by to see us again the next...More

Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We love this place, it is not fancy but the food is great. Our family always goes at least once for crab sandwiches and bbq oysters. The oysters are cooked to perfection. You should give it a chance if you find yourself in Bodega Bay.

1  Thank Wendy L
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Wendy, thanks for loving our food! It's great to hear that the crab sandwich and barbecue oysters are your favorite. Also, thanks for recommending us! We can't wait for you to stop by again soon! Have a great day, Fisherman's Cove Team

Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

The menu might be small but the food choices are excellent. I had a small cup of clam chowder and the crab sandwich. The crab was fresh and the bread was nice and soft. My husband had the crab nachos ( pictured below ) and...More

Thank cjkrimm
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Those are some of our popular dishes! Thanks for loving the clam chowder, crab sandwich, and crab nachos. Also, it's nice to hear that you liked the outdoor seating. We hope you'll all be back again soon so you can try our fish n chips...More

Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We went in with high expectations and were not disappointed. We had fish&chips, clam chowder, and crab sandwich. The total was $32. I'm pretty picky about fish and chips, but it was good and the fish was meaty, not mushy like many places serve. I...More

Thank ashleigh s
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

We're thrilled our clam chowder knocked any other you've tried out of the water, Ashleigh! Excuse our pun, but it's truly a delight to see reviews like this. We wish we were closer to home for you, but we'd love to welcome you back the...More

Reviewed March 18, 2018

Fresh seafood, well prepared in a great outdoor setting (indoor also available). Our first trip led to trying the Clam Chowder, Tacos and Crab Sandwich. All three were delicious, especially the chowder and sandwich - off the charts if you love seafood. I am sure...More

Thank Bill H
Gurpreet S, Owner at Fisherman's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

It sounds like you made some great choices on your first visit, Bill! Thanks for the praises for your plates and the people that served them up. We'd love to welcome you back to try even more of our menu soon! All the best until...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1850 Bay Flat Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9784
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 707-377-4238
Fisherman's Cove is a local, family-owned seafood shack and fishing-marine supply store specializing in fresh local oysters that are grown on Tamales Bay. We serve them on the half shell or barbecued with your choice of six different house specialty sauces such as garlic butter sauce, cocktail sauce, chorizo butter with a hint of lemon and more. Try our unique oysters with pesto sauce and applewood bacon, or opt for our oysters Kilpatrick or Sweet Heaters with pickled jalepeno, shallots and raw mignonette. All of our ingredients are incredibly fresh, from the local Dungeness crab and hormone-free meats to organic vegetables and homemade sauces. We are committed to serving creative and delicious fare made with the best ingredients available
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