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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
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed April 11, 2020

Bodega Bay was bustling, this last weekend before the shutdown of restaurants, as though the Bay area had emptied out to have a good time on the Coast. So, in retrospect, this restaurant represents the last weekend of normalcy... a lovely, California spring day. We...turned into a full parking lot, assuming the food must be good, and it was. Service was also excellent. I look forward to more crab cakes and another California spring in a less stressful time.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

We got the last place in the parking lot, so, we thought there must be great food. Food was average. Crab cakes were above average, but the coconut shrimp tasted like the oil in which it was fried was used many times. Service was above...average.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

We went there for a nice dinner! We loved the grilled oysters with butter and garlic! Ended up ordering a second set! Their chowder is the best I’ve ever had! We also ordered a crab Louie salad! Everything was great! But not a cheap date....And they slipped a surcharge for staff on the bill! I thought that was called a tip? Definitely plan on $150 for a coupleMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

Stopped for lunch and sat on the deck on a beautiful day overlooking the bay. Had the crab spread sandwich ($18.99) which was tasty but had very little crab and more spread. My husband ordered the calamari sandwich and that was very good. Tasted more...like abalone. The draft beers were great. Inside looked nice but was dark. Sitting outside with a view in the sunshine made this special.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

Ordered a Blueberry Smash cocktail and Mai Tai, both were tasty and strong. Crab cakes were incredible, with a delicious sauce. The sole was perfect and juicy, and the seafood risotto was equally perfect. Great service, too. We went on a Sunday. Definitely going back!...Parking is limited...there's extra parking on the highway if you're comfortable pulling into spots like that.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

This is one of the few places in stunning Bodega Bay that is easy to park and by the waterway. It has nice windows to be able to watch some boats unloading their crabs catch. The food is OK , nothing spectacular good,oysters, fish and...chips and a greens salad with nice chunks of warm goat cheese. The service was somewhat slow and nothing out of the ordinary. It is a little overpriced for what they offer.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 28, 2019

This is a great spot on the water. Looking out on the wharf was like looking at a movie set. Good solid food, with all the classic seafood dishes done well.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2019

We were recommended here on our trip. It’s not fine dining but we found the venue on the bay with good fresh fish from the other side of the bay was very good. It’s good Fayre. Service was extremely attentive.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2019

We decided to dine at this venerable, bay waterfront restaurant on our first evening in Bodega Bay. A large serving of mediocre sourdough bread with cold pats of butter arrived shortly after we were seated. My wife chose the fresh rockfish fish and chips that...were good but heavily breaded while the accompanying coleslaw was mediocre. My fisherman's stew had a healthy portion of shellfish and local fish in a tomato based sauce that I enjoyed, but it too was nothing to write home about though I am writing this review.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

We celebrated my sister's birthday at Bodega Bay yesterday and enjoyed lunch at Lucas Wharf, which has been a family favorite for many years. The weather and view were fantastic, but we were shocked at the prices! A pretty standard crab louie for $27, and...a very small crab sandwich for $19? We realize the location is the best, but the prices are getting ridiculous.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from Treslw | Reviewed this property |
I had the salmon tacos and mussels. Prices were very reasonable, nice views.
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It's been awhile, and my memory is not great, but my vegetarian daughter and family were with us and they did not leave hungry. I do remember salads & pastas on the menu.
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