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Terrapin Creek Cafe

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1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
707 875 2700
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely dinner here. The service and food were both excellent. Would definitely recommend if in the area.

Thank Kfrosi
Ontario, California
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163 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a 5 star dinner in 'almost' every way. Bummer my phone died so no pictures : ( CONS: I'll start with the cons because there were only 2 (#1 It was 95 degrees outside today and pretty darn hot inside with no A/C and some open windows, which brings us to #2... the open windows attracted some moths,... More 

Thank la123brat
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after it first opened & came back after 4 years . Once again, it measures up to every fine restaurant where we have eaten. The oysters on 1/2 shell were some of the best on the trip & we were on Vancouver Island. I had the duck breast & my wife had a scallop and pasta appetizer.... More 

Thank austinbillgolfer
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The menu selection is well rounded and the quality surpassed my expectations. Awesome table service. The deserts topped off my visit to indulge in pleasurable desires.

Thank ccfd44
Foster City, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We've been going to this restaurant for a few years and since they received the first Michelin Star the food has continued to be good. Service can be slow at times with larger parties.

Thank James K
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

There is nothing bad about this restaurant. Everything is great. The food, the atmosphere, the service. The owners/chef are so nice and humble. They have a well deserved Michelin star and the food to back it up. I will forever be coming back if in the area.

1 Thank Jasmine L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Restricted menu, but excellent meal. Wife had Covina sea bass . I had duck.. Bass was a five star.. Duck was a four star meal, well prepared but fairly plain. Salads were fine. Wine selection was ok.. With tip price was plus $150.00.

Thank wljenks
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Ate there August 2016. I had the duck. Amazing! Best duck I've had in my 48 year life, across 8 countries. Really good wine list, both my wife and I loved our glasses. Staff was excellent, friendly and professional. My wife loved her diner as well, a braised beef pasta dish. Prices were mid to high, and worth it. Great... More 

Thank Stuart L
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Terrapin Creek succeeds remarkably well at balancing informality with refinement in food, service, and décor. The menu isn’t vast—around 10 starters and 5 or 6 mains—but each dish is thoughtfully composed and includes something interesting in its ingredients or presentation. The salad of charred octopus with roasted cauliflower was outstanding, and the sea bass with black rice and pork chop... More 

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Lodi, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We arrived before our reservation but they were able to seat us early. Dining room was comfortable and menu was great. We had Crudo appetizer, salads and Sea Bass. All were fresh and wonderfully prepared.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: 707 875 2700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?