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Terrapin Creek Cafe

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1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
+1 707-875-2700
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of visiting Terrapin Creek Cafe for dinner on Friday 2/10/17 with friends. Our friends said this restaurant is hard to get a reservation for so we were wondering what the attraction was at this "off the beaten path" spot. Well, boy do they know how to do food right!!! We started off by sharing an avocado... More 

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Saratoga, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first dinner at Terrapin Creek Cafe will not be our last - if we can get reservations at this very popular, small restaurant. We arrived and were seated quickly due to an early reservation time. The food was locally sourced and very fresh. I had a delicious mushroom soup that was the special that day. I also had the... More 

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Thank Lynda F
Colorado
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It does not sit directly on the water. It's located in a tiny village (population less than 1200). It does not have views. It does not have "a vibrant bar scene" (which to most of us is a distinct turn-off). What it does have is an incredible dining experience with superb cuisine, excellent service, and an exquisite selection of wine.... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with another couple for dinner on Thursday night. The food was delicious, though not necessarily exceptional, and the portions were just right. More importantly, the entire wait staff and kitchen crew were very friendly and accommodating! The starters were palatable, but the main courses stole the show. I would recommend the duck if available. The halibut was good,... More 

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Thank Rika K
Monument, Colorado
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153 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only thing that is a drawback to Bodega Bay is the eating scene which is limited, but Terrapin Creek fixes that in a big way! As you walk in the door, the open kitchen lets you know this is a place that knows food. We came here two nights in a row and were not disappointed.

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Thank Foodandfrolic
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Synchronicity when everything comes together......... Warm inviting colors in a spacious yet intimate setting. The service was great, professional but not stuffy with perfect timing in between courses. Great wine list with plenty of Sonoma County wines. The meal was the star. I started with the Salad of Charred Octopus and Roasted Cauliflower. I'm not a big fan of either... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Parking right out front. Not far from Highway 1. Suggest reservations as this restaurant is popular. Very friendly service. Excellent wine menu with knowledgeable advice from the wait staff. Gourmet cuisine. Warm interior. We plan to return.

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Thank MarshBruce
los gatos
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

we went for a few days stay at Bodega Bay since my friend wanted to visit the one star restaurant there. Terrapin Café. obviously our expectations were too high. it is a mediocre setting, difficult parking and very modest appearance. the tables were uncomfortably close together, which meant that intimacy was a forgotten dream. we were quite privy to our... More 

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Thank trixieLosGatos
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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Executive summary: small, cozy, Michelin rated star of this small NorCal coastal destination. Details: Bodega Bay is a very small coastal community near Point Reyes (north of San Francisco) - best known as the site of Hitchcock's The Birds (filmed here and the nearby inland town of Bodega). Both towns are so small that if you look down to check... More 

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Thank Tim W
San Francisco, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Perhaps we went in with inflated expectations, having seen Terrapin Creek on a list of Michelin-starred restaurants, but disappointment took over quickly. After being seated right next to a door that opened into the cold night and led to the restrooms (hence opened constantly), we re-queued, for some time, for a better table. The seafood and fish were then overcooked,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 707-875-2700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?