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Terrapin Creek Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Caesar Salad
Eggless dressing, parmesan cheese, crispy croutons
Purée of Yellow Squash Soup
Mint, pistachio, and Raisin chutney
Figs and Prosciutto Salad
Toasted‎ almonds, goat cheese, tart cherry vinaigrette
Tuna Melt Sandwich
Local albacore tuna, kalamata olives, cheddar cheese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at this restaurant is excellent! We are greeted on our way in and on our way out by the friendly and handsome chef. I love it when chefs take the time to be cordial with diners. We started with oysters on the half...More

Thank SonomaRichard
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful dining experience with great food and excellent service. I had the shaved vegetable salad and the potato gnocchi. Both were great and for dessert I had chocolate cake that was to die for. The wine list is good too. My parents...More

Thank TheMargeaux
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only reservation available was at 8:30, so I visited the restaurant earlier that day to change the time and when I spoke with the chef, he said if u come at 4:30 you can have any seat in the house. Good to know.

Thank periomedsurg
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Shocking. We are locals who have eaten here many times and now very disappointed by the staff who waited on us and their apparent indifference. Not in the many years eating here have we experienced such a lack of professionalism and disregard to a simple...More

Thank Sacram
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Always stop at Terrapin for dinner at least once when out in Bodega. The menu is seriously delicious with great wines by the glass or bottle. Quiet and attractive interior although exterior unimpressive. Great staff. Food always great. Scallop starter great. Liberty duck done perfectly....More

Thank richard G
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Not your typical seaside restaurant. The food is so creatively done, so beautifully presented, that we don't even mind not having a view of the water. We've never been disappointed in a meal here and we visit every time we are in Bodega Bay.

Thank writchey
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Terrapin Creek Café was recommended to us by Bodega Bay residents. We were told that they have a Michelin Star. Surprising. We left disappointed by the inconsistency of the food and the quite poor service. While some dishes were actually very good, another (Hamachi) was...More

1  Thank sonomacoast2018
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Special evening out with family. Salmon was super fresh and tasty. Duck was cooked just right. Service was personable and attentive. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection.

Thank Chowin_n_Carousin
Reviewed August 18, 2018

The restaurant was recommended by Sonoma Driving Tours and our concierge. The food and service was better than we could hope. We were apparently luck to get a reservation and were seated quickly. My "Salad of Charred Octopus and Roasted Cauliflower" was amazing, as were...More

Thank Gregg N
Reviewed August 8, 2018

After reading all the reviews and knowing about Michelin Star I did have some expectations. I also had checked the prices, so I did know how much It would cost. I ended up having a rather overall negative experience. The corn soup was absolutely nothing...More

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August 11, 2018|
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Response from Eric G | Reviewed this property |
Make a reservation at their web site. terrapincreekcafe.
Jean D
March 17, 2018|
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Response from oclynn | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do-good sized one-great to eat at the bar-very friendly local crowd!
Nadra M
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Gayle O | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. They had tables for 4, and if there are only 3 of you I'm sure that's no problem.
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