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Terrapin Creek Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Shredded cabbage slaw, homemade barbecue sauce, mix green salad
Rotelle Pasta
Lamb sausage, broccolini, feta cheese, fresh mint
Sausage and White Bean Cassoulet
Hot italian sausage, wilted spinach, grilled bread
Dungeness Crab Cake Salad
Avocadoes, citrus, baby mixed greens, remoulade sauce
Mediterranean Fish Stew
Fennel-saffron broth, braised tomatoes and potatoes, fresh basil
Selection of Local Cheeses
Seasonal fruit, hector’s purple vetch honey, toasted baguettes
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
American, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh, Wow! Terrapin Creek, why are you 2,394 miles from where we live? O.K., you've figured out now that we really enjoyed eating at Terrapin Creek. We were brought here by friends who live in nearby Bodega Bay. Among the four of us, we enjoyed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marty F
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Once again a wonderful meal well served. Michelins downgrade is hard to understand though it may be related to the fact that only 5 entrees are offered but each turns out fantastic and shows individual chef attention. Two of us had the seabass and I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NovtomCalifornia
Reviewed November 28, 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SonomaRichard
Reviewed November 27, 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheMargeaux
Reviewed November 7, 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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.

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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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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