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Terrapin Creek Cafe

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1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
707 875 2700
Thu - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely could tell there were a lot of locals there the way they interacted with the chef and owner. Servers were lovely. We wanted to share all of our dishes and they made sure to set the dishes in the center and provided plates for the two of us to share the dishes. We ordered the scallops and also the... More 

Thank Laura D
Pleasanton, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was excellent and varied enough to meet all tastes. The server was knowledgeable and helped us pair wines with the meal. The restaurant is small and comfortably arranged so that we didn't feel crowded.

Thank Julia C
Alliston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and service here is amazing. We enjoyed an incredible meal here and will return very soon. Had a late evening reservation so we shared some appetizers, all being incredible and very fresh. Fabulous experience!!!!

Thank Scrosby789
Novato, California
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Casual friendly atmosphere with great food and attentive service. A well deserved Michelin star for every time we have been there.

Thank jsshimp
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Terrapin Creek Cafe a few times over the years and the food and flavors never disappoint. I ordered the corn soup--creamy and luscious and then had a caesar salad that was dressed perfectly and complemented by the parmesan croutons. My husband started with fresh oysters topped with a fennel mignonette that he enjoyed followed by pan... More 

Thank Deborah G
Winnie, Texas
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170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner late on a Thursday night without reservations and we were lucky to get a table within 15 minutes. The staff was very friendly and gave great suggestions from the menu. We enjoyed glasses of Pinot Noir and the artesian bread along with a Caesar salad. I had the Cavatelli Pasta which the waitress said was... More 

Thank Bretmcbunch
San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With so many tasty sounding starters to choose from, we share a few starters and one entree. The hamachi crudo and grilled octopus salad were fresh and delicious, with distinct flavors of ingredients coming through.

Thank Squirreletta1
Seattle, WA
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard about Terrapin Creek prior to our arrival but had neglected to make a reservation. We tried our luck and Andrew, Chef and owner, found us a spot sitting just next to the pass. Everything was fresh, lovely and expertly prepared. From the miyagi oysters to the octopus and cauliflower to the lovely ribeye and the coup de... More 

Thank Jason P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the Hamachi Crudo, charred Octopus salad, pasta with short ribs and Duck Breast. All were first rate. Recommended wines matched the courses perfectly.

Thank harald h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrapin is the best restaurant in Bodega Bay. The food is fabulous ! The staff is super professional. The menu is always great and the atmosphere cozy.

Thank Kris F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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 Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
  • 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?