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Bluewater Bistro

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeout or delivery at this time.
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Fri, 2/26
8:00 PM
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television, Table Service
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Reviewed December 9, 2020

We have had delivery, many times, from The Bluewater Bistro. Their clam chowder is the best I have ever tasted!!!!! I have had salad with shrimp...and the salad and shrimp were fresh and delicious. The delivery has been right on time. Highly recommend The Bluewater...Bistro!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2020

During a Christmas week ocean visit during our Northern California vacation from Mesa, AZ, we decided to stop for lunch at the Bodega Bay golf course. As a Northern Calif native I have many fond memories of the Sonoma Coast and seafood. I must say...the staff and views were wonderful. Our passion was for fresh fish and chips. What?? They had no cod for fish and chips. Disappointed, we ordered the calamari and shrimp tacos. AARRGG...the calamari was tasteless and I"m sure frozen, and the tacos tasteless wrapped in cold corn tortillas. What a waste of a beautiful facility and charming staff. I hope the food improves. A table nearby asked for a roll with her order and was charged extra. Really?More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

So much fun. The food was great and the fireplace made it nice and cozy. We actually ate in the bar and it was a warm and friendly atmosphere. They also have a great Happy Hour which we have visited before.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

This intimate cafe overlooks the Pacific, Bodega Bay, & Doran Beach/Bay - food is very good & the service excellent - try the brunch on Sat. & Sun. - the locally brewed Mexican style beer is outstanding - good value

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 24, 2019

Great staff - very attentive and friendly. Looking forward to checking out the meal options, as well, in June.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 25, 2018

I did some research on this restaurant, and determined it would fulfill our needs. It was within our desired location and price. The view was nice, but unfortunately we had the cloudy foggy view! But still fun to see. Food for our needs on this...particular night was exactly what we needed. Again, this was our first time visiting here and have no negatives to report. Service might have been only slightly slow to get us started. But we didn't feel ignored either. Will want to revisit if and when I get back to Bodega Bay.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Our waitress Cecile took great care of our table, bringing us our drinks and well prepared food in a timely and friendly manner. We'll definitely be back!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 20, 2018

New event there and not well advertised. Not many of us to take advantage of the specials. Good prices and variety of appetizers.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

I love the location. Take a walk on the beach and then enjoy food and drinks. The coconut shrimp is one of the best I’ve had. Their are quite a few options if you are not a fish/seafood fan. I’ve really enjoyed the drinks here...and go occasionally just for them!! They have some really hood original cocktails.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Arrived about 7 pm and noted that there was 3 open tables for 4, but we were told they were too busy and they had plenty of seats in the bar. There was only one open table in the bar. The wait staff seated us,...took our drink orders. When they brought our drinks we ordered an appetizer and our dinner and then everything went downhill. About 40 minutes later our food arrived. Then a few minutes later our appetizer. The crab fondue appetizer was horrible ... about quarter inch thick bad crab mixed something and then left under the warming lights for the day. No fondue in sight. The French dip sandwiches were just ok. The lamb sliders could have been any little well-well-done dry slider ... nothing lambish. The only good dinner was a chopped salad. The wait staff throughout the evening was great and overworked. Maybe just an off night? To know the answer, we would have to give them another chance ....More

Date of visit: July 2018
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June 1, 2016|
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Response from SFPEACE | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, per HOA policy just clarified June 9, 2016 - only service dogs are allowed on the patio of this excellent restaurant and bar.
June 1, 2016|
Response from WeLoveWeddings | Property representative |
Hi there! We do allow service dogs at our facility, yes! We hope to see you soon.
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