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“Great Food, Good Views, A Bit Pricey”

The Tides Wharf Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 27 Restaurants in Bodega Bay
Price range: $18 - $24
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: The beautiful setting and views at the Tides Wharf Restaurant will be the highlight of your visit to the Sonoma Coast. You'll enjoy our bright and airy dining room, large menu and attentive table service. The Tides is a favorite of first-time visitors and locals alike. Our Clam Chowder is house-made from scratch every day. Great for families or a romantic night out! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 365 days a year Espresso Bar open daily at 7 a.m. Fresh Seafood Specials, Clam Chowder, Fish & Chips, Local Crab and Salmon (in season), Burgers, Pasta, Steaks, Vegetarian Children's Menu Food-to-Go House-Made Desserts and Pastry Shop Gift and Souvenir Shop Fresh Fish Market, Gourmet Grocery and Wine Large Groups Welcome
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We have been stopping here for years and have always enjoyed our meals. We camp in the area often, and this restaurant is a great break from camping. It can get crowded at lunchtime on the weekends, so we usually come in a bit later so we can get a good table with a direct view over the bay. One of us almost always gets a chowder bowl, and while not the best it is certainly good. Without question our favorite is the lemon sorbet, which is served inside a giant frozen Meyer's lemon. Plan on between $15 and $20 per person for lunch. We will come back the next time when we are in the area. Also, there is a gift shop and a deli in the same area inside the building.

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Thank travelbertCalifornia
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

1. My friend from Florida has never been to Bodega Bay so we decided I gave him a tour of his place.

2. Restaurant seemed to be stand out so he decided to try it out.

3. Restaurant was getting busy when we got there...around half past 1 but we were seated at once. Turned down our request for a window seat which was uncleared of plates. But when someone came in after us, they got that seat and were even served first. Bad!!!

4, We Ordered Tuna Melt and Calmarai and Chips. Both tasted bland.

5. Prices are a bit stiff to think that the food tastes bland and not even a bit "surprising".

6. Table bread is good and freshly made which was the only relief.

7. Please improve service as this seems to be a popular choice, either because the place looks decent from the outside and or because of the parking space.

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Thank CASTRO_MAVERICK
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

This food is so fresh you would think they are catching it right before they put it on your plate! Wonderful food with incredible scenery!! The water is beautiful! There is a really great gift shop in the area right before the restaurant!!

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1  Thank Dee L
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We didn't eat at the restaurant, but it looked nice with a good view and some seating right outside, and a more caual snack bar too. Inside the building is a gift shop on one side of the hall and a deli and fish market on the other side. We got some of the best smoked salmon we've ever had. They had several other types of smoked fish I'd like to try, and also fresh fish and great sourdough bread.

Thank lj3650
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

It has been a few years since I have eaten at The Tides. What a surprise, the restaurant had been renovated since I last ate there. It was clean, bright and the food was good. I had the clam chowder and the fried clams, both of which were good. Two of our party had soup and salads, the salads were made with quite a few extras not just lettuce and they topped the salad off with shrimp. I would be interested in returning for dinner but be prepared to spend some money as dinner wont be cheap. The service was prompt and efficient. Our server was very nice and friendly and checked on us several times.

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Thank LGuerrieri
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