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Sandpiper Restaurant
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Overlooking beautiful Bodega Bay, Sandpiper offers a casual family atmosphere and dining experience with upscale, casual cuisine. Sandpiper is a place for everyone and we still have the best chowder in town!Chef Dominique Rooney is no longer at Sandpiper Restaurant as of October 13, 2013.
Reviewed November 19, 2011

They were forced to move, after many years in the same location, near the bay. Frankly, I like the new location, on the bend of the road, coning into Bodega Bay, the building andinside it has more atmosphere than their old place. It was really a good move for them... You look donw on the ocean, acorss the street. Their clam chowder is still fantastic and the fish is fresh as can be, cooked the way you like it. I'll use any excuse to come here to have a great fish lunch or even a romantic dinner. Our waiter was attentive to our needs.

1  Thank Gramiebear
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

Try the crab and shrimp eggs Benedict and their coffee, a lovely place with genuine local food and a great view of the ocean, recommended.

Thank Maurizio_and_Jill
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

This was our third visit to the Sandpiper over a few years. The food on the first two visits at their other locations was OK. Our recent visit was dissappointing. The dinner rolls looked good but were chewy and uneatable. The calamari steak dore was slightly overcooked. The light egg batter did not adhere to the calamari and would fall off onto the plate when cutting into it. The sauce was fine but had to many capers. The sweet red cabbabe sauerkraut was missplaced on this dish and the rice pilaf was one of those precooked package types. The fresh sauteed carrots were the only thing that belonged on this entree. I am finding that most of the restaurants located in touristy areas fall short on good menus and good food. Prices are a little lower at the Sandpiper; however, you don't get soup or salad with the entrees. My advice would be to bring a picnic, enjoy the beauty of the area and have lunch or dinner at a great restaurant on your way home!

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2  Thank kelly2840
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel we stayed at so we went. It is great to sit and look out at the bay if you wait for a window seat. My husband had a Viking bowl of clam chowder. If you eat two Viking bowls, you get a free Tshirt. He said that it was good but really creamy. I had crab cakes and a caesar salad. The crab cakes were not so great. I have had much better but the lemon cake was great although a bit overpriced at $7.95 The woman that served us was very attentive and friendly.

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1  Thank rrosepetal
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

No record of our reservation which was made 3 hours earlier. Waiter suggested a lactose free alternative grilled halibut salad. He brought a salad with buttered croutons with small tasteless fish tidbits. My wife was sick all night from the fish stew.

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1  Thank Mikecbu
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