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Cove Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
santa rosa
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252 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Worth going to...”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Nice views, nice menu, nice people, pretty good food. I thought my shrimp scampi was excellent, my husband was not so enamored with his fish and chips. Fish was too well done and the chips were not done enough. Let's face it, if your hungry for dinner while in Shelter Cove your options ate limited!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank phantom12345
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  • English first
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English first
Madera, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Needs some help”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had two meals there. Each we found had its ups and downs. There was a buffet that was very expensive for food that was really not so good. We had both great servers and others that were lacking substantially. The breathtaking view we had was taken away by a window that had some kind of gunk on the outside. You will most likely have to eat here due to lack of restaurants in the area. The best advice I can give is take some snacks and wine if you go on vacation here. This restaurant could be so great and I can honestly see the positive feedback, but other than location we found it seriously lacking.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Sam W
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant In Shelter Cove”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Right on the Ocean, with breathtaking views of the Lost Coast of California in Shelter Cove. Reservations are recommended will in advance if you want a window seat. The food was very good, had Salmon and Halibut fresh vegetables and a nice green salad, everything was fresh. Waiter was prompt and the prices were good including the bottle of wine.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank chi-art
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Sherman Oaks, CA., U.S.A.
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great fresh food dining”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Fresh, well-prepared cuisine served by pleasant wait staff. The restaurant had a great waterfront location and a charming ambiance. They try hard to please here. Reasonable pricing.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank rafiSoCal
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Oundle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“You want competent, friendly staff, go elsewhere!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

So, on holiday from the UK at the (otherwise) wonderful Shelter Cove, we came across the only rubbish attitude and service, in several years of visiting Ca.
Our reserved table was given away, in front of our eyes, to walk-in diners - no apologies.
We were not allowed to swap a different table against the window - 'that's not the way we do things here' - 'you'll have to look at the sea from here' - 'there is a pizza place down the road if you're not happy', and this was all repeated loudly to diners at another table.

So we walked out and had a lovely meal, in a friendly atmosphere, at 'The Chart Room'.

There was so much custom that they had no problem getting other suckers to fill our space.

Visited September 2013
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4 Thank LKH_1977
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