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Terrapin Creek Cafe

1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
+1 707-875-2700
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (58 reviews)
“sea bass” (32 reviews)
“corn soup” (18 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only reservation available was at 8:30, so I visited the restaurant earlier that day to change the time and when I spoke with the chef, he said if u come at 4:30 you can have any seat in the house. Good to know.

Thank periomedsurg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shocking. We are locals who have eaten here many times and now very disappointed by the staff who waited on us and their apparent indifference. Not in the many years eating here have we experienced such a lack of professionalism and disregard to a simple...More

Thank Sacram
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Always stop at Terrapin for dinner at least once when out in Bodega. The menu is seriously delicious with great wines by the glass or bottle. Quiet and attractive interior although exterior unimpressive. Great staff. Food always great. Scallop starter great. Liberty duck done perfectly....More

Thank richard G
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Not your typical seaside restaurant. The food is so creatively done, so beautifully presented, that we don't even mind not having a view of the water. We've never been disappointed in a meal here and we visit every time we are in Bodega Bay.

Thank writchey
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Terrapin Creek Café was recommended to us by Bodega Bay residents. We were told that they have a Michelin Star. Surprising. We left disappointed by the inconsistency of the food and the quite poor service. While some dishes were actually very good, another (Hamachi) was...More

1  Thank sonomacoast2018
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Special evening out with family. Salmon was super fresh and tasty. Duck was cooked just right. Service was personable and attentive. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection.

Thank Chowin_n_Carousin
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The restaurant was recommended by Sonoma Driving Tours and our concierge. The food and service was better than we could hope. We were apparently luck to get a reservation and were seated quickly. My "Salad of Charred Octopus and Roasted Cauliflower" was amazing, as were...More

Thank Gregg N
Reviewed 9 August 2018

After reading all the reviews and knowing about Michelin Star I did have some expectations. I also had checked the prices, so I did know how much It would cost. I ended up having a rather overall negative experience. The corn soup was absolutely nothing...More

Thank travelerscal
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Pro: Service was cordial and not intrusive. Wines we had were quite good. The food was decent but not memorable. Some interesting art and photos by local artists. Con: Overpriced. The cafe is very noisy because all the surfaces are hard. There are some baffles...More

Thank IQ140
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic meal in casual setting. Miles was a great server. Every dish was exceptional: oysters, corn soup, shaved salad, sardines, duck, raspberry cheesecake. Only the bread disappointed.

Thank SamOnLanier
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12 August 2018|
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Response from Eric G | Reviewed this property |
Make a reservation at their web site. terrapincreekcafe.
Jean D
18 March 2018|
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Response from oclynn | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do-good sized one-great to eat at the bar-very friendly local crowd!
Nadra M
13 May 2017|
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Response from Gayle O | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. They had tables for 4, and if there are only 3 of you I'm sure that's no problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 707-875-2700
  • E-mail
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