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The Tides Wharf Restaurant

835 Hwy One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-2751
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (81 reviews)
“hot crab” (8 reviews)
“great view” (66 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
835 Hwy One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was as much a culinary delight as the scenery of the bay from our table. Authentic local prawns and crab cakes and clam chowder and seafood pasta were masterpieces. The best SEAFOOD meal we had while in Northern California during our week of...More

Thank globalride
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the second large restaurant in bodega bay and is just great. Gift store. Bar. Take out food. Something for everyone. We had a breakfast and a lunch here. Both good

Thank Nattwater
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find and quick to be seated . A great break from the road. They serve mostly seafood. I had maybe the best clam chowder I've ever had. My wife had the oysters our friends had large burgers, fish fillets, and baby back ribs....More

Thank SkipDykstra
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is connected with our hotel, Inn at the Tides, and is clearly a place where locals also hang out. It is not fully the tourist season here, but the place was hopping, with great wait staff and hosts. We really never looked for...More

Thank Merete C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It does has a nice view of the bay, great for a sunset beer and snack. We ordered whole crab. Given the location of the town as a prime site for crab, the crab came on the plate was pathetically tiny (this is not because...More

Thank RedRocksPhoto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel guests receive coupons for complimentary breakfast. We expected just muffins, fruit and cereal (previous stays), but the complimentary breakfast has been expanded to include selections of eggs, bacon, potatoes (loved their home fries), hot and cold beverages. Very satisfying! We also ate dinner there...More

Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the water dining - marvelously fresh & choice fish fixed as you like, with seabirds & seals closely visible through large "view" windows.. We were just there & miss it already!

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you should expect from a restaurant on the ocean; freshest of the fresh seafood and a comfortable, delightful view of the pacific. If you are a hitchcock fan, there is a small homage to the film "the birds", as well and tippi hedren still...More

Thank sanfranfam2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My craving for fried oysters was fulfilled! Large oysters. Good fries! I almost ordered double order but was glad I did not! I picked up crab cakes and a crab Louie for dinner at my Bodega Bay Lodge room that night as I had no...More

Thank Pabtravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large, touristy restaurant on the pier at Bodega. However, the food is excellent, seafood fresh & plentiful. Views terrific, including the sealions that patrol the waters nearby.

Thank thomasmob
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When does it start serving lunch?
8 August 2016|
Response from janeneg_13 | Reviewed this property |
I would think around 11:00am
My husband and I had a very lunch on Christmas Day about 2 years ago at The Tides. We are thinking of coming out to Bodego Bay again this year for Christmas lunch with you, BUT looking online at your photo gallery, your restaurant now has all hard wooden chairs. When we were there 2 years ago we were seated at one end of the restaurant in very nice, comfortable, padded chairs. If we are looking to spend money and have a relaxing lunch, especially on Christmas Day, we do expect to be seated comfortably. Would you please let me know if you still offer comfortable, padded chairs for your diners in your restaurant and can be guaranteed being seated at a table with these chairs. Thank you.
29 November 2015|
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Response from nancy r | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember any cushioned chairs but you could call and ask them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 835 Hwy One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 707-875-2751
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