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Terrapin Creek Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
+1 707-875-2700
Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Thu - Mon 16:30 - 21:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Synchronicity when everything comes together......... Warm inviting colors in a spacious yet intimate setting. The service was great, professional but not stuffy with perfect timing in between courses. Great wine list with plenty of Sonoma County wines. The meal was the star. I started with the Salad of Charred Octopus and Roasted Cauliflower. I'm not a big fan of either... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking right out front. Not far from Highway 1. Suggest reservations as this restaurant is popular. Very friendly service. Excellent wine menu with knowledgeable advice from the wait staff. Gourmet cuisine. Warm interior. We plan to return.

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los gatos
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went for a few days stay at Bodega Bay since my friend wanted to visit the one star restaurant there. Terrapin Café. obviously our expectations were too high. it is a mediocre setting, difficult parking and very modest appearance. the tables were uncomfortably close together, which meant that intimacy was a forgotten dream. we were quite privy to our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Executive summary: small, cozy, Michelin rated star of this small NorCal coastal destination. Details: Bodega Bay is a very small coastal community near Point Reyes (north of San Francisco) - best known as the site of Hitchcock's The Birds (filmed here and the nearby inland town of Bodega). Both towns are so small that if you look down to check... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Perhaps we went in with inflated expectations, having seen Terrapin Creek on a list of Michelin-starred restaurants, but disappointment took over quickly. After being seated right next to a door that opened into the cold night and led to the restrooms (hence opened constantly), we re-queued, for some time, for a better table. The seafood and fish were then overcooked,... More 

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Woodside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Haven't been here in a few years, and just barely made it this time. Our reservation was for Sunday night, and the next day the restaurant would be closed for 3 weeks for vacation. Super nice people! Excellent service, roomy, clean, and popular, as always. We don't do appetizers, dessert, or drinks, but we certainly DO entrees. We both had... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

when we saw "cafe" we thought we were in for a diner... but no! This is a fabulous find and we enjoyed an exceptional meal that could compete with a major city's top restaurants. Nicely decorated interior - tip, don't sit by the back door since that is opened/closed a lot due to the toilet being outside. Great, attentive service... More 

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Sonoma, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This small restaurant in Bodega bay was recommended by a friend. We were fortunate to get reservations. Great menu, which changes often, the food is amazing and service impeccable and friendly. They recently received a Michelin star and it is well deserved.

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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A small restaurant with amaing food. Fresh oysters, scallops delicious. Presentation top notch. Lamb shank was tender and well seasoned on bed of polenta. Rib eye steak flavorful. Restaurant is noisy, though, Service good & owners very involved in running the place.

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Thank Kerryloves2travel
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Everything is great. Soup salad duck fish. Reasonable price. Good portion. Good service. The amazing thing is everything is great including the bread.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
16:30 - 21:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?