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Terrapin Creek Cafe

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1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
+1 707-875-2700
Thu - Mon 16:30 - 21:00
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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank GPToak
Sonoma, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank mpeter9404
Watsonville, California
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306 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kerryloves2travel
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank winsir
Auburn, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited for dinner on our anniversary. The service and food was exquisite. It is difficult to find but well worth the trip. The menu was small but every item we tried or saw was great.

1 Thank Michael M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Congratulations on the well deserved Michelin Star - we continue to find Terrapin Creek to be the best restaurant in Santa Rosa and Sonoma - well worth the drive out - wish they still served lunch but we can still get an early dinner and get back to town usually before dark...and combine it with a nice day at the... More 

1 Thank NovtomCalifornia
Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a lovely dinner here. The service and food were both excellent. Would definitely recommend if in the area.

Thank Kfrosi
Ontario, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was a 5 star dinner in 'almost' every way. Bummer my phone died so no pictures : ( CONS: I'll start with the cons because there were only 2 (#1 It was 95 degrees outside today and pretty darn hot inside with no A/C and some open windows, which brings us to #2... the open windows attracted some moths,... More 

Thank la123brat
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We went here after it first opened & came back after 4 years . Once again, it measures up to every fine restaurant where we have eaten. The oysters on 1/2 shell were some of the best on the trip & we were on Vancouver Island. I had the duck breast & my wife had a scallop and pasta appetizer.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The menu selection is well rounded and the quality surpassed my expectations. Awesome table service. The deserts topped off my visit to indulge in pleasurable desires.

Thank ccfd44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?