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Terrapin Creek Cafe

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1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9758
+1 707-875-2700
16:30 - 21:00
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Thu - Mon 16:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place doesn't have full five points without reason. We loved the food, the desserts and great service.

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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had the pleasure of visiting Terrapin Creek Cafe for dinner on Friday 2/10/17 with friends. Our friends said this restaurant is hard to get a reservation for so we were wondering what the attraction was at this "off the beaten path" spot. Well, boy do they know how to do food right!!! We started off by sharing an avocado... More 

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Saratoga, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Our first dinner at Terrapin Creek Cafe will not be our last - if we can get reservations at this very popular, small restaurant. We arrived and were seated quickly due to an early reservation time. The food was locally sourced and very fresh. I had a delicious mushroom soup that was the special that day. I also had the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

It does not sit directly on the water. It's located in a tiny village (population less than 1200). It does not have views. It does not have "a vibrant bar scene" (which to most of us is a distinct turn-off). What it does have is an incredible dining experience with superb cuisine, excellent service, and an exquisite selection of wine.... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We went with another couple for dinner on Thursday night. The food was delicious, though not necessarily exceptional, and the portions were just right. More importantly, the entire wait staff and kitchen crew were very friendly and accommodating! The starters were palatable, but the main courses stole the show. I would recommend the duck if available. The halibut was good,... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

The only thing that is a drawback to Bodega Bay is the eating scene which is limited, but Terrapin Creek fixes that in a big way! As you walk in the door, the open kitchen lets you know this is a place that knows food. We came here two nights in a row and were not disappointed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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913 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 

Thank trixieLosGatos
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?