The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge
The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge

The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.duckclubrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (707) 875-3525
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Daily: 7:30am - 11:00am

    Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Reilly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Waveside Room shares the same stunning views of Bodega Bay, the Pacific Ocean and beyond as do the Duck Club and Drake"s Fireside Lounge. Like Drake's and the Duck Club it has its own large stone fireplace.
  • Private Party Contact: Simone Alves 7078754403

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Doran Park Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free on-site parking.
A word from The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge
The Duck Club Restaurant and Drake’s Fireside Lounge celebrate Sonoma’s bounty. Your dining experience will be driven by local seasonal availability of sustainably farmed produce, seafood and meats. Chef Jeff Reilly has established close relationships with local organic farmers, ranchers and artisan cheese makers creating a delicious and innovative menu. You will enjoy stunning views of Bodega Bay, the Pacific and beyond. Savor the seasonal offerings, serene views and an authentic culinary experience of our Sonoma Coastal Cuisine.

Our beverage program is headed by Sonoma County native Director of Food and Beverage and “Wine Guy” Bill Govan who has longstanding associations with many in the local food, wine and farming communities. We have a full bar and offer wonderful local non-alcoholic options as well. Our wine list features almost exclusively Sonoma County wines as we love to support our neighbors who help make Sonoma County the Tuscany or Provence of America.
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The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (54)special occasion (42)romantic (37)fit for foodies (29)notable wine list (18)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Seaside Wonder
    opentabler7VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Very nice scenic space-great service and special Sonoma pricing on a three course dinner with several options, Well worth the detour on this lovely bay front property.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    cfgates
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Not only was the food wonderful, but the service was superb!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost a perfect dining experience
    ShallowHal
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The only thing I would downgrade them for is that our reservation was at 8:00 and we arrived a couple of minutes early and checked in with the hostess, who then disappeared from the front table and never came back. 10 minutes later I asked a passing waitress who said they were clearing our table and it would be ready in just a bit. Everything from that point on was five star quality (including the price of the wine by the bottle, which we passed on) and had it by the glass. Our waitress, Kimberly, was very attentive and helpful with selecting the wines, the food got out to us reasonably quickly, and the food was excellent. My duck was crispy and cooked to medium rare perfection. It was good ten years ago when we went and it still is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Took my girlfriend to the duck club (total shot in the dark)for birthday and we had an excellent experience. Awesome cheese plate and beet salad to start, I had the chicken two ways and she had the pork saltimbocca, and we had the chocolate cake for dessert- everything was pretty much flawless. Food was exceptional as was service and ambiance. Bill was really reasonable for you get also- we'll definitely be returning. If your in the area, wanting fine dining, with choices other than the standard seafood fare of the area, this is the spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine use of local products
    jeffme
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Menu is taylored around locally available products. We had an excellent lamb ragu, with a toasted bread and cheese starter plate. Completed the evening with a tangerine sorbet....oh yeah! With reservations we were seated at a table facing the peninsula with the bay to the right and the ocean to the left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have dined here before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We have dined here before and it was great. This year the service was marginal and the rib steak for one of the group was mostly fat. Another order wAs to be well done & was very rare . Deserts were good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful dinners
    SSDiner
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The beet salad, crab cakes, clam chowder, salmon, gnocchi and seafood stew were all outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    JaySeeVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Service was fantastic. The seafood is very fresh. Loved the beets salad. Fog chowder aka clam chowder... good size and yummy. Wonderful foccacia bread. My only recommendation- Would have liked a wet toilette after cracking the fresh dungeness crab for my sticky fingers! Great window view (if you can get a window) however, better in the spring and summer as you can enjoy the view longer. Other option is sit by the fireplace... very cozy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service service service
    Nomnom
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This place was amazing, the most notable thing was the service it was marvelous and out waiter Bert was just amazing. I had a great time on valentines day there and would most definately recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed. They had a banquet
    NotUpToPar
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Dissapointed. They had a banquet for Google and the dining room and banquet room was all reserved. Dinner was served in the Lounge. They were short staffed and the room lacked imagination. Soup special was not so special and Jeff's Mom's Cake was dry an lacked anything special... Kind a bummer as this was a Birthday dinner that the staff sid not acknowledge and we were staying in the lodge. Breakfast was better as the views n the longe made up for the plain room. Eggs bennidict was passable, the bacon and eggs over easy with sourdough bread was perfect.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The place for couples!
    PinkBikini
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    We went here for our engagement dinner/fiancee's bday. We were one of four couples all of which were celebrating an anniversary. From no years (us!) to 31 years and everyone was so friendly. There was ONE waitress running the whole room and she was wonderful and never acted rushed or stressed. Food was delish and they worked around my food allergy perfectly! Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good yet not so much, for the price
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Breakfasts are great here. Stunning views, nice subdued ambience. The dinner experience was not good, other than our very good server Emily, professional and on top of it. Despite the chef claiming the oysters were "fresh" and just in, they were not, they were dry and probably had not been stored properly. The butter lettuce salad was great except for the inert dressing, must have used water rather than vinegar. The steak was a disaster, and a thin flank steak, rather than the ribeye on the menu. It was swerved at room temperature on a cold plate. Half the steak was gristle and fat, about half was edible. The "glacé" sauce ruined the flavor. The chard was undercooked and fairly tasteless. No more dinners here for us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant's quality is consistent
    SD1956
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Restaurant's quality is consistent with the accomodations. First class all the way. Highly recommend both the lodge and the restaurant. Breakfast was great too. The view in the early morning over the marsh and ocean is priceless.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A perfect dining experience : )
    2SatisfiedFoodies
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Finally! A quiet and very special restaurant in a beautiful getaway from it all setting, where intimate dining can happen! It's for "grown ups". Sorry, but everyone is so concerned about "kid-friendly" these days, it leaves little fun for those of us trying to escape our own kids for a minute. If it was just the fact that the restaurant were quiet with perfect ambiance for nature lovers, that would be enough. But pair that with delicious menu offering local artisan cheeses and local everything including wine...wonderful. Best of all, the staff: Jonathan our server. Sara. Michael, who kindly offered directions to local cheese lovers points of interest. Kelsey hipped us to local places where joy can be purchased for a few dollars. : )
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful spot, delicious plates
    Nori
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I recommend this is a destination dinner place when in the neighborhood of Bodega Bay. The menu met and exceeded my expectations in all ways with variety, tastes, balance, and satiety. I appreciated the special attention made to my needs from guidance by the server to the care in the kitchen. The server did not need to announce, however, each plate accordingly. As for ambience, I would request that the restaurant be fragrance free so we can enjoy the food more. Not only did the hostess but also the ancillary staff (water, bread) have high degrees of laundry fragrance, but the guests of a nearby table had such high amounts of perfume, it was even bothering my partner (who normally does not notice).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Duck Club at Bodega Bay is Fabulous
    Santorini
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    My husband and I have lived in Bodega Bay for 25 years. We have 2 businesses and usually work 7 days a week. This is where we go when we want great food. Small plates, or a dinner with a good glass of wine, the Fireside room offers less formal seating without compromise of menu or service. Year round, 7 days a week it is open. A last minute Tuesday in January worked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server accommodating and courteous,
    PAC4
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Server accommodating and courteous, menu was just average, but the biggest negative was no permanent bar and the bar service was terrible (wait in line while bartender did food serving also).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Various dining rooms have
    Frank
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Various dining rooms have different ambience. Of the 3, the only one that merits the pricing is the main room; but New Years eve is a difficult time to make right.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner
    Tobefree
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We tried this restaurant for our New Years Eve dinner and it was a wonderful evening. The menu was created for this event so I cannot comment on their regular menu. This evenings food was very good and service was wonderful. Taste of what we ordered was very pleasant and temperature was great. The courses were served slowly to give you time to relax and enjoy good company and wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I agree
    Blodega
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Per other reviews, great food, great atmosphere, and server/waitress just ok. She was pretty grim actually. Met the manager, great guy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming Meal -
    grace220VIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Dined here near Christmas, and was very disappointed. The menu had some crowd-pleasers: the crab cakes were excellent. However, everything else seemed to pale in comparison to most of the other meals we enjoyed in Sonoma County. Portions were too large, meats were generally cooked well, but vegetables and sides were inconsistent: either undercooked or overcooked. Desserts were overly sweet. Service was mediocre: staff was not as professional as some comparable restaurants, and disappeared for seemingly long stretches of time. I would not recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot
    ellenVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We stayed at the Bodega Bay Lodge for Christmas and had dinner here. It was delicious. Service was nice. Beautiful views. We had breakfast here a couple times too, the morning views were phenomenal. Coffee was mediocre. I'd definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely
    Gretchen
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    This is one of the nicest dining rooms in the County. There's a beautiful view of the wetlands and the Ocean if you are seated near a window. One of the things we value most in a restaurant is a quiet room, and The Duck Club has that. Discreet, efficient service too. Worth the drive for a special occasion. I just wish they were open for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    Kengil
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Ingredient driven country cooking! Ample portions of excellent food enjoyed in a settled comfortable ding room. Informed and skilled servers who kept in touch without being irritatingly present. Price is appropriate for the quality. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the view.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Disappointed with the menu selection(beef ranch and notable vineyards nearby and not highlighted); duck gumbo did not sound aappetizing. Service was acceptable. View was amazing. Go for the view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb execution
    YumYumVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Great meal with appropriate pacing and flawless execution. The halibut on a bed of spinch was outstanding. The only tiny flaw was that the spinach was hidden by the fish and sauce so a tiny sprig of parsley on top would have added to the correct color balance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ducats Club Duck Club
    GuscoffierVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    A nice but rather expensive dinner with our relatives at the Duck Club. The secluded entrance and the unusual design, (the lounge is on the far side of the dining room), make for an interesting first impression. There's a real log fire (despite it being spare the air day) in the lobby. Good wine list and we enjoyed the Merry Edwards sauvignon blanc with our dungeness crab appetizer. The menu's halibut was off, so we ordered the sea bass and the cod instead. These were more ordinary dishes than the price point would have suggested, but they were OK. Desserts were really good with a fine cherry and apricot crisp and a creme brûlée that really pleased. Dinner for four was just short of $300, even though we brought one bottle of wine with us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close the door
    Gregski1000
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    This restaurant is superb when it comes to the quality of food, service and ambience. The only negative is the more casual Drake's is next door and the door is left open. On the evening we were there a couple of less than content (read "screaming") children were there and created a somewhat annoying distraction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.Exqui
    WedontneednonicknamesVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.Exquisite salads and entrees.Gnocchi and scallops well done! Desserts were great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanksgiving Get Away
    tobygirl
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Food was great but service seemed not up to the standard you would expect for this type of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the short ribs and had
    AlisonjVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Loved the short ribs and had a wonderful table by the fireplace on a cold, dark fall night! Our server was attentive and made thoughtful suggestions about wine and food pairings. Overall, would definitely recommend it to anyone in the Bodega Bay area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special honeymoon dinner
    Honeymooners
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The Duck Club was excellent! From the appetizers to the salad to the entrees - the food was superb. The setting is warm and inviting with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and Bodega Bay. While the service was top notch, I did feel a bit rushed. When dining in such an establishment, it would have been nice to have been able to enjoy the setting and the food at a slower pace. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Destination
    Robert
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    We received a Christmas gift certificate from our daughter for one night at the Bodega Bay Inn. We had a similar getaway last year at the Monterey Bay Inn, so we already knew the lodge and restaurant would be great. We shared a fine bottle of wine, and dined on the crab cakes, filet mignon, and the apple crisp. Everything about the dinner was wonderful, and our server was excellent. I would highly recommend this place, but only for a special occasion. ...dinner and one night at the lodge can cost over $500.00!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romance
    Deano
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We had reservations for 730 and weren't seated until 830, the reason for only 3 stars for service. After that the service was excellent as was the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost
    Neanne
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We've eaten at Duck Club three times now. All three meals have been excellent. Duck, two varieties of fish, duck and andouille sausage gumbo, soups and desserts have all been exemplary. Eggs Benedict at breakfast was lovely and the Crab Benedict equally so, with an added little bit of kick in the Hollandaise. Wine list is good, wait staff professional, personable and pretty much everything a wait staff should be. There's a lovely view when it's clear and the sun is out; no view at all at night time. If I have any problem, it's with the absentee hostess, an issue we've consistently encountered. Also, lovely and relaxing as they've attempted to make the place, it does still read as a hotel dining room-- so bear that in mind.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View, Cozy Fire, Good Food
    SianetaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Enjoyed eating here next to the fireplace. Service and the food was good. Glad they had a nice restaurant at the lodge so we didn't have to find one out on the road in the dark.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had made reservations asking
    Coasters
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I had made reservations asking for a table with a view. I received an e-mail days prior to the reservation and it was explained that I would have to settle on an earlier time to accommodate my chosen time of 7:15 (already my second choose). I arrived and found only two tables available, both were small and located in uncomfortable seating areas, had we had another restaurant nearby we would have dined there. The dinner was mediocre at best, an Angus filet that was tough and a halibut that was over salted. Desert was “Jeff’s mothers chocolate cake” not be my first choice in retrospect. This will not be a restaurant I will seek out during my next north coast vacation.
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  • Very beautiful view of Bodega
    RonlroVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Very beautiful view of Bodega Bay. Good food, very friendly and helpful service, but they are very understaffed, so service is quite slow.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great views
    Britsabroad
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Had a lovely evening meal, overlooking the stunning scenery.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be BACK!!!
    Jules
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    I wanted a special place to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the Duck Club restaurant looked like it fit the bill. It did NOT disappoint! Asked for a quiet table with a view and we were seated by the windows with a fabulous view of the bay. Our server was very attentive, but not hovering. The restaurant slowly filled up as we enjoyed our meal but it was never noisy inside. I had cod and my husband had a flat iron steak. Presentations were very, very nice and the food was delicious! We especially liked the nice "by the glass" wine list, which included some very good local selections. We had a wonderful dining experience and have vowed we WILL BE BACK!!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate