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: 7078753525
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (77)romantic (54)special occasion (54)fit for foodies (33)notable wine list (23)great for brunch (11)neighborhood gem (8)good for groups (7)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Generally Excellent But.....
    vegasgap
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The corn bisque, crab cakes, salads and Liberty Duck entree, as well as the strawberry pie, were excellent. We travel extensively and often dine at very high end venues. In our reservation we had requested a table away from any service areas (high traffic,noise etc.). The maitre 'd placed us directly between the entry from the bar area and almost adjacent to the noisy kitchen entry to the dining area. My wife was unhappy and asked to be moved. The maitre 'd simply needs people skills training. Enough said. Service is a bit slow but the ambiance is such that one can tolerate it. All in all we had a splendid evening after being reseated....the absolutely excellent food overcame the personnel issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great a dinner
    YumYumVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    From salads and crab cakes all the way through to the local salmon main course a great dinner and an excellent server. The only comment would be for the chef to be very careful not to overcook the fish, it is done a teeny bit too well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In a word - delicious
    Mikeinsacto
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The corn, coconut, curry soup special was absolutely incredible, and my flat iron was cooked to perfection with a delicious croquette. Throw in some wonderful wine and a beautiful view -- a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my Sweetheart's birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    we've always enjoyed the scenic setting of the Duck Club. i guess i enjoy the food more than my Vietnamese Sweetheart. though i had requested a table to look out over the marsh toward Bodega Bay, that didn't work out. sorry for that. our server, Chelsea (if i remember correctly,) was very attentive, helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • " Baby your the Tops "
    RickandAlice
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our 4th time there and great as always. Good food, good wine, good atmosphere. Maybe a little pricey but always a nice experience. Our waitress was young lady by the name of Eliza and she was both charming and efficient. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded our expectations!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was really quite good! Cocktails were tasty also, and our server was very pleasant. The hostess was professional and friendly when we opted to wait for a table with a better view!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YosemiteStars
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Amazing views and tasty food. The chef visited our table and had a lovely conversation with us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Kate
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was delicious and served fresh. Service was hit and miss, depending on your server. But can't go wrong with the fabulous food at the Duck Club.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect ambiance for a coastal view
    outonthetown
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is old fashioned, classic California dining. No "special effects" or weird menu items...just classic, elegant food and atmosphere! The service is impeccable and the menu very innovative but not too fussy. The Salmon was memorable...watch the rabbits from your window as you dine in elegance that was unexpected in such a causal atmosphere as Bodega.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at the Duck Club
    debofoods
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Over rated the food just so so. Chocolate cake was yummy but not really happy with the meal. My husband and I both shared an appetizer and had a bowl of soup and the main entrée was the rib eye steak. Nothing really made us go wow. If coming back to the lodge think I would pass on the Duck Club.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worth the drive
    livetoeat
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Everything we had to eat was delicious. I did not give it 5 stars just because I have had never but not that often. The sever was extremely nice. The view was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful ambiance & food
    Sand1117
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Staying at the lodge - eating here was a no brainer & a nice surprise. Wait staff were very friendly & food prepared beautifully.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    WinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Perfect food and evening! Loved the happy hr. for guests of the lodge ! Never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incorrect Advertising
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We purchased a Living Social Coupon - coupon $25 for $50 food for "each customer". We purchased 4 coupons for four people. We were told by the maitre'd that the coupon was only for "each table". The Duck Club should have their coupon worded appropriate - "coupon valid for each party/table".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • imfin
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Beautiful scenery with outstanding food and service. The selections were carefully thought out and yet it was difficult to make a choice because of it. We felt this place won a place on our list of Fine Dining and will go back with guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing
    pickyeater
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Had the clam chowder and the duck with wild rice on the 4th of July. All was perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NO Comment
    RestaurantLifeline
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I prefer not to comment, till I hear something the restaurant. This was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    While the food was good , the server was a bit slow. She never offered us a second round of drinks. The most attentive and accommodating was the busser. He never missed a beat. Also you need to have more than just two choices of seafood. You had only salmon and halibut. I realize it's seasonal but never missed a beat. Also you need to have more than just two choices of seafood. You had only salmon and halibut. I realize it's seasonal but really?
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food just OK
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was not anything special and very small portions. The ribeye was the best. The view was not anything spectacular.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rustig dineren
    hollandia
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Duck club restaurant heeft een mooie gevarieerde kaart. De bediening is zeer vriendelijk en voorkomend.. Er is een rustige sfeer en, als er geen mist is, een prachtig uitzicht over het water. Vraag bij reserveren om een tafeltje aan het raam.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CBogle
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The Duck Club remains to reign over the roost of restaurants in Bodega Bay. It is always within the two top spots to eat and enjoy Bodega Bay
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant, the food and service was great. We are going back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lots of potential
    415dinerVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This restaurant has a beautiful location and views for almost every seat in the house...except for ours. We were shuttled to the ONE table in the entire room that didn't have a view. Honestly, it felt like they added this table for the summer months, when demand is high, because although I was able to look out at the views, my husband's seat was facing two walls. And there wasn't even a picture to look at, just walls. It truly felt insulting, as no one else was treated to this view. The service was fine, but the food was good, not great. The prices were high for the quality of the food. I think you're paying for the view.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed at Duck Club
    Healdsburgian
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The setting at Drakes was warm with fireplace glowing with ocean views. Got crowded and loud after a while so happy to have reservations at the restaurant. Had great crab cakes with a spicy sauce and a tomato compote were nicely prepared without filler. The atmosphere in the restaurant is comfortable with views of the bay and expert wait staff. We were served a wonderful duck salad with baby greens, then gnocchi which were little square mushy potato pancakes. The Angus rib eye you could cut with your fork and full of flavor with a little too much sauce. We also had a salad with blue cheese and apples that almost had no dressing. It's a good, convenient restaurant if you have golfed and/or do not want to drive elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    YumYumVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    One superb order of crab cake appetizer - one excellent butter lettuce salad - one very well prepared and presented fresh seasonal halibut - one excellent steak - great view - two wines by the glass. The only small imperfection was one of the wines by the glass had been opened too long and was tired, otherwise an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find. Worth every penny
    ap2mbm
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I stayed in Sebastopol and asked around for a recommendation and that is how I found The Duck Club. So glad I asked a local. The food was delicious. Some of the best halibut and sole my guest (my mom!) and I had ever had, respectively. The wine pairing was perfect. I am the type of gal that likes to know where my food comes from. I also appreciate a well trained chef. Both of my standards were surpassed. The service was PERFECT. Everyone was friendly, informative, and attentive without being intrusive. I will most definitely be back and suggest it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just right
    FussbudgetVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Scale of dining area kept it intimate and noise levels down. Professional staff. Great wine pairings with sampling offered.breads artisanal. Spectacular view. Food was fresh and fun. Fruit crisp with a dollop of honey ice cream a perfect punctuation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely and romantic!
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    For a special birthday dinner, we made a reservation here. At first they offered us a table along the back wall of the restaurant. No way. We requested a table in the front windows which look immediately out to ponds, a bird sanctuary and the ocean. They said ok if we could wait a bit. Ten minutes later we were seated. Yes! The food was outstanding, and we really enjoyed our waitress. She was low-key, warm, funny and super competent. She also had good knowledgeof the wine menu and steered us well. We would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off the beaten path
    love2eat
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Warm, friendly welcome. We were greeted, seated and served our cocktails very promptly. Wait staff were knowledgeable and attentive. Service was great and the food was delicious.Luv
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Anneversary
    Randy
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Great location for a romantic meal. Lovely food and presentation. Sadly, the service was not delivered with a smile.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kkat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food is amazing here! Love the ambiance and the view too. Everyone there is very nice and helpful, though the service was a bit slow. Granted it was Mother's Day, but the tables were not full. We arrived at 6:45 and left after 9. That being said, it's a wonderful place to "have" to spend extra time. A little bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Every bite I try always astounds me. Make a night of it, highly recommended
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointment
    mike
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was not impressed with the enviornment. Bret the server was awsome. The chicken entree was dry and tasteless. We will not return. Too noisy and not enough lighting.nice wine list
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • BAR53
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The view and ambiance were only surpassed by the food, from it's presentation and preparation it reviled any up scale restaurant in the big city, we would not hesitate to return to the restaurant or hotel for it's accommodations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening on the Bay
    RSFoodman
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were greeted immediately and led to a window table with a panoramic view of Bodega Bay, Harbor and marshlands as the sun was setting. Cathleen was very attentive without rushing us. Our cocktails were served quickly. Soup and salad courses were very good. Both of our entrees (blackened salmon special and the best halibut ever, according to my wife) were pleasingly presented and were cooked to perfection and they provided some of the best breads we have found. I selected a recommended wine-by-the-glass and found there to be perhaps too much going on in the glass or possibly some oxidation which subdued the expected sharp Zinfandel character. Dessert was also outstanding as we shared the special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 132 reviews are from the The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge reviews archive.
  • Be sure to dine at The Duck Club!
    DiningProVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We stayed two nights at the Bodega Bay Lodge and chose to dine at The Duck Club the first evening of our stay. We made an excellent decision as the overall experience was fantastic. The dining room was full but comfortable and service was great all evening. The wine list was extensive and offered some great selections. The menu options were many. We had a wonderful dining experience and highly recommend The Duck Club.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    Specky
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This is a lovely spot for a quiet celebration. Even though there was fog, it was great. Service was as always outstanding. The Halibut was very good as was the Saltimbocca, even though it was a bit tough. Strawberry pie was terrific, a nice sweet bite to end the meal. The view is the main reason we enjoy this restaurant. Who wouldn't enjoy a good dessert and a view of the water?
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Duck This Club
    YumYum
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Excuse the pun, but it means well. The food was great, our server, Cathleen, prompt and professional. When I asked about a specific bar item she said she was new and retrieved the answer for me quickly. My guest raved about the halibut and was going to only eat half, but couldn't stop once she started. As a vegetarian, I chose not to challenge the chef because the gnocchi looked special (I usually avoid it) and it was superb. We will be recommending this stop to many, many people. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Food shown to Advantage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We enjoyed the local cheeses, meats, and wines. As is typical with restaurant food, it was all a bit salty and rich for our taste, but overall it was still very tasty. The prices are a little high, but the quality of the ingredients and the incredible setting account for that. The butter leaf lettuce salad with pears is a new favorite. The bar/lounge is excellent. Very comfy and cozy and the bartending was exceptionally good (they got the classics right). The view from most of the dining room over the bay is spectacular at sunset. This is a really nice spot for a nice dinner out.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss Jack's mom's cake
    AlshVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    While simple, it is simply the best dessert ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining with a View
    microcomp
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The last time I dined at the Duck Club was over 20 years ago so I was looking forward to a new dining experience. The Seafood stew that I had viewed on their web site Monday was no longer available so I deferred to the Pan Seared Liberty Duck Breast which came with Citrus Glazed Organic Carrots, Baby Kale, Farrotto, and a Montmorency Tart Cherry Duck Sauce. Delicious, fabulous and beautifully served. My companion decided on the Pork Loin Saltimbocca with Highway One Fontina which I forgot to taste but was delicious and wonderful, I was told.We also split a Butter leaf Lettuce Salad which even split in half filled up two salad plates completely. We finished the meal with Jeff’s Mom’s Chocolate Cake which had a cream cheese frosting. Yum.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.