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Drakes Sonoma Coast, Bodega Bay, CA

Drakes Sonoma Coast

4.2
4.2
878 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Drake's dining experience is curated professional and sustainably using local produce from the West Sonoma county farms, freshly caught seafood and only the best cuts of meat. Our Chef, Damon Jones, has established close relationships with local organic farmers, fishermen and ranchers creating a delicious and innovative menu. Come in and enjoy the most stunning views of Bodega Bay, the Pacific and beyond.

We take as much pride in our vintners as we do in our farmers, and we hope to share the bounty of our region with every guest. Our wine program aims to highlight some of our favorite local producers, big and small, along with the many varietals we can offer due to the diversity of our land. We hope that all of our guests take the chance to explore the beautifully comprehensive world of wine during their stay. The mixology team has a passion for making great cocktails from seasonal, fresh ingredients and has an eye for detail.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 875-3525

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Damon Jones

  • Private party facilities

    Our Waveside Room has a large stone fireplace and shares the same stunning views of Bodega Bay, the Pacific Ocean and beyond as do Drakes Sonoma Coast and our Fireside Lounge.

  • Private party contact

    Cheri Uber: (707) 875-4403

  • Neighborhood

    Bodega Bay

  • Cross street

    Doran Park Road & Doran Beach Road

  • Parking details

    Free on-site parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 878 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Our meals (beef tenderloin and chicken with gnudi dumplings) were average. Not spectacular, certainly not for the price. I must say the service was excellent.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Service was terrific. Setting perfect. Couldn’t have been better . Food was delicious.
  3. LF

    LoveFood

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there and we really enjoyed it. Had breakfast there too. The entire stay was awesome.
  4. JR

    JohnR

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Celebrating 53 years together and they forgot even though the reservation stated it and I reminded them when checked in. Waiters all Spanish and could not understand much of what we were saying and made us feel like they were doing us a favor by waiting on us. None of the waiters could recommend a good wine for dinner with our Duck … dib not know the difference by name if it was white or red. Really poor from beginning to end. Had to request our check. One screaming guest was so upset that it made the entire restaurant very uncomfortable. Poor!
  5. TG

    TomG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Go somewhere else. The Lodge needs to upgrade the restaurant.
  6. MK

    MarkK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service and pleasing atmosphere. Great place for an intimate dinner. Good view and nice fireplace.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good. Setting was nice. Food was great. Good service. Price was reasonable.
  8. PC

    PaulaC

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there on a Monday. Beautiful views, ample parking (maybe because Monday?), nice menu, delicious food, friendly service. Will be back.
  9. D

    Dennis908

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The Manila Clam appetizer dish was delicious and big enough to share. Service was very good.
  10. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was exemplary and the food was superb.
  11. EA

    ErinA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were disappointed in several areas, food was good but not great for the price, we were early and there were empty tables but the concierge did not seat us until a waitress asked, we asked for 2 different bottles of wine and they were out of each one.
  12. TG

    TerriG

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The food was bland under seasoned and my gnudi tasted liked spaghetti o’s
  13. d

    dldrhd

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Birthday with family.
  14. IC

    IngridC

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    I had a reservation for dinner for my husband's birthday. They say us in the cornier against the wall with no view. We ask d several people to move us and we were told that someone else reserved the window table that became available. Not true. It stayed empty for half of our dinner. They offered to move us eventually but that was ridiculous in my opinion. We spent a ton of money staying there for a week and expected to be treated a bit better. Not a huge request. Do better.
  15. MR

    MarkR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was fantastic, highly recommend the clams
  16. CM

    ChantelM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience. The food and service was impeccable.
  17. G

    Grapetownz

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for family and friends. Excellent menu. Great staff
  18. PT

    PamelaT

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here lots of times and the food and service never disappoints.
  19. TL

    TomL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate dinner three nights in a row and enjoyed everything. The food is excellent with different specials each night. The service was spot on without being overly attentive and the cocktails are were made with care and knowledge.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect place for breakfast, we had Claudia for a server. She was perfect
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great view ,great waitress
  22. L

    Lydia

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and excellent food! The Eggs Benedict is one of the best I’ve had. Fantastic service and the view is gorgeous. We will be back!
  23. d

    davidb

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food was not seasoned well, and we had to add salt to at least half of the dishes. Great service which is hard to come by these days, but unless you're sitting at the window, the view is a little hard to enjoy. Value was not high for the price we paid.
  24. RA

    RodneyA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I had an overcooked chicken dish. The waitress claimed that whenever she eats that chicken dish, it's always plump and juicy. She removed the plate and then brought the check as we didn't want desert. It was hugely overpriced, bad food. Never again
  25. R

    Robin

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Food was not what was expected. Service was poor. Bad value to price ratio.
  26. LS

    LizS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated my 70th birthday and the food was fresh and delicious!
  27. s

    suggnek

    San Francisco

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to here for years. Finally did and look forward to coming back. Superb from the bar to the restaurant .Food and service outstanding. Filet and King salmon prepared perfectly. Steamed clams as good as I have had. Ocean views round out a perfect evening.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I chose the nightly special and wish there was something other than meat on the plate. Rack of Lamb with polenta that had chorizo in it. Duck served on duck & spinach raviolis. The flavors were great, but it would have been better to break up all that protein with some fresh summer vegetables. Prices are up there, but ingredients are fresh and great quality. Service was okay for being short staffed and busy.
  29. LG

    LeslieG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner, service, wine. Would return again.
  30. TS

    TeeSquare

    Sacramento

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    when we got there, (about 20 minutes after opening, 10, minutes before our reservation) there was no host... one of the bar servers said they would be with us shortly, and if we wanted, we could have a seat at the bar and enjoy a beverage while we waited.we sat at the bar, ordered a beverage, and proceeded to wait. A host appeared, seated a couple that had just walked in, without acknowledging our existence, and we continued to wait. Almost 30 minutes past our reservation time, we got seated. We realized that we were on "beach town time", so it was not that big of a deal, and the bar had a nice view of the kite surfers on the bay. Once seated, the service was exceptional, food recommendations were perfection, and the food was AMAZING. I went out on a limb, and had the pork belly - sometimes this is so fatty, and undercooked to be inedible, but this was perfect. the meat was tender, but not fatty, and the outer layer (skin) was as crispy as any chicharrone you ever had. The polenta was super fine and creamy. The best meal I have had in a good while. My Bride had the Ling Cod special, and it was prepared spectacularly. Hard to beat a fresh filet of California rock fish, but this was among the best I have ever tasted. Price was reasonable, drinks were good. All in all one of the best meals we have had in a bit. Just remember you are in a coastal town, and you will not be disappointed.
  31. o

    occasionaldiner

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was top notch. Service was mediocre. We were not told about the specials. Did not know about them until overhearing another waiter telling their table. Requested a window table to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary but sat a the back of the restaurant with no mention or recognition of our celebration.
  32. T

    Traveler

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fresh fish prepared beautifully, sauces not overwhelming. Wait staff very attentive.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my grandparents 65th anniversary and we told everyone and the deserts came without even a mention of it. Would have been nice for a congrats to the happy couple
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Understaffed, slow service Quality of food went way down Overpriced
  35. SM

    SteveM

    Sacramento

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Drakes has been one of our favorite restaurants since we first vacationed on the coast. Still the same quality food and professional service. We lament the fact that their menu has been pared down, despite strong tourism since the pandemic slowdown, but hopefully it will expand again soon. That alone should not deter diners, as we are finding that all over the dining landscape. We dined in the formal dining area, the more casual lounge area, and outside as well. All venues have one of the best views in the area.
  36. CK

    CurtisK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Unfortunately, our high expectations were not at all met. Each entree was poorly cooked: all four orders (table of six) of duck was far too rare; the salmon was overcooked; and the pork chop was over as well. Making it worse, the server repeated each preference twice (medium-rare for the salmon, medium for duck). The cocktails were poorly made -- a rye cocktail with anise tasted only like watered-down licorice, and the old fashioned was a sugar bomb. The server was very kind, and the atmosphere was nice. But, when dropping over $500 on dinner, I do want to feel like it was at least mostly worth it. I didn't feel like it was even close to worth the cost.
  37. S

    Stephan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Little bit of a mix up with the charge. Food was OK,view was fantastic,restaurant was beautiful.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Cocktails took 30+ minutes to arrive both times. Our second drink arrived only after I had to flag down the manager, and this was after we had finished our meals. My steak was ordered medium rare, but was served black and blue. Very undercooked. Everything else was great, but when drinks and the entree and screwed up… it’s kind of hard to come back from that.
  39. DH

    DougH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. The view of the bay at sunset was fantastic. Highly recommend the clams as a starter.
  40. E

    Ellev

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated an anniversary at Drake's Sonoma Coast. The meal was excellent (better than we expected at a resort restaurant), the views magnificent, and service friendly. The manager even came to our table with a personal greeting!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Drakes Sonoma Coast offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 875-3525.

Drakes Sonoma Coast is rated 4.2 stars by 878 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Drakes Sonoma Coast

103 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Doran Park Road & Doran Beach Road

  • Neighborhood

    Bodega Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free on-site parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Damon Jones

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 875-3525

  • Private party facilities

    Our Waveside Room has a large stone fireplace and shares the same stunning views of Bodega Bay, the Pacific Ocean and beyond as do Drakes Sonoma Coast and our Fireside Lounge.

  • Private party contact

    Cheri Uber: (707) 875-4403

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