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Drakes Sonoma Coast, Bodega Bay, CA

Drakes Sonoma Coast

4.4
4.4
845 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Your dining experience is driven by local seasonal availability of sustainably farmed produce, seafood and meats. Our Chef, Tim Humphrey, has established close relationships with local organic farmers, fishermen and ranchers creating a delicious and innovative menu. You will enjoy 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. And though our bias is towards the wines of Sonoma County, we also feature a handful of international wines lovingly selected to pair with our cuisine. We hope that all of our guests take the chance to explore the beautifully comprehensive world of wine during their stay, whether by enjoying a bottle of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir or a bottle of Champagne.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 13 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

  • 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 845 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Scenic View

  • Wine Country

    Special Occasion

  • Wine Country

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    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
  2. CK

    CurtisK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  3. S

    Stephan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Little bit of a mix up with the charge. Food was OK,view was fantastic,restaurant was beautiful.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. DH

    DawnH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Waiter was not attentive. Seemed like he had too many tables.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful food and fantastic service!
  9. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location
  10. B

    Brooke

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Very disappointed. They have a very limited dinner menu we had no idea it was 'seasonal' or changed often. Overpriced, and at that price everything for the most part should be at least 'good'. One entrée' out of the whole experience (pork chop) was good. The rest of the dinner - The salmon, cod, mussels, carrot cake, drinks from the bar (3 different ones) and $400 later for 4 people it was mediocre at best. t was for a 60th Bday celebration which we wanted and had hoped it would be extra special going to such a nice place and was just very underwhelming.
  11. MG

    MattG

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Will eat here again next time we are in the area.
  12. A

    Aceswild

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and food was delicious!!!
  13. KV

    KimV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. We all agreed it was the best meal we have had in a long time!!
  14. CS

    CraigS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Good table overlooking the harbor. Greeted and seated right away though we were a half hour early. Water and bread brought to table promptly. Our waiter reviewed the menu, daily specials and opened the bottle of wine we brought. We ordered and then enjoyed some of our wine. The food was served after a reasonable waiting period. The plates looked good. The cod special my wife ordered had so many bones she could not eat it. Her first bite had 5 bones in it. We asked our waiter to please take it back. We decided to just share my bone in pork chop. The chop was quite fatty, 2/3, but what meat there was, was tasty. We ordered the fresh peach cobbler with homemade caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was so good, we ordered a second one. We had been recommended to go to Drakes, they said it was “the” place to go in Bodega Bay.
  15. O

    Oakland

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting with outstanding food. Staff were attentive, knowledgeable and went out of their way to make our dinner lovely I would leave the young children at home if eating in the dining room but there is great space for them in the club room or out by the fireplace s. Views are spectacular
  16. DR

    DianeR

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Were on vacation and came for breakfast. Were seated at a window seat with ocean and bay views. Good food. Excellent presentation and friendly server. Would definitely recommend.
  17. A

    Amiller1060

    Miami

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful restaurant in a wonderful setting. The food was also wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be back during my next annual visit to the region.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Very disappointed, food was bland. Even the bread was like a big loaf of white bread. Nothing about it was fine dining. The wait staff was inexperienced, service while not unfriendly, lacked the charm and professionalism expected at a nice place. The food looks great on the online pictures and sounds fancy when reading the menu, but it just falls flat. It does not match the otherwise very nice hotel. Food was flavorless and boring. If you are a foodie, do yourself a favor and avoid this restaurant.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary- 17th!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kristen (apologies if I’m misspelling the name) was outstanding and the meals were incredibly well prepared!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was my best friends birthday. The drinks where good and the food was just right. Pricey but the view was beautiful.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food is very pleasant and delicious. They perform an excellent job on Pork chop dish - it was cooked in light pink and juicy. Ambiance is great . Very romantic .
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Salmon was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Cocktails were excellent.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing restaurant. The halibut crudo and soup really showed they have a skilled chef at this place. He nailed the flavors.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was tasty. The asparagus appetizer was really good as was the cheese board. There a quite a wait for my husband’s cocktail and our entrees but everything else was great.
  26. CM

    CrystalM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Amazing breathtaking view. Fast service. Good food and fresh. We would visit again.
  27. L

    Leenika

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Ambiance great! Service good. Food presentation was lovely, pork chop flavoring was great, but it was a little tough.
  28. M

    Michael

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, excellent food and service!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful dinner and the window seating was amazing. Loved our waitress Kyleigh, very attentive and friendly.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The view of the bay is breathtaking. The bar and restaurant had a musty odor. If they replaced the carpet and gave the place a thorough cleaning we would have given it a higher score The food items were priced on the high end but were very pleasing, especially the carrot soup.
  31. JS

    JaneS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Drake’s and go there for all our special occasions. The service, food, and ambience are all outstanding!
  32. B

    Bugaboo

    San Francisco

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner that we had was excellent, along with the service and ambience. We had a nice quiet window table overlooking the marsh and the beach. We would definitely come back to Drakes when we are in Bodega Bay.
  33. c

    cenoto

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This place is frequently out of menu items, on an already limited menu. It seems to take advantage of customers since it is about the only game in town. Drake's has really gone downhill post-pandemic.
  34. SM

    SuzanneM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Drakes is great. We are repeat customers. Great staff but the service runs a little slow. Food is great but might like to see 1-2 more appetizer options and dinner options. Would also be nice if a larger table (4 top) were closer to the windows for a view. We may have kids but still like to feel special dining!
  35. SF

    SFNative

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    Although Drake's is a nice place to have a cocktail and conversation, but I would think twice about eating there. The portion of salmon that both my husband and I received were thin slivers compare to salmon dishes at other local restaurants and was slightly overcooked. In my opinion it wasn't worth the $$$. Plus, our waiter spilled a third of my cocktails on the table and was not attentive to our requests (ask for an extra napkin to wipe down the table, as well as other missed opportunities to make a good impression). Also, I was disappointed that the bartender missed the mark by serving a "Last Word" in a martini glass rather than in a coupe. Needless to say, we were not impress and may give them a second chance after we try other restaurants in the area.
  36. DW

    DeborahW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant with wonderful server
  37. B

    Bill

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at the bar on a Tuesday night in early April. View thru the window behind the bar was remarkable - we could see the Bodega Bay headlands & the Bay. I had the steak. It was done exactly as I requested of the bar tender. We did not sit in the dining area, but it looked like it would be suitable for a quiet conversation. Drakes is pricey, but well worth it.
  38. TW

    TerriW

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We started with a shared asparagus salad. It was so unique and delicious. Perfect shared starter. We each ordered the pork chops mainly because they were served with fried brussel sprouts and creamy polenta. Boy - were we surprised at the pork chop! In my entire life never had one like these! Over the top! Our server, Kelsey, was the absolute description of knowledge, professionalism, and kindness.
  39. N

    Nate

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Good things first: ambience is warm and cozy and the views are outstanding. The bartender made one of the best old fashions I’ve ever had. The staff were very friendly and were quick to right any wrongs. The short stumble to our room made our decision to drink heavily an easy one. Breakfast was great and therapeutic. Bad things: We were warned that the service had been slow and that was expected, but we had very little interaction with our server for the entirety of the meal. We didn’t even have the opportunity to let her know that our halibut salad was for lack of a better word, a joke. The salad consisted of a few pieces of cilantro, half an onion, about three thin slices of halibut for $23. No one checked on how we were enjoying our meal until after we received our entrees which consisted of an undercooked and underseasoned pork chop, but nothing a little salt and pepper and an iron stomach couldn’t fix. When our server finally checked on us I commented on the pork and she was quick to drop off some complimentary glasses of wine. We’re not people that complain so I didn’t have the heart to tell her about the salad, but once our glasses were empty we were ready to leave. All in all: grab the drinks at the bar, eat elsewhere, Uber back to the hotel, and enjoy breakfast with the stunning views.
  40. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The trout was excellent! Our server recommended a wonderful wine as well. Looking forward to next time.

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 4.4 stars by 845 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 13 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

  • 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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