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About Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen

Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen celebrates Sonoma’s bounty in The Dining Room and The Fireside Lounge . Your dining experience is driven by local seasonal availability of sustainably farmed produce, seafood and meats. Our Chef 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 Coast Kitchen.

Our beverage program is headed by Sonoma County native Director of Food and Beverage 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 and beers as we love to support our neighbors who help make Sonoma County the Tuscany or Provence of America.

103 Coast Highway One
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:


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

Lounge Nightly: 5:00p - 10:00pm

Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Doran Park Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 875-3525

Website:
http://drakesbodegabay.com/

Parking Details:
Free on-site parking.

Executive Chef:
Sean Han

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (11)
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Fit for Foodies (5)
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Great for Lunch (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place. We dine here every time we come and stay at Bodega Bay Lodge. Well recommended

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

very disappointed in the experience. The reservation was for 6:30 we arrive at 6:16 and were told we would hav to wait in the bar until 6:30 even though 90% of the tables were empty. As a former restauranteur in Marin and San Francisco I was appalled.

we ordered sea bass and short ribs---the short ribs were OK the sea bass came with cold mini raviolis and the portion was gone in two bites which for $32 did not feel right. Crab cakes also decent but nothing to rave about. The wine list is good except that half bottles and full bottles are mixed together so a little confusing.

the atmosphere is strange, and not at all what one would expect in Sonoma or on the coast. Resembles more of a lodge in the Sierra or a restaurant in an airport chain like Hyatt or Marriott.

The plaid carpet is out of place in Bodegay Bay and a throw back to the 80's.

we live in Dillon Beach 20 minutes away hence we were very excited to try for the first time since our local choices are limited. Unfortunately we will not come back.

Our waiter Austen was the bright light of the evening and he was very pleasant and professional.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Dining room is adjacent to bar and casual dining area with a huge door that remains open. Certain loss of intimacy/separation from the bar scene. Food portions were not generous. Baked chicken was under-cooked and when noted to the manager the response was 'no it isn't". Wine by the glass was significantly overpriced .

Service was above average and attentive.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I had read some Yelp reviews that had some pretty bad things to say so I was concerned. However we had breakfast and dinner and both were excellent. The menu is small but the food was very good and the service was outstanding. If you are looking for a more upscale place to eat in Bodega Bay this is where you should go.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food @ a good price in a lovely dining room. Good wine list.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were so happy to discover they would be serving on Christmas Day. The crab cakes were heavenly. I had the prime rib and my companion had the salmon. Both were excellent. Service was outstanding. Interesting cocktails. Our server picked out wines that paired well with the dinners. Incredibly beautiful view from our windowside table. Altogether a memorable experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was great but the desert was terrible!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Was really looking forward to Xmas Eve dinner at Drake’s. Service was incredibly slow. Food was substandard. Ordered the prime rib (meh) and had to wait over 5 minutes for the horseradish. Two in our party ordered the lava cake, which was a joke. Looked like the executive chef chopped off a Hostess cupcake, dug out the filling and called it a day. Along the worst looking desserts I’ve ever seen. Wish I would’ve took a picture of this novelty to upload on OpenTable. For a $74 prix fixe menu, it was overpriced and over-rated. I attribute the slow service to being understaffed, which happens. But the so-so food and dessert is on the executive chef.

Go with Bluewater Bistro instead.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very surprised and disappointed to be handed a fixed price menu of $74 each on Christmas eve. Was not on website and was not informed when I made our reservation on open table. The bar room, where we were seated was cold(most left on outdoor jackets), noisy and tv was on. Food was outstanding but couldn't make up for the unpleasant surprise.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food just above average, service much above average, atmosphere very warm and relaxing, prices a bit high. Enjoyed our evening.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Nice place - casual to dressy attire. Good dinner menu, with some vegetarian and fish items, plentiful servings. Great appetizers. Dessert menu a bit limited and a bit standard. Excellent service. C

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Waterfront
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our first time at the restaurant. We reviewed the latest menu on their website but found on arrival it did not match the current offering. Slightly disappointing because we specifically were looking forward to one bar item and one dessert item. I think the manager can do a little better in this regard.

Arriving early, we chose a sofa in the lounge to wait and had a drink while talking to a pleasant young couple. The server we had was terrible. Couldn’t tell if she was new, but her attention to detail was poor. We watched our drinks sit at the bar for 10 minutes while she wandered around the lounge looking lost. Eventually the bartender asked if we thought the drinks were ours. How would we know? She needs to know, not us.

With the negatives out of the way, the main dining room was very comfortable. We were seated fireside, very nice! The food was good and on par with equivalently rated establishments. Wholesome local ingredients were welcomed. My wife and I both had the beet salad and braised short ribs. Also had a recommended bottle of red wine to share. No complaints here.

Here’s where the train came off the rails again just a bit. The dessert menu wasn’t a match to what was offered online or in the restaurant. We’re not real picky about sweets so we found a suitable sharing dish.

Overall we would go back without hesitation. We’ll expect the menu to be wrong so not to be disappointed. We’ll also avoid the lounge if the same server is working.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was very good .. However the service was slow. I spoke to the Manager and he was great, but we waited an hour for our dinner entrees.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and just as wonderful customer service! The food was delicious-I had the short rib and my boyfriend had the seafood stew. Can’t wait to visit again-such a beautiful scenery.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious food though service was a bit slow. Our servers were super nice though.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent dinner!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This was our second visit to Drakes, and was just as good as the first time. We both ordered the King salmon special. It was served with a grapefruit-shallot salsa that really complemented the perfectly cooked fish. A reasonably priced wine list by the bottle; a bit pricey by the glass. Ask for a table by the windows overlooking the wildlife preserve.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

My wife and I were staying at the Bodega Bay Lodge and Drakes is on the property. You need reservations. Very scenic view of Bodega Bay. Nice wine list and the food was reasonably priced.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Birthday dinner while staying in Duncans Mills. About a 12 mile drive along the Russian River and down the coast to Bodega Bay. I had the rock cod, my wife had seafood stew. Both were excellent. I booked for a sunset dinner, but the fog rolled in. Still a good view of Bodega Bay.

Tags: Seasonal, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service was pretty bad, but the beautiful ambiance and delicious food (almost) made up for it. We had to wait about 15 minutes after being seated before anyone even came up to us--that's pretty bad. There seemed to be only 1 waitress working, which was the problem. The delicious cheese plate and seafood stew made me forget the slow service--it was that good!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Love that the restaurant is on the same property as the Lodge Hotel. Love the cheese selection and oysters a must! Nice to watch the sunset from the restaurant. Great friendly service always.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We were celebrating a friends retirement, and wanted the evening to be very special. We received excellent assistance in advance in choosing the champagne, and a recommendation for nearby flower shop. Service and food were absolutely outstanding . The evening could not have gone better. The host greeted us several times throughout the evening and everyone made us feel relaxed and welcome.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food, beautiful atmosphere. Chef, Sean, was amazing.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had never been to Drake's before and was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and full of local flavor.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Pork chop was cooked nice, sauce was a little overly salty. Wifes chicken was average, chocolate cake was excellent!! Great server!!

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

A beautiful room with a wonderful view, good service and old fashioned food. Pork chop brined and too salty, Linq Cod heavily breaded served over starchy corn and improbably topped with guacamole turned a light dish into a heavy one. Too short wine list by the glass.
Breakfast service is fine, professional and very good.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent dinner, the salmon was the best I've ever had. Service was wonderful, and it is a lovely restaurant. This will be the only place I dine when I am in Bodega Bay!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Go for the view and ambiance. The food was good but service was not from the greeter who could not find the reservation list to the slow and uncoordinated drink and dining service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Drakes is the restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge. If it wasn't there, I'm not sure that they would be as popular a restaurant as it is. My wife ordered the cod dish - it was nothing special. I had the fettucine with mushrooms - very fresh and very good!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Had a nice meal here and enjoyed the views. The selection was good and fitting for the area - local ingredients were used in most dishes. The service was slow because there were not enough staff. The waitress was flat-out all night.

Tags: Disabled Access, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We had a most enjoyable meal, however we had a terrible time finding the restaurant. No where did it mention that it was part of the Bodega Bay Hotel and Spa, and no signs appear on the main highway.
Once found it was well worth it

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wonderful place for our Anniversary dinner!!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 28, 2017

we arrived at 5:55 pm for our 6 pm reservation and the hostess told us that they didn't open until 6 pm and we needed to wait...along with 2 other groups! REALLY!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

A lovely restaurant to share birthday celebrations! Great cocktails, wine and food. Thanks for a great evening!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was great. Service was extremely slow. It took just over 30 minutes to get our first cocktail and the restaurant was not busy. The same time frame for appetizers and the main course. Almost 2.5 hours total, for 2 of us. Again, the food was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Ordered the braised short ribs. Was served the equivalent of low grade pot roast. For a 150$ meal for 2 with a screw cap bottle of wine, extremely disappointed with main course. Service was excellent and staff friendly but please don't call that braised short ribs. I'm a chef and know the different cuts of meat and have served higher quality pot roast and much better braised short ribs even while camping with a cast iron pot with briquettes. If you want to cheap out, call it something else please!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Made dinner reservations after a friend recommended it and we were not disappointed! Our server (Joaquin) was excellent, the food was fantastic and the ambiance was fabulous.

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great food. Nice atmosphere for special dinner .

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Terrific view, generous portions and great service. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts were fresh and well done, but not exceptional. Hostess and servers were friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Very comfortable cushioned armchairs.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

It was my wife's 45th birthday. The waiter was lack luster in service, inattentive, at the end of the dinner , he offered another table a cake and candle, not not my wife. She was very disappointed.

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