Terrapin Creek Cafe & Restaurant

4.9
1628 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Terrapin Creek Cafe & Restaurant is a California cuisine restaurant located in Bodega Bay, California.
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Dogmom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Debbie has served us several times, always stellar. We are working our way through the menu, everything as impossibility good as the last. Can't say we prefer any one thing over another, all simply excellent, just depends on what you want to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

DO NOT EAT HERE. I have never experienced such humiliation. It was probably the worst experience I have ever encountered in a presumably fine dining establishment. I guess I expected more. How terribly misguided I was. I had made a reservation over a month ago for a fireside table for a special occasion. When I arrived the server informed me that my reserved table had been accidentally given to another diner. She spoke to the interloper who —reasonably— did not want to give up his table to us. She then seated us at a table next to the bathroom. It was embarrassing beyond belief. We ate there since it was a special occasion but we will never return. The irony is that we had dined there over half a dozen times pre pandemic and had recommended the restaurant to many friends. But never again. NEVER EAT HERE. The sever was as ungracious as imaginable.

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JennaB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great special occasion spot amazing food. Mellow ambiance

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LSM24
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, so delicious! A lovely, warm restaurant, with outstanding service, and the food was fantastic and beautifully plated. We will certainly plan another trip to the area to eat at Terrapin Creek again.

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kp12
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service and friends to enjoy makes for great time.

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vipService
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall it was 5, noise level was high (they were full) but other than that, it was great experience!

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vipESNapa
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding meal, can't wait to come back!

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vipHotfork
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a costal standout. The food was beautifully prepared and presented.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner in Bodega Bay

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vipBarbi
San Francisco
145 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We have been to Terrapin Creek many times and have always had friendly and helpful service. However this time it was different. Our server barely spoke to us, never asked if we liked the food...no checking in while we were eating. And he seemed oblivious to our needs. Yes, he served us the Squash Soup which was very tasty. My husband had the scallops and I had the crab cake as our main courses...but he just put down the plates and did not say a word. I was confused by the way my crab cake was served; the sauce for the crab cake was actually hidden beneath the salad. I did not find the sauce until I had eaten about 1/2 of the salad. We shared the chocolate cake...and it did not really have a strong chocolate flavor. I bake with chocolate all the time and my cakes/cookies/brownies have more flavor. Sorry for these negative words because we really like your restuarant but we both felt kind of ignored while we ate our dinner!

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laddl
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back. It was a perfect dinner.

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Rick
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem in Bodega Bay. Excellent service, food and wine list. Pretty pricey, but definitely a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quiet restaurant with casual ambiance and very good food. Staff was great.

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Will
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was truly exceptional - thank you, Terrapin Creek!

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ChrisR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome little find in a totally unassuming little area of Bodega Bay

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vipbooboo
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; excellent service

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JeffO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend there for her birthday, food and service were exceptional!

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MaryC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem! Andrew and his team provide a wonderful dining experience. The food and the cocktails are outstanding!

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DianneG
Shreveport
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal and waiter, Guillaume at Terrapin! Guillaume recommended the pasta dish with sausage. I'm not a fan of sausage but this dish was amazing and he also made a wine recommendation that was perfect 🥰 .

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Chuck
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to this restaurant over many years. Never disappoints. Outstanding experience always. Can't wait to return again.

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kathleenf
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and people!

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Bobbie
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a special birthday with friends, and we had a lovely meal and great service. Such a gem of a restaurant.

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vipDave
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived a little early but were quickly seated in the main dining room. We were not really hungry, so we opted to share a started and entree. By the time we were done, we wished we had room to try more dishes! We started with the charred octopus salad with Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. It was delicious. The dressing was exceptional and everything was cooked perfectly. We ordered the seafood stew. Plenty of clams, fish and flavor. The broth was outstanding. We were glad we ordered the bread to absorb any remaining broth. For dessert we had the bread pudding, it was very good. The service was terrific and they took the extra step of splitting everything for us. We would highly recommend this restaurant when in Bodega Bay!

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ChrisE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great simple food at an affordable price. Highly recommend and look forward to returning.

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Rita
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Half dozen oysters shared with spouse. Fish stew, halibut, both were very good. Superb server friendly and professional, helped with wine choices. Desert was local tawny port. Lovely all around.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fabulous! The food superb! We loved all of it!

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Dinner
Sacramento
49 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening from beginning to end. Crudo oysters Halibut that was fantastic and bread pudding dessert to finish it off. Could not have asked for anything more.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most incredible restaurants. The food was extraordinary (we share about five dishes and each was as fresh and delicious as the next). The ambiance was quaint and cozy and the staff were all extremely friendly. I will be dining here anytime I’m on the Sonoma coast.

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John
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic little Restaurant. Ingredients were high quality, and the drinks were delicious. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. I will definitely be returning.

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WendyR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the scallops, duck, and pork chop and all were outstanding.

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GeneG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service and the atmosphere were first-class. Excellent restaurant and we will go back for sure.

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pook
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

what a gem of a restaurant! our waitress was wonderful, and the food amazing. very reasonable price! Can’t wait to return!

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Shelly
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding place to dine but can be a little loud. Food was exceptional and great service.

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Joya
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was delicious and the service delightful.

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JulieL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular all the way around! Food delicious. Superb service. Julia Debbie terrific wait staff

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MamaKent
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every single bite and sip were MAGNIFICENT! There was nothing that I would’ve changed. The outside is very deceiving and I’m so glad we took the chance and booked a table! We will be back if we ever have the opportunity to come back to Beaut Bodega Bay!

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Cioni
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will always try to stop at Terrapin Creek when on the Bodega Bay part of the coast. Everything we had was imaginatively done and delicious. The waiter and other staff both professional and personable. 5 stars!

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Cheryl23
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!! The food was amazing and the service matched it. For appetizers we had the squash soup and the scallops and both had a wonderful flavor. The entrees at our table were the duck, the fish stew and the corvina with quinoa and squash. Everyone loved their meals! And we had outstanding service from Guillaume who was both our server and mixologist. There is no better place for a five star meal in Bodega Bay and surrounding area. We send all of our renters here because we know they won’t be disappointed. Cheryl and Hobie.

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Steve
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was really glad you guys reopened after the COVID-19 debacle. You remain my favorite place in Bodega Bay.

I was also pleased to see some of the old familiar faces.

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Mamsie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot is aesthetically beautiful. The service is exceptional as is the food; including presentation, careful attention to detail and diner preferences.
Could not recommend it higher. A total amazing experience.

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Terrapin Creek Cafe & Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1628 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.