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The Birds Cafe

1407 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9779
+1 707-875-2900
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (21 reviews)
“fish and chips” (37 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1407 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9779
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go to when in Bodega for the freshest fish and chips and prawn and chips! Consistently good! Will continue to eat here.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nicimoody
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful fresh seafood, served (weather permitting) on a beautiful patio. Just off Highway One, with a little creative parking, but the food and drink are worth it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank needbeach
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Stopped here for an afternoon snack while in Bodega Bay. The clam chowder was fantastic and the fish tacos were fabulous too. PAtio area was sunny and great for viewing the bay while enjoying the food. Staff was helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Duker20
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We had fish and chips, clam chowder and spinach salad. Food was average. View was beautiful. Outdoor seating and it was a perfect weather day. Great selection of beer, bottle and on tap, and wine. Friendly service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank desro35
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We specifically drove out to go for lunch. Website said open daily 11-6 but apparently not always. Unreliability is disappointing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MominOC
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Outstanding shrimp tacos! Minimal casual space with outside dining deck overlooking the harbour. Friendly staff that was so appreciative of our compliments. Would absolutely return if we are in the area again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank I7990PRdonnat
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here many times and I have reviewed it at least once before. I had to write another review as after eating here twice in the past two months I have to say they have really perfected and improved their food. This is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank MsTerl
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Stopped here for lunch on the way through. Staff was super friendly and the food was excellent. We would always come back here and recommend The Birds Cafe highly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Aposonnar
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great roadside break after driving on Highway 1. They have a few draft beers to choose from and a selection of bottled beer and wine. A small menu, but most everything is very tasty. I take exception with the clam chowder, it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Carl H
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Just a short way north on Highway 1 from its intersection with Highway 12 (also called Bodega Highway), The Birds Cafe (aptly-named) serves a rich clam chowder and very good fish 'n' chips at reasonable prices.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank thetravelorganizer
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Response from James w | Reviewed this property |
Just drive up, order, and pick up your order when they say to pick it up. No problem, very easy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1407 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9779
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 707-875-2900
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