We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Consistently great.”

Terrapin Creek Cafe
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Bodega Bay
Certificate of Excellence
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Always stop at Terrapin for dinner at least once when out in Bodega. The menu is seriously delicious with great wines by the glass or bottle. Quiet and attractive interior although exterior unimpressive. Great staff. Food always great. Scallop starter great. Liberty duck done perfectly. Everything prepared perfectly. Great cheesecake.

Thank richard G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (435)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

3 - 7 of 435 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Not your typical seaside restaurant. The food is so creatively done, so beautifully presented, that we don't even mind not having a view of the water. We've never been disappointed in a meal here and we visit every time we are in Bodega Bay.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank writchey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Terrapin Creek Café was recommended to us by Bodega Bay residents. We were told that they have a Michelin Star. Surprising. We left disappointed by the inconsistency of the food and the quite poor service. While some dishes were actually very good, another (Hamachi) was so bad we contemplated sending it back. The real deal breaker was the service. Our waiter was simply ill suited to the job and I suspect he will singlehandedly drive away most potential repeat customers. We don't understand why he works there.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank sonomacoast2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Special evening out with family. Salmon was super fresh and tasty. Duck was cooked just right. Service was personable and attentive. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Chowin_n_Carousin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The restaurant was recommended by Sonoma Driving Tours and our concierge. The food and service was better than we could hope. We were apparently luck to get a reservation and were seated quickly. My "Salad of Charred Octopus and Roasted Cauliflower" was amazing, as were the Hokkaido Scallops. Our entrees and the bread were also excellent.
The service was prompt, friendly and helpful. Although the restaurant is apparently Michelin 1 star rated, no-one was snooty or condescending.
We will be back.
Price was as expected for a fine restaurant - perhaps a bit lower.

Thank Gregg N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Terrapin Creek Cafe also viewed

Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
 
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
 
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
 

Been to Terrapin Creek Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing