Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Terrapin Creek Cafe Restaurant

1580 Eastshore Rd. Send to Phone
707-875-2700
Intimate coastal café gem well worth the scenic drive.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner Thurs.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

  • 0.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
0.0 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at Terrapin Creek Cafe Restaurant, Bodega Bay, CA

Terrapin Creek Cafe Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Just outside Bodega Bay proper, where Highway 1 turns its back on the ocean, lies Terrapin Creek, a restaurant tucked into a cozy shopping center. The intimate dining room feels immediately cheery from yellow-orange walls, generous windows and tea lights. It’s further warmed by the devoted hospitality of the husband-wife chef team who graciously and capably work both the kitchen and front of the house. This is no chowder shack; it’s a refuge for artfully prepared cuisine that exploits the season’s freshest. It’s easy to heavy-up on tempting starters: a pair of pan-seared scallops on a bed of parsnip purée with shaved fennel and apples dressed with bacon vinaigrette; golden sweet corn soup laced with butter and jalapeño oil; juicy summer peaches intermingled with heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and dotted with poblano-balsamic salsa. But don’t miss entrées such as a thick filet of crisp-skinned local wild salmon with rapini and pork sausage, or house-made fettuccine with Moroccan-style grilled ground lamb with mint and feta. Finish with homey, elegantly prepared desserts, perhaps cocoa nib cake or caramel bread pudding. Welcome details include too-hot-to-touch plates, tasty crusty bread and savvy wine pairings.

User Ratings & Reviews for Terrapin Creek Cafe Restaurant
 



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.