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Terrapin Creek Cafe Restaurant

1580 Eastshore Rd. Send to Phone
707-875-2700 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Intimate coastal café gem well worth the scenic drive.

Dinner Thurs.-Mon.

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Terrapin Creek Cafe Restaurant, Bodega Bay, CA

Terrapin Creek Cafe Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Just outside Bodega Bay lies Terrapin Creek, an intimate restaurant tucked into a nondescript shopping center. The dining room feels immediately cheery, with yellow-orange walls, generous windows and tea lights. It’s further warmed by the devoted hospitality of the husband-and-wife chef team who graciously work both kitchen and front of house. This is a refuge for artfully prepared cuisine that exploits the season’s freshest. Tempting starters include hamachi crudo with a parsley-radish salsa drizzled with horseradish, lemon juice and olive oil; braised rabbit on house-made potato gnocchi with pioppini mushrooms and spinach; or salad of charred octopus and roasted cauliflower with chili aïoli, fava beans, arugula and toasted almonds. But don’t-miss entrées such as the braised lamb and white bean cassoulet with cremini mushrooms and broccolini, or house-made fettuccine with Gulf shrimp, pork sausage and roasted fennel, topped with pistachio pesto and green garlic. 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.


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