Sunday, May 23, 2010

Contest: What's Your Favorite Bodega Bay Restaurant?

Image from Terrapin Creek Cafe website.

What's your favorite restaurant in Bodega Bay, CA? Let me know and you might win a $50.00 gift certificate to your chosen eatery!

We have a wide variety of dining options here on the coast, from the informal Dog House, Boat House and Spud Point Crab Company, to our award-winning fine dining establishments like Terrapin Creek Cafe, Bluewater Bistro, Bay View and the Duck Club. I've listed them all below, along with links wherever possible. I've written about many of these before, you can type the restaurant name in the Search Box to read the posts.

Image from the Bay View Restaurant website.

To enter the contest, please do the following:

• Click the "Like" button in the BodegaBayLife.com Facebook Fan box in the right column on the blog page.
• Sign up to receive BodegaBayLife.com, if you're not already a subscriber. It's free!
• Leave a comment below voting for your favorite Bodega Bay restaurant, and tell us why.

Citrus and Goat Cheese Salad from Bluewater Bistro

You may enter in the comments section once per day. Each time you vote, it will count toward your favorite restaurant and your name will be put into the proverbial hat. Feel free to leave comments on the Facebook fan page as well, but only votes in the comments section on this site will be counted.

Image from the Sandpiper website.

On Wednesday, June 9, we'll announce the winning restaurant, and draw a voter's name to win the $50.00 gift certificate! I'll announce the winning voter's name here, and if you choose not to leave contact info on the blog, I'll ask you to email me to work out the details.

BODEGA BAY RESTAURANTS:
Bay View Restaurant
Bluewater Bistro
Brisas Del Mar
The Boat House
The Dog House
The Duck Club
The Inn at the Tides
Island Style Deli
Lucas Wharf Restaurant & Bar
The Sandpiper
Spud Point Crab Company
Terrapin Creek Cafe

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60 comments:

Alicia said...

Bluewater Bistro! You can't beat their prices. The food is amazing, and the service and views are unbeatable.

Kathryn/platnwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

OMG, you are SOOOO lucky to have access to such good food all the time! Lucky, lucky, lucky, YUM!

Don said...

Bluewater Bistro. Everything is "right" at BB: service is spectacular, setting is perfect, prices are reasonable; and the food is ALWAYS spectacular.

sonomalocal said...

I have always kind of liked the good old Dog House

Bodega Bay and the Sonoma Coast said...

Well we are spoiled for choice in Bodega Bay but....Terrapin Creek Cafe is hard to beat. Excellent food, reasonable prices and delightful staff.

Laurel said...

Bluewater Bistro for me! I love their pizza!

Kathlene said...

Thanks for your votes you guys! I agree and love all of your favorites.

Kathlene said...

Yes Kathyrn and John, we are blessed to have so many wonderful restaurants here...

Coppernob said...

We are new to the area but our meal at Terrapin was very very good. I must admit, however a fondness for the dog house, especially after chucking a few balls into the water for our dog to retrieve

Andrew said...

Brisas Del Mar, there is nothing better than fresh fish tacos

Cherrise said...

Very hard, but the Island deli sushi Thursdays is hard to beat. The poki is awesome!

The Blanchards said...

Terrapin Creek and Island Style Deli - they are on either end of dining spectrum, but both have fabulous, fresh, yummy food!

Kathlene said...

Hi Bob and Sissy! I'll cast one vote each from you two and enter you twice in the drawing.

Nikki said...

We come a few times a year and LOVE to eat at the Tides! We have never tried the Blue Water Bistro, but with all the good things Im reding about it we'll definitely have to heck it out next time we are in town!
We <3 Bodega Bay!!!

Anonymous said...

Lucas Wharf is my favorite, I've been coming out for 20 plus years and it's always my first stop.The food and the service is always amazing. I come home every 4 months. See ya soon !!!!!!!

Joe said...

Lucas Wharf Restaurant & Bar
First restaurant I went to in Bodega bay when we moved to california in 1999. Been there a few times and the food is always great

Leo said...

My favorite restaurant is the Sandpiper. My girlfriend and I love to eat there. The food is great!

Neal said...

Lucas Wharf = Best. Clam. Chowder. EVER. (Been years since I've eaten it, but ah the memory...) Thanks for the opportunity to tout our faves!

Cea Higgins said...

The boathouse is affordable and delicious

Anonymous said...

Lucas Wharf, there's nothing else like it

Ken Blair said...

Terrapin Creek Cafe!!!

Korynn Stewart said...

I am getting hungry just thinking about the clam chowder, bread and crabs at Lucas Wharf! Yummy, definately a must when Im in town : )

Andrew said...

I love the burgers at blue water bistro!

Josh said...

I would have to say lucas wharf. I love the fishermans stew.

Kathlene said...

Thanks so much for your votes, keep them coming!

Robin said...

Island Style Deli has the most amazing fresh cod fish tacos! Just follow the coast guards in the door and you'll know you've found the local favorite!

Cherrie said...

Wow that looks good! I just posted my latest vitual vacation and I took your advice! Stop by when you can.
Take Care,
Cherrie

Andrew said...

If I win the certificate, I am going to have BWB make me a double crab cake burger

Alicia said...

The Dog House has the best grilled cheese and fries ever!

Andrew Prokop said...

The tides has great burgers

Alicia said...

The Tides snackbar has really great veggie burgers that you can eat out on the dock beside the harbour, just be mindful of seagulls that are usually hungrier than you, and will try their best to snag a fry or two.

Andrew said...

the hot crab sandwich at the tides looks sooo good.

Molly said...

Such a difficult, difficult choice. My go-to place for fresh, local, inspired food is Terrapin Creek. Always a treat! Of course I fill my days out with my other favorites ... Island Style, Spud Point Crab Company, Rocker's over in Valley Ford, Bayview, the Snack Bar at the Tides, the Casino over in the village of Bodega, Bistro des Copains and Barley & Hops in Occidental, Duck Club, Bluewater Bistro ... I'm starting to see why I always seem to blow my budget for eating out. But all out favorite has to be Terrapin. Thanks for putting this fun contest together, Kathlene!

Andrew said...

Potato Crusted Halibut at the sandpiper

Alicia said...

I second that, the potato crusted halibut from the Sandpiper is TO DIE FOR!!! Are they still open??

Katie said...

The Tides... I love the view, great memories, love the garlic fries.

Steph Jordan said...

Lucas Wharf Restaurant & Bar. Yummy Clam Chowder and Crab Sandwich and awesome customer service. Lots of good energy and memories in that place

Andrew said...

BWB

margaret king said...

Without a doubt, the best restaurant in Bodega Bay, is actually in Valley Ford. I know, i know..........but the fact is that nothing, nothing can beat the delicious food at Rocker Oysterfellers. Definitely the very best restaurant in Bodega Bay, is Rockers, (in Valley Ford)!
And check out the homemade fruit pies at the market across the street from Rockers!

Kathlene said...

I love Rocker Oysterfellers too! We're huge fans and I've written blog posts about them a few times. But for this first contest, we decided to limit it to just Bodega Bay restaurants. Maybe next year we'll include the surrounding towns as well.

Leah E. said...

I "liked" your site on facebook. My favorite is the Sandpiper Resturant. I love the fish and chips there. I haven't been able to try out the new location but I am sure it's fabulous.

Andrew said...

BWB

Postcard Cindy said...

Just got back from a long weekend at Bodega Bay and had another great meal at Lucas Wharf. The clam chowder is to die for and the portions are so big!

LOlson said...

Bluewater Bistro! They'll be catering my wedding in October! They have great food at great prices and a beautiful dining room!

Brooke said...

I have to say Lucas Wharf. What I wouldn't do for their Calamari right now.....Yummmmmm!
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Andrew said...

BWB, eat some burgers

Andrew said...

Lucas wharf

Andrew said...

The Tides

Kathlene said...

Yay, thanks so much for all these votes! I get hungry every time I read more of your descriptions.

Christopher Castaneda said...

I like The Tides, despite the fact that they no longer let me order from the kids menu anymore. When did I get old?

Princess said...

Bluewater Bistro please!!

Jaya Schillinger said...

Lucas Wharf has been holding title for my favorite because dropping in for their famous bloody Mary's and an assortment of appetizers is a Bodega Bay ritual for my friends and I. But it's possible that my new favorite is an untried one. Ready for a new place!

Anonymous said...

Well, my hands down vote is Bluewater Bistro!

Genevieve said...

Bluewater Bistro. Now I need to drive to Bodega Bay and get a burger there. Seriously, I am drooling on my keyboard just thinking about it.

Andrew said...

BWB

John said...

Blue Water Bistro

Mag Dimond said...

TERRAPIN CREEK IS FAR AND AWAY THE BEST BISTRO IN TOWN, WITH FOOD THAT COMFORTS THE HEART AND EXCITES THE EYE. ANDREW AND LEA KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY'RE DOING HERE, AND WE'RE SO VERY LUCKY TO HAVE THEM. GOING THERE IS LIKE GOING HOME ....

Anonymous said...

Gosh, reading all the reviews certainly gives one appreciation for all our great local restaurants! We agree with each of the reviewers choices and even spent one Christmas Day at The Tides eating bar food and enjoying cocktails...a memorable Christmas. Our choice, however, has to be Terrapin Creek. We agree with Mag, we're so lucky to have them here!
The Bundys

Andrew said...

Terrapin creek... peer pressure

Andrew said...

The Tides

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