Guidebook for Bodega Bay

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Guidebook for Bodega Bay

Food Scene

Michelin starred restaurant in a casual and intimate setting. A five minute drive from the house. The service is divine and all of the food is fresh and delicious.
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Terrapin Creek
1580 Eastshore Road
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Michelin starred restaurant in a casual and intimate setting. A five minute drive from the house. The service is divine and all of the food is fresh and delicious.
The best coffee in Bodega Bay. You can expect a great shot of espresso, or a latte with latte art. Don't come here for food, but do go for coffee. It also opens early (by 7 am).
Roadhouse Coffee
1580 Eastshore Road
The best coffee in Bodega Bay. You can expect a great shot of espresso, or a latte with latte art. Don't come here for food, but do go for coffee. It also opens early (by 7 am).
Good breakfasts and lunch. Small sitting area inside, but also has an outside patio. Great views of the bay.
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Ginochio's Kitchen
1410 Bay Flat Rd
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Good breakfasts and lunch. Small sitting area inside, but also has an outside patio. Great views of the bay.
Great farm-to-table restaurant. Open late (until 10 pm), with wood-fired pizzas and seafood. Casual setting.
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Hazel Restaurant
3782 Bohemian Highway
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Great farm-to-table restaurant. Open late (until 10 pm), with wood-fired pizzas and seafood. Casual setting.
Come here for the barbecued oysters, the crab sandwich and the chance to sit by the bay while enjoying the delicious, cooked-to-order food. Casual, located in a family shop.
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Fisherman's Cove
1850 Bay Flat Rd
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Come here for the barbecued oysters, the crab sandwich and the chance to sit by the bay while enjoying the delicious, cooked-to-order food. Casual, located in a family shop.
Great lunch stop. Can get busy. Has a variety of seafood options on the menu. Sells alcohol that can be enjoyed on premises. Small indoor seating area, but a large outdoor patio.
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Fishetarian Fish Market
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Great lunch stop. Can get busy. Has a variety of seafood options on the menu. Sells alcohol that can be enjoyed on premises. Small indoor seating area, but a large outdoor patio.
Great farm-to-table shop for breakfast (eat at the counter if you want to watch them cook) or lunch. In the cute town of Valley Ford, which will be gone if you blink while driving through.
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Estero Cafe
14450 Highway 1
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Great farm-to-table shop for breakfast (eat at the counter if you want to watch them cook) or lunch. In the cute town of Valley Ford, which will be gone if you blink while driving through.
They are famous for their crab cakes (weekends only) and chowder. Gets very busy on the weekends. Prepare to wait. Outdoor seating only.
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Spud Point Crab Company
1910 Westshore Road
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They are famous for their crab cakes (weekends only) and chowder. Gets very busy on the weekends. Prepare to wait. Outdoor seating only.
A place to get a simple burger, hot dog or shake. Not cheap, but comparatively affordable compared to other options in Bodega Bay.
The Dog House
537 California 1
A place to get a simple burger, hot dog or shake. Not cheap, but comparatively affordable compared to other options in Bodega Bay.
Fancy and pricey, but good food. The views are beautiful if you come early enough to catch the sunset. On the resort grounds, you need to turn into the parking lot and walk to the back.
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Drakes Sonoma Coast
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Fancy and pricey, but good food. The views are beautiful if you come early enough to catch the sunset. On the resort grounds, you need to turn into the parking lot and walk to the back.
Amazing breakfasts. A great start to a day if you want to explore occidental. Can get very busy. Also has a take-out window for coffee and pastries.
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Howard Station Cafe
3611 Bohemian Highway
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Amazing breakfasts. A great start to a day if you want to explore occidental. Can get very busy. Also has a take-out window for coffee and pastries.
Come here for the beautiful views and chance to eat oysters on the bay. Be warned - it gets very, very busy.
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Hog Island Oyster Co
20215 Shoreline Hwy
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Come here for the beautiful views and chance to eat oysters on the bay. Be warned - it gets very, very busy.

Drinks & Nightlife

A dive bar. It has food, but the kitchen closes between 9-10 pm. Right next to the iconic church from The Birds.
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Casino Bar & Grill
17000 Bodega Highway
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A dive bar. It has food, but the kitchen closes between 9-10 pm. Right next to the iconic church from The Birds.
Enjoy their 20-beer sampler, or perhaps come for the annual unveiling of Pliney the Younger (be prepared to wait in line). The brewery serves food, but the wait can be very long on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Russian River Brewing Company
725 4th Street
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Enjoy their 20-beer sampler, or perhaps come for the annual unveiling of Pliney the Younger (be prepared to wait in line). The brewery serves food, but the wait can be very long on Friday and Saturday nights.
Large facility, with multiple seating areas and food. Often has live music on the patio in the summer.
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Lagunitas Brewing Company
1280 N McDowell Blvd
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Large facility, with multiple seating areas and food. Often has live music on the patio in the summer.
Amazing brewery set in an old apple processing facility. Serves food and a variety of beers on tap. Go here if you like interesting, slightly funky beers.
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Woodfour Brewing Company
6780 Depot Street
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Amazing brewery set in an old apple processing facility. Serves food and a variety of beers on tap. Go here if you like interesting, slightly funky beers.
By appointment only. A beautiful setting with intimate wine tasting.
Halleck Vineyard Winery
3785 Burnside Road
By appointment only. A beautiful setting with intimate wine tasting.
Wine tasting right in Bodega Bay. Beautiful views -- make sure to check the hours before going, however.
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Sonoma Coast Vineyards
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Wine tasting right in Bodega Bay. Beautiful views -- make sure to check the hours before going, however.
Great place to try local wines and have a bite to eat, with beautiful views of the bay. It is has a nice outdoor patio.
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Gourmet Au Bay
1412 Bay Flat Road
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Great place to try local wines and have a bite to eat, with beautiful views of the bay. It is has a nice outdoor patio.

Parks & Nature

Go play on the beach, swim (if you can take the cold water) or kite surf, if you are adventurous.
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Doran Beach
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Go play on the beach, swim (if you can take the cold water) or kite surf, if you are adventurous.
Beautiful views of the ocean.
Bodega Head Trail
Beautiful views of the ocean.
Salmon Creek State Beach

Essentials

Has what you probably forgot. Decent selection of beer and wine. Also has a deli with made-to-order sandwiches and breakfast burritos. You can get firewood here and toiletries.
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Pelican Plaza Grocery & Deli
1400 California 1
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Has what you probably forgot. Decent selection of beer and wine. Also has a deli with made-to-order sandwiches and breakfast burritos. You can get firewood here and toiletries.
Gas station. Also sells fishing licenses.
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Gas station. Also sells fishing licenses.
Small store, but has a decent selection of fresh meat if you want to grill out, as well as staples.
Valley Ford Market
14400 Coast Highway 1
Small store, but has a decent selection of fresh meat if you want to grill out, as well as staples.

Entertainment & Activities

Want to try your luck at fishing? This shop has packages that provides everything for a day trip fishing -- depending on the season, expect to try for salmon, halibut, rockfish, or crab.
Bodega Bay Sport Fishing Center
1410B Bay Flat Rd
Want to try your luck at fishing? This shop has packages that provides everything for a day trip fishing -- depending on the season, expect to try for salmon, halibut, rockfish, or crab.
Kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals. Life vests and dry bags also available with rental. Great way to see the bay and its wildlife.
Bodega Bay Kayak
1580 Eastshore Road
Kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals. Life vests and dry bags also available with rental. Great way to see the bay and its wildlife.

Shopping

A bodega bay institution. Sells all imaginable varieties of salt water taffy and sweets.
Patrick's of Bodega Bay
915 CA-1
A bodega bay institution. Sells all imaginable varieties of salt water taffy and sweets.
Lots of types of kites and wind-related toys, books and saltwater taffy.
Candy & Kites
1415 California 1
Lots of types of kites and wind-related toys, books and saltwater taffy.
Has the essentials, including fresh fruit/vegetables, beer/wine, and also a deli for getting fresh sandwiches and pizza. Open later than other shops in Bodega Bay.
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Diekmann's Bay Store
1275 California 1
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Has the essentials, including fresh fruit/vegetables, beer/wine, and also a deli for getting fresh sandwiches and pizza. Open later than other shops in Bodega Bay.
You can buy fresh oysters here, either to eat in or take out. You can also buy all oyster-eating accouterments, such as the sauces, knives and lemons.
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Bodega Bay Oyster Company
12830 Valley Ford Road
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You can buy fresh oysters here, either to eat in or take out. You can also buy all oyster-eating accouterments, such as the sauces, knives and lemons.

Sightseeing

A short hike to the beach, with fantastic views of the coast. Plenty of parking if you want to just sit in your car and enjoy the scenery.
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Bodega Head
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A short hike to the beach, with fantastic views of the coast. Plenty of parking if you want to just sit in your car and enjoy the scenery.