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I'm traveling there and wanted some recommendations. Thanks

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  1. I had some great clam chow-dah for a very reasonable price 2 weeks ago at Spud Point Cafe. Closed Wednesdays and after 5 p.m. other days. I did not like their crab cakes. Crab sandwiches were tasty but on white rolls (I like mine on dark pumpernickel). The crab taste really came through. This is a casual, eat-on-the-dock kinda place, not at all fancy.

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    1. re: millvalleygirl

      Speaking of Spud Cafe, we had a light lunch there yesterday: I had the crab cocktail, which was delicious (although the crab isn't local this time of year, they have it brought in fresh). I liked the spicy cocktail sauce that had bits of pickle like a tarter sauce. My friend had the red clam chowder, which he said was good, but maybe a little oily. It looked and smelled almost like pasta sauce to me: tomatoes, oregano, garlic, etc.

      1. re: millvalleygirl

        Spud Point Crab Shack was my first thought. I've never managed to score a crab cake - they have either been out of them or they are not ready yet. But oh my goodness that white clam chowder is SO good. A while back my husband decided to do a comparison tasting of the white and red chowder there, and thought that the red was good but the white sublime. It has such a good clam taste, with big chunk of clam. I've also had the crab cocktail, simple and excellent, and I've taken home fresh cracked crabs, but I've never had the crab out of season.

        1. re: Kathleen M

          A while back my husband and I were taking a "staycation" and headed out to Bodega Bay on a Wednesday planning to have clam chowder at Spud Point, but forgot that it's closed Wednesdays. So we headed out to the Sandpiper and were very favorably impressed. My expectations were rather low based on a meal we'd had in their former location. But this lunch was really very good, and the service was excellent. It's much less casual than Spud Point, and the views are spectacular.

      2. I had a good meal at Terrapin Creek Café a few years back. Not sure how it is lately, but the yelp reviews seem mostly positive still (for whatever that is worth).

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        Terrapin Creek Cafe
        1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

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        1. re: lrealml

          might consider Casino Bar & Grill ....... per Melanie Wong's tip:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/764482

          1. re: gordon wing

            Here''s the link

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            Casino Bar & Grill
            17000 Bodega Hwy, Bodega, CA

        2. Not quite Bodega Bay, but Guerneville: Boon Eat+Drink. It's been almost a year, but I'm raring to go back.

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          1. re: pilinut

            "Not quite"? Only if you think 30-40 minutes on country roads is "not quite"!

          2. We had a nice brunch at Rocker Oysterfellers. It's in the lobby of a hotel with an old school saloon ambiance. Pretty creative menu.

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            Rocker Oysterfeller's
            14415 Valley Ford Road, Valley Ford, CA 94972

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            1. re: DezzerSF

              Rocker Oysterfellers is in Valley Forge ....... it's worth a stop.

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              Rocker Oysterfeller's
              14415 Valley Ford Road, Valley Ford, CA 94972

            2. I always stop at the Boat House for their very best fish and chips or fried oysters. The atmosphere is fish shack super casual FWIW.

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              Boat House
              1445 N Hwy 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923