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Bodega Bay Oyster Company [Petaluma]

The sign is up but the place is not open yet. Located in the same building as the old New Amsterdam place on Valley Ford Road just east of route 1. Not sure if it's going to be a restaurant or just a retail outlet.

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  1. Cool, please keep us posted on progress. Mapquest had the address and phone.

    Bodega Bay Oyster Company
    12830 Valley Ford Rd
    Petaluma, CA 94952
    (707) 876-3010


    1. both

      the market is opening any day now while the restaurant/bar will follow by summer

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      1. re: CitizenS

        I would like to pick up some oysters for a small party this Sunday. Is it open yet?

        1. re: RossHalleck

          As of this afternoon 4/29, no it is not open yet.

        1. re: Andrew H

          Thanks for the update. Besides retail and wholesale shellfish, the site says it plans to open a casual eatery soon.

        2. Thanks again for telling us about this new biz. A friend checked it out last week after reading this and reports that the kumamotos were outstanding. He's very happy to be able to buy this quality closer to home and avoid the extra hour round trip of driving to Marshall.

          1. We stopped here over the weekend for clams, not oysters ironically, and we were happy to find the same tiny, nubby, rounded Point Reyes manila clams that are sometimes available at Tokyo Fish in Berkeley but nowhere else that I know of. These clams were super fresh and fabulous in a simple Portuguese style Ameijoas á Bulhão Pato ( clams with garlic, parsley white wine) that we made at home. Clams were $6/lb. Oysters were $10-$16 dozen with deals for larger purchases. It is a pretty bare bones operation at present.

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            1. re: flavorenhancer

              what kind of oysters were $10-$16 a dozen? If the price includes the Kunamotos, it will be quite a deal!

              1. re: ckshen

                The chalkboard in my too-blurry-to-post photo shows:
                Bodea Miyagi
                X-sml $10/doz, $40/bag of 50
                Small $13/doz, $50/bag of 50
                Medium $16/doz, $60/bag of 50
                Large $18/doz, $70/bag of 50
                Pt. Reyes Kumamoto $16/doz, $60/bag of 50
                Bodega Bay Virginica $16/doz, $60/bag of 50
                Clams, Mussels, $6/lb.
                Time to get shucking?

            2. My husband and I stopped on Father's Day the 15th to take oysters back to Sacramento with us. We stopped at at 10:30 (sign says they open at 10:00) and they were closed. Came back at 11:30 and the girl was just opening. She told us to wait until she put her things away. 20 minutes later she asks what do we want. We tell her 50 mediums and I asked her if they usually opened at 10:00. She gives us the dirtiest look and says "hey, life happens"! She proceeded getting us the oysters with her very bad attitude. We BbQ.d them when we got home, only to find 12 dead and the rest were muddy, sandy and almost dead! They were the worst oysters I have ever had! We will never stop again. After that experience I don't mind the drive to hog island!!

              1. It appears open:

                And their website:

                "Bodega Bay Oyster is open for direct retail sales at our new facility in west Sonoma County. We’re located at 12830 Valley Ford Road, about 16 miles west of downtown Petaluma. We’ve been busy remodeling our new home and are excited about the opportunity to make our products available to folks traveling to or from the coast. Our new retail shop will provide fresh locally grown shellfish along with related products to help you prepare, serve and enjoy these tasty morsels. We hope to have picnic grounds with BBQ facilities open within the year."

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                1. re: CyndiN

                  Are you saying the long awaited eatery is open now? The retail shop has been open since May (per the various reports in this thread).

                  1. re: Melanie Wong

                    I haven't actually been there. Just reporting what I saw on Yelp and the website for the place itself. It says the BBQ and picnic grounds aren't ready yet, so I'm guessing no eatery.