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Fresh from Sonoma Coast

From Ocean to Dock to Table

Seafood from the nearby Sonoma coast offers a catch that moves from ocean to dock to local markets and restaurants. Dungeness crab season gets its start in November, a full two weeks earlier than all other West Coast fisheries. Fresh crab season runs through June, but thanks to the abundance of the year's catch, fresh frozen can be found long after the season closes.

Seafood Specialties

 CRAB

Look for the sign that says, "Fresh Local Crab."  Seafood from the nearby Sonoma coast offers a catch that moves from ocean to dock to local markets and restaurants. Dungeness crab season gets its start in November, a full two weeks earlier than all other West Coast fisheries. Fresh crab season runs through June, but thanks to the abundance of the year's catch, fresh frozen can be found long after the season closes. Locals and visitors know that some of the best eating happens at any of our seasonal festivals or feeds. Crab feeds are as plentiful as the crustaceans off the famed Sonoma Coast.

Eat it here

Tides Wharf & Restaurant : 835 Highway 1  (707) 875-2751

Bluewater Bisto and Bar:  21301 Heron Dr., Bodega Bay (707) 875-3513

The Bay View Restaurant:  800 Coast Hwy 1, Bodega Bay (800) 541-7788

Duck Club Restaurant:  103 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay  (707) 875-3525

G & G Market: 1211 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa (707) 546-6877

FISH

Rock fish includes over 50 varieties off the Northern California coast. Local favorites include the Ling Cod, Petrale Sole and Snapper. Fresh California Halibut is caught locally from late spring through fall, while the Albacore arrives on the local scene by August

OYSTERS

Thanks to neighboring Tomales Bay, this region has become famous for its exceptional selection of oysters, including the barbecued variety.
This is the region that provides the bounty of the oceans through various events touting crab, salmon, oysters and cioppino.