Bodega Bay Roundup

Potter Schoolhouse
The Potter Schoolhouse (pictured above) is one of the iconic locations featured in the 1963 Hitchcock classic The Birds. Built in 1873 and now a private residence, the space (technically in the town of Bodega, not Bodega Bay) once housed a restaurant, inn and museum. While you can’t go inside (guard dogs keep watch), it makes for the perfect outdoor photo op.
On-the-scene: Many years ago we were lucky enough to stop by when it was open to the public. It was amazing to see the inside of this historic building.
Address: 17110 Bodega Lane (Bodega)
Good to know: Tours no longer offered.

Roadhouse Coffee
This cozy coffee shop is run by a father and his daughters and serves up top-notch espresso as well as friendly conversation. A great respite after a day out by the water.
On-the-scene: We stopped in for coffee to go and loved the space and owner so much we stuck around.
Address: 1580 Eastshore Road (Bodega Bay)
Good to know: Don’t miss the scones.

Spud Point Crab Co.
Hands down the best clam chowder on the coast, a retired firefighter owner and his wife opened this popular spot by the marina in 2004. The crab sandwich, crab cakes and tri-tip barbecue sandwich are other popular menu items. No indoor seating so grab a seat at one of the communal picnic tables.
On-the-scene: It’s become a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for us to shop at the annual Bodega holiday fair held at the firehouse and then stop here for lunch.
Address: 1860 Westshore Road (Bodega Bay)
Good to know: Long lines on weekends. Whole cooked crabs available to go.

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