I just booked 3 nights at Mar Vista Cottages at Anchor Bay to celebrate both mine and the missus’ birthday in late-September.
We’ll be driving along the 101/US-1 from SF, leaving around 10-10:30 AM and cutting through Petaluma and Bodega Bay, avoiding the Marin coastal route (which happens to be the stretch I’m most familiar with).
I’d like to stop en route for brunch/lunch and would appreciate some tips and suggestions.
I know about Spud Point in Bodega Bay for chowder, sandwiches and crab cakes but local Dungeness season is done by June and so I wonder if we should bother? I’ve never been before, during crab season or otherwise.
I’ve also heard about Fisherman’s Cove, which was mentioned a few times on the “old” CH board; I’ve also never been.
Is there anything else that I’m overlooking along this route?
On a side note, has anyone tried Uneda Eat in Point Arena? I’d love to get some feedback as I was planning on making a reservation for our first night. We’ll likely prepare meals for the remaining two (will be seeking advice in the recipes forum!)
Also, for anyone familiar with that area, is it safe to assume that The Pier Chowder House is only good for a bottle of Old Rasputin in the historic seaside tap room; food is probably best avoided?
Thanks for any advice/feedback!