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Eel River Brewing Company

1777 Alamar Way, Fortuna, CA
707 725 2739
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Ranked #1 of 32 restaurants in Fortuna
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Sunnyvale
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

right off the river and close to all hotels in the area, a simple, but nice brew pub experience with outdoor patio area.

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Fortuna, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I don't drink, husband does. I was feeling like I was at a college bar. Lot's of noise and slow waiting for food. I wanted to go out to the garden for some quiet, but it did not appear open. A bar with food is still a bar.

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Sacramento
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I read the reviews before heading to dinner with my family. I was really braced for it to be worse. Pros: Service. We arrived at about 6pm and were greeted and seated promptly. Server got the drink order out within minutes. Great service throughout. By about 7pm (on a Sunday) the restaurant was full with a 15 minute wait. Beer!... More

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Vacaville, California, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After reading the reviews we were hesitant to try the Eel River Brewing Co. Restaurant but it was in walking distance of our hotel so that was the first plus. I went with my wife so asked about beers that she would like and Rich, our waiter recommended the Acai Berry Wheat Beer. She loved it. I ordered the Stout.... More

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Washington DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We dined outside due to the noise inside the restaurant even though it got a bit chilly. Great beer and ok pub food.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was here at the end of June on a Thursday night. Very busy but we were seated pretty quick, party of six, most of us ordered fish & chips and opted to swap out the fries for the onion rings. Here's the problem, when the food arrived there was no way to tell the fish from the onion rings!! Fish... More

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We spent 3 hours here....not because it was fun and wanted to stay...that I'd how long it took. The beer was good and the food was as well. Server was delightful but the wait was unacceptable. If you have an unlimited amount of time- go for it.

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Cotswolds
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I ate there twice, lots of fast food but all well prepared and good size portions Restricted menu if you don't eat meat but that's normal and it's not as if Eureka/Fortuna is a vegetarian strong hold It's very popular with the locals as there's a bar running the length of the restaurant and the brewery have a big choice... More

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I'm on record regarding places that 'ask how you would like your burger done?' and then don't deliver. When asked here, I asked back "do you really, really, really get medium rare?" A firm "yes" was the response. When there are only three tables occupied, a single hunk of ground beef should get the cook's attention long enough to cook... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stumbled upon this place during a long road trip and were pleasantly surprised. It's tough to find, tucked next to the super 8 motel but once we made it we were so glad we stopped in. The energy was great, with incredibly friendly staff and what appeared to be a rowdy crowd of locals. We enjoyed decent meals and... More

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