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Dempsey's Restaurant & Brewery

50 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952-3115
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Ranked #31 of 215 restaurants in Petaluma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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68% Recommend
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Petaluma, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We have gotten into a bit of a rut - I always get the Petaluma Strong Ale and my wife always gets the Red Rooster. We probably should try some of their other beers and we always plan to do so, but then we order our usual. The pizzas are quite good. Recently we decided to nosh and just got... More

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Camarillo, California
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456 reviews 456 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Brewhouse with a bar area, some inside seating in booths and tables, and a nice patio. They have salads, sandwiches, and pizza on the menu. Some bar bites too. A few vegetarian options. I had the falafel sandwich, which was good. Fries were a little cold and bland. Their beers are pretty good. I liked the strong ale. A nice... More

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Weimar, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We ordered a cheese pizza, burgers and a thai salad. All four were perfect and not even the kids had a complaint. I highly recommend this place.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Nice place to eat downtown located on the river running through Petaluma. Staff was great, answered my questions on food menu and selection. After the meal, a walk around the downtown had easy access. There is a large parking area from the shopping mall side which makes easy access to the restaurant and downtown area.

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Auburn, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I liked the menu variety and the view of the river. The food was good, but not particularly outstanding. The portions were too much for one person.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I have been going to Dempsey's for years now, sometimes we leave the harbor at the Sheraton Petaluma then putt-putt up to the turning basin and tie the boat up then walk over the bridge to Dempsey's or sometimes we jump in the car to go to this restaurant. First the good about Dempsey's; it's a lovely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went to Dempsey's with my wife and adult daughter for a casual dinner outside on the patio and we each had really great food, properly prepared and served by a great waiter. The weather was perfect and the crowd was polite, with no screaming kids; everyone was well behaved, making dinner a pleasant experience. There are plenty of wine... More

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Indio, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had not been in town 30 minutes when our son whisked us off to Dempsey's. We parked a little bit away in order to walk along the waterfront and soak in the flavor of Petaluma. At the end of our walk was Dempsey's and a great lunch was in store for us. Our son knew precisely what he wanted,... More

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Petaluma, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

If you're coming here just for the food and not the beer and location then there are better choices in Petaluma. Boring menu - limited choices. Food is just OK. One of the few places in Petaluma that has outdoor seating and it's basically next to the river. I often see families sitting outside and patient pups tied to the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Had a great experience here with a group of 7. The staff put a couple tables together for us and we were seated quickly. Our server was very pleasant and took care of everything we asked for. I really enjoyed the atmosphere as well... laid back. So many beers to choose from so I got the "sampler"... glad I did!... More

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