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Dempsey's Restaurant & Brewery

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50 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952-3115
707-765-9694
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 26
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to get a beer and some food. Traditional style pub food with California twist.

Great food. Busy atmosphere. Lovely view from outside tables of river when weather is pleasant. Great place to get a beer and some grub

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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San Francisco
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  • Late Night
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Big Bear Lake, California
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388 reviews 388 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I were driving through the area and we found this place in the AAA Tour Book. The service was pretty good and some food items (like the fried thin onions) were very good. However, overall the food was just ok and the menu was not that extensive. It looks like a good place to grab a beer... More 

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Regina, Canada
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59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stopped for a couple of tasters. Staff was not real friendly and didn't seem to care to be there. Beer was ok, but nothing special. Probably won't stop there again.

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San Francisco
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Busy atmosphere. Lovely view from outside tables of river when weather is pleasant. Great place to get a beer and some grub

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South Orange, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I've been here twice -- once for dinner and once for lunch. Both meals were tasty and pleasant. Petaluma seems to specialize in brew pubs -- I'm told it's a result of the Lagunitas brewery. Folks learn the craft there, then open their own places. This one has been around for awhile and has the concept down. Everything -- from... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If your not a local, the main reason we come here, is for the atmosphere and outdoor seating. Nothing beats sitting underneath the redwoods along the river. The food here is good, perhaps priced more than what it is worth, but combined with local brews well worth the visit. My advice to management, when it comes to your seating rules,... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Sit outside for awesome views day or night. Very creative menu and good food and service. Bar very noisy and busy. Try their great beers and root beer which they make. We always go there for lunch and often dinner the same day!!

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Santa Rosa, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great location by the river and yet close to town just over the bridge. Excellent beer, service and really good food. Casual and comfortable.

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Bothell, Washington
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154 reviews 154 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Found this place on a whim and decided to stop in for drinks. Great service and a nice restaurant. It was dark when we arrived but it seems to have a nice location right on the river.

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Dempsey's has a great location on the river,just over the bridge to downtown, so many interesting characters pass by the very inviting patio. The menu changes seasonally; we had the early fall menu and could also choose from a special ""Dios de Los Muertos" menu. Both the regular and the specials menu gave many interesting selections. We were very happy... More 

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Petaluma, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Cute little place over-looking the river (we sat outside), food was very good and very fresh Service was very good. We will definitely be going back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952-3115
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: 707-765-9694

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?