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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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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local gastropub

Excellent, local handcrafted food and beer. Varied menu. Just wish the wouldn't run out of the good stuff so early in the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
SiobhanVesna
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Hong Kong
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy a spring day sitting by river, watching kayaks passing by, delicious foods, and great place to people watch.....This place is for you. The food is fresh and inviting. The staff brilliant, and extremely accommodating. The menu consists of everything from artisan pizza to burger and fries. I myself like the pork chop, with some of most delicious... More 

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Thank Bruce D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Excellent, local handcrafted food and beer. Varied menu. Just wish the wouldn't run out of the good stuff so early in the day.

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Thank SiobhanVesna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This micro brewery was here before the trend was a trend. You can sit right on the patio beside the river; indoor also but can be noisy like most restaurants; beer is great (My personal favorite is the Red Rooster; you can ask for a veterinarian plate that is not on the menu-with the days vegies; the garlic mashed potatoes... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
Petaluma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to this Micro Brewery and restaurant for 25 years. They are locally owned. Peter, the husband is the brew master and makes truly great beer. My all time favorite beer is Sonoma Irish; ask for it. Burnadette, the wife is the executive chef and provides creative menu items with fresh, locally sources food. The food is... More 

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Thank Walter A
Martinez, California
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Went there with my elderly parents - Very friendly and helpful staff. Very enjoyable outdoor seating with a big menu and lots of tasty specials as well.

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Thank Martinezman1025
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We were here early on a Saturday for dinner. The atmosphere at the time was lacking, but still very nice to sit out on the patio. The service was slow to start, but I think that was because of a shift change. Among other things we had the beer soaked olives, nice and spicy.

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Thank BritMarin
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Loved eating here and I also enjoyed my first root beer. We were taken here by my Publishers Distributor otherwise we may have missed it. The food was fantastic. Loved the location and being able to sit outside to enjoy the great atmosphere. This is obviously a favourite place for locals to eat and meet. I'm so glad we were... More 

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Thank Jean H
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Great food, we just wanted to share something healthy so the waitress customised a vegetable platter for us, we returned the next night to get it again because it was so good. Eating outdoors was much nicer as it is next to the river.

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Thank moocow8989
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We enjoyed the varied menu, which offers much more that standard pub food. The Lemongrass chicken salad was fresh and tasty, the the cubano sandwich, while a little different than others we have had, was enjoyable and flavorful. The onion rings are great-they just need to offer a half portion. We are IPA drinkers and found their IPA to be... More 

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Thank akfoodie
Wood Dale, Illinois
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This place is hard to find because it is in a shopping plaza, but well worth the effort. I had the special,of the day that was smoked trout with polenta and an arugula salad. It was delicious! I think the nice part of our evening was sitting out on the patio facing the river. Just a really nice evening.

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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, Pub
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?