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Ruth McGowan's Brew Pub


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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service

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Irish Nachos
Our pub fries w/ melted cheddar cheese, bacon, chives, onions, tomatoes & jalapenos
Small 3.50
Large 6.50
Garlic & parmesan +2.00
Buffalo bleu +2.00
Pub Fries
golden brown French fries, served w/ our house fry sauce
Traditional Nachos
Fresh tortilla chips w/ cheddar cheese & pico de gallo
Pub Nachos
Fresh‎ tortilla chips w/ cheddar cheese, beans, guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos, olives & red onions
Small 6.50
Large 11.50
Buffalo Wings
Spicy buffalo, ny style wings. Coated w/ frank’s sauce & served w/ bleu cheese dressing
Small 6.50
Large 11.50
Honey BBQ
Sweet chili thai
Sweet & sour
Wing Specials
Small 6.50
Large 11.50
Crispy‎ on the outside, tender on the inside. Calamari rings are served w/ soy-ginger dipping sauce
Small 6.50
Large 11.50
Fritto Misto
Rock shrimp, calamari, artichoke hearts, fennel, asparagus & lemon slices, buttermilk battered & crispy fried w/ spicy remoulade & tartar sauces
Small 6.50
Large 11.50
Onion Rings
Beer battered & served w/ our house fry sauce.
Chicken Chile Chimichanga
Tender breast, roasted green chile, pico de gallo & jack cheese in a jumbo flour tortilla rolled & grilled. Traditional garnishes
Plated or wrapped in a jumbo flour tortilla
Large 11.50
Small 6.95
Raspberry Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken breast, lettuce, apple & candied walnuts tossed w/ raspberry vinaigrette dressing
Small 4.95
Large 7.50
Anchovies +2.50
Salmon +4.50
Chicken +4.50
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce dressed w/ our creamy caesar dressing, & topped w/ croutons & parmesan cheese
Small 6.95
Large 11.50
Crispy Chicken
Deep-fried chicken breast strips tossed w/ lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese & ranch dressing in a jumbo flour tortilla
Large 11.50
Small 6.95
Chipotle Chicken
Chicken breast simmered in chipotle sauce tossed w/ lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese & ranch dressing
Large 9.50
Small 6.95
Chicken +4.50
Greek Veggie
Seasonal greens, pickled veggies, feta cheese, red onion & olives w/ garlic herb vinaigrette
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Maybe we're getting spoiled by the variety of beers avaialble at taprooms or larger production microbreweries (is that an oxymoron?), but Ruth's beer selection is pretty limited and the old standards are, well, old... Food menu not much changed either, although there are usually a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ConcoursRider
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Staff is friendly, beer is good, food is decent... want to go out but want to be laid back, this is the place.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sara24ramirez
Reviewed September 29, 2018

The beers are always good. The staff is very friendly. The pub provides both a pub room and a dining space. The fish and chips servings are very generous, the coleslaw was good (I would have liked more) and the fries are awesome!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank djb07
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Wife had really tasty fish tacos. I had the fish sandwich. Very good. Would only change the bread to fish ratio(too much bread, or maybe too little fish?). Anyway only caveat was we are at the place called Cloverdale Ale and beer was questionable. Ordered...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gelliott415
Reviewed March 14, 2018

I stopped here on my way back from the northern California coast. I had heard of it before and thought I would enjoy a beer and possibly a bite in the mid-afternoon. Menu seemed pretty decent with the usual brew pub suspects. I opted for...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank drpass
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I probably go here a couple times a month, so I’m kind of partial to the pub. The beer is good and the food is tasty.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank empirecmontes
Reviewed October 10, 2017

We visited late one night as it was one of the only places still open. It was fun. Definitely your local watering hole, but very family friendly. My husband enjoyed the beer and I had a cocktail with a local flavor. Lots of fun.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Pamnjeromy
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Average food, Average beer. Nice to have a business in this area, but not a place that you would seek for best of anything.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank rdunek99
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Now perhaps it's because We are from the PNW, but the beer was a disappointment at this local establishment. Floyd IPA seemed to be made from nothing but hops and water. Don't get me wrong I love IPA's. They're my go to beers for winter....More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank BlueCrabby
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Great craft beer selection and good food with the nicest staff! Outside seating and great cook staff makes this the place to visit!

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Dk A
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Response from ConcoursRider | Reviewed this property |
John P (and Google) is right about the hours; Check out Ruth's website (cloverdaleale) for hours and more info
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