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Dempsey's Restaurant & Brewery

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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50 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952-3115
+1 707-765-9694
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

The bread on my sandwich was no good, and the meat covered about one half of the bun, not sure where the rest of my meat went before they served my plate... The first wine I ordered was sour (the house wine) and the second Pinot Noir was awful. Who purchases bad Pinot Noir? It's almost impossible to fine bad... More 

1 Thank Iveline B
Corona del Mar, California
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

All of the walkers along the waterway thought that we were CRAZY for having lunch outside in the cold misty day. Even if we were the only ones outside, we had a great time enjoying the fresh air. The staff wiped off our seats and table after the rain and the food and "Red Rooster Ale" hit the spot.

1 Thank Ron Y
Rockford, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I think this is my favorite place in all of Petaluma, nestled downtown by the river. The food is great, my go to will always be the ceasar salad along with the bread bowl soup.

1 Thank MonicaElliot
Petaluma, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to go on a nice day. They have nice outdoor seating. by the river. Good burgers and beer. A nice atmosphere to enjoy a simple meal.

1 Thank dredbuild
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous lunch. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The new item on the menu, roasted season vegetables in iron skillet with brie and flat bread was wonderful. We sure would go back. My rating was on food and service bathroom needed some attention.

1 Thank Andi S
Santa Rosa, California
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Fantastic Food and Service!! I had Cubano Sandwich, another had cheeseburger and fries, another had Chinese Chicken Salad. We all loved our choices,,,generous servings, tasty, flavorful and fast service. Walk across the small footbridge and you are there. Sit outside and enjoy the river.

1 Thank shellingsue
petaluma, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I really enjoy this restaurant. I like the inside to sit their and eat. They have a wine list and Their own Brewed Beer list They have a Cuba sandwich; A Chicken Sandwich with fries however you can ask for a Salad to be added to your plate in place of the fries. They also have Salads; Pizzas. They have... More 

1 Thank jean patrice f
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Wow, how the mighty have fallen! I have lived in Sonoma County for many years and have always counted on Dempsey's as the "go to" place for good pub food, great outside seating and fun ambiance. But last week they just fell hard. We sat outside and I knew from the moment I met our server it was not going... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We were shopping in Petaluma and this place by the river looked inviting. We sat down and a server appeared almost immediately. He was very knowledgeable about the beers on tap and about the local wines on offer, giving my husband samples of beers he thought might be appealing to his English palate. Settling on the IPA my husband found... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Everything here is made from scratch...no cans, boxes or frozen. A great patio for outside dining on the river. The location is tricky. Either enter though the strip mall on Washingon, or cross the sweet little bridge from downtown. The menu is typical California eclectic with everything from salads to sandwiches to pizza. Daily specials for our dining experience included... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952-3115
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-765-9694

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