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Dempsey's Restaurant & Brewery

American, Bar, Pub
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50 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952-3115
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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petaluma, California, USA
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank GoldenGateGirl2011
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Moiraf624
Santa Rosa, California
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140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank kitty k
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Dempsey's is our local favorite. It has patio dining next to the Petaluma river turning basin. It reminds us of European out door dining without the traffic. The food is consistently good. The specials change regularly. The inside is dark and roomy, although it can get noisy. My wife enjoys the house craft beers. They have great burgers, sea food,... More 

Thank Philip C
Sidney, Iowa
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

My husband and I had delicious sandwiches here, finished off with a great root beer float. However, it is a little hidden in the back of a shopping center, so enter in the big parking lot. The onion string appetizer was yummy--a half order is plenty for two.

Thank IA_Mom_Of_4_51652
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Dempsey's is my favorite place in Petaluma for a classic hamburger. You can always count on superior quality. They also serve delicious house made root beer.

Thank Deb B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

When the weather is just right, my wife and I declare the day a Dempsey's Day. That means good, well-prepared, fresh food (they bake their bread, pick much of their vegetables, brew their beer) served outside by the river. Great people watching, great service, locally owned - can't get any better than this.

Thank Boyce Q
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We had a lovely lunch here last week as we celebrated my friend's birthday. The food was delicious, came highly recommended and since this is that place in Petaluma you have to try.. it proved to be everything they said it would be. Loved my apple cider. It was the first time I tried it; simply lovely. Reasonably priced, friendly... More 

Thank shamz30
Sonoma, CA
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Bernadette and Peter have been serving great food and beer in Petaluma for a long time. Peter is a creative craft brewer who was at it before many of the other craft brewers existed. Bernadette keeps the menu fresh and tantalizing. Dempseys is more than a pub!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
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: 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?