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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


American, Irish, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Black Peppered Frickles
amazingly addictive, lightly breaded + fried kosher dill pickles, paired with our chipotle dip
USD 8.5
A South Dakota Classic! 1/2 lb of seasoned USDA Sirloin, fried or grilled to your desired temp
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
House blend of cream cheese, artichoke hearts, baby spinach leaves and Parmesan cheese. Served with Brick Oven Naan Flatbread
USD 9.25
Pretzel Ale + Cheddar Bites
Wisconsin Cheese Curds, battered in house in crushed Pretzel + Panko breading, Fried
USD 9.25
Bavarian Soft Pretzels
Made every AM from Scratch, Oversized München Pretzels, Lightly salted, served with Bier Cheese Dip
USD 8.5
Onion Rings
Whiskey & Bier battered Onion Rings, served with Ranch Dressing
USD 8.5
A Platter of Chislic, Frickles, Pretzel Ale + Cheddar bites and choice of Onion Rings or Spinach & Artichoke Dip
USD 15
We serve our burgers MW unless requested. Feel free to customize any burger. All burgers served with side choice. Garden Burger available to swap for any burger
Bill Burger
Named after our founder, (and official bagpiper of SD!) Cherry-wood smoked bacon, garlic chili sauce, and pepper-jack cheese
USD 10
Black & Bleu
Bleu cheese crumbles, bleu cheese dressing, cajun spiced
USD 9.75
Chipotle dip, Jalapenos, Pepper-jack cheese, cajun spiced. This burger has a pretty decent kick
USD 10
Patty Melt
Bavarian Rye bread, sautéed red onions, swiss + cheddar cheese
USD 9.75
All sandwiches served with choice of side. Our breads are all made in house, and some contain nuts. Please notify your server if you have an allergy. (1/2 sandwich + soup/salad + fries available 11-4 daily)
Turkey Cranberry Melt
Cranberry cream cheese, swiss + cheddar cheese, smoked turkey breast, served on Bavarian rye bread. Available as wrap
USD 10
Brewmaster Pub Club
Cherrywood smoked bacon, fire-roasted ham, smoked turkey breast, pepper-jack + cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, spinach + tomato, grilled sourdough bread
USD 10.5
Publicans Rueben
Corned beef, fresh sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing, swiss cheese, Bavarian rye bred
USD 10
French Dip
Roast beef, swiss cheese, Italian herbs, au-jus, Honey-stout
USD 10
Add Bacon USD 1
Add Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions USD 1
Pretzel Pulled Pork
Hickory BBQ sauced Pulled pork, smoked slow + low, served on Pretzel bun
USD 10
Add Coleslaw Topper USD 1
Buffalo Ranch Wrap
Cool ranch dressing, buffalo chicken strips, cherrywood smoked bacon, tomatoes + spinach on a garlic/herb wrap
USD 10
Chicken Tenders
Premium white breast meat, fried to excellence, beer battered fries, coleslaw
USD 10.5
Chislic Basket
1/2 lb of Seasoned USDA Sirloin Steak, beer battered fries, coleslaw
USD 10.5
Fish & Chips
Guinness Battered Cod (1/2 pound) with beer battered fries, coleslaw
USD 11
Guinness Battered Shrimp
a dozen Guinness battered shrimp, beer battered fries, coleslaw
USD 11
Isle of Skye Ribeye
Hand cut + aged in house, 12 oz cut, seasoned with sea salt + cracked black pepper. Served with soup/salad + choice of side
USD 19
Irish Boxty
Trad Irish Fare, potato pancakes smothered in baby bellas, red onions, celery, carrots, and choice of Chicken, Sirloin Steak, Vegetable, or Corned Beef/Sauerkraut. (Served with soup/salad)
USD 14
Wienerschnitzel & Späetzle
Our house specialty! An Austrian dish, made with tenderized pork filet, hand-breaded and pan-fried in butter, served with späetzle dumplings and soup/salad
USD 14
Italian Panfry
Twin chicken breasts, hand breaded & panfried, paired with a champagne cream + mushroom sauce, served with soup/salad + choice of side
USD 15
Bangers & Mash
Opa's country blend sausages, garlic mash, sauerkraut. (Served with soup/salad)
USD 13.5
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
Fettuccini noodles, broccoli florets, Alfredo Sauce, parmesan cheese. (Served with soup/salad)
USD 14.5
Traditional Polish dish, several jumbo stuffed dumplings, pan fried and sautéed with red onions + cherry-wood smoked bacon. (Served with soup/salad)
USD 13.5
Dempsey's Smoked Prime Rib
Slow smoked in house, ready at 5pm Fridays & Saturday Evenings. All Prime served with Au-jus, soup/salad + choice of side
Queen Cut (10oz) USD 16
King Cut (12oz) USD 18
Baron Cut (14oz) USD 20
Start with a bowl of Arcadian, romaine, spinach greens. $7.50 (basic large salad + toppings)
Grilled Chicken, Fried Chicken, Fire-smoked, Ham, Smoked Turkey, Bacon, Eggs, Roast Beef, Steak (+$2)
per item USD 1
Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Broccoli, Red Onions, Black/Green Olives, Tomatoes, Peppadews
per item USD 0.75
Shred Cheddar, Bleu Cheese, Medi. Feta, Mozzarella, Fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan Cheese
per item USD 0.75
Mandarin Oranges, Fuji Apples, Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans, Craisins, Fresh Basil
per item USD 0.75
Our house soup! A combination of white rice, sausage, chicken breast, cherry-wood smoked bacon, beans + blend of spices. Warning, it's spicy!
Cup USD 3.25
Bowl USD 4.5
Potato & Leek Soup
A blend of chicken stock, tender potatoes, and diced leeks. A light, pleasant soup
Cup USD 3.25
Bowl USD 4.5
Soup of the Day
A new soup everyday! Ask your server what our chef's created today!
Cup USD 3.25
Bowl USD 4.5
All kids menu items served with complimentary kids drink
Kid's NY Brick Oven Pizza
6" Crust, traditional red sauce, mozzarella cheese
Add Toppings (per piece) USD 0.5
Kraft Mac N Cheese
Kraft macaroni + cheese
USD 4.5
Kids Chicken Tenders
Fried chicken tenders, paired with kids side choice
Kid's Cheeseburger
5 oz char-broiled burger, melted cheddar cheese, paired with kids side choice
Kids Noodles
Fettuccini noodles, paired with Alfredo, Marinara or plain buttered noodles
USD 4.5
$1.50/ea if not ordered in meal
Mandarin Oranges
Apple Sauce
Seasonal Vegetable
$1.50/ea if not ordered in meal
Apple Juice
Orange Juice
Whole Milk
Chocolate Milk
Dempsey's Root Beer
Fountain Soda
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Delicious food and fun atmosphere! We ate here while in town for a kids sporting event. The staff was friendly and food was incredible. The beer was crazy (a pitcher for $11?? Awesome). Cocktails were small though. Overall a great experience and definitely the best...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020

pleasantly surprised. We found Dempsey's through Tripadvisor, and because we wanted to try something different (we are from out of town), we thought we'd try this place out. Actually a pleasant find. High ceilings, friendly service, and food was good! We will definitely come back!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 6, 2020

We stopped in here after a morning at the Bramble Park Zoo as it was ranked the best restaurant in Watertown. The place was already quite full around 11am! While they are known for their pizza, I wasn't feeling in the pizza mood and went...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed November 30, 2019

an Irish place with banners or flags hanging from the ceiling---the menu looked a little strange for Irish--schnitzel and other German type items food was very good and plenty of decent whisk(e)y

Date of visit: November 2019
zragefyre, Owner at Dempsey's Brewey Pub & Restuarant, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2019

Thanks for stopping in!! My Oma was from Austria, so we always have a soft spot for Schnitzels! ( and Irish Whiskey, of course. ) Cheers! Sean Dempsey

Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

You have to go for the Pizza, it was amazing! Love the crispy crust that holds when you pick it up. We got the Supreme and Diavlo pizza, plus the Black Peppered Pickles as an appetizer. All were delicious! 5 stars for food! 4 stars...More

Date of visit: November 2019
zragefyre, Owner at Dempsey's Brewey Pub & Restuarant, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2019

Thank you so much for stopping in! We have a double decker Marsal oven that I absolutely love, that helps achieve that flavor! And thank you for being kind to our server, we all have bad days, and I hope its a one time experience...More

Reviewed November 22, 2019

We stopped in for a late lunch. On the plus side, the home brewed root beer and craft beer were both pretty good. The french fries were really good. Portions were large. Service was fine. But the food was not as good as we expected....More

Date of visit: November 2019
zragefyre, Owner at Dempsey's Brewey Pub & Restuarant, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2019

Hi! Im so sorry about your experience, we always strive to put out the best food possible. Im happy your liked some aspects, but i hope the server was able to take care of some of this for you- we always back our food and...More

Reviewed October 11, 2019

Food was excellent and portions were large. Beer choices were many but nothing jumped out at me as over the top. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2019
zragefyre, Owner at Dempsey's Brewey Pub & Restuarant, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2019

Thanks for the Kind word! We love being able to play around with different beer types, and our kitchen core is solid. Cheers! Sean Dempsey

Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

This place has the best pizza I’ve ever eaten😋‼️The crust was so good and it had just the right amount of pizza sauce. I really loved the brick oven flavor of the crust ‼️I can’t wait to go back ‼️

Date of visit: September 2019
zragefyre, Owner at Dempsey's Brewey Pub & Restuarant, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2019

Thanks! We love hearing this! ( im also in LOVE with out oven, she's a MB60 Marshal, and she's a beast. We named her Mjoliner) Cheers! Sean Dempsey

Reviewed September 16, 2019

This is great place to make reservations for larger group parties. The food is excellent! Highly suggest any of the pizza and of course the root beer! Service is lacking a little bit. but it's a great pub with great food and beverage!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Brew pub that seems to be growing and trying to produce some cool beers. The name and ambience is Irish, but the menu is mainly a smattering of all kinds of stuff, pizza the featured specialty. We had pork nachos which was interesting. Really cool...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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As long as Tripadviser says it"s OK - none of us thought to take pics as it was really noisy and we were in the middle - nice decor - get a shot of the ceiling!
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