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“Great for a drink and light bite” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of McNear's Saloon and Dining House

McNear's Saloon and Dining House
Ranked #16 of 261 Restaurants in Petaluma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santa Rosa, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great for a drink and light bite”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you're looking for a bar that serves food then McNear's is the way to go in Petaluma. It's located in the middle of downtown and has 2 different bar areas and pool tables. I made the mistake of going for lunch once though. Their food is really not restaurant quality, so I'd stick with the appetizers...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Mcnear's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

great atmoshpere friendly staff and cold beer, what else is there! grat snacks and even bought a tee shirt to wear in areas where people dont know what the place is. Sit at the bar and chat with the locals, never be in a hurry, afterall its northern california

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank whyteb0y
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Healdsburg, CA
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food and Great Music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

We have stopped in here on multiple occasion before and after watching bands perform at the Mystic. always a good time had by all.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Sharon D
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Local Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you're a Petaluma resident, then you've probably been to McNears many, many times. The menu is extensive and the bar is too. The food is excellent and the waitstaff is friendly. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that it gets very noisy on weekend nights. If you don't mind the noise, add another star and go enjoy!

Visited March 2013
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Petaluma, California
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fun and Funky”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is a great watering hole for all ages. Old and funky bar and restaurant in the heart of Petaluma. Stop on your way to wineries in fabulous Sonoma County and do have their onion rings; oh my, the best ever, the BLT sliders---oh yeah! Very eclectic dinner menu, with too many choices to list. A favorite of the locals to hang and visit. If you don't know anyone going in, you will going out.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank chari42
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