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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
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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San Francisco
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great "Belly up to the Bar" and charming ambiance. Huge restaurant but comfy and nice level was decent. Before lunch we did a little "Suds" tasting and discovered a couple wonderful brews. Funny we both chose an Apricot IPA which was light and crisp and not too hoppy and we were very "Happy". They had a Wonderful Coffee Stout that... More 

Thank TravelBug56trillion
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During a family trip to Petaluma, we dined at Dempsey's for lunch one afternoon since it was a favorite dining establishment of my cousin who resides in Petaluma. First to note: that view! Secondly, the food was delicious. I had the grilled salmon sandwich and couldn't resist getting a taco of the day too. Both were great and flavorful! All... More 

Thank mdee0210
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 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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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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 

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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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?