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Dust Bowl Downtown Taproom

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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200 W Main St, Turlock, CA 95380
+1 209-250-2042
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Turlock, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The taco truck lager is my favorite beer! I also love their fish and chips and the fact that they give you an option between garlic, sweet potato, or regular fries. My boyfriend loves the peanut butter and jelly burger! We come here all the time if we feel like a chill night out. I like the food at this... More 

Thank Jennbee03
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I try to visit this place at least 2 times a month. The PB and J burger is amazing as are the sliders. Fries are amazing. Beer wow so many options I say get paddle and enjoy.

Thank Miguel M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Squeakers and Turkey Sliders are awesome! Oakie Nachos are awesome too! Place gets crowded for lunch and dinner so get there with plenty of time to spare! Excellent selection of home brewed ale's on tap!

Thank HoratioE
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful outside area with lots of fun activities for young and not so young. Great beer of course. Sometimes a very long wait for a table for food, but if you have time and a fun group it's worth it.

Thank Lisa M
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We were driving on our way to Monterey and happened to stop in Turlock for lunch at the Dust Bowl. It was rainy and windy. They were busy and tbere were two tables left inside. We were seated at the tabke by the door even though there was a nicer table against the wall. Luckily. We moved ourselves to another... More 

Thank oysters21
walnut grove, ca
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We read the reviews and decided to have an early dinner there. Excellent service, excellent bar food. I had a steak sandwich and it was very good. Choices of garlic fries, onion rings, french fries etc. Good ambiance and very family friendly. Very festive. As we were unfamiliar with the area and I was driving we opted for root beer.... More 

Thank gottogonow
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Fab, friendly, great food paired with better brews. Great service! Don't hesitate to plan a date. Family friendly atmosphere!

Thank SiouxMac
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Food and beer were excellent. It was recommended by the hotel and they were right. Atmosphere is just okay but service, beer and food more than make up for it. Definitely will go back next time I stay in Turlock.

Thank DCimnaha
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I met friends here for drinks and lunch. We arrived soon after it opened so we were able to get great seats - I recommend making reservations or getting here early. The beers were great and so was the food. My husband even got a "Hops of Wrath" shirt.

Thank A B
Lahti, Finland
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

There's a line to this place and it's there for a reason: this restaurant is excellent! We went here on two night in a row, since the first night convinced us of the excellency of the food and the atmosphere and the staff, etc. I had the house salad on both nights since I had missed something light to eat... More 

Thank TiiLou

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 W Main St, Turlock, CA 95380
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Turlock
  • Phone Number: +1 209-250-2042
Dust Bowl Brewing Co. is a small craft brewery in Turlock, California. In August 2011, the company opened the Downtown Taproom in the lively Downtown Turlock corridor, offering guests an intimate vibe, industrial chic décor and indoor and outdoor dining. The Downtown Taproom has 12 craft and specialty beers on tap, with bottled beers and growlers to-go in the cold box. To complement the craft beers, the restaurant offers hip pub fare featuring familiar and fresh appetizers, entrées and desserts. The Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Downtown Taproom is a popular destination for great beer, delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere.

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