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Dempsey's Restaurant & Brewery

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
50 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952-3115
+1 707-765-9694
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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50 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952-3115
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Reviewed yesterday

Great local pub with micros brews, and fantastic riverfront views. I especially liked the red rooster beer. It was absolutely perfect with the onion rings. Our server, Alex was especially helpful with guiding us with the many micro beer selections, and I would highly recommend...More

Thank TomTravelers
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside on the terrace, and my friends really felt like they were getting the Northern California experience. Our wait person was terrific. I had a hamburger, salad, and French fries all of which were very tasty. We split carrot cake for dessert. Yum!

1  Thank Pamwiltravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watching the egrets come in to nest at twilight adds to the ambiance of this restaurant that has been in Petaluma a long time. It's a bit run down but the food was excellent and the staff friendly.

1  Thank Auhualoa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beer was okay. Food okay. Service okay. Parking okay. Okay? Really, just a pub with the usual pub fare.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I was in N.California again to visit family. We went to Dempsey's for dinner. It didn't lose any of its appeal since I visited a year ago. I had one of their burgers (no bread) and enjoyed it greatly. The waiter was just great--and with...More

1  Thank Stu B
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Got a flight ( four 4 oz pours). We didn’t care of any of them. Dempsey’s was out of two of their most popular beers. I ordered their barbecue sandwich special. Sandwich average. Sweet potato fries hot and slightly better than average. Husband ordered Clam...More

Thank Tanyaargo
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Petaluma has no shortage of new restaurants. I guess I prefer tried and true. We have been going to Dempsey's for many years and have never been disappointed. In fair weather it's fun to sit outside by the river ,(I use that word generously), and...More

Thank Nanahannahbanana
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect place to go on a nice day either for lunch or for dinner. Dempsey's is right by the Petaluma River and the walking bridge to the downtown area. It's a great place to get a bite to eat and relax with...More

1  Thank Janene1955
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Nice small brewery on the water front in Petaluma. Outdoor sitting , when it's warm. they have space heaters. Nice selection of food and Dempsey Ale. Small special pizzas of the day, Also, good burgers and pork chops.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Dempsey's has been there a long time, they tell me. It's a great spot right on the river with a cool walking bridge close by that connects to downtown. We had the stuffed poblano pepper and a salad. Plus beer. Really, really good beer. It...More

1  Thank RushCubFan
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Response from Lindathesilkpainter | Reviewed this property |
I t is 1130 on a Sunday. It's on their website.
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
There was at least one large dog on the patio when we were there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, View
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: +1 707-765-9694
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