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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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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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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 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

Thank RushCubFan
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were seated and given water the first waitress walked pass us a few times finally after about 8. minutes she cam to our table they were out of the meatloaf we were going to order so Billy got a hamburger I ordered the grilled...More

Thank felicia p
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I have been going to Dempsey's for over 20 years now. The beer has always been great even back to the first time I had it while attending the river festival in Petaluma over 20 years ago. The food quality has come up over the...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I'm still waiting to find decent fish and chips in Petaluma and this wasn't it. I was visiting Petaluma to meet friends for a kayak trip on the Petaluma River and we saw Dempsey's as we paddled by. Decided to go there after the trip...More

Thank Glenn R
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Located on the Petaluma River at the turning basin, a fun place to hang out with friends, drink a beer and eat basic pub food.

Thank alisonjh54
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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