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Dust Bowl Downtown Taproom

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200 W Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4850
+1 209-250-2042
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Modesto, California
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204 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dust Bowl makes flavorful craft beer, you can get a glass or a sampler of five beers. The room is stylish in a modern and industrial way. The servers are quick and friendly. The food is fresh, hot, and properly cooked, nothing fancy. We enjoyed the blue cheese hamburger, meat loaf sandwich, and lettuce wraps.

Thank John M
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food is over priced. Husband found a long hair in pizza at last visit. Beer is ok. The dust bowl restaurant downtown Turlock much better food and some what better prices.

Thank Nadine N
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I think Dust Bowl is really responsible for transforming downtown Turlock. While the new brewery is great, I really enjoy the original. Great service, my favorite beer, and really good food make this place a staple for me!

Thank lisawa419
Puyallup, Washington
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I happened across this as I was looking for a great tasting cold dark beer and I found that here as well as one of the most amazing burgers I have ever had and I've had many. Their pb&j burger is unbelievable. I made them for my family when I got home and they wrinkled their nose until they tried... More 

Thank DelaneWolter
Merced, California
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269 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in with a couple of friends for lunch. We had salads and sandwiches, and a burger. All three of us loved our food. The waitress was friendly and efficient. We didn't try the beer, but the coffee was good. Will definitely stop in again!

Thank Cali4niahiker
Pismo Beach, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought the bill was high upon leaving, but one Pastrami, one Reuben and two Ice Teas didn't add up to $40. Figured later that sandwiches should have been $13 not $16.Outside seating was cold, but our choice.The food was average-good; but I'd stop for a brew before lunch next time.

Thank theman4
Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visiting from Illinois we went to this place not knowing anything. Waitress was super friendly and very attentive. Early Saturday evening so just getting busy, we ordered drinks which were made very well you could actually taste the alcohol. Ordered food, I got chicken strip basket, good and fresh, spruce got a pulled pork sandwich that looked great and he... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was the 1st time we have been to this establishment. We were pleased to be seated right away on a Friday night. I asked the server which beer would be flavorful but not too hoppy. He recommended the Taco Truck and I was glad. I enjoyed my beer. Everyone in our party of four enjoyed their food and highly... More 

Thank tellsall
Turlock, California
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Seriously, some of the best fish tacos I've ever had. They were light, fresh, and packed with flavor. I'll most likely order them every time I go here now. My ONLY complaint is that the skillet cookie with ice cream on top, has been brought out to us on two occasions, where it is rock hard and cold. You'd expect... More 

Thank Danielle T
White Salmon, Washington
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340 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I found the Brewery to be inviting for all creatures. The place is huge with a very large outdoor dining area and adult playground. They allow well behaved pets too! I found the food and atmosphere to be fantastic. I look forward to visiting again very soon!

Thank ttocsnodrog_2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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 95380-4850
  • 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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