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Ruth McGowan's Brew Pub

131 E 1st St, Cloverdale, CA 95425-3701
+1 707-894-9610
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish chips” (2 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
“great beer” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
131 E 1st St, Cloverdale, CA 95425-3701
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

The only reason we were in Cloverdale was that we'd driven up the freeway from San Francisco intending to cut over to Mendocino, and hadn't found anywhere else along the way to stop for lunch. Cloverdale wasn't looking that promising until we saw a sign...More

Thank WandererOnTheRoad
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

The server was excellent, friendly, knowledgeable. Enjoyed the food, had the Rueben, husband had fish and chip excellent. It is a brew pub, enjoyed the Monster Brown, my husband had the blonde ale. Would definitely return

Thank Delores H
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Beer has always been consistently good here, but the food quality has slipped from "Good" to "Average". Relatively bland, and not hot when served -- maybe the heat lamp was burned out.

1  Thank ConcoursRider
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We liked tasting their beers but the food was pretty terrible, like cafeteria food. Next time we would just stick to drinks.

1  Thank Megan B
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Nothing to write home about. The Brew Pub had good food and the beer was okay, but I've had better. Our server was pleasant enough but didn't check back to assist after serving food. I would return for another meal of this style with the...More

Thank jwf222
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Bev, our server didn't seem to care much. Very rude, spent more time holding a baby than attending tables. We will look elsewhere next time.

Thank constrdog
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We stopped there during a road trip in order to taste the beer. My advise is stick to the beer, which is average, because the food is nothing to write home about. My wife ordered a chicken salad and the meat was dry and the...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 6 February 2015

It's a Brew Pub, it's great food, good beer and excellent service! It was nice to find a restaurant where the locals go...where else are you going to find the best food at a reasonable price? The waitress was knowledgeable and her recommendations were spot...More

Thank Ana-Marie C
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Solid pub grub not too pricey. Just a bit noisy (but it is a pub after all). I believe it comes under new ownership in 2015. Burgers were great, beer was great, all around a fun place. There was a bit of a mixup in...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Great Food at Ruth McGowan's Brew Pub, Cloverdale, Ca. A very good Dinner and Some Great Brews at this Brew Pub. Nice Comfortable Restaurant. A relaxing place. Stopped in at Ruth McGowan's while on a California Wine Country Tour with Friends back in March 2006

Thank ronAustinTexas
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Response from ConcoursRider | Reviewed this property |
John P (and Google) is right about the hours; Check out Ruth's website (cloverdaleale) for hours and more info
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 E 1st St, Cloverdale, CA 95425-3701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Cloverdale
  • Phone Number: +1 707-894-9610
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