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Ruth McGowan's Brew Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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131 E 1st St, Cloverdale, CA 95425-3701
+1 707-894-9610
15:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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307 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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 dressing was not very good. I ordered calamari and it little taste. The waitress was... More 

Thank Robert I
Hollister, California, United States
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 on. I had a Cesar Salad w/ Salmon and it was incredible!

Thank Ana-Marie C
Portland, Oregon
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 our food order and 2 of our 4 meals came about 10 minutes after the... More 

Thank Dave B
Austin Texas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Windsor, California
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218 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

This was our first return to the Pub since new ownership came in. "Kristen", our server, was very attentive and pleasant. The food and the brews were delicious! I had the Dungeon Burger (chicken, mushroom & cheese) and my mate had the Raspberry Chicken Salad wrap. We topped off the meal with the lightest of the ales, Carolines Blond (me),... More 

Thank katyscat
Cloverdale, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

The pub has new owners, but this hasn't changed the quality of the pub food. Still great burgers, etc.

Thank Beverlee L
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Stopped for a drink and found a great really American bar, with great beer and friendly staff and locals. Brews it own and has a good range of beers.

Thank David D
Vernon, B.C.
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645 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

The Cloverdale Amber Ale was excellent and so was the Henhouse Pilsner. The bartender serving me was efficient and friendly. And the fish and chips were very good. All at a reasonable price. I liked this joint and I would go back.

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Vasteras, Sweden
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

After reading reviews here on tripadvisor we hoped to get to a decent place in Cloverdale for our dinner. I ordered a beer from their own brewery that was supposed to be their signature beer. A amber ale that just didn't do it. It wasn't good enough which made me sceptic about the other beers so I just went with... More 

Thank eltejp
Arvada, Colorado
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Its silly things that make or break an evening. The place was busy, we waited for service - a little too long - they possibly needed another wait person. The lovely smile from Jennifer lit up the room and SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed ordered a chicken special. It was declared very good. SWMBO ordered a wine that... More 

Thank Geoffthebeer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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