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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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“caesar salad” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (14 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
50 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952-3115
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 13 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 7 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
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Enjoyed lunch at an outside table with a nice view of the river. By the time we were finished, every table was filled (around 1:00) so get there early to avoid the lunch rush. I had a Caesar salad with Pt. Reyes blue cheese. Hubby...More

Thank Sylvia D
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We ate outside and watched a paddle boarder and kayaker go by while dining. We decided to have our annual hamburger (we're mostly eat fish and occasionally chicken). It came with a fresh poppy seed bun, medium well to rare for me and the same...More

Thank Lindathesilkpainter
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Strong ale was very good, mo'licious also good hoppy beer. Recommend the half chicken dinner, apple crisp a la mode was very good also.

Thank sabra133d
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Love dining outside when the weather permits - summer is prime time. Best burgers when you are in the mood - served with delicious homemade bread & butter pickles. A good assorted menu for brunch, lunch or dinner. I'm mostly a tea totaler, but they...More

Thank cate949
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Response from Lindathesilkpainter | Reviewed this property |
I t is 1130 on a Sunday. It's on their website.
26 June 2016|
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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, View, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
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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