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Dust Bowl Downtown Taproom

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€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub
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200 W Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4850
+1 209-250-2042
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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334 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
York, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of different types of beers that they brew. Food was amazing. Ate their 2 nights in a row. Fills up quick.

Thank cshaffer1
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We eat here about once a monthe great atmoshphere friendly service. A little pricey on the food but that never stops us.

Thank Jacquelyn B
Turlock, California
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If weather permits, ask for outside seating, it is very nice, and there are heaters! Menu has a nice array of bar food, sliders, burgers, cowboy nachos(enouth to share with your friends), and the fish tacos are amazing! Try a flight of beers so you can find your favorite. No reservations available, so plan on waiting a bit.

Thank Carol V
Modesto, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I've been going to the Downtown taproom since it opened. While I was curious to try the new brewery taproom, one visit was enough to send me back to the downtown taproom. Sure, there are fewer Dust Bowl brews on tap, but the menu is much better (there is only one overlapped items between the two restaurants) and the atmosphere... More 

Thank paladinsf
Turlock, California, United States
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212 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Food was great, atmosphere was very fun and casual. Even pet dogs are welcome!! Only complaint is the high prices, but I must say the portions are big and the food is very good. High quality ingredients also!

Thank William L
Turlock, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The taco truck lager is my favorite beer! I also love their fish and chips and the fact that they give you an option between garlic, sweet potato, or regular fries. My boyfriend loves the peanut butter and jelly burger! We come here all the time if we feel like a chill night out. I like the food at this... More 

Thank Jennbee03

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
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, Cheap Eats, 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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