Dust Bowl Brewing Company - Brewery Taproom

4.6
571 reviews
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$30 and under
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Beer Garden
When making your reservation, please share your seating preference for indoor or outdoor in the comments section.

Dust Bowl Brewing Co's Brewery Taproom offers guests an experience of local craft beer paired with modern pub fare – a unique opportunity in the California Central Valley! Visitors will be treated to a beautiful taproom featuring edgy vintage décor, with expansive windows creating grand views into the brewery. The taproom showcases two 20 tap towers, where different style Dust Bowl brews are poured along with a local cider guest tap. Our menu features elevated dishes and classic plates. Guests will find relaxed surroundings and an outdoor Game Zone in our open air patio and beer garden. The taproom offers a large retail assortment, including the brewery’s 6-packs and 22 oz. bottles, growlers, Crowlers®, tees, hats and more. We invite you to join the adventure and come visit us at the Brewery Taproom!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Beer Garden, Brewery, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Reservations are available for parties of 8 or less.

When making your reservation, please share your seating preference for indoor or outdoor in the comments section. We do our best to accommodate seating requests; however, it is subject to availability.
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Phone number
(209) 250-2043
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Parking details
Overflow street parking available.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Outdoor dining
What 571 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, and beer was fantastic. A favorite brewery of mine.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Fish and chips were soaked in grease which wasn't good at all. The drinks (lot of drinks) were the only thing that saved the experience for me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Birthday Food was delicious as always the only complaint was we went to celebrate my husbands birthday we all ordered and my order was wrong so by the time I received my correct order my husband and daughters were all done eating dinner .

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Very disappointed I had asked for outdoor seating and was told it was not on my reservation. We had small kids with us and really wanted outdoor so kids could play. We didn’t enjoy our dinner as a family because kids wanted to be outside and needed supervision. For 45 min during our dinner 2 large tables were empty. we were told those 2 parties were too large to sit at the table we were assigned. I don’t feel staff really did much to accommodate us. We are frequent customers and frequently make purchases of your beer.

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BR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Dust bowl is a beautiful structure with lots of windows for looking in at the process of beer making and out at the expansive outdoor area. I think the food is unimaginative, and since it’s all the stuff one expects from a pub it needs to have more flavor. I had the fish n chips and my wife had the French dip. Fish was creamy and good. Fries were good. Just not,”wow this is good” French dip is a life long favorite and meat was dry and au jus was bland. That’s a disappointment for really one of he easiest sandwiches ever to make. Sweet potato fries were good. Overall experience good. Good, conscientious server. Need more healthy options that aren’t salads, in my humble opinion.

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M
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good!

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OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Weren’t seated till 15 min after reservation

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San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family members birthday

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Foood is soo good the place is neat and good environment staff is nice and friendly

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MR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love going to Dust Bowl! Our time there was great food and a great time! I strongly recommend going to this place. Their beer is great and there are plenty of options!!

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UC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

The hostess was extremely rude. Told us we had to vacate our table 1.5 hours after sitting down when we had a RESERVATION. We attempted to notify the manager who clearly didn’t care and he “gave” us 30 more minutes as if he was doing us a favor. We all traveled from over an hour away to chat and catch up. Horrible experience. Will never spend money there again.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing selection of beers and really good comfort food. The garlic fries are amazing.

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OT
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food and staff is always top notch

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J
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Overall was a good experience. Good beer okay customer service. Food was okay not great, it was not worth the price quite honestly.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great flavor in all the dishes we ordered!

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LA
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Family lunch gathering. Seated promptly. Pre-requested children's seats were ready as requested. Wait staff very friendly and helpful. Craft beer was delicious. Food was served within a reasonable wait time. Fish tacos were extremely spicy, not something easily identified while reviewing the menu. Club sandwich was good. Sweet potato fries were good.

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A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation for 11:30 lunch on a Sunday, 4 people plus a baby, to sit outside. We were seated right away and our server was Julia. She was fantastic, so nice and attentive! She even brought us a cup of hot water so I could heat up my baby’s bottle! The food was delicious, and we enjoyed trying lots of different beers - so many good choices, depending on what your taste is. I personally like lighter/less hoppy beers, and my favorites were The Other Blonde and the Taco Truck Amber. We had such a great time, can’t wait to go back!

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JT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Rushed. Closes at 10 p.m. on a Friday night. Bizarre for the kind of place it is.

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TL
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 9 this time & once again NO disappointments! We love coming here!! The atmosphere & food are well worth it! Plus a perfect place for kids!!! We love Dust Bowl!!

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LW
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome selection of beers and great good along with very nice staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quick service

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KS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was great and they sat us exactly at our reservation time which was nice. The service however was terrible. The blonde server we had I’ve seen there before and she is very slow. It took 15 minutes just to get us 4 waters. We won’t be going back to the Fulkerth location due to terrible service. We never have had this issue at the downtown location.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great local dinning spot

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and love the service! Had my table and was seated within 2 minutes of checking in at the front desk.

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LC
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We recently invited a physician candidate to meet us in the Turlock market. As a young professional, we wanted to share a vibrant business that represents the community well. We received feedback that he enjoyed the causal atmosphere and great food.

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RD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Ambiance is awesome, food is awesome, wait tune was minimal thanks to a reservation booked earlier in the day. However, service was lacking. Took a while to even place our order, drinks weren’t refilled timely, and it took a while for the check to arrive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrea M was an amazing server we were super sad her shift ended while she was serving us so Alex M took over he was equally amazing and gave us excellent service. Even though it was very busy he managed to make sure our drinks were topped off and always asked if we needed anything! Sometimes when there is a server switch you feel forgotten but they both did a great job making sure we were taken care of!

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RM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We go here for all special events; need to make reservations though. Weekends and week days it can get busy. But service quick and on time.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!! Good food and of course amazing beers! The staff was wonderful and helpful with two young boys with us. Fun times playing corn hole out back after eating.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was excellent

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

Food was a bit on the cold side due to poor service. It seems like this place is always under staffed. It took us a long time to get our appetizers, drinks and dinner. We also booked a reservation on open table for a table next to the kid zone and when we got there they said I didn’t do so. Disappointed this time.

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SV
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good service but waited for our table for over 20 minutes with a reservation.

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San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never experienced dining outside till tonight and we all loved it. The waitress was very helpful and didn’t forget about us even though it was their rush hour. The food is was excellent as always and I have yet to been let down.

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San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex was a wonderful server we came on a work get together and they accommodated is very well

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EM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Their craft brews are excellent! I have visited several times without disappointment! Great sports atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. I wish I lived closer. You need to make reservations.

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CP
San Joaquin
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoy coming here with family, if you love beer it is great which most of our family does.......I happen to not be a beer drinker but enjoy wine. Dust bowl is a very casual restaurant pizza burgers, sandwiches, to pay $10 for a glass of wine is ridiculous.....I can go to Galettos a very upscale dinning and it isn’t even that expensive......might need to make some of your customers who aren’t beer drinkers happy to!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always!

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F
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Good for the young as a unique do once dining experience. Noisy & menu seems a lunch type rather than quiet dinner atmosphere. Parking seems to be a problem. Good lunch food but don't know how young folks can afford it often.

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JA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Would love to see a few more wines ,
Maybe put the okra on the Fulkerth location .
Everything else delish

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t
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my husband's birthday with a group of 10 and 2 small children. The service was outstanding and the beer and food was so good. Love the looks of the place and if the weather is nice they have great outdoor tables with outdoor games to play, which is great for entertaining kids. This was our second time coming there and we drove 2 hours just to eat and drink there. We were not disappointed. Would highly recommend to all my family and friends. Wish they would build one closer to where we live. Will go back.

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