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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 - 22:00
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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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York, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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209 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I try to visit this place at least 2 times a month. The PB and J burger is amazing as are the sliders. Fries are amazing. Beer wow so many options I say get paddle and enjoy.

Thank Miguel M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Squeakers and Turkey Sliders are awesome! Oakie Nachos are awesome too! Place gets crowded for lunch and dinner so get there with plenty of time to spare! Excellent selection of home brewed ale's on tap!

Thank HoratioE
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful outside area with lots of fun activities for young and not so young. Great beer of course. Sometimes a very long wait for a table for food, but if you have time and a fun group it's worth it.

Thank Lisa M
Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We were driving on our way to Monterey and happened to stop in Turlock for lunch at the Dust Bowl. It was rainy and windy. They were busy and tbere were two tables left inside. We were seated at the tabke by the door even though there was a nicer table against the wall. Luckily. We moved ourselves to another... More 

Thank oysters21

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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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, 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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