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Aram's Cafe
Armenian, Mediterranean. $-$$. Well-prepared Middle Eastern dishes; many vegetarian choices. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 131 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.765.9775.

Bear Korean Restaurant
Korean. $$. Authentic Korean home cooking in informal setting. Exciting array of side-dish condiments add extra oomph. Lunch and dinner daily. 8577 Gravenstein Hwy, Cotati. 707.794.9828.

Cape Cod Fish & Chips
Fish and chips. $. A dingy hole in the wall--just like a real chippy! This popular lunch spot offers perfectly cooked fish and chips to eat in or take out. Open daily. 548 E Cotati Ave, Cotati. 707.792.0982.

Cucina Paradiso
Northern Italian. $-$$. Delicious innovative fare. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily. 56 E Washington St, Petaluma. 707.782.1130.

Dempsey's Alehouse
Gourmet Californian pub fare. $-$$. Popular brewpub and bistro. Award-winning handcrafted beers. Outdoor dining in summer. Pork chops to die for. Lunch and dinner daily. 50 E Washington St, Petaluma. 707.765.9694.

De Schmire
Hearty continental. $$-$$$. Informal. Emphasis on seafood. Generations portions, open kitchen, outside dining. Dinner daily. 304 Bodega Ave., Petaluma. 707.762.1901.

Finbar Devine's
Faux Irish. $-$$. Pub food--burgers, fish and chips, hearty salads. 145 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.9800.

Hallie's Diner
American and more. $-$$. Classic diner food with a gourmet touch, plus Latin American items and homemade pizzas. Great for breakfast. Breakfast and lunch, Wed-Mon. 707.773.1143.

Japanese. $$$-$$$$. An oasis of cool tucked away in the atmosphereless Doubletree Hotel complex. Reservations on the weekend a must. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun. 101 Golf Course Dr, Rohnert Park. 707.586.0270.

Jerome's Mesquite Barbeque
Barbecue. $$. Down-home barbecue favorites and more in casual setting. Freat ribs; very kid-friendly. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 1390 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.795.2114.

Johnny Garlic's
Californian. $$. At Johnny's, garlic is God--all dishes are infused with the glorious stinking rose. Lunch and dinner daily; buffet brunch, Sun. 840 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.781.9111.

Indian. $$. A variety of flavorful regional specialties. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 7530 Commerce Blvd, Cotati. 707.795.1729.

La Famiglia Deli & Cafe
Italian. $$. Fresh pasta, homemade ravioli, Italian groceries, dinner specials. Very kid-friendly. Lunch daily; dinner, Wed-Sat. 220 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8211.

Pan-Asian and California. $$-$$$. Diverse menu aims for all palates. Lunch, Mon-Sat; brunch, Sun; dinner, nightly. 5000 Roberts Lake Rd, Rohnert Park. 707.588.1800.

Alehouse. $. Barbecue, big appetizers, burgers; sports bar. Lunch and dinner daily. 21 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Mike's at the Crossroads
Burgers. $. All kinds of burgers imaginable; no fries, no shakes, da Jets. Lunch and dinner; closed Sun. Two locations: 7665 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.665.9999. 84 Corona Rd, Petaluma. 707.769.1082.

North Light Books & Cafe
American. $-$$. Light but flavorful sandwiches, inventive salads and rotating special entrées. Open daily. 550 E Cotati Ave, Cotati. 707.792.4300.

Papa's Taverna
Greek. $$. Satisfying food in riverside setting. Sun afternoons, Greek dancing. Lunch and dinner daily. 5688 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma. 707.769.8545.

Rosen's Eastside Grill
American. $$. Wood-fired pizzas, pastas, burgers and entrées. 701 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma. 707.763.4644.

Italian. $$-$$$. Reliable roster of Italian-American favorites. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 600 E Washington St, Petaluma. 707.766.6975.

Wine bar/cafe. $$. Straightforward and casual fare. Lunch and dinner daily; closed Mon. 6 Petaluma Blvd N (in the Great Petaluma Mill building). 707.762.3743.

Thai Issan
Thai. $$. Popular full-spectrum Thai restaurant. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily. 208 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.762.5966.

American. $. Friendly service and house-made soups and sides make this not just another greasy spoon. Breakfast and lunch, daily. 560 E Cotati Ave, Cotati. 707.792.1232.

Volpi's Restaurant
Italian. $$-$$$. Festive atmosphere teams with great traditional Italian dishes at one of county's oldest eateries. Dinner nightly. 124 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.2371.

Washoe House
Roadhouse. $$. Since 1859, serving straightforward roadhouse grub and Italian fare. Canned green beans, buffalo burgers, amazingly satisfying pies. The bar alone is worth a trip. Lunch and dinner daily. Stony Point and Roblar roads, Cotati. 707.795.4544.

Water Street Bistro
Eclectic. $$. Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and entrées. Breakfast and lunch. Closed Tues. 100 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.9563.


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