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Back in August 2011, the Downtown Taproom opened in the heart of downtown Turlock and has been serving great "pub grub" and fine beer ever since.  To compliment the downtown location, Dust Bowl Brewing Company was opened in July, 2016, and has since emerged to make the small town of Turlock a "destination" for anybody who appreciates locally brewed craft beer, and excellent food.

As with all of reviews that I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.

Photo:  It's early afternoon, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, and we've arrived at Dust Bowl Brewery Company, located in suburban Turlock, to enjoy a fine in-house beer, and a great lunch.

Photo:  As you enter the restaurant, you're greeted with a "Please Wait to be Seated" sign, and you'll be promptly seated by one of the friendly staff.  

The main dining room is GIGANTIC and features lots of open space, and comfortable seating.  There is also a patio, where we chose to be seated.  The window in the center background of the photo looks into the brewery, where all of the beer served at this fine restaurant is brewed.  Tours are offered by appointment - tours can be booked on the brewery's web site - but we'd just "dropped in" to enjoy a beer and a pizza, so we didn't take the opportunity to tour the brewery today.

Photo:  The restaurant features a great bars where all beers brewed on-site are on tap.  To the right is a cold case, so if you want to take some of their fine, craft beer home with you, all you have to is pick up a six-pack.

Photo:  A portion of the food menu.  We decided to split a pepperoni pizza, as pizza sounded like a good item to enjoy for lunch on this Tuesday afternoon.

Photo:  Our friendly server smiles, as he holds an order he's ready to deliver to another party.  He actually arrived at our table carrying our pizza in his left hand, and he set it on the table before I could get ready to take a photo. However, he is a trooper and smiles as I take his photo as he's ready to deliver the other orders.

My that burger looks delicious!  I'll have to keep a burger in mind for a future visit!

Photo:  My brother, Michael and I, with our pizza on the table, ready to enjoy lunch.  We both chose "Taco Truck Beer;"  Michael chose amber and I chose lager.  At 4.9% alcohol, we figured it would be safe to enjoy a beer with lunch, as we both had to drive.

Photo:  From the "Brick Oven Artisan Pizza" menu, we decided to split a 12" pepperoni pizza.  The pizza includes pepperoni - naturally - Mozzarella cheese, provolone cheese and pizza sauce, and arrived perfectly baked, on a nice, crispy crust with just the right amount of everything. Dust Bowl Brewing Company serves a great pizza!

Dust Bowl Brewing Company is a "destination of choice" for anybody who enjoys outstanding, craft beer, and delicious food.  When you're in Turlock, and you really want to treat yourself to amazing beer, and wonderful to go with it, Dust Bowl Brewing Company is the place to visit.

Dust Bowl Brewing Company
3000 Fulkerth Rd.
Turlock, CA 95380
209 250-2043

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