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Water Street Bistro

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100 Petaluma Blvd N Ste 106, Petaluma, CA 94952-2321
+1 707-763-9563
07:30 - 15:30
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Sun 08:30 - 14:30
Mon 07:30 - 15:30
Wed - Fri 07:30 - 15:30
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Petaluma, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been to Water Street Bistro many times over the past 10 years and have ALWAYS had fabulous food.

Thank design325
Santa Rosa, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I love the interior decorating and local comfortable feel. It's not a large space but I like that noise does not seem to travel. Food is very good and prices are fair. Nice for a casual local meal.

Thank livewell2day
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787 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Fresh ingredients, cool Decor, great quality and a friendly staff all combine to make this a winner. The sandwiches were fantastic and the bread made right around the corner.

Thank Charles V
Eureka, California
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Water Street is like a neighborhood spot from Paris, made somewhere up by the canal, transplanted to Petaluma. The food is delicious, excellently prepared from fresh ingredients. This is a personal favorite for a lazy, late breakfast with a newspaper.

1 Thank Le_Calmar
Napa, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We met friends at Water Street Bistro for a casual Saturday lunch in Petaluma on a lovely sunny day, party of 6. Each person chose a dish that fit the bill, and not one of us was disappointed. This is a simple, casual place, with modest prices to match, but excellent quality food. You have to get in line at... More 

1 Thank friendofmusic
Petaluma, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have eaten here several times. The food is consistently good and fresh. The specials are unique. The space is a bit tight, but adequate. The ambiance homey. Usually the owner takes your order and shows you the freshly baked items on the counter. The only negative features are: the bathroom is through another building, and the system of paying... More 

1 Thank Nanahannahbanana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I have had many incredibly delightful lunches at the Water Street Bistro over the years. The quiche is always a number one choice. Last week I had the duck confit special, which was cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend dining here!

Thank Deb B
Winnie, Texas
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290 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A local gave us the heads up about this place for breakfast. I enjoyed the chorizo quiche and my husband also had a quiche and a waffle. I could tell lots of locals ear here. You place your order at the front and they will deliver it to your table. Nice friendly servers and the menu changes as they serve... More 

Thank Bretmcbunch
Clarkdale, Arizona
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Eat for breakfast on 21 June and had a fantastic quiche. Went here with a local who highly recommended that "This was the place to eat breakfast in Petaluma" and he was right! So, I have to send out kudos to the team at the Water Street Bistro - Well Done!! Nice place with outside and inside seating. It was... More 

Thank Drake M
Petaluma, California, United States
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

A very fun location in the old mill by the river, they have relaxed seating areas. The food was great, although the pizza was a bit wet - I prefer a pizza I can pick up with my hands!

Thank Gail B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Soups, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Petaluma Blvd N Ste 106, Petaluma, CA 94952-2321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-763-9563

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?