Armenian, Mediterranean. $-$$. Well-prepared Middle Eastern dishes; many vegetarian choices. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 131 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.765.9775.
Fish and chips. $. A dingy hole in the wall--just like a real chippy! This popular lunch spot offers perfectly cooked fish and chips to eat in or take out. Open daily. 548 E Cotati Ave, Cotati. 707.792.0982.
Northern Italian. $-$$. Delicious innovative fare. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily. 56 E Washington St, Petaluma. 707.782.1130.
Gourmet Californian pub fare. $-$$. Popular brewpub and bistro. Award-winning handcrafted beers. Outdoor dining in summer. Pork chops to die for. Lunch and dinner daily. 50 E Washington St, Petaluma. 707.765.9694.
Hearty continental. $$-$$$. Informal. Emphasis on seafood. Generations portions, open kitchen, outside dining. Dinner daily. 304 Bodega Ave., Petaluma. 707.762.1901.
Faux Irish. $-$$. Pub food--burgers, fish and chips, hearty salads. 145 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.9800.
American and more. $-$$. Classic diner food with a gourmet touch, plus Latin American items and homemade pizzas. Great for breakfast. Breakfast and lunch, Wed-Mon. 707.773.1143.
Japanese. $$$-$$$$. An oasis of cool tucked away in the atmosphereless Doubletree Hotel complex. Reservations on the weekend a must. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun. 101 Golf Course Dr, Rohnert Park. 707.586.0270.
Barbecue. $$. 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.
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.
Italian. $$. Fresh pasta, homemade ravioli, Italian groceries, dinner specials. Very kid-friendly. Lunch daily; dinner, Wed-Sat. 220 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8211.
Pan-Asian and California. $$-$$$. Diverse menu aims for all palates. Lunch, Mon-Sat; brunch, Sun; dinner, nightly. 5000 Roberts Lake Rd, Rohnert Park. 707.588.1800.
Alehouse. $. Barbecue, big appetizers, burgers; sports bar. Lunch and dinner daily. 21 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.
Burgers. $. All kinds of burgers imaginable; no fries, no shakes, da Jets. Lunch and dinner; closed Sun. Two locations: 7665 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.665.9999. 84 Corona Rd, Petaluma. 707.769.1082.
North Light Books & Cafe
American. $-$$. Light but flavorful sandwiches, inventive salads and rotating special entrées. Open daily. 550 E Cotati Ave, Cotati. 707.792.4300.
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. $$. Straightforward and casual fare. Lunch and dinner daily; closed Mon. 6 Petaluma Blvd N (in the Great Petaluma Mill building). 707.762.3743.
Thai. $$. 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.
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.
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.