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About Us

Burgers, BBQ, and Beer in a family-friendly countryside eating place, located just minutes from historic downtown Petaluma, on the main road to the coast.

Pete Schnell (proprietor & pit-master) warmly invites you to try our spin on contemporary comfort food.

We offer limited-batch, authentic, slow 'n' low BBQ crafted with wood + fire + smoke + time + dedication + love.

We currently offer limited indoor dining, shaded patio dining (weather permitting), plus easy, quick, and safe no-contact Porch Pick-up with online ordering, as well as catering.

If looking to enjoy our fresh limited-batch farm-to-fire BBQ, we highly recommend visiting us on the patio at lunch time.

We keep it casual and communal. True slow 'n' low barbecue is about family and friends. Sharing is encouraged, so dig in and pig out!

We aren't fancy enough for reservations. Just come as you are, kick back, and stay awhile to enjoy the down home grub, cold beer, music, vibe, and conversation.

Featured on Season 17 of the iconic KQED program, "Check, Please! Bay Area." Click HERE to watch. 

Named as "The Best 50 Things to Eat in Sonoma County" by Sonoma Mag (2021)

Named as the "Best Hidden Gem in Petaluma" by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Named as the "Best Hidden Gem in Petaluma" by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat 

Our Papas Fritas was named as "The Best Thing I Ate in 2019" by Sonoma Mag. 

"Butcher Crown has one of the top two or three in town. Seriously, this is a great burger." - Houston Porter, Petaluma Argus-Courier.

Click HERE to read the whole feature on Butcher Crown.

Named as one of the best BBQ restaurants in Sonoma County by Sonoma Mag. 

Nominated as "Best BBQ" in the Petaluma People's Choice Awards in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Nominated as "Best Takeout," "Best Appetizers," "Best Burgers," and "Best BBQ" in the Petaluma People's Choice Awards 2022. 

 "Definitely tops in the burger world." - Carey Sweet, Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Click here to read the whole feature on Butcher Crown. 

"This sassy little barbecue and burger joint keeps getting more word of mouth buzz, for good reason." - Heather Irwin, Santa Rosa Press Democrat. 

Many of our dishes were named in the "The Best Thing I Ate in Petaluma in 2019" in the Petaluma Argus Courier.

Named as one of the 25 Best Burgers in Sonoma County by Sonoma Mag. 

Named as one of the "best burgers in Sonoma County" by the A Bit Saucy podcast. 

Our Smoked Brisket Dip tacos were described as "Without a doubt the best tacos that I've ever had," by Houston Porter in the Petaluma Argus-Courier. CLICK HERE TO READ. 

Named as one of THE BEST PLACES TO EAT IN PETALUMA and BEST PLACE FOR FAMILY FUN by KTVU Fox 2 on June 3rd, 2022.

Featured in the July/August 2022 edition of Made Local Magazine. CLICK HERE TO READ. 

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