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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 using wood + fire + smoke + dedication + love.

We currently offer easy, quick, and safe no-contact Porch Pick-up with online ordering, patio dining, limited indoor dining after 5pm, as well as catering.

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

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, and 2022. 

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. 


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