One of Sonoma County’s historic roadhouses, Petaluma’s 1859 Washoe House has plenty of quirky touches that support the city’s campaign to” stay weird.” With a ceiling covered in tatter dollar bills and a framed wreath of flowers and human hair , there are plenty of unusual things to discover at Washoe House.
In 2015, Spring Hill Jersey Cheese Company’s Larry Peter purchased the diner/bar and began to spruce things with new tables and outdoor seating. A new chef was hired and the menu updated.
Meals now start with sliced Spring Hill cheeses, and end with complimentary Spring Hill ice cream. The food in between is standard pub fare like burger and fries, but there is also a good lamb stew over polenta, and classy touches such as iced tea served in a carafe.
Washoe House is a uniquely Petaluma Experience not to be missed.