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Panama Hotel

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4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913 (B Street & Woodland Avenue)
+1 415-457-3993
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Chico, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with good friends who live in San Rafael. This is their go to spot when entertaining friends from out of town. The dining room was busy but our waiter was very attentive. My steamed mussels entree was delicious. It is on my return to list!

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Thank Alberta1955
San Rafael, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two friends and I just had lunch at the Panama this past Weds. and as always, it was just lovely. My husband and I have eaten there many times over the many years. It is absolutely inviting in every way from the exterior to the dining area to the fun patio. I had not been since they installed a "tented... More 

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Orient, New York
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Located on the edge of a residential area is this hidden gem. This place is were all the locals go for a great meal. The food is wonderful and if the weather is cooperating you can enjoy your meal in the garden area. The boutique hotel is charming but had some challenges. The room we stayed in could have used... More 

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Thank Travelinggirl11957
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Delicious food, good service, delightfully funky decor. Would visit again. Recommended. Street parking only (not too difficult to find).

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Thank Ann S
Marin,California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have always enjoyed Panama Hotel for family gatherings and nice dinners out.. We particularly enjoyed entertaining singer Barbara Winters in the evening.

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Thank Bobdimond39
sunnytraveler2
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Menu listings creative but taste and presentation fell flat. Enjoyed the live music and atmosphere but would not expect much in the food. Order cheaply. Does not make a difference.

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Thank sunnytraveler2
San Rafael, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The food is delicious. The restaurant is unique and fun. When I walk through the doors I feel as if I am in another country and on vacation. The caesar salad with grilled prawns is fabulous, one of my favorites but everything else is great as well.

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Thank fbuchholz
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Although I've never been to Panama Hotel on a date, I find it to be a great date restaurant. It's been my family's go-to place for birthday dinners for several years now and I always recommend it first to out-of-towners. Excellent food, and on some nights they have jazz musicians playing at just the right volume.

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Thank Erin K
San Rafael, California
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The wife and I had brunch at this venue with another couple, just a few days ago. We enjoy the funky retro vibe of the place, but wish the food had more character (flavor).

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Thank harrylime49
San Rafael, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Simply lovely food and atmosphere, easy. I like the courtyard, eating outside under the trees, I tend to dress up a little as it feels special.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
    (B Street & Woodland Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-457-3993
  • This restaurant is at Panama Hotel

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