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Panama Hotel

4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
+1 415-457-3993
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“seafood salad” (3 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Great service. Live music by Deborah Winters made the evening perfect. She is a jazz treasure.

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Panama Hotel is a combination of bustle and coziness, with a warm staff and an inviting menu. We visit on special occasions, and for no reason at all. It's truly a hidden gem!

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Panama Hotel is one of San Rafael's hidden treasures. The place is not only charming, but the restaurant also has excellent food. There is a wonderful ambiance inside, but in the summer months the outdoor patio for lunch or dinner can't be beat. It's...More

Thank Monique B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We frequented Maria's Pueblo when I was a child in the 50's and through the years I've continued to eat here. Today we had the veggie panini and the vegetable enchiladas verde. Both were perfect! Service EXCELLENT!

Thank 50PlusCalifornia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my go-to lunch spot. The funky atmosphere and the friendly staff make for a lovely afternoon. Some evenings they have live music which can be a little loud if you’re seated indoors. Stick to the outside tables, whether lunch or dinner, for the...More

Thank peggy b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service and excellent. This restaurant has a nice casual feel of a local place that is located in a neighborhood of Victorian houses. It has a large outdoor dinning area.

Thank Alan33533037
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice, cozy dining room full of happy people enjoying lunch on a sunny day. service was quick and friendly. entrees were delicious and plentiful. I had the fish tacos and they were tasty. Wine was a generous pour of a decent California Sauvignon blanc. We...More

Thank chand01
Reviewed March 18, 2018

The antithesis of your chain or trendy, foodie restaurant, the Panama Hotel Restaurnat, tucked into the quaint Gerstle Park neighborhood of San Rafael, features an eclectic menu in a historic setting. Offering a pallet of Latin, California, and Mediterranean, the offerings offers a broad range...More

Thank 14hannon
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Panama Hotel Restaurant has a nice ambience, a pleasant and accommodating staff, excellent and creative dishes, and does not break the bank. It is easily the best restaurant in San Rafael, and perhaps in all of Marin.

Thank Pietro P
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Been to the Panama Hotel four times not sure why we go back. Soups and Salads are good but the Dinner Entrees are boring not bad just not great or memorable. Menu never changes.

Thank RonCo893
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September 28, 2015|
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Response from gary t | Reviewed this property |
I have seen large parties there, but there is no apparent space that is separate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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