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National Hotel & Restaurant

18183 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9748
+1 209-984-3446
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (5 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18183 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9748
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately, we had a poor experience here. It took 10 minutes to get drinks, and another 30 minutes for a simple salad and sandwich at a time when it appeared there were only 4 tables seated and two servers. While polite and friendly, our server...More

Thank cheetahfan9
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Jamestown for the day and looking for a good place to get dinner. We had eaten lunch on the patio here a few years back and thought we would try it for dinner. We had a great meal in the dining room....More

Thank Traveler29TT29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food (especially enjoyed the pasta dishes) Excellent service and the patio area is delightful on a warm summer evening.More

Thank madmj66
national2, Owner at National Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. It helps to keep us alert, in case of any area that may need improvement. Top quality products, along with a staff of real chefs, helps us to maintain the high quality for which we strive. Thank you,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is really nice, the whole street is like in the old west days, We came with my husband for dinner, the owner a very nice person, they growth their own vegetables. The pork with apples excellent. The fettuccini really not good the pasta...More

Thank Veronica E
national2, Owner at National Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Veronica...Thank you for your response. You had several nice things to say, but then question the quality of the fettuccine that we serve. Not sure what the problem was, as we use fresh fettuccine along with fresh herbs from our garden and a sauce that...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Called in on my own for a quick meal, made to feel welcome, which doesn't always happen. TOP quality meal in great surroundings for a very reasonable price. Thank you all!

Thank Neil070157
national2, Owner at National Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Neil, Thank you for your positive response. Indeed, the staff works hard to provide the best possible service, knowing that the customer is the reason for our existence. Thank you, again.

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Gordon Ramsay would love this place. Cheek in was in the bar, a little odd, but what an amazing hotel. Only six (6) rooms, mine was perfect with full bath. But one of the uniqueness to this location is it there are two bathrooms​ in...More

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Had just come from Jackson where we had stayed in a gorgeous revamped yet historic hotel. This hotel looked as if it would be similar. There is no lobby so you check in at the bar which is fine, yet the rooms are so small,...More

Thank emmyba
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our group of 12 came for lunch on a Monday and were treated like Kings & Queens. It was a slow day, so we had a chance to talk at length to the manager/owner and take our time savoring the delicious food that we ordered....More

Thank SpiritLilly
national2, Owner at National Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review. Indeed, we pride ourselves on our food, but equally important, is that we have a wonderful and attentive staff. We have 21 employees, most of which have been with us for over 10 years and are deserving of...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017

A restaurant within the hotel, full of character and a real "step back in time". Great service, food and atmosphere. Don't miss this place if you are in the area.

1  Thank Chris S
national2, Owner at National Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you Chris for your review. Indeed, we are one of the 10 oldest hotels in the State of California and strive to preserve the history which we have been entrusted. We spent 40 years restoring the hotel and restaurant, completing the work in 2014.

Reviewed 26 January 2017

Its a cool place and has a nice dinning are and bar. But the food is not worth the money. It is set up to be fine dinning but low quality food. It might be okay for lunch or just drinks.More

1  Thank sox10str
national2, Owner at National Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you for your response. We almost always have an onduty manager and wish that something had been said at the time, so that we could correct any deficiency on our part. We take a lot of pride in the quality of our dining experiences....More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hello TominFossom - Wrong restaurant, reviewed. You posted about the Historic National Hotel & Restaurant, but we are not the restaurant that serves fondue, nor have we ever served such an appetizer. There is a restaurant 2 blocks away on Main Street, that does serve the fondue. We would appreciate your making the proper correction to Trip Adviser for us. Also, we have a great reputation for our dinners and would like you to try us in the near future. Ask for Stephen and have a complimentary appetizer of your choice.
22 September 2015|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
The hotel does not have a restaurant, but can make recommendations.
Larry L
Can i make a reservation for dinner?
28 April 2015|
Response from national2 | Property representative |
Yes, of course, we would be happy to take care of your reservation. We need the number in your party, reservation name, time desired and any special requests that we should know in advance, ie dietary requests. Stephen... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18183 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9748
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Jamestown
  • Phone Number: +1 209-984-3446
  • E-mail
Located in The Historic National Hotel on Main Street Jamestown, CA this acclaimed restaurant with an award winning wine list and full service bar make this THE restaurant in the California Gold Country., Dine on our vine covered patio, in our turn of the century dining room or in our old west Gold Rush Saloon. We serve a Mediterranean Cuisine accented with herbs from our own garden. And you won't want to miss our house-made desserts from Bananas Foster created tableside to our much awarded cheesecake. We look foreward to seeing you!Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner 11:30 a.M. - 10 P.M. / Sunday Brunch 10 a.M. - 3 P.M.
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