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Panama Hotel

4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
+1 415-457-3993
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
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Reviewed 5 April 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 18 March 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 5 March 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 24 February 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
Reviewed 16 February 2018

This was a lovely find. It's not far from downtown San Rafael, but it's enough off the beaten path. We ate inside (there is also an outdoor patio), and the place has plenty of character. The server was nice and attentive. We went for an...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Lots of history, lovely room decorated with early California memorabilia. Indoor and outdoor (weatherproof) settings. Simple, well prepared delicious dishes. Excellent wine selection.

Thank mjmbkk
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I've been dining at the Panama Hotel for years now. They have a cozy dining room and a lovely outdoor patio. The food is consistently good as is the service. The restaurant is tucked in a neighborhood close to downtown San Rafael. Parking is on...More

Thank 65Dragon
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Love this place! I’ve stayed here several times and have recommended to others. The rooms are charming and quiet. The food, including the breakfast included with stay is delicious. The service is friendly and efficient as well. It’s a hidden gem in Marin.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This place has a great atmosphere and patio dining, as well. They use locally sourced ingredients that are often organic. The menu is quite inventive and everything was done to perfection. Portions are ample. The service is great and the servers are attentive and personable....More

Thank Pietro P
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Came for a Holiday luncheon in this historic, charming Inn in a residential neighborhood in central San Rafael. Quaint restaurant with inside, patio and covered outside dining. The place was very busy and a little noisy, but it transpired the Holiday mood in a larger...More

Thank GoGlobalMan
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29 September 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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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