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Panama Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913 (B Street & Woodland Avenue)
+1 415-457-3993
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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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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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

1 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).

Thank harrylime49
San Rafael, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

Thank Rosamutabilis
san rafeal
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

had a grilled salmon, served over brussel sprouts and beets. great sauces, dinner partner had stuffed poblano pepper. stuffing was quinoa and cheese. great sauce. brought our wine from oregon which paired extremely well, corkage $20

Thank elvisjohnson
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Warm, friendly, and casual, the Panama Hotel is the perfect spot for brunch. The service is almost as amazing as my favorite mushroom ravioli in a light lemony sauce with toasted pine nuts and parmesan. I'm getting hungry just writing this! I've had brunch, lunch, and dinner here, and every visit has been a delight. In fact, I usually can't... More 

Thank sarah b
Santa Rosa, California
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Casual, but chic, this restaurant caters to the locals, and has a huge fan base, for good reason. The seasonal food is locally sourced, excellently prepared, and service was friendly, if a bit overtaxed.

Thank Patricia W
Mill Valley, California
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249 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Excellent atmosphere, great service and excellent food. I like being outside and feeling like I just stayed in the hotel, even though I am only there for brunch. This is a very relaxing place to eat, with plants around and a good vibe.

Thank ClaudeA654
Folsom, California
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The restaurant at the Panama Hotel has a great menu. Never had a dull or mediocre meal in the decades I've been coming here. My fave is the Calamari Fritti Salad! You cannot go wrong with the Panama Burger and Hand-cut Friies... if you opt for this add the Pt. Reyes Blue Cheese - to die for! They also have... More 

Thank flygirl926
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Panama Hotel located in San Rafael , about 1 hour outside San Francisco . The atmosphere and cleanliness are well above and the on site Restraunt is superb ! Treat yourself !

Thank Bobby F
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Looking for eating somewhere out of the bitten path? This is the place, just going there by foot from downtown is a mini adventure that will make you possibly discover a cute San Rafael neighborhood. Surprised to find there a restaurant you will be double surprised by the elegant outdoor seating. The service can be just okay sometimes but the... More 

Thank Michael V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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?