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Paines Restaurant

421 East St, Hollister, CA 95023-3929
+1 831-637-3882
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (3 reviews)
“sand dabs” (2 reviews)
“prime rib” (2 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
11:00 - 14:30All hours
American, Italian, International
$$ - $$$
421 East St, Hollister, CA 95023-3929
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to try something different from my usual Hollister spots, so I went to Paines. The bartender was very welcoming and helped me get a great bottle of wine, the food was solid too.

Thank WinoExtreme
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We have been here recently twice. Both times we have been so happy and surprised by how delicious our food has been. I got the Paines steak. It was cooked perfectly and the mushrooms were a great addition. Our service was excellent and the price...More

Thank Jrivvy
Elaine K, Manager at Paines Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you so much for you great review!!

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Great Service and response for a Special Friend. We got date set, menu and cost the same day. Menu was great compared to other Restaurants in Hollister. Some promised to get back with us and never did. That was quite rude and uncaring. We had...More

Thank R1412BBjohnm
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This restaurant has been going strong for so many years now! It's a true Hollister treasure and never disappoints. Over the years we have had birthday dinners, date nights, family dinners, banquets, and parties at Paines. It's always a great place to eat and enjoy...More

Thank honestfun2017
Elaine K, Manager at Paines Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thank you so much for your great review. We love to hear from our customers !!!

Reviewed 24 May 2017

We took our best friends to dinner for their anniversary and were extremely pleased with t he service as well the food. Our great-grandson was with us and t he staff couldn't have been nicer to him. New Years Eve was a special treat because...More

Thank LaDonna S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My husband was craving his Calamari Provençal and I always love the chicken piccata. We really should try something else but if it's not broken don't fix it.

Thank Charisse T
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is what I call "hotel" food; designed to be bland so that no one is offended. The dining room is above average: clean, real tablecloths and napkins, nice lighting, comfortable atmosphere. Service average.

1  Thank Lana W
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My husband enjoyed his calamari steak and I had a fabulous salad. It's great to see how John brought this restaurant back to it's great roots by taking it over again. Kudos to John and Elaine and their team.

Thank Charisse T
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fairly expensive cuisine. Main dining room has been redone recently which has greatly improved the atmosphere. A full bar is opposite the dining room, and a large hall in the rear can be reserved for large groups.

Thank 47DOB
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The folks are always very friendly and the food is good. The servers go out of their way to make sure it is a good dining experience. The owner John is a hard working good man.

Thank johnnyscat
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Nora P
12 September 2015|
Response from Elaine K | Property representative |
Hello No there is no dress code casual clothes are welcome. We look forward to seeing you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 East St, Hollister, CA 95023-3929
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hollister
  • Phone Number: +1 831-637-3882
  • E-mail
Casual dinning atmosphere
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