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National Hotel & Restaurant

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18183 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9748
+1 209-984-3446
00:00 - 23:59
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 review

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. More 

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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank sox10str
national2, Owner at National Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

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. We grow most of our own fresh herbs; provide seasonally-locally grown produce; bake most of... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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411 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The Gold Rush Saloon has been the crowning jewel of the historic National Hotel since 1859. A popular Lunch destination, almost all the stools were occupied. The gorgeous bar top & back are original. The Edwardian decor speaks romantic elegance. The Bedrooms upstairs are detailed to period perfection & they access the balcony overlooking Main St. Many menu items looked... More 

1 Thank ChanEvan
South Lake Tahoe, California
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The online menu sounded great but I am really not sure where that restaurant is located. Once there in person the restaurant's onsite menu is fairly different in both meals and pricing. Other than eat elsewhere I don't know what to say. Perhaps their chef was out for the holidays? Poor service followed by poorly prepared low quality food. I... More 

Thank David J
national2, Owner at National Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

David....While I wish to thank you for your response, I have waited to respond as I wanted to make sure of my comments. Apparantly, you did critique the wrong restaurant in Jamestown. Our menu is posted on our website and accurately relflects that which we serve. We are known as a relatively high end restaurant and only serve choice grade... More 

Fresno, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

these people really want you to come back...so cheerful and interested in families...we were in town for the weekend and had dinner here one night...beautiful vintage building with lots of history...wonderful authentic decor...food was excellent...large servings...flaming desserts done at table side...accommodated our wheelchair and high chair needs without difficulty...will definity return!

Thank vicki618
national2, Owner at National Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Vikki, Thank you for your positive review. We take a lot of pleasure in providing the highest standards to our clientele. That is partially why, we grow our fresh herbs for the kitchen and bake most of our own breads, etc. Thank you again. More 

Ware, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a wonderful meal and the service was very good. The owner came and had a chat and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. If you're staying in the hotel, or elsewhere in Jamestown, this restaurant should be top of your list

Thank plfara
national2, Owner at National Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We try to provide the finest in dining, that is possible in the market in which we operate. We grow most all of the herbs in our garden that is used in our restaurant. During most of the year, we either grow our own produce or purchase from local and organic venders. We also... More 

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130 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had a really nice late lunch. I ordered the club sandwich which was delicious but so big I took 2 of the 3 slices back to the hotel and shared with hubby for a late night snack. The coffee. What can I say. One of the best cups of coffee I've had in a long time. Yummy lunch in a... More 

Thank Diana C
national2, Manager at National Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

We wish to thank you for your review, it is so nice to know that all of our positive efforts continue to pay off. We are always striving to provide the best possible service and experience possible. We have a reputation for having one of the finest restaurants in this area. At lunch, we bake our hamburger buns & steak... More 

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227 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The four of us strolled into the Dining Room for Dinner. Decor matched the rest of the hotel (Edwardian Style). They restaurant was fairly full but our waitress bustled up and quickly got us seated and asked if we wanted a pre-dinner cocktail. We ordered a round of cocktails and expertly prepared Martinis and Margaritas appeared. We just needed mains,... More 

Thank Ralph777051
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great food and excellent service. We had lunch on the patio. Not too hot as there was a grape vine for shade.

Thank Zoe0134
London, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went for Sunday lunch on a hot, hot day. The little town was almost asleep in the midday inferno, and we were glad we had booked lunch in air-conditioned comfort. The decor is a good amalgamation of late 19th century and New England opulence, with deep carpets. The owner was on hand to discuss the menu, and check that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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