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Panama Hotel

4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
+1 415-457-3993
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good49%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (16 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint little bistro includes an outdoor patio as well as indoor dining.The food is excellent and priced well.The service is great .There is entertainment some evenings during the dinner hour. We have dad the pleasure to dine for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Thank shirleycL2639OV
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here many times with family, friends & guests. Always an excellent range of menu choices. Both the patio and the dining room are pleasant and not overly crowded. Can't miss with any of the menu standards, ,and there are always 3 or...More

Thank globalgoer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must say, I was very pleased with the entire experience. It is a bit off the main streets but not difficult to find. I was seated immediately and had a great server (Michael). He had a sense of humor and was attentive to the dining...More

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 12 July 2017

best cheeseburger and fries around pluss they give you a good pour on your drink.nice place to sit outdoors on a warm day,live in Sausalito so we go they're to eat and get out of fog.Have had other dishes remember the fresh fish is good.Cute...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Mostly locals know about this restaurant. Got 10 "vintage" designed rooms plus a restaurant and a small bar. Plus two "dens" for cozy dining. Food is OK but the ambiance is great. Live jazz on Thursdays.

Thank Lerdala
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Offers both indoor and outdoor eating. An open airy room, large brimmed hats if you're eating outside. Only offer wine, Small but diverse menu. Wonderful room and garden area.

Thank mjmbkk
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This restaurant is just outside downtown San Rafael in a quiet neighborhood. I was there for lunch with 3 friends and the first thing we noticed while walking in was the great looking dishes being served to other customers. We ate in the patio area...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I decided to try the Panama Hotel due to the review here (thanks everyone). This restaurant was truly enjoyable. Fabulous outdoor seating. Quiet enough for great conversation. I had Tuna Ceviche and Beet Salad. They were both very well prepared and quite delicious. My waiter...More

Thank luckytraveler55
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I split the crab salad in avocado and another salad for a perfect meal with friends. Garden atmosphere was lovely.

Thank Nina L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Located in a quiet neighborhood in old San Rafael, this place has a European ambiance to it. Surprisingly, some long-time San Rafael residents are unaware of it. It's beautiful inside and out (you can dine inside, or in the patio), the menu is excellent, and...More

Thank Kurt H
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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