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Paines Restaurant

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421 East St, Hollister, CA 95023-3929
+1 831-637-3882
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Grenada, California
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Lana W
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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
Hollister, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
California, USA
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Paines considers itself to be the upscale place in town, and unfortunately, it probably is. But the food is nothing close to upscale, and the wine list is severely limited. Our meals were obviously heated in the microwave, leaving it overcooked and underheated at the same time. BUT - You can count on a cold, crisp salad and fresh warm... More 

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Hollister, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Menu is always perfect. Great place for business lunch and family dining. The staff is always cordial and the service is excellent.

Thank GloriaL1024
San Francisco, CA
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The service is top notch without being intrusive or trendy. The dining room can absorb many diners without having to lean in to hear your table mate. Every employee smiled when encountering, serving or talking with the guests. The prime rib is an excellent cut, better than the chain prime rib restaurants, but more expensive than them also. The rib-eye... More 

Thank 4ntraveler
Pleasanton, California
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Several years ago, after an ownership change, we had all but given up on Paine's. The last several months however, we have had consistently excellent food, reasonably priced, thoughtfully prepared and enjoy ourselves immensely. If you are like us and haven't been in a while, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Friday and Saturday specials are my go to... More 

Thank Jennifer Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Paines is my very favorite place to eat. The food is delicious and You cannot beat the service or hospitality that you are given when you go through that door , no wonder John won the award for most hospitality Restaurant of the year congratulations

Thank Kimber N
Lonnie K, Manager at Paines Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! More 

Hollister, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

As a local resident, I enjoy this dining choice often. Dinners are tasty and include soup/salad and dinner sliced bread. Paines also offers a back room large event venue for special events.

Thank Joyce M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Italian, International
Lunch, Dinner
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
Casual dinning atmosphere

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Los Angeles, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?