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Panama Hotel

4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
+1 415-457-3993
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good48%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
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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 7 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 26 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
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Must try the french toast...amazing. Nice ambiance. Cozy inside and nice outside seating in good weather. Sometimes they have live music too.

Thank Anneli R
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food at the panama hotel is always wonderful. It is a unique spot with loads of character. They have a great staff that works hard to make you comfortable and is knowledgeable about their wine list. I always go here for special occasion and...More

Thank EveSelene
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Charming might well be the best description of the setting and the fare has always been tasty and varied . Pleasant staff and nice outdoor space add to the experience. I eat here several times a year and am never disappointed. Parking can be a...More

Thank bill b
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Panama Hotel is a small Inn with very eclectic rooms but most people come for the restaurant. They have a lovely outdoor patio (heated in the winter) and the dining room is very intimate. It's a great place for date night or for Sunday...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We ordered from the classic brunch menu - eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine, great and copious scrambles, and some delicious scones. Warm and cozy atmosphere on a cool and overcast morning. A rare find for a traditional brunch offering.

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