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Panama Hotel

4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
+1 415-457-3993
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
“seafood salad” (3 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The Panama Hotel has been in San Rafael forever and is located in the Gerstle Park area only a few blocks from downtown. Since it's in a residential neighborhood it can be hard to find, but it's definitely worth tracking it down. We have no...More

Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Love this place. Very intimate but not very quiet. Food has always been good. They offer salad meals which do not leave one hungry among a variety of american quisine dinners. They occasionally have live music and there are 3 different areas to eat, one...More

Thank Marie O
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A coach of mine once said, how you are in one part of your life is how you are in all parts of your life. So although this review is for the restaurant, it may well apply to the hotel, too. The restaurant has really...More

1  Thank john S
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for many years and we just went to celebrate our anniversary. The staff has been there for years and do a great job the atmosphere is fun and eclectic. The food is fantastic. My favorite...More

1  Thank schafe704
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Fun family feeling. The owner is personal warm and welcoming. Fine dining with great local music.

Thank Leigha F
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Went with 6 friends for brunch. The patio is really charming and secluded. You don't realize that you are next to a fairly busy street. The service was very good. Not rushed at all, even when we did linger and the staff needed to set...More

Thank Grandma51
Reviewed 8 September 2017

They have both indoor and outdoor seating - sit outside if weather permits, it's super cute with nice plants- the food is all organic, fresh and yummy - during lunch it's mainly a very old crowd with some business people - We had two different...More

1  Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a great place to try new and unusual dinners. The Panama has been in San Rafael for over forty years and has gone through a few changes during that time. Now the dinners are great.

Thank allenmtb1
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant! I took my mom here for here birthday and everyone was so genuinely happy to have her there. From all the attention she was beaming ear to ear. The pre ordered celebatory drinks came out just as soon as my mom arrived....More

Thank Shawna B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

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