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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” (15 reviews)
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4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 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 31 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
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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