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1859 National Hotel & Restaurant

18183 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9748
+1 209-984-3446
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Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Located in The Historic National Hotel on Main Street Jamestown, CA this acclaimed restaurant with an award winning wine list and full service bar make this THE restaurant in the California Gold Country., Dine on our vine covered patio, in our turn of the century dining room or in our old west Gold Rush Saloon. We serve a Mediterranean Cuisine accented with herbs from our own garden. And you won't want to miss our house-made desserts from Bananas Foster created tableside to our much awarded cheesecake. We look foreward to seeing you!Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner 11:30 a.M. - 10 P.M. / Sunday Brunch 10 a.M. - 3 P.M.
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our way to Tahoe so only had time for a coffee and cake. We only put our nose through the door to have a quick look at the inside but the staff in the bar and restaurant were very friendly and told us to do a tour of the downstairs to look at all the old... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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616 reviews 616 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have been frequenting the National Hotel & Restaurant for over two decades. Proprietor Stephen Willey is always monitoring the food and service to insure a five star experience. The wine menu is extraordinary, concentrating on prize winning vineyards located in the Sierra foothills. Our favorite wine selections are by Gianelli Vineyards, who have a tasting room two blocks down... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We traveled here with a large tour group, and they did a beautiful job of handling us all. The food was fantastic! The homemade soups are to die for - don't miss that treat! Service was fast, personalized and friendly, even dealing with a large group who all showed up at once. Overall, every single one of us enjoyed our... More

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Yucca Valley, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

we had a great dinner there in the old hotel the surroundins were great with the period decor and the food was very good, oysters were fantastic and they also have escargot which were very good

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Pittsburg, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

So, we wanted a light evening meal having eaten a heavy lunch late. I had reservations at the National Hotel for dinner, and decided to go... We used the appetizer menu and picked the Filo Dough and Baked Brie with honey and almonds (awesome)... Crunchy, crispy, and dripping with hone on bread, some would consider it too sweet, but, the... More

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Discovery Bay, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Many choices on the menu, I chose salmon with dill sauce which was perfectly prepared and not too rich. For dessert, I had the apricot flambe over bon-bons and it was very rich but delicious!

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Sonora, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We enjoy a dining experience here 1x-2x per year. For over 20 years. We wish that they would remember us, but no matter, we are always greeted with courtesy and friendliness. The food is always nicely prepared. We have NEVER sent anything back to the kitchen. There is a full bar, plus the staff is knowledgeable about their inventory of... More

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Sanger, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is not to be missed. We eat here every time we're down in this area. The mushroom burger is fantastic! If you have a chance to dine here, do! They have the best food. You will want to lick your plate clean. Food is excellent. Great atmosphere.

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Central Point, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We spent two days at the National Hotel, and thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Owner Stephen Willey is a consummate host, and is always on hand to make sure service and food are up to par. I had the Crusted Mahi, and was delighted with the taste and servings I received. And the wine list is very admirable, as... More

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Oakdale, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I've heard so many wonderful things about the resturant at the National Hotel. It came very highly recommended by several people, including local shopkeepers and residents. So, the fact that our dinner was so terrible leads me to believe that we were unforunate enough to choose an "off" night. Positives- the atmosphere is fantastic. Beautiful dining room, nice music... very... More

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