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National Hotel & Restaurant

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18183 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9748
+1 209-984-3446
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long drive from San Diego we broke our journey here for dinner and what luck that we did. The hotel has a great ambiance with wonderful historic decor but most importantly the food was great. The menu was wonderful with many great dishes like veal marsala and escargot which are often quite hard to find. Desserts included several... More 

Thank Dwb1990
Jamestown, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful lunch on the patio. Many choices on the menu wait staff very pleasant. Very nice with the wisteria

Thank Backstgirl1
Coulterville, Illinois
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meals, excellent service, personal attention by the owner who has been there 30+ years, wants to retire but not until he finds a buyer who will love the place as much as he does!

Thank DaleMMR
Lake City, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My granddaughter and I popped in for dinner, wanting something sit down and "dinnerish" rather than something quick. The menu surprised me with the well described and what I thought was optimistic "cuisine" in a place that seems a bit tired if it weren't for the historical reality and theme of the restaurant. The food was amazing. That is no... More 

Thank Kathy M
Modesto, CA
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193 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was everything we could've imagined for a lovely family luncheon. We sat on a beautiful shaded patio. The weather was perfect with a gentle breeze . We were all very happy with our meals. I had Spinach salad and my sister had the Southwest salad. We both felt our lunches were exceptional. The salad lunches included a really... More 

Thank travelwhere
Chicago, Illinois
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589 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been frequenting the National Hotel & Restaurant for over two decades. The Proprietor, Stephen Willey, is constantly 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 across the... More 

Thank MarshBruce
Claremont, CA
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not stay overnight, but we ate dinner there. One of the few continuously operating hotels from the Gold Rush period. Server was very friendly and informational, and the owner was a real kick, full of history and stories. We had entree salads which were good, but the bread was delicious (baked in-house). Small dining room, and the bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for dinner on our way to Yosemite. The staff was friendly but not overly so. The owner was attentive, making sure we were comfortable and that we were happy with the food and service. The food was incredible. My Burgundy Chicken, one of the specials, was cooked to perfection. Moist and flavorful. The sauce was delightful. My husband... More 

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København, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We dined outside where they grow herbs used in the kitchen. The bread was homemade and tasted amazing. The service was great and the owner, whom is a very welcoming and interesting gentleman, stopped by for a chat. The entrée (veal) was good and came with a super fresh salad. We had an excellent glass of Zinfandel for 8 dollar,... More 

Thank Hjalte G
Copperopolis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Our family went over to the National Hotel in Jamestown, CA, for their Mothers' Day Brunch. They had a delicious buffet assortment of fresh foods to choose from.....breads, salads, 3 ways eggs were served, bacon, roast beef w/ 2 juices, veggies, and a dessert table. The brunch / lunch part was very good. When we got to the dessert table,... More 

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national2, Owner at National Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding our Mother's Day Brunch. Indeed, we came up short on several levels of service, although, I must say that the entire crew tried to not fall behind. We normally start this day with 2 chefs and 2 cooks, not including pantry, etc. However, on this day, one of our chefs had a death in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18183 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9748
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Jamestown
  • Phone Number: +1 209-984-3446
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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