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“Dependable”
Review of Paines Restaurant

Paines Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 81 Restaurants in Hollister
Price range: $8 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Casual dinning atmosphere
Hollister, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dependable”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wife and I go on Friday after a full week of work. The wine list isn't very big but is sufficient and offers a good selection of local wines. The food is not gourmet but is tasty, filling and ample. The best part of the Paines experience is the wait staff. They are friendly and professional. Hollister doesn't have a lot of dining restaurants but this is our #1.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank HaybalerBill
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Hollister, California
Level Contributor
140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Tucked away, but yummy”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I really enjoyed this establishment. The dinner was in the anticipated price range and they had a fair selection of beers. The place was very deserted, so the staff was quick to help and refill drinks. Their vegetables were cooked perfect.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank AmyJune H
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Wilton, CA
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Not So Good Anymore”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

This used to be a wonderful dinner house with white table cloths and a varied menu. The steaks used to be scrumptious. Not anymore. The waitstaff is rude! When you are greeted at the door, it is NOT with a smile. The steaks are now low quality. The fish is old and questionable and the pasta is mush. Ugh!

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank jacksondlz
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San Juan Bautista, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fine dinners and banquet facilities.”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

I prefer a restaurant with windows and Paines is closed in and dark. But it has a fine dining, private quality that works well for special occasions, company dinners and even dinner theater shows in the banquet hall - San Benito Stage Company is staging Harvey there opening February 14, 2014

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank merryheartmarie
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Hollister, California
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nearly empty, but very tasty”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Sort of tucked in behind things, Paines has a good ambiance and very tidy restaurant.
Veggies were nicely cooked, and the meal was large enough for a whole meal the next day.
Staff was friendly and prompt....
Only complaint would be the high cost of the beer and food...but it was tasty,

Visited June 2013
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Thank AmyJune H
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