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Imperial Hotel & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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Hwy. 49, Amador City, CA 95601-0212
17:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 14:30
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the cottage. Comfortable bed. Clean. Walls are a bit thin as you can easily hear the tv going in the next room. Included breakfast was just good.

Thank CAtraveler2k
Sacramento, California, USA
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102 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant and staff handled our group of 18 with care and efficiently. We were seated in a side area with plenty of space between us and other diners. Well done. Good draft beer from Amador Brewing Company. I ate the grilled polenta with onions and mushrooms in an average red sauce, spinach was a welcome side. The bread was... More 

Thank Dave T
Aptos, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The dining room, located in the hotel, has the old exposed brick walls and you can feel the gold rush era. The old bar is also fun to see. My husband really enjoyed his duck but my pasta was overcooked and my salad was drowning in dressing, so I can't rate the food too highly. Service was very good. There... More 

Thank 32345
Auburn, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went in with a small group of couples and each couple got separate checks the house added 20% tip. Well OK but the tip was calculated after 8% tax was added so I guess I tipped Jerry Brown 20% too. These people must think their customers can't do math.

Thank toyota_john
Yorba Linda, California
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Three of us had dinner on the patio in front of the hotel last Saturday. The village had a wine tasting event and there was an open air auction across the street for a charity event. On another corner there was life music provided with pleasant old songs (incl. Beatles). The atmosphere was great. Our waitress recommended the course of... More 

Thank TJeerddejong
Cameron Park, California
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204 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

While exploring the town we wanted a cool drink and lite snack....this place was perfect. It has kept the flavor of the Gold Rush era, service was good and friendly, we were not rushed and we had a Mediterranean plate for a lite snack. It was well prepared and presented. There is also a very nice outdoor seating area--when its... More 

Thank Richard1140
Montrose, Colorado, United States
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175 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I toured all these wonderful old minding towns in the 70's when living in SF. This trip brought me back in time, visiting dear friends and meeting new ones. Had dinner at this historic hotel, highly recommend it. Service was excellent, food the same. I had rack of lamb, my friends had the duck and shrimp. Nice choice of wines... More 

Thank Jane T
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal from a fairly extensive menu, with excellent service. We visited on a hot August lunchtime and the garden was a delight to sit under sun shades. We were offered two draft craft beers and a number of bottled options so happy or hoppy days! The ceaser salad was excellent as were the parties other choices,... More 

Thank 28andyn
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Nice historic building with good dining room. Food was reasonable and delicious. The Bistro Steak was excellent and the desserts were lovely.

Thank Jan V
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Doing the great West Coast/California drive & a trip of a lifetime. Our first stop out from Sacramento was this astoundingly quaint small town called "Amador City". We stopped here for lunch...but every single shop, eaterie etc was closed. This is just a "weekend town". We even went into the Inperial Hotel, complete with spittoon at the bar to ask... More 

Thank John L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
09:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
09:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy. 49, Amador City, CA 95601-0212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Amador City
  • Phone Number: 12092679172

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?