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Depot Cafe

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822 Lyon South Street, Albany, OR
541-926-7326
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Very good Seafood restaurant!

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  • 20
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A fun little seafood cafe

This is a small and friendly cafe. The decor is eclectic and fun to explore. The staff was great, the restaurant was clean and most of the food was pretty good. Our group tried the clam chowder, fried Pacific cod, fried oysters, fried shrimp and fried scallops. The cod was absolutely without... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Eugene F
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Portland, Oregon
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Albany, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Depot is a landmark in town. It's been here as long as I can remember. The menu is pretty basic, featuring a lot of deep fried seafood. There are a couple of standouts that aren't deep fried. My family likes the Bonnie Crunch Salad and the Salmon Smoothie. Both come in large enough servings to share. It used to... More 

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Depot used to be one of the best seafood restaurants in or near Albany. Sadly, that has changed. Prices up, quality and quantity down. Went there last night after 3 or 4 years and was very disappointed. Had the combo which had two scallops about the size of a marble, two pieces of fish that tasted like they came... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a small and friendly cafe. The decor is eclectic and fun to explore. The staff was great, the restaurant was clean and most of the food was pretty good. Our group tried the clam chowder, fried Pacific cod, fried oysters, fried shrimp and fried scallops. The cod was absolutely without any taste. The rest of the food was... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went expecting more. The service was great, the atmosphere was relaxed, but the food was just average.

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Albany, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just returned from having another delicious lunch at "The Depot." (Why haven't I written a review earlier???) There is a good-sized parking lot in the back with plenty of spots to park in. Walk inside this restaurant and you will see a wonderfully-decorated eatery. So unique and special. There are booths, counter seating, or one large table for a group... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It has been way too long since I was last in Albany for dinner and my choice for the night was The Depot because of my past memories. Just to be sure I looked up various reviews to make sure it was still highly rated. We had two orders. One was the medium combo and the other, small fish and... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The food, while not a having a huge selection, but the food is soo good. It's a cozy little place but has a great atmosphere. It isn't like going to any old resturant they really know their stuff and have been doing it for over thirty years!

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Heard about this place for years, but didn't have a chance to visit it until two months ago. Have been back two more times since then. I had their Fish & Chips with the salad with the little shrimp. It was great, the what we really liked was the decorations. airplanes hanging from the ceiling, ships, old magazine covers, etc.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great service, lots of food for the $$. We ordered our meal, and then I saw they had clam chowder. Fantastic! Glad I didn't get a full bowl, half was plenty for me.

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I have been eating at The Depot Café for 38 years. Whenever I get back to Albany it is always the first restaurant that I hit. The medium Shrimp Salad is huge. It is piled high with succulent fresh Bay Shrimp. The Fish & Chips are perfectly cooked. The staff are so friendly and know everyone by name. I love... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 822 Lyon South Street, Albany, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 541-926-7326

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Very good Seafood restaurant!

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