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629 Main Street, Suite 102, Placerville, CA
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Phone (530)344-7645
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The snazziest place to go in Placerville

Another good establishment. Excellent food, excellent service. I like the food. And there wasn't anything I disliked.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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San Blas, Mexico
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San Blas, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Another good establishment. Excellent food, excellent service. I like the food. And there wasn't anything I disliked.

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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241 reviews 241 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This was a great find on the way home through Placerville. Near the highway. Greeted friendly and seated promptly from the young women. Menus were provided and drink orders taken shortly. Water was initially requested. Water was crisp and refreshing. Simple menu with various items for the group I was with. We elect to order a few Tom Collins with... More 

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Livermore, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The best place for dinner in Placerville. Service, food, and ambiance. We were driving to Placerville from Yosemite and realized that the trip was taking longer than expected and we would miss our dinner reservation. No problem. Placed a call to the restaurant and moved the reservation an hour. Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly and quickly and seated inside.... More 

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113 reviews 113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

On our way to Tahoe we tend to stop in Placerville for lunch or dinner. The Independent is the best food we found in town. Loved the sandwiches, friendly service and nice room. Will be back for more!

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Carnation, Washington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was introduced to this restaurant by friends who work in Placerville and have enjoyed their fare several times. They have a wide and varied menu and everything I have tried has been exceptional! Their mac and cheese side may be the best I've ever tasted! They also have an extended happy hour that's worth trying. Come early as parking... More 

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Haiku, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I was thrilled that there was such a lovely outdoor area for dining. The fence was covered so even though Main Street was just on the other side of it, I felt like I was having a totally private lunch. There are also big umbrellas if it's too sunny & cushions for the seats as well. The servers were attentive... More 

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Rosamond, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had steak with mac and cheese, was soo good! They also had silverware for us to take since we stayed in a hotel.

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Placerville, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The menu offers enough variety to suit everybody tastes, from cooking like Mom used to make or more California Cuisine... even special diets (GF, DF...). the food is very well prepared, and the bar offers some wonderful drinks. I love their pomegranate mojito. I love eating on the patio; a nice fireplace when it's cold and shady umbrellas when its... More 

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Davis, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came out of the mountains late last night, pretty dusty and tired. Decided to stop for dinner in Placerville on the way home. The Independent was the first (non-chain) restaurant we came to. It is very stylish, beautifully designed with a splendid looking patio. Unfortunately we lost the patio table while we were deciding if this was the right... More 

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California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Best resturant in Placerville. We loved the bar and the resturant. The mac and cheese is awesome, we had a wonderful steak as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 629 Main Street, Suite 102, Placerville, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Phone (530)344-7645
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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