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The Independent

629 Main Street, Suite 102, Placerville, CA
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Ranked #8 of 101 Restaurants in Placerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Phone (530)344-7645
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Phone (530)344-7645
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Hamilton, Bermuda
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had great meals here tonight, but found the service st the end somewhat inatentive. The food included the tartar and porkchop and the smoked salmon and the flank steak. All outstanding. When we were ready to leave, we had a very difficult time getting our waiter's attention for the bill. Thus spoiling an otherwise great experience.

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Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were guided to the Independent by the front desk at the hotel. We sat a bar table by the window and had the best prime rib ever. Appetizers were amazing (oven roasted garlic w/sourdough toasts and a polenta wrapped sausage). Our 30th wedding anniversary and a wonderful dinner. Staff was also terrific.

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Placerville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When we first moved to Placerville, the offerings for a good restaurant were rather slim. Today though there are some excellent choices and the Independent is top on our list. Excellent ambience, great patio, excellent food, Ben really knows how to take care of people.

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Located is historic Placerville, The Independent serves very good food at a reasonable price with friendly service. We've dined here several times and never been disappointed. They have a nice outdoor seating area which is super when the weather is nice (that's frequently in Placerville). Overall the restaurant is on the small size. They also have a sister restaurant a... More

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Placerville, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We dined here on Sunday for our Anniversary. It was our second time here, but it had been a couple years. It was just as good as we remembered. The drinks were awesome (which for $9 they should be). There was a royal basil martini and a dew drop martini that were very good and not too sweet. My husband... More

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Placerville, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After reading previous reviews about snobby wait staff and poor value, I cancelled a birthday dinner I scheduled at the Independent but had the opportunity to take my mom to lunch the next week. I chose the Independent simply because I was anxious to check out the food and the wine bar and lunch seemed to be a safe bet.... More

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Pollock Pines, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful way to begin a Sunday! My husband loved the Breakfast Classic- homemade bisquits were amazing and perfectly baked. We ordered lots of sides: sausage gravy had great flavor- and also obviously housemade. My Eggs Benedict- delish! The hollandaise was divine, eggs cooked to perfection! Service was impeccable- kind smiles and very attentive. We cannot wait to return! Thanks,... More

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very friendly nice restaurant. Have been there for lunch once and dinner three times. We have never been disappointed. Both food and drinks are excellent. Owner is a great down to earth nice guy. Can't wait to go again.

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Placerville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Took my son and new wife to dinner. Drinks were very good, especially the bloody mary's. We have been meaning to check out the brunch that just recently started, but have only experienced dinner. No complaints. One of the best in Placerville.

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