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629 Main Street, Suite 102, Placerville, CA
530-344-7645
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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Phone (530)344-7645

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  • 10
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  • 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
Great find in Placerville

We were staying in an RV park south of here so headed into Placerville for lunch and thought we had exhausted all options then saw this restaurant. We ate in the patio which was nice and food was excellent as was the service! A Great experience!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Tomales, California
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

While enroute from the Bay Area to our home near Carson City, we decided to try The Independent based upon its TripAdvisor reviews. We're pleased to confirm! This is a fine all-around restaurant. Although it was Fathers' Day and The Independent was rather crowded (and we without a reservation), we were politely greeted and within 90 seconds seated at a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were staying in an RV park south of here so headed into Placerville for lunch and thought we had exhausted all options then saw this restaurant. We ate in the patio which was nice and food was excellent as was the service! A Great experience!

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Sacramento, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We love to eat at The Independent. Their menu offers some fare that you can't find in other restaurants. The service is great and we also enjoy sitting at the bar for a drink and chatting with locals. It's one of our favorite places to go on date night. Also Sunday brunch is awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This wonderful gem has fine food, and a good happy hour from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. M-F. The staff is very friendly, and you can have them make up a traditional cocktails served with old fashioned style. Try a drink called "The Last Word." The atmosphere is upscale, but remains very inviting. I enjoyed the filet mignon in demi glace,... More 

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Groveland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Great blend of bar, indoor and outdoor restaurant. Great for couples and families. Great menu and food is great. Wait staff is attentive, skilled and friendly.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were a party of 8 boisterous ladies out for a bachelorette party. We ordered drinks and were very chatty all night. Jake our server took us in stride, we were all in the service industry so we can be a challenge but not unfair. I had the ginger smash cocktail, it was delicious, my friend had the black rose... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Hwy 50 got backed up, so I pulled into Placerville to look for a place to grab lunch, and came across the Independent. Turned out to be quite a find. All of our food was great, but the Pastrami sandwich stole the show. The staff was friendly and helpful. Will definitely come back when Im in the area.

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We happened upon this restaurant through a barrista at a wine bar down the street. We made a reservation at the Wine Bar and then walked down to the restaurant. We sat at the bar while waiting for our table. They had a very nice wine selection and a full bar. We had a table outside on the patio which... More 

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somerset,ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Food and service are great . Restaurant is small so plan in advance or be prepared to wait. Truely a gourmet experience, however, with any gourmet style eatery be prepared to part with lots of money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Lunch was delicious. Service was awesome. Tried a new sandwich and I was pleasantly surprised. I have ate here multiple times and never been disappointed.

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Additional Information about The Independent

Address: 629 Main Street, Suite 102, Placerville, CA
Phone Number: 530-344-7645
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
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
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 629 Main Street, Suite 102, Placerville, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
  • Phone Number: 530-344-7645

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?