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The Independent

629 Main Street, Suite 102, Placerville, CA
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Ranked #9 of 103 Restaurants in Placerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Phone (530)344-7645
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Carnation, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Hamilton, Bermuda
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Additional Information about The Independent

Address: 629 Main Street, Suite 102, Placerville, CA
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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