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The Independent

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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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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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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    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
On the way to tahoe

Good stop on the way to Tahoe on a Sunday. There was no wait for a table - which was good news since reviews indicated it can get busy. I tried the Moscow Mule based on reviews. Not bad but certainly not the best. The soup of the day was super yummy. California chicken sandwich was not bad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Arlington
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Placerville, California
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Independent is our favorite special occasion restaurant. Birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day, Etc. It is always packed, and reservations are strongly recommended. Be specific as to your desires. They have some nice tables next to the windows inside. They also have a very nice enclosed patio where you can enjoy the breeze in the summer or bask under the propane... More 

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Miami, Florida
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Based on all the great reviews and the overall look of the place from the outside I really had high hopes for this place. The disappointment started with the less than warm reception quickly followed up by the cramped, dark, and loud interior. Even though we arrived on time for our reservation we were told that we had to wait... More 

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Arlington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Good stop on the way to Tahoe on a Sunday. There was no wait for a table - which was good news since reviews indicated it can get busy. I tried the Moscow Mule based on reviews. Not bad but certainly not the best. The soup of the day was super yummy. California chicken sandwich was not bad. French fries... More 

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Tenafly, New Jersey, USA
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Absolutely amazing lunch on our way from South Lake Tahoe to the Bay Area. Only a minute off I-50 and worth every second. Hubbie had the Ahi tuna salad. Grilled shrimp with strawberry and feta for me. Normally I hate sweeter salads but this one was subtle. Perfect amount of dressing and freshest greens. Teenage sons had a burger and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We love the tiny patio over shadowed with umbrellas and warmed by a wall-sized fireplace during fall and winter and charmed by a waterfall all seasons, but we love, love, LOVE the finely crafted drinks, Ginger Smasher with Bourbon, mint, and lime (if you ask). The food was sumptuous, and filling. We had the turnip fries for starters. Accompanied by... More 

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Rescue, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Excellent, small and intimate restaurant. Must have reservations! Fresh, innovative dishes, with outstanding wine list.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We knew it was probably going to be good when the only reservation times available were 5.30pm or 9.30pm. We grabbed the 5.30pm and headed there. It was and continued to fill with locals, a great sign. Also, the cocktails were excellent! One of the best moscow mules I've had. For 4 people the bill was $181 not bad. Food... More 

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Carmichael, California
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196 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a great place to have lunch and I bet a great place for dinner too. We arrived at 11:45 AM and we were seated quickly. There were a few people sitting at the bar having cocktails and lunch. Our server was Ryan and he was very good and knowledgeable. He was very personable and joked with my wife... More 

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Placerville, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food is very good here. I would recommend it for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. It has an intimate ambiance. Had the prawn strawberry salad. It was wonderful.

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Sacramento, California
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We made reservations for 5:30, well before the normal Saturday evening rush period. We asked for an outside table, which was a mistake because it was hotter than we had anticipated, and the umbrellas did not do a good job of keeping some of us out of direct sunlight. Moreover, the reflection from the restaurant's windows focused sunlight on others... More 

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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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