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207 E Oak Ave, Visalia, CA 93291-5048
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service

Exceptional menu and very professional wait staff. Every meal I've had there has been cooked to perfection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2013
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Visalia, California, United States
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I am a local Visalia resident. I had not been to the Depot in years but decided to go a few weeks ago. The bar was fantastic. It's cozy as heck and the service exceptional. I've been back for lunch and dinner since then. It's my new "go-to" place for lunch meetings or drinks with clients. The menu is really... More 

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Visalia, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Depot should be great as it is managed by the same family that owns and operates the award winning Vintage Press, only a few blocks away. Known as a watering hole for locals, the old railroad depot was not the place you would go to impress anyone. However, a couple of years ago, the Vartanian family took it over... More 

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Visalia, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is our favorite place to dine out in Visalia! We have never had a bad meal here! The ambience is relaxed yet high-end, the train depot decor is fun, and service has always been top notch! Whenever my wife and I can get an evening free from the kids... This is where we go!

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Los Angeles, California
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165 reviews 165 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My wife got sick because of their food. The server was annoying and arrogant. The bar plays crummy karaoke. The food is not worth the prices, and their drinks are watered down.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

What a wonderful experience!! The Southern Pacific Depot has beautiful stained glass and leaded glass windows and skylight, great chandeliers and sconces and rich, warm paneling. There was background music which was barely discernible which is as it should be. The tables are elegantly set and the wait staff are attentive without being intrusive. They are professionally dressed in black... More 

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Bakersfield, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Went to the Depot Resturant for Valentine'sday with some special friend 80th birthday. For the price of the dinner which was paid for by the brithday boy, I was totally dissppointed, first the food was terrible( scalloped potatoes) baby food, purree, chicken dish under cooked coffee served not oncebut ( 3) times served cold, each time we told the waitress,... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Exceptional menu and very professional wait staff. Every meal I've had there has been cooked to perfection.

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Visalia, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Decorated in old style elegance with service to match. For special occasions this dinner house offers top of the line cuisine and a fine wine list to compliment your dinner. The bar offers up anything you desire and the staff are all very nice and friendly. They go above and beyond to ensure your dining experience is the very best.... More 

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Visalia, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I think the prices are too high on their dinner menu, but do enjoy going here for a reasonably-priced lunch in a nice setting.

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Visalia, CA
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Same family as Vintage Press. Finding a new nice...always a solid choice. Good spot for large parties.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 E Oak Ave, Visalia, CA 93291-5048
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
  • Phone Number: 559-732-8611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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