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207 E Oak Ave, Visalia, CA 93291-5048
559-732-8611
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11:30 am - 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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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old fashioned but not necessarily in a good way

The Depot Restaurant was a mixed bag. When you enter, you can tell it has been around for a long time and, you can tell, they know it. It feels like a throw-back to a past era which sometimes can be very fun. However, the feeling I got is that they knew it and they were a little defensive... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Ridgefield, Washington
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Ridgefield, Washington
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Depot Restaurant was a mixed bag. When you enter, you can tell it has been around for a long time and, you can tell, they know it. It feels like a throw-back to a past era which sometimes can be very fun. However, the feeling I got is that they knew it and they were a little defensive about... More 

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Victorville, California
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Awesome building with great history. Beautiful decor inside and out. The food was absolutely amazing. The sourdough bread was delicious and it left you wanting more. The salad was to die for. The whole group were amazed with the food and quality. Their prices are very reasonable. I would highly recommend this restaurant if your ever passing through town.

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Visalia, California
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Was in the mood for Scampi and went there it was very good. The salad could have been colder, I ordered the wedge. Cold forks are nice too 😊The wine was delicious. The service was one of the best that I have had in a restaurant in a very long time. I will go back.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Walking around the area and stopped in mid-week in the evening for some drinks. We hung out in the bar side of the building. Nice decor based on the railroading history. Excellent and friendly service. Nice place and I'd return here for dinner some time.

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COARSEGOLD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Visited Visalia to attend an art show and noticed what appeared to be an old train depot building across the street. Attracted by the historic architecture, we decided to try having lunch there. What a pleasant surprise! The ambience is charming, the staff friendly and professional, and the food we were served was fresh, flavorful, and very reasonably priced. Our... More 

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Visalia, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Milan, Italy
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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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ANTIOCH
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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