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Depot Restaurant

207 E Oak Ave, Visalia, CA 93291-5048
559-732-8611
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Ranked #76 of 237 restaurants in Visalia
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Visalia, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Three Rivers, California, United States
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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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Visalia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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Springville, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

My family and I made the Depot an Annual Dinner out every Christmas for their delicious prime rib, & I think they used to serve Lobster which would have been a fave, chocolate mousse and Margarita's. Havn't been back for recent years but just loved this restrauant.

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