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207 E Oak Ave, Visalia, CA 93291-5048
559-732-8611
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    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
mrpeanut3
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Ridgefield, Washington
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Porterville, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Sat down and was looking forward to a meal in this historic building with great architecture. The evening started with a round of drinks for the five of us. A gnat was in one of the five drinks and was returned civilly. We ordered a dozen oysters and ended up eating an oyster so RANCID that I had to run... More 

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Thank Phil V
Cassville, Missouri
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Food is below par. Duck was over cooked...shrimp pasta lacking flavor. Gin and tonic horrible - service was very slow - allow time.

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Thank Courtney K
Ridgefield, Washington
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Thank mrpeanut3
Victorville, California
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Robert J
Visalia, California
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11 reviews
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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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Thank DebNelson6
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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323 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 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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Thank Tom H
COARSEGOLD
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Thank Saramae
Visalia, California, United States
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Angie G
Visalia, CA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Montereycowboy
Milan, Italy
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?