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Waterfront Depot

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1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439
19029100
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: We feature. We offer a full-service bar with a variety of regional and...
We feature. We offer a full-service bar with a variety of regional and international wines as well as a selection of exciting martinis and specialty drinks, like Bill's Flaming Spanish Coffee, to compliment your meal. From the sophistication of our house favorite, Crab Encrusted Halibut, to the cozy warm satisfaction of our burger and fries, you're sure to find a dish to fit your desires at The Waterfront Depot. We use only the best local, organic beef and free-range chicken in our entrees. Our skilled culinary staff prepares all our menu items daily, guaranteeing you the freshest, most flavorful experience on the Central Oregon Coast. Atmosphere. Nestled on the river's shore, we offer a warm, cozy view of the Siuslaw River and the Siuslaw River bridge. Summer dining cafe-style outdoors on our weathered patio seats you right at the water's edge. Year-round dining inside offers you a beautiful river view with an urban touch, a perfect place for winter storm watching. Our history. The Waterfront Depot is housed in the old Mapleton Train Station. Saved from demolition over 40 years ago, this historic building found its new home on the shore of the Siuslaw river a stone's throw from the Siuslaw River Bridge. The old train station's warm, classic qualities offer a perfect counter balance to the sophisticated, urban atmosphere I've created in The Waterfront Depot.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An excellent meal

A terrific, eclectic bistro-style seafood restaurant with very good service and food. Cozy atmosphere, fair prices. Be sure to call for a reservation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Dkasler
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A terrific, eclectic bistro-style seafood restaurant with very good service and food. Cozy atmosphere, fair prices. Be sure to call for a reservation.

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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We showed up at 7pm without a reservation expecting the worst, but we were able to get a table almost immediately. The restaurant had a great vibe and you could tell everyone was happy to be there. Our waitress was so warm and welcoming even though she was running everywhere - we really appreciated her. The food was outstanding! Simple,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We used to love going here but prices have really gone up and the portions went smaller. $$ for Crab encrusted halibut and a little salad, not enough to fill either of us, good thing we got bread and pesto.

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Georgia Coast, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I recently had a dinner here. My wife's salmon was good, but my crab-encrusted halibut had a sugary sweet sauce that was not indicated on the menu. We noticed after we left that we were overcharged for our bread. Yes, they charge for bread. Not sure how they get such great ratings, but their quality and value... More 

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Rogue River, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Always great food, drinks, and a fun time. Make a reservation before you travel as they are ALWAYS busy. Sitting at the bar is fun and very popular. You could wait an hour for a stool, and drool over the deserts on the back bar.

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Florence, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The Waterfront Depot in Florence is absolutely wonderful, from the delicious meals to the wonderful staff, along with breathtaking riverside dinning.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant. We chose this restaurant based on the Trip Advisor reviews and weren't disappointed. We live in upstate New York and since we were just traveling through, we did not have reservations. We waited about ten minutes and then sat at the bar. Sitting at the bar was quite enjoyable because we were able to talk to some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We may never be in Florence, Oregon ever again but we will never forget our meal here. Call way in advance for reservations or if you are a party of 1 or 2 take a chance there are open seats at the bar, which seats about 14. We were seated in the last 2 bar seats at 6pm on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Not more not less. You get excelent food and local vines for a really good price. A recommendation for every visitor in Florence.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

we could not wait to come back to this lovely little restaurant by the river. We were taken here by locals four years ago, and knew we had to return the next time we were in Florence. We did not have a reservation; I tried but couldnt get anyone to answer phone. So we just took our chances, and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 19029100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pasta, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget

Description

We feature. We offer a full-service bar with a variety of regional and international wines as well as a selection of exciting martinis and specialty drinks, like Bill's Flaming Spanish Coffee, to compliment your meal. From the sophistication of our house favorite, Crab Encrusted Halibut, to the cozy warm satisfaction of our burger and fries, you're sure to find a dish to fit your desires at The Waterfront Depot. We use only the best local, organic beef and free-range chicken in our entrees. Our skilled culinary staff prepares all our menu items daily, guaranteeing you the freshest, most flavorful experience on the Central Oregon Coast. Atmosphere. Nestled on the river's shore, we offer a warm, cozy view of the Siuslaw River and the Siuslaw River bridge. Summer dining cafe-style outdoors on our weathered patio seats you right at the water's edge. Year-round dining inside offers you a beautiful river view with an urban touch, a perfect place for winter storm watching. Our history. The Waterfront Depot is housed in the old Mapleton Train Station. Saved from demolition over 40 years ago, this historic building found its new home on the shore of the Siuslaw river a stone's throw from the Siuslaw River Bridge. The old train station's warm, classic qualities offer a perfect counter balance to the sophisticated, urban atmosphere I've created in The Waterfront Depot.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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