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Waterfront Depot

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1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439
19029100
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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
Excellent Restaurant, Reservations Preferred

Dinner after a long drive north along the Oregon coast. Wonderful little restaurant with fresh, tasty food (I had the Portuguese seafood stew) in fairly large portions. I didn't have reservations on a Sunday night but was able to get a spot at the bar. Staff was professional and bartender was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Dinner after a long drive north along the Oregon coast. Wonderful little restaurant with fresh, tasty food (I had the Portuguese seafood stew) in fairly large portions. I didn't have reservations on a Sunday night but was able to get a spot at the bar. Staff was professional and bartender was very friendly. Definitely recommend for lunch or dinner. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Because of its limited size, reservations are recommended. The ambiance is very cozy and romantic. The menu was varied. The portions are are not huge but adequate. Our dinners, Seafood Platter & Tempura Shrimp were perfectly prepared and delectable.

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Florence, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent value, perfect portion, delicious! The small Caesar salad is a perfect compliment. Sat at the bar. Great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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

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

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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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: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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