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1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439
902-9100
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 386
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  • 100
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great little place!

My brother and sister in law took my wife and I to dinner here while on a fishing trip to Siltcoos Lake in November, 2014. The service was excellent, and the crab encrusted halibut was absolutely amazing. I cannot recall what the others ordered but everyone raved about their meals. They had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Jim L
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Eugene, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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543 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My brother and sister in law took my wife and I to dinner here while on a fishing trip to Siltcoos Lake in November, 2014. The service was excellent, and the crab encrusted halibut was absolutely amazing. I cannot recall what the others ordered but everyone raved about their meals. They had a fairly large menu, and while I'd like... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

The Crab Encrusted Alaskan Halibut is out of this world!!! I look forward to it every year!!! :-) I have never heard anyone complain about the food.

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Florence
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We recommend Waterfront Depot with some regularity to our guests, and often eat there ourselves. The signature dish is great, but don't overlook other tasty items on the menu as well. They have a wide selection of cocktails and a nice variety of local beer on tap. Reservations are required during the busy season (summer), but one can often get... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been here several times...wonderful..good idea to get reservations unless you want to sit at the bar which is fun.

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Eugene, OR
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I have been here several times and everything I have ordered here has been delicious. Always a good idea to make reservations because it's a small, cozy restaurant. If you don't have a reservation, arrive at opening time to grab a seat at the bar. It fills up fast. They have added a nice enclosed patio area with a fireplace.... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Waterfront Depot is the gem of the oregon coast. We found it in August at the recommendation of our river raft guide. We went twice then, again in September and twice in December, and we live in Portland. The locale is very romantic, and the bartender makes the most delightful concoctions for sampling. If I know I am going, I... More 

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Dublin, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Planned on eating here for a while. They book up fast, so we thought it had to be good. Tried the fish and crab dish they're famous for and it was lukewarm and so so. Food just wasn't want we'd expected. Prices are reasonable, but we had much better at the safari-style restaurant on the corner, when we just popped... More 

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Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Best razor clams ever. the only reservation times were early 4:30 and late, so we showed up a bit early for our 8:30pm reservation and sat at the bar for drinks and appetizers. We ended up eating dinner at the bar and enjoyed talking with the bartender and watching him make all kinds of fun drinks. All of our food... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I guess it really is all in perspective. I wasn't overly impressed by any aspect of it. Got my appetizer before my drink. The hot buttered rum was very well made. The clam chowder was underwhelming. The calamari was just odd; chewy and no flavor. I was having a hard time deciding between the halibut and the jambalaya pasta; the... More 

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Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This restaurant is amazing, the whole package from the moment you approach the parking lot, to the doorway, through the entrance and capturing the essence of atmosphere. I highly recommend the Waterfront Depot.

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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: 902-9100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?