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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
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Scenic view
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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  • 510
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Excellent food

They had great food and drinks. Very nice staff. This place is very small but a great atmosphere. Going back for a birthday dinner. Also the decorations on the walls are very nice

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Krysta R
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They had great food and drinks. Very nice staff. This place is very small but a great atmosphere. Going back for a birthday dinner. Also the decorations on the walls are very nice

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Thank Krysta R
Kalispell, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No reservation--sat at bar and was welcomed by locals and attentive bartender. $5 burgers were gourmet! Loved it. Will be going back to experience the highly rated encrusted halibut!

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Thank montana-gal-gone-dc
Southern Oregon
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant! Great food, great value and nice ambience! We will go there again and again! Love , love this place! 💕💕👍🏼

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Thank tejae_12
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting menu. Reservation recommended. Had my duck been medium rare rather than medium well, would have rated Excellent. That being said, the owner was distressed that we did not send it bad and complimented our wine in recompense. We will definitely return.

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Thank Ian E
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had oysters and steak. Simply marvelous. Perfectly cooked and seasoned to perfection. Great cocktail menu also and fantastic riverfront seating. Will be back again.

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Thank Josh H
Boise, Idaho
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonight was our third visit to Waterfront in about a year and a half. We discovered it on our first trip to the Oregon coast together and have made a point of getting back there every trip since. I've had the lamb shank twice and it is so delicious that I had to force myself to change it up and... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived about 7:00 on a Thursday night, no reservations. Happily there was a table available. The host was gracious and our waitress superb. No complaints on the ambiance or service. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the Crab-encrusted Halibut. The crab was nowhere to be found, the crust was soggy, and the sauce was heavy and sweet. Our waitress did... More 

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Thank Susan B
Waldport
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I were finally able to time it so that we could be in Florence to eat here for a 4pm seating. We have wanted to do this for over a year. It was worth the wait!! She ordered Seafood Fettuccini and I had the Seared Scallops over Capellini. Both dishes were heavenly. They don't skimp on flavor,... More 

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Thank Cindy M
Quezon City, Philippines
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175 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking could get difficult on busy nights, bring your patience. Food is worth it though. We got some chowder, scallop pasta, and stuffed mushrooms and loved all of it, including the wine. Service is friendly. Made for a nice dinner. Take a stroll around Old Florence after dinner (good way to burn the calories) and check out the old buildings,... More 

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Thank RinaBlue13
Eugene, Oregon
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I will pop over to Florence from time to time just to get out of the regular. Usually we grab a bite here. I do recommend getting a reservation. The prices are really reasonable. For less than about $100 we usually have an app, two entrees, a bottle of wine and dessert...with after dinner cocktails! Eating at... 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, American, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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