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“YUM” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Waterfront Depot

Waterfront Depot
1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439
902-9100
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Ranked #1 of 78 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Bend, Oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“YUM”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Any trip we make to Florence automatically includes a dinner at Waterfront Depot. Reservations are strongly recommended, since it is popular and has a small dining area. Food and prices are very good. Parking nearby. It is an old house with a few steps up into the dining area. There is a ramp at the side of the building, but it is steep. Assistance may be needed for a person in a walker or wheelchair.

Visited February 2013
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

the food and prices were absolutely amazing. the whole place had a great homey feel. the staff was excellant.

Visited February 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Small, cozy dinner only. Great bar, excellant food, low prices. Amazing.

It is our favorite restaurant on the coast and one of our favorites anywhere. We have eaten there 5 or 6 times since we got a cabin on the coast a year and a half ago. Their crab encrusted halibut is one of both my wife and my favorite dishes anywhere. The lamb shank is also wonderful. We've tried quite a few of the menu items and like them all except the calamari which was OK but nothing special.

I recommend reservations but you can usually manage to ear at the bar even when they are jammed (and that is actually a lot of fun). We havn't tried them but a lot of people seem to come late for desert.

We have not had a bad service experience like one reviewer mentioned though they can be very busy at times.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Devon, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful two weeks touring the Pacific Northwest in September 2012 and the Waterfront Depot was our absolute favourite restaurant of the whole trip.

We were staying next door at the Riverhouse Inn and after reading such good reviews about the restaurant we already knew we wanted to eat there.

We got to the hotel at around 6pm on a Sunday evening so I immediately walked over to the Waterfront Depot to make a reservation. It was full even that early and we had to wait until 9pm for a table but it was well worth the wait. Our server was more than happy to let my husband taste some of the local Oregon beers before making his choice and recommended the perfect local wine for me. Our main meals were really good (razor clams and jambalaya linguine) and although we were too full for desert our server brought us some small complimentary samples.

Florence was just a quick overnight stop for us, but one that we'll remember because of this wonderful little restaurant.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We had a great meal here on Super Bowl Sunday - not a busy night so we were lucky to get in as I hear 'in season' you must have reservations in advance. The menu selection was great and prices were very reasonable. Nicely prepared fish - we both had parmesan crusted halibut which is a house specialty, the garlic yukon mashed potatoes and chocolate cake for dessert - it was excellent! Service was very attentive!

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