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“Excellent food and experience!” 5 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: Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Excellent food and experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We are traveling and wanted to find a place with good seafood. TripAdvisor did not include this restaurant in the Florence seafood category, but it should be! We had the Cajun salmon and jambalaya and finished with the chocolate layer cake. All were delicious, but what really made the evening was sitting at the bar (because we weren't able to get a reservation). Tom (the bartender) was knowledgeable re: the menu as well as making an excellent wine recommendation. He provided some "treats" during our meal. A table overlooking the river would have provided a nice view, but it would not have been as much fun as sitting at the bar and having Tom serve us!

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We got to the restaurant late but got seated anyway.

Great beer and fantastic food!

The staff was very pleasant and nice.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“A+ All The Way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Waterfront Depot is a small cozy restaurant.

This restaurant exceeded our expectations. We had a perfect table with a view of the river. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. My husband had ahi tuna for an appetizer. I had smoked salmon and trout for an appetizer. Both dishes were well prepared. For the main course, we had halibut and tempura shrimp. We loved both dishes. The prices were very reasonable.

Our only regret is that we only have one night in Florence and thus will not be able to return to this gem of a restaurant. I can recommend this restaurant without any reservations.

Make sure to make a reservation far in advance as they are always booked. We hope we will be able to return in the future.

Eileen and Mike

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rogers, Arkansas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Upscale without being hoity-toity! The food was spectacular! They appreciate a reservation because they are always so busy but you can usually get two seats at the bar. Fun to watch the bartender and other diners at the bar are full of information about your vacation itinerary!

Visited August 2014
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Silver City, Idaho
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Went there for birthday dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Did not make reservations bad on my part! We did get a spot at the bar fairly quickly. Food was very good bar tender/ waiter friendly and entertaining. Will go back again next time we are in town.

Visited August 2014
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