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Where the hook meets the line. An American Seafood brasserie located at the Historic Auburn Train Depot. Featuring gulf-coastal cuisine, the Depot plates up Alabama's freshest seafood in a modern industrial Victorian-inspired space. History Established in 2014.First built in 1847, this fabled and timeless Depot rests in the heart of downtown Auburn. Elevating the cuisine in Auburn, the Depot is proud to be the first restaurant in Alabama cooking with a custom wood-fired "Asador. Featuring gulf-coastal cuisine, the Depot plates up Alabama's freshest seafood in a modern industrial Victorian-inspired space.
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Delivery, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an extremely disappointing experience trying to book an event for my grandmother's 100th birthday. The event manager was condescending and rude, and made it clear our business was not welcome or appreciated. Very disappointing due to the restaurants reputation. Left the GM a...message regarding our experience and no one ever reached out. We will never be back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 15, 2024

The Depot was just amazing from start to finish! The ambiance and decor inside is incredible and the service matches it! Maria took great care of us and has just a wonderful personality. Troy, the manager, also stopped by to check on us which was...super nice! The blackened Mahi was delicious as was the baked chicken and sweet potatoes that my wife had! I highly recommend visiting any time you’re in Auburn, you will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 13, 2024

The Depot seems to improve every time I visit. The menu has a very good selection of items, including many that are gluten free or can be prepared gluten free. The desert was fabulous. The waiter gave just the right amount of attention. We will...return more often. This is a gem of a restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 9, 2024

May just have been the best dining experience I have ever had. The steak and grouper were phenomenal and each side item was equally as impressive. Price is definitely on the high end, but I would say it is well worth it. Ambiance was great,...most pictures do not do it justice. Service was great, everyone was super kind and friendly, and the food was quick to arrive. I highly recommend the wagyu steak, and the crème brûlée. Both were the best that I have had in a while. It was my wife’s birthday and they offered her dessert on the house along with many birthday wishes and a birthday card and she was ecstatic.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 7, 2024

The Depot is our favorite restaurant in town and they did not disappoint when we celebrated my husband's birthday this week! We literally clean our plate every time we go! The seafood is fresh and the flavors are delicious. We usually get the bread pudding...for dessert which is to die for, but this time decided to change it up and we ordered the crème brûlée. It was fabulous! Next time we will have to order both!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 1, 2024

Quaint atmosphere with amazing food and impeccable service. I have eaten here 3 times in the last 6 months and it has been consistent every time! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 15, 2024

This place has quickly become my wife and I's favorite spot for a nice dinner in Auburn. Everything we have tried has been absolutely delicious and we're always excited to come back to try something new off the menu. I recommend making a reservation from...their site to make sure you get a spot and don't have to wait. Would give a 10/10 for every drink, app, and meal that either of us have tried!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 12, 2024

Always a wonderful experience! I have dined at The Depot multiple times and have not been disappointed. Consistently great service and amazing food!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 27, 2024

The Depot never fails to provide a great dining experience. Great service and great food. I had the fried grouper cheeks, recommended by the waitress. I have never had grouper cheeks before. Delicious!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 26, 2024

My husband chose The Depot as the spot for his birthday dinner. We had never been and as someone who does not like seafood, I was reluctant, but birthday choice prevailed. He ordered oysters as an appetizer and said they were perfect. My lentil soup...left a little to be desired as far as flavor, but it was still good. Our entrees (filet and rainbow trout) were wonderful. Our server, Seger was exceptional. If I had any notes to give the restaurant, it would be that room temperature water isn't great, other than that 5 stars all around.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 16, 2024 via mobile

This is the third time that I have been dissatisfied with the food. We met friends for a birthday on Wednesday night, for a 5:15 reservation. We were early and had a drink at the bar, the bartender made a great whiskey sour. Our server...Christian was also good, as were the hostesses. So no complaints with service, as usual. However the food is less than average. I had the special of fried grouper, which we wondered how, for $28. It was grouper nuggets, which were fried well. The grits were course ground but simultaneously mushy with no trace of salt. The collards were just ok. My wife had salmon beautifully cooked, not seasoned, on top of bland rice. I tried some of the kimchi rice that was good. The crab dip seemed burned. I really used to love eating here, because Auburn is primarily a seafood desert. I may be finished with The Depot because I don’t want to spend over $200 for two very average meals. Maybe still go for drinks??More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 6, 2024

What a great place to celebrate my birthday! My meal was superb....scallops/shrimp/grits....and the complimentary b'day dessert (of my choice) was very thoughtful. Even a lit candle on the plate! I was made to feel very special. The wait staff was very accommodating, friendly and helpful....The manager always had a big smile on his face and was busily working all night, such a great testament to a working team atmosphere. I'll be back for sure!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed October 25, 2023

Another EXCELLENT dining experience at The Depot! Everything was great! The food was delicious, excellent service! We had the Mahi special, the Monkfish special, swordfish, and their fabulous hamburger with fries and grits, along with Blue Crab dip! And, it was 1/2 price bottle wine...night (Tuesday night). Always nice to see their wonderful, sweet hostess, Kelton. We will be back soon! Love The Depot!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 19, 2023

The Depot was a wonderful place for dinner. The service, atmosphere, and food were amazing. I will definitely be back

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 10, 2023

There are several restaurants in the area that are both high quality and have an excellent atmosphere, and The Depot is the best. The staff is trained well and the management is always near to ensure a great experience. The food is authentic and outstanding....Everything from the valet service to the welcome upon entry to the outstanding selections of both the menu and the bar cannot be beaten. This is highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Just seeing your question, but yes, anything casual to dressy, you’ll be welcomed. I had just arrived in town as well, and went in my dressy casual “traveling clothes.” Bon appétit!
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Yes, The Depot offers takeout services.

Yes, The Depot offers delivery services.

The Depot is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5