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Depot Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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822 Lyon South Street, Albany, OR
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Salem, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

My husband and I both work in downtown Albany so we like to go together for lunch. This sweet little place is a great place to go for a quick lunch. The service is good and the food even better. The fish and Chips are amazing and the chicken strips are some of the best in town. Not much on... More 

Thank Teresa S
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Small place here in Albany that is always a good choice.The best fish and chips in the whole area with the Oregon coast included.They always serve the same delicious quality of a meal.Its small and quaint and always consistent.

Thank misharpittman
Albany, Oregon
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Service is ok, food isn't, Staff was more interested in visiting with friends than serving the public. The food is much better at other restaurants in the area. small portions even for cheap items. Won't be in business long. All the locals are now avoiding what used to be a good place to eat.

Thank ifd3313
Albany, Oregon
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Okay fish and seafood...Got a combo platter and it was pretty good except for the clams..They were soggy at best..Not sure that will go here again though might give them another try..

Thank xrayjones
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We used to eat here pretty often with my in-laws and I was wonderful. Went for dinner after not being there for about 6 years and I was so disappointed! The food was really awful. I got the small fish and chips, which was plenty for my daughter and I to share, but we could barely choke it down. The... More 

Thank ladywanderlust333
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I ordered the small combo platter that consisted of 1 small piece of Cod in shrimp and i oyster and fries all greasy and all for theprice of $15.00. the meal also came with a salad that consisted of lettuce with canned baby shrimp on top. Worst meal I have ever seen and tasted. Unfortunately I had gotten it to... More 

Thank Bob Thomas T
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a cute little seafood place that really needs a good scrubbing. I also dont understand the good reviews. My fish was flavorless and the breading fell off in a wet oily pile. I have a piece to my son and asked how it was. He shrugged his shoulders and said it doesn't taste like anything. Bingo. The salad... More 

Thank Opadiah
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239 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We've been going here for at least 28 years, and it has changed very little....and that's good. This time we both had the shrimp dinner, with fries and salad. The shrimp is perfect, the fries fresh cut, and delicious. The salad loaded with shrimp. The prices are great and the staff is very friendly, that's why it's still thriving after... More 

Thank wayflos
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Just like MOM did. Fresh and light. Under relatively new management and they put out great food! Not greasy like it used to be.

Thank Kent B
Albany, Oregon
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at the Depot since the mid 80s and after moving away for 6 years have come back to the west and Albany and very happy to see the Depot was waiting. I have NEVER had anything other then great at this little place. Food is great, ambiance funky/charm and the service fantastic......happy, pleasant, people serving great food!... More 

Thank BL1955

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 822 Lyon South Street, Albany, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 541-926-7326
Very good Seafood restaurant!

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