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The Independent

629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
+1 530-344-7645
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (20 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When we are celebrating a family function, we always choose the Independent in Placerville, California. This is a fine dining restaurant with excellent steaks and seafood. The service is exceptional and the quality of food is without peer in our area. The Skirt Steak is...More

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed yesterday

Good food, friendly staff and peaceful place to have great time. Nice walk form town center. Try it out.

Thank Thomas757278
Reviewed 2 days ago

Drove here from Lake Tahoe after sightseeing the mountains. First impressions were, " heck, I must be in the wrong part of town". It did not appear this area would be conducive for restaurant traffic. Wrong! Don't miss this place. I ordered the French Dip,...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Cary House recommended this spot for dinner and we were very happy they did. We both ordered the ribeye that was perfectly cooked. One side was macaroni and cheese, the other Yukon mashed potatoes., Fresh veggies on the side and the steak was finished...More

Thank Reina C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was very busy at dinner time and we did not have reservations. So the wait was inconvenient, but understandable. We started with French Onion Soup, which was much better than expected. I am normally not a fan, but I finished it off after my...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Tried by chance for a nice cold beer. Absolutely top notch. Staff couldn’t have been friendlier and happy / joking team. We felt very welcome - nice choice of beers also. Didn’t have time to try the food but the place was very busy considering...More

Thank peakdistricttravel
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Dropped in Tuesday night and were welcomed without a reservation. Pleasant ambiance: some other patrons a little jolly on the wine but it is a bar after all. Service excellent and food all very good. The two of us shared prawn salad, lamb, mashed pots,...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed March 21, 2018

It was a cold, rainy Tuesday. There were quite a few people there, but they were not full. I can say the service was fast, but I can't tell you what it would be if they were really crowded. We had been wanting to try...More

1  Thank FoodieinCali
Reviewed March 16, 2018

The perfect place for a evening out with the girls. We sat outside on the patio under the lights and heaters. Oh my goodness the steak and mashed potatoes were the best. Our server was great and made sure were smiling all evening long. We...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Great cocktails, bartenders and food. It's one of my "go to" places! Happy hour gets you started and then dinner if you like. Great outdoor seating area.

Thank Betsy K
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Dale S
December 10, 2015|
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Response from Phil N | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall exactly what we paid, but my impression was that it was moderate. We had a salmon burger sandwich and their sweet potato fries as I recall. Both were fantastic. I share the comments of the others about the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 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 - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
  • Phone Number: +1 530-344-7645
Serving American Fusion Cuisine
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