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The Independent

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
+1 530-344-7645
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Placerville, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very good when opening a few years ago. Since then the quality of food placed at your table has been slowly fading.I have had the steak and the buttermilk fried chicken (more like chicken tenders). Steak was OK but the buttermilk fried chicken was dry and tough as beef jerky. It still packs people in for dinner... More 

Thank bcwelsh
Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had family visiting and headed up to Apple Hill for the day. Since it was a weekday, none of the farms had food going so we decided to grab lunch in town. We did a little search and The Independent was the first one we came across. It was early afternoon and it was not very busy by the... More 

Thank Aileen H
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The salmon burger here was excellent. The beer and cheese soup was delicious. The turnip fries were interesting. My partner lived them.

Thank tclwtr
Vallejo, CA
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We went early for dinner and it took forever for our food. my 'broasted' chicken was dreadful and hubby's dinner not much better. Slow service and just disappointed. probably won't go back.

Thank MaggieVallejo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The Independent in Placerville is a nice local restaurant serving some great food. The turnip fries were a surprise and delicious. It's a small place but has a patio to enjoy in good weather.

Thank 72GG_travels
El Dorado Hills, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We ate outside on the patio, which was beautiful. The cocktails were pretty good and the food well done. We will definetly go to eat to The Independent again!

Thank wisemelancholic
Cupertino, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Visited this restaurant with my family to celebrate my 40th birthday. Supposed to be a memorable and pleasant event, but turned out to be a worse experience in my life. We were waiting for a simple glass of water for 20 min! And an additional 20 min to make an order! Clients who came after us were served much faster... More 

Thank LindseySC301
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places for dinner. The food is of high quality and the cocktails are excellent. The staff are very attentive and friendly.

Thank DB W
marin, ca
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

My wife and I went for drinks and apps before dinner and were very happy we did. She had the dew drop and I had a beer. Cocktail was $10 and my beer was 6. These were a little more like Bay area prices than some of the other places in town. But, they were delicious and the atmospher is... More 

Thank travel_hound86
San Rafael, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The Independent is a really lovely bar/restaurant not far off of 50 which makes it a nice place to stop for lunch on the drive back from Tahoe to SF. Our waiter was very friendly and the service was solid. One of our group got the "build your own" bloody Mary which she thought was great. I got the fish... More 

Thank Anne K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?