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Depot Restaurant

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207 E Oak Ave, Visalia, CA 93291-5048
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Three of us staggered into this beautiful 1916 former railroad depot after a long, arduous drive from San Francisco. We were tired, thirsty and very hungry but we were about to be totally refreshed and rejuvenated. First was the Depot's ambiance---restful elegance with beautifully set, well spaced tables, stained glass windows and quiet background music. Over glasses of wine we... More 

Thank Jane C
Visalia, California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I've only been here once but when I was it was great. The ambiance of the open fire and surrounds was great particularly on a chilly winters night. The service was good and the food that we had (a selection of appetisers) was delicious. I've just read some unfavourable reviews but I can only go by my one experience and... More 

Visalia, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This place used to be one of "THE" places to have a nice dinner in town. The owners divorced with the wife taking control and it's gone down hill ever since. Don't waist your time.

2 Thank Anthony O
Big Bear Region, California
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The food was average service was below average I won't go back overpriced slow service waste of time and money I expected more got less look around town for better place to eat

Thank David S
Walnut Creek, California
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Great decor and friendly service. However, unlike the Vintage Press and Jack & Charlies, this place is missing something very important - charm. The food is good albeit not great. I've been here several times in the past but I just was not that impressed during my last visit.

Thank Jose M
Hanford, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

We enjoyed the service and the food! The presentation of the food was well done! I had one glass of red wine that came with a refill!

Thank Susross12
Porterville, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

Sat down and was looking forward to a meal in this historic building with great architecture. The evening started with a round of drinks for the five of us. A gnat was in one of the five drinks and was returned civilly. We ordered a dozen oysters and ended up eating an oyster so RANCID that I had to run... More 

Thank Phil V
Cassville, Missouri
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Food is below par. Duck was over cooked...shrimp pasta lacking flavor. Gin and tonic horrible - service was very slow - allow time.

Thank Courtney K
San Diego, California
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Depot Restaurant was a mixed bag. When you enter, you can tell it has been around for a long time and, you can tell, they know it. It feels like a throw-back to a past era which sometimes can be very fun. However, the feeling I got is that they knew it and they were a little defensive about... More 

Thank mrpeanut3
Victorville, California
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Awesome building with great history. Beautiful decor inside and out. The food was absolutely amazing. The sourdough bread was delicious and it left you wanting more. The salad was to die for. The whole group were amazed with the food and quality. Their prices are very reasonable. I would highly recommend this restaurant if your ever passing through town.

Thank Robert J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 E Oak Ave, Visalia, CA 93291-5048
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
  • Phone Number: 559-732-8611

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?