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Waterfront Depot

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1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Competa, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked past and thought it looked pretty and booked for next evening. Given a table by the window overlooking the water. Pleasant friendly service and really great food. I had delicious chowder and Dungeness crab, Paul had lime prawns and rack of lamb. Our best meal in USA so far.

Thank Jill675682
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dinner at Waterfront Depot has become a summer tradition we have enjoyed for many years. Every summer we spend a week vacationing in the Florence area. We make our reservation at the Depot the week before we leave. The appetizers, entrees and desserts are delicious, the service is good and we enjoy the atmosphere of the depot.

Thank Randy G
Lakeside, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a drink and dessert and we found a gem! The bartender was amazing. He was so good at his job, it was fun to watch him work. He gave tiny samples of things to patrons without being intrusive. He gave us a tiny sample of their 4 layer berry cake and of course we ordered some! The... More 

Thank Mboud50403
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here tonight at the bar. Cramped quarters but we had no reservation (highly recommended). Our hotel clerk suggested the place for seafood. An excellent choice. Between the two of us, we tried the Ahi Tuna appetizer, prawns and crab crusted halibut. All were excellent. Despite being busy, staff was attentive and food came out promptly. Great choice.

Thank agavegirl59
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This very popular small restaurant on the waterfront in Florence's "Old Town" is truly a favorite with those who live here. Because of its limited seating, reservations are essential at any time of year -- but well in advance during the summer season. All types of dishes are available, but salmon encrusted halibut is specialty not to be missed.

Thank Bend_ORBlue_Bear
Florence, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Crab encrusted Halibut is without a doubt the best meal I've ever eaten. Reservations are needed.

Thank Terri T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went with another couple and had a good time, because of friendly service and good food and drinks, but a little slow.

Thank Jim O
Milledgeville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was outstanding! The restaurant is rather small so a reservation is a good thing. Ask for a window if you want a view...you do have to ask when you make your reservation. Otherwise you will not have one. We were told when we checked in that if you don't ask you will not get one. The night we... More 

Thank Michael R
Florence, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small restaurant bar combination. Food can be good but it better come out of the kitchen right the first time otherwise you'll get told "we don't want to make the cook any more angry than he already is". This is probably more a function of the smallness of the place and the need to turn the tables four or five... More 

Thank CTimR
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is definately a reason this delightful little place is rated #1! We were staying in Winchester Bay, and read about this restaurant on trip advisor. As reviews suggested, we arrived at the restaurant at 3:40 PM, so that we could get two seats at the bar. Otherwise, the only reservation available was 7:30. Ok so glad we sat at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Soups
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 19029100
We feature. We offer a full-service bar with a variety of regional and international wines as well as a selection of exciting martinis and specialty drinks, like Bill's Flaming Spanish Coffee, to compliment your meal. From the sophistication of our house favorite, Crab Encrusted Halibut, to the cozy warm satisfaction of our burger and fries, you're sure to find a dish to fit your desires at The Waterfront Depot. We use only the best local, organic beef and free-range chicken in our entrees. Our skilled culinary staff prepares all our menu items daily, guaranteeing you the freshest, most flavorful experience on the Central Oregon Coast. Atmosphere. Nestled on the river's shore, we offer a warm, cozy view of the Siuslaw River and the Siuslaw River bridge. Summer dining cafe-style outdoors on our weathered patio seats you right at the water's edge. Year-round dining inside offers you a beautiful river view with an urban touch, a perfect place for winter storm watching. Our history. The Waterfront Depot is housed in the old Mapleton Train Station. Saved from demolition over 40 years ago, this historic building found its new home on the shore of the Siuslaw river a stone's throw from the Siuslaw River Bridge. The old train station's warm, classic qualities offer a perfect counter balance to the sophisticated, urban atmosphere I've created in The Waterfront Depot.

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