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Waterfront Depot

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1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
19029100
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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164 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good seafood (the crab encrusted halibut is wonderful), good wine list, and good views of the river and bridge. Very popular even when the rest of Florence is almost empty of tourists -- reservations are a must.

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here was phenomenal. I would definitely recommend making a reservation because this place fills up fast for good reason. The mushroom soup and crab-encrusted cod was to die for. Their wine/cocktail choices were great as well. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the staff were obviously busy and overwhelmed with the customers so... More 

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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216 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For any size town or city this restaurant would be considered an absolute jewel. To my way of thinking, it is Number One. It features great, fresh, seafood and local farm raised meats. A full bar and an excellent wine list makes this a ,"Must Visit." But tmake a reservation a week in advance to avoid no room available on... More 

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Thank Robert H
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to make a reservation. You just have to. Once in a while you can slide in to the bar, but very infrequently. Crab Encrusted Halibut is their signature dish. Meats are locally sourced and hormone free. Their cocktails are great, especially the Spanish Coffee. Bill and Nyra are always a pleasure. It is "fine dining" with a lower... More 

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Thank Troy K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told by the hotel that a reservation was needed. We called at 8 pm and were pleasantly surprised to get an 8:30 pm reservation. The service was good considering how busy they were. The mushroom soup was excellent. It was not salty, seasoned perfectly. ....kudos to the chef!!!! Our entrees all came out hot and delicious. Very satisfied... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner was rude to guest , actually would ask if there done , she needed the table and they were not finished ,also if you look in the kitchen it is greasy

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Eugene, Oregon
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally we were able to get in to the waterfront depot, and I am more than a bit disappointed. Initial impression was great. Seated promptly and server was very nice and helpful. Wine and appetizers, (steamer clams and Capresi Salad were good..not great but good. Entree's were not so good. I had the seafood linguini, all the fish in this... More 

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Thank Getawayfix
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard a lot of hype about how great this place was, but were disappointed. Had a 6 pm reservation a week in advance, but still had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. Razor clams were small and a bit greasy. The heralded crab encrusted halibut was also on the small side, but more disappointing was the super sweet... More 

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Charleston,SC
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a return after 4 years and we were thoroughly disappointed. The Manchego cheese appetizer was served with cold cheese slices and bread , whereas before the cheese was fried with a nice tamponade on top. It was flavorless! We had the crab encrusted halibut which last time had a good sized piece topped with plenty of crab. Now... More 

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Thank William B
Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised by our experience. The service, atmosphere and food far exceeded our expectations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
Cuisine
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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