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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank Yukari W
Springfield, Oregon
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Thank lahala_11
Eugene, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Getawayfix
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Pete J
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank William B
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were great, very friendly and good at their job. The food was also great. The view put over the river is great. All around great restaurant

Thank Jonathan M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most amazing food, the steak was perfect and so tender. The rice complimented the meal and their house vinaigrette was out of this world. The service was amazing and friendly. The location was great with great views. I will eat here again for sure.

Thank Joelene J
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33 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great. The food. The atmosphere and the service are all wonderful. My husband and I did not have a reservation, but we were able to get a seat at the bar and the experience was just as good. I recommend a reservation if you have time, but the bar is available from time to time. The menu... More 

Thank melerom
Redmond, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife had scallops & I had a seafood platter(shrimp, clam chowder, etc.) The food was excellent & the service was exceptional. The only drawback is limited seating. Get your reservation at least 1 day in advance.

Thank Stephen D
Thousand Oaks, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent and the restaurant charming. This is a small restaurant with beautiful views. You will need reservations, but we were able to get a seat at the bar without them where they serve the full menu. We chatted with some of the locals who dine there regularly and got great tips of things to see and do... 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, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view
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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