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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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Houston, Texas
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2015

What a jewel. An absolute must try the Alaskan Halibut with the sweet chili cream sauce and a Caesar salad $17, what a phenomenal entrée! We received excellent service from Melissa. She was funny, made great recommendations and was genuinely interested in providing a great meal experience. The crab cakes were good, but if you like halibut it was outstanding.... More 

2 Thank buckranger
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2015

They have an interesting reservation system - they tell you when to come. We ended up with a 4:00 pm slot but the good thing was that we got a good table with a nice view of the river. We had The Crab Encrusted Halibut and it was very good. Overall the restaurant was worth the early reservation.

1 Thank ca2jo2
Dawsonville, Georgia
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288 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2015

Got a 4:00 reservation by the window because we had heard it was so crowded all the time. Off season and a Tuesday so probably wouldn't have been a problem. They had Silver Palm Cab for $6.00 a glass (wow!) so we each got one. (Had work to do later so didn't get a bottle.) Hubby got the New York... More 

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Sisters, Oregon, United States
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We were on a casual early evening walk about the harbor area and had read the good and bad and decided to give it a try. We were promptly seated and ordered drinks. Excellent lemon drops. The specials menu was broad and varied. The food was delivered promptly, almost too much so. The quality was excellent and the portions just... More 

1 Thank Andrew M
Hilo, Hawaii
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414 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were enjoying the Oregon Coast around Florence and saw the great reviews of Waterfront Depot on Tripadvisor. We followed the advise to make reservations, which we also advise as the restaurant is small and the food is fantastic. My wife had the Flat Iron Steak with Chimichuri Sauce. It was served over a Black Bean and Corn Medley. She... More 

4 Thank Michael R
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Delicious, as always! The crab-crusted halibut is amazing! Good cocktails, too. Call to make a reservation so you get a table.

1 Thank Meg T
Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We just had dinner here last night. Wow. Drove in from WA state had the encrusted halibut and seafood pasta. Excellent food, atmosphere and service.

1 Thank janamark
Florence, Oregon
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2015

The food at Waterfront Depot is excellent, especially the Crab-encrusted Halibut, and the prices decent. They serve alcoholic beverages if you are so inclined to partake. There are two drawbacks but they might not bother most: one, you must walk up several steps to get into the building, walk past the kitchen in a narrow area and then up another... More 

1 Thank Betty J
Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2015

I am a repeat customer about once every 6 weeks. The food is excellent and quality of the food consistent. My favorites are the calamari steak appetizer, the lamb and (best of all), the crab encrusted halibut. The staff seems to be steady, and service is excellent. They have good alcoholic beverages if you choose with a very personable bartender.

Thank Katie H
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had dinner at the bar, great friendly service, convivial atmosphere, we chatted with the other guests and just hung out. Our group really like the Arruz Com Marisco Portuguese, and the Cajun oysters. Prices are fair, and that means that compared to most places they are low. Wine markups are exceeding fair. Great food, great setting and vibe, fair... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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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