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Review of Waterfront Depot

Waterfront Depot
Ranked #1 of 94 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2013

I am way overdue to review the Waterfront Depot. Was there this summer and had a wonderful experience. I cannot believe this restaurant can offer the quality of food at such reasonable prices!! My husband and I shared three appetizers-all great-especially the lamb lollipops. We had the crab crusted halibut which came with a large side ceasar for $15 or $16. One of the best dishes I have had ( and I have had a lot of dishes!) Service was friendly and efficient-we had a lovely table overlooking the river. I cannot wait to go back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband had the crab encrusted halibut with chili cream sauce - he loved it. I had the dungeness crab Cesar salad, and it was very good indeed. We shared the chocolate Mexican spice cake, which was light with cinnamon added. This is a very quaint and cozy restaurant. The staff was busy all night. Reservations are a must.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank armywifetoo
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Lakewood, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always great”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

When ever we visit Florence we always eat at Waterfront Depot. Food is always excellent. Clam chowder is to die for. Staff is friendly. Wine selection is very good. It gets busy, recommend a reservation.

Visited November 2013
Thank Lorraine H
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Johnson City, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were waiting in line to get in the door at 4:00 without reservations. Got a tiny table for two which was more than adequate because the halibut was THE BEST, the service was terrific, in a word, exceptional. PATTY and SCOTT

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Patty S
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“Good food- nice atmosphere- cozy”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

The food is good. Halibut is very good. Lamb chops a bit too thin...Caesar salad okay - not great.

Price point is good, but would prefer if they charged more for the lamb chops & gave you a full chop, not thinly sliced part of a chop.

Thank Deb E
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