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“WOW! A find.”

Waterfront Depot Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 95 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed May 1, 2014

A cure little bistro situated right on the Siuslaw River with a proper bar, outside deck seating for those days weather permits, a great serving staff and a killer menu that shows real imagination. I had the Arruz com Marisco, a Portuguese fish stew, a bit like bouillabaisse, that was absolutely wonderful. My wife had seared scallops on capellini with mushrooms that was also excellent. Prices for drinks and meals is most reasonable and the portions are generous.

The place is small and can get a bit noisy when they have a crowd. That said, we'd go back in heartbeat !

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Thank Jon B
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

There is not much we can say after all the great reviews. Except: Believe It.

If you think you cannot get a great meal, personable service and a satisfying environment in Florence, in the off season (or the on), you have not been to the Waterfront Depot. Ms. Marianne Brisbane makes an art of running a restaurant. Try the 185 Restobar across the street for a change of pace but not of standards.

We travel the US and look for great experiences in food and beverage. This is one of them.

Cheers

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Thank BoolySpark
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Crab Encrusted Halibut and Caesar Salad..I dream of......lighting is perfect...like being in Pairs.
Reservations a must. Don't speed on the highways around here...gentle tip.

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Thank KSonya
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

You MUST try the Crab-encrusted Halibut with Ancho Chili Cream Sauce! Simply the best seafood dish I have ever had any where. Any only for $14 with a Caesar Salad! Osso Buco is delicious and their $5 organic burger on Monday can't be beat anywhere. Nice selection of wines and creative special drinks. Hard to get into, make reservations in advance. Will be well worth it!!

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Thank banjowine
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

My husband found this little gem of a restaurant as we walked through downtown Florence. We were looking for a place for date night and were feeling less and less optimistic. When we walked in we were in for such a pleasant surprise. This quaint, homey, little restaurant offers great drinks, a nice wine list, and delicious food. The service was very attentive, yet down to earth and offered wonderful suggestions for food and wine. Our substitutions were met with no resistance and dinner was superb. We will be back!

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Thank klevinson
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