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“The Freshest Oysters”

Waterfront Depot Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 95 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
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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.
Reviewed June 5, 2014

I'm careful where I order oysters on the half shell, but you can rely on the Depot to serve them live, fresh and at the right price. Excellent Oregon oysters!

Thank Jon from Dallas
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Excellent food and the best on the menu, Crab encrusted Halibut. Service was great. The noise level was the same as in all restaurants these days, noisy.

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Thank Milo-Scooter
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Quaint restaurant with fantastic seafood. We tried the chowder, crab stuffed mushrooms, crab cakes and halibut, all was delicious. Would have gone every night had we spent the entire weekend in Florence!

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Thank cathy_pdx
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

great place , hard to get a table , make a reservation this is the old train station from mapleton , it is very nice right on the river , great views great cocktails too , small and crowded most of the time so make a reservation to assure your table and sit back and enjoy

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2  Thank Ron C
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

We came to Florence for our anniversary this weekend. We come over a couple times of year for an extended weekend and have always included a meal at the Waterfront Depot. We called days in advance for reservations and opted for Sunday over Saturday because they said it was less crowded. We arrived 5 minutes in advance of our reservation ant the the person doing the seating was very hustled and said it would be awhile. She seated us in a side room and came in announcing our name to see if we were there several times obviously not remembering us out of a waiting group of only 4 people. My wife and I were chatting and she came in very abruptly interrupting us asking us if we wanted a drink. Seeing she was so rushed we said we would wait until we were seated. When she took us to our table she just plunked us down and rushed off in a flurry. No welcoming.... your server will. be... happy to see you. The rushed vibe this person set made us walk off and leave. I let the person know we were leaving because of her hassled and rushed tone and she replied don't do this to me!. Better personal welcoming can be had at Mc Donalds. It is a shame because this place has great food if it were not not for the unwelcoming lead receptionist. Go across the street to the Bridge water for great food and welcoming and appreciative service.

- Chris

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6  Thank cjc88
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