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“My Personal Favorite!”
Review of Waterfront Depot

Waterfront Depot
Ranked #3 of 94 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
Florence, Oregon
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“My Personal Favorite!”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

You will never find a place like this. Reminds me of Cheers. The food is outstanding, reasonably priced, the staff some of the friendliest you will ever find. You best make reservations because you do not want to miss out on a fun and memorable dining experience. If seafood is your desire, you will not be disappointment in the Crab Encrusted Halibut. For desert, I highly recommend the Mexican Chocolate Cake. Enjoy!

  • Visited July 2014
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Plan for a great meal”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

You can count on a truly great meal. But if you want a table, makes your reservations really early.
I'm usually passing through on business, so I'll grab a seat at the bar, where you can dine just as well. Sometime that's even more fun because you get to meet other folks from out of town. (You realize Florence is a great little tourist stop, right?) Also, leave room if you can, for dessert. They have fresh cakes and pies that are to "die for".

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Rob G
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Fort Bragg, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“One of the best meals ever!!”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Arrived road weary..... Was treated like a friend! Sat at the bar.... Very fun and bartender extraordinaire, Tom, was so kind, attentively giving me little drink samples, and even a small sample of e wonderful Tree Leches cake!! Ohhhhhh so yummy! Very reasonably priced....here in California the same would probably cost twice as much!
We had the crab encrusted fish and the Portuguese seafood bowl.......both amazing!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank eyelandgirlazul
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Florence, Oregon
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of the better places to eat in Florence.”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Have eaten here a number of times during our visits to the area. The food has always been well cooked, tasty and reasonably (for Florence) priced. To some the seating can seem crowded and the noise a little loud, I guess we fall into this category as we like to talk over dinner and we have found this difficult to do without shouting on occasions. During our last visit on the way in and out of the establishment we saw some of the kitchen staff smoking and coughing loudly just around the corner from the entrance, this did have a negative impact on our visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Chris S
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Mackay, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Do not pass this up!!”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. Get reservations!!! It's so popular and busy so reservations are highly recommended! We ate at the bar and had the highly recommend and delicious crab encrusted halibut, and the platter with halibut, coconut prawns, and clam chowder. Everything we had was outstanding! The bar tender was great and we ended up staying til closing! One of the best restaurants we ate at on the coast!

  • Visited June 2014
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