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“Went there for birthday dinner”
Review of Waterfront Depot

Waterfront Depot
Ranked #2 of 94 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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.
Silver City, Idaho
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Went there for birthday dinner”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

Did not make reservations bad on my part! We did get a spot at the bar fairly quickly. Food was very good bar tender/ waiter friendly and entertaining. Will go back again next time we are in town.

Visited August 2014
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New Hampshire
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35 reviews
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“Reserve early, worth it!”
Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

It is hard to get thru on the phone, and when you do, it is hard to get a reservation because this place is very popular, and for a reason. We had a superb meal, good service, and I had the strongest margarita in my life!

They have a "waiting area" on the porch, and we ended up eating out there, which was quieter, very nice.

Visited August 2014
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Canada
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“the best crab encrusted halibut”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate at this restaurant and had a fabulous meal. The crab encrusted halibut is their specialty and once you eat it, you know why. One of the best meals. Great service and food.

  • Visited July 2014
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Renton, Washington
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110 reviews
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“Top Ten dining experience of all time”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

So you walk in the door of this Old Town building and at first think, oh no I walked into the kitchen but no walk a few feet further into a meal and dinner experience you will not forget. You are greeted by Wrya (spelling of staff might be close as it was written on the back of a drink order) Wyra is hostess, part time wait and bus staff, full time friendly and has secretly placed roller skates in her footwear. Next is Tom the manager/bartender/entertainment followed by wait staff of Des and Melisa. You can tell they are a tight team and very good at making your dinner feel the best. The menu is varied and the wine list is quite good, atmosphere is nothing fancy (partial views of Siuslaw River bridge) but everywhere you look all patrons are smiling. The prices are ridiculously low but the food quality is very high. As a former chef I would work here for free as long a got one free dinner a week, ok and maybe some time at the bar. Also do not sit near the location they have the desserts displayed, you will leave quite full. Though Tom said he would work for me it might be an issue with dueling comic lines

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Food and Great Service”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Was in Florence in July for Independence Day weekend and my friend and I were fortunate to get seats at the bar. This restaurant is perpetually fully booked (and for good reason!). Food is fantastic - had half a dozen Pacific Oysters - fresh and delicious, asparagus tempura, sweet potato fries and a surf and turf. Prices are beyond reasonable for the quality of food they serve and the service is amazing! Another plus is that the restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere and amazing views of the river!

  • Visited July 2014
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