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“A great dinner”

Waterfront Depot Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 72 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $8 - $26
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 1, 2017

You must call between 3-4pm to make a dinner reservation - that is the only real complication. Fortunately, in the off-season, we were able to get a reservation day-of. It is right in old-town so it was easy to find parking and take a stroll before/after dinner. Our table was ready when we arrived (10 minutes early). The appetizer with Spanish white anchovies and drunken goat cheese was as described and quite a good combination. The special Linguine and Clams was not short on garlic, but was delicious! The husband enjoyed his lamb. They have a knowledgeable sommelier and a large wine by the bottle list, though there by the glass left me longing for more. *NOTE* The headline photos for this place do not express the warmth of the space, great service, and delicious food we had. It was a good time.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Allison S
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

Fortunately, Florence is not very large, otherwise one would hardly find this nice restaurant. Concealed behind straighteners and a small car park lies the hidden Gem.
Stylish, trendy but also cozy inside with a great view to the river.
The drinks at the Bar are outstanding, the vine list perfect.
They don't have 500 items on their menu, but anyhow, the selection is fantastic.
The complete staff is outstanding, they all go the "extra mile' really!
Atmosphere, food selection and taste, friendliness of the employees made me a big fan of this Restaurant."I'll be back" as Arnold would say.
Don't forget to make a reservation

Date of visit: December 2016
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Thank Martin E
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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

It was a clear night in late December. The waterfront depot was pleasantly lit with holiday lights around the entrance. We entered through what seemed like a back door. We were greeted and sat at a waiting table. Ten minutes later we were sat at the adjacent table. Brian, our waiter for evening, brought us waters and asked for drink orders. We preceded to discuss wines and ended up deciding on a Spanish mourvedre. The atmosphere was artistic, quaint, and homey. (Brian was-very knowledgeable about wines by the way)
For food we started with lime-pepper prawns, which had some Hispanic influence and were done perfectly. Dinner was 8.5/10 with the biggest critique being the cut of lamb. The flank steak was great. Pasta jambalaya was fantastic. Lamb was prepared well and the whole meal was reasonably priced. For desert, the cheesecake was creamy and rich.
Hands down the best meal we've had on this trip so far and comes highly recommended by us.
Cheers.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Smotherloo
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Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

We were given a gift certificate from our son, with his rave reviews. And it lived up to the hype. I had razor clams and my wife had the crab encrusted halibut. Both where excellent. And our service was excellent also. We will be back.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank WE_LOVE_J_J_AND_L
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Reviewed December 13, 2016

At $17 the portion was way too small, even for me! Instead...go to Bandon's Lord Bennetts...esp in the winter months & you'll get a large meaty portion of halibut!!!

Date of visit: November 2016
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