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“Always an Exceptional Meal”

Waterfront Depot Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 72 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $8 - $26
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 February 2, 2017 via mobile

The Waterfront is by far my favorite restaurant. My husband and I take every opportunity to drive the hour and a half to eat at our favorite place. We are never disappointed!
We were there a couple weeks ago and had beautiful fresh food.
I had the chicken special. It was wonderful. My husband, the flat iron that is always on the menu.It was his birthday and they certainly made it special. We had a wonderful bottle of wine and never forget to have their special cake. There is nothing like it!!
Finally, not only the most excellent food, but very reasonable prices! Don't forget to make a reservation. They are always busy!!

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Eileen Q
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Reviewed January 14, 2017

We’ve eaten at the Waterfront Depot many times. The food, service and drinks are consistently good. Fairly priced fare that is tasty, well-appointed, hardy and reasonably priced. What’s not to like? Most recently we ordered the Lime-Pepper Prawns as an appetizer to share. There were six medium-sized prawns, covered in a garlicy sauce. Almost a little too much garlic, but the lime cut the over-indulgence and they were very tasty. For entrees, we each ordered the Crab Encrusted Alaskan Halibut (with chili cream sauce and a side Caesar salad). The halibut was cooked just right, without being dry yet not undercooked either. The Caesar salad tastes like a store mix, but it’s always flavorsome and for the price is very reasonable. We had a couple of cocktails that actually had liquor in them (this doesn’t always occur), great service and a lovely view of the Siuslaw River with one of three window tables. Hint: call in advance to request a window table as they are always in demand. We didn’t order dessert this time, but we have in the past and their selection is quite decadent. Overall, this is one of our favorite places to dine in Florence.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank 512JB512
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Reviewed January 14, 2017

Live music when we were there, people dancing and just a great crowd of friendly people. The staff was very nice, and the food was good, too.

Date of visit: July 2016
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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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