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The Independent

629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
+1 530-344-7645
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“swiss chard” (4 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It being a sibling of HeyDay I have now tried it at least 10 times... But for some reason it simply is not up to par with it's sister restaurant. Calamari has never been fresh enough to not be chewy and dishes are more fatty...More

Thank RFliek
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We tried this place on suggestions from friends to take visiting family. So glad that we did. The food here was incredible! Between us all, we had the Ahi, Steak, And Burger and they were all to die for. Very fresh ingredients and the service...More

Thank horseloverm
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great service, great food, medium priced. Indoor and outdoor dining. Cannot say enough about the attention.

Thank gjim195
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Walked there after a recommendation from our hotel clerk. Worth every block! Had a couple of appetizers and sampled some house cocktails! We look forward to going back for a full dinner. The menu looked great. Like the vibe. Feels more like a city hot...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had lunch with friends recently and all enjoyed our meal. The salmon burger is very good and an interesting change from beef. The prawn salad was also tasty but not very filling. I tried my husband's fish and chips and they are a definite...More

Thank SusanJElDoradoHills
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had been wanting to try dinner here and I am glad I finally got the chance. The menu selection is great, even for the vegetarian who joined us for dinner that night. Friendly, helpful service and great food. Worth a stop whether you are...More

Thank RD P
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had dinner at the Independent last week and we had the recommended Chicken Dinner and it was very good and the wine prices were very fair,will definitely go back. Mike

Thank frau
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Been here many times, good variety each time. But, it's really too expensive for what you get. Outside dining is nice. Good for adults, but not for kids.

Thank Trina W
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is more of a gourmet restaurant with good food. I gave it 4 stars because during happy hour I ordered a glass of Barbara wine. The glass was only filled up half way and they charged me $12, so I won't go back for...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We were impressed on our first visit to this Placerville (Gold country) restaurant. We stopped for lunch on a Saturday, and the place was busy but not at capacity. The service was attentive and we were impressed by the breadth of the menu, including the...More

Thank Sprout15
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Dale S
What r Prices like?
10 December 2015|
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Response from Phil N | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall exactly what we paid, but my impression was that it was moderate. We had a salmon burger sandwich and their sweet potato fries as I recall. Both were fantastic. I share the comments of the others about the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
  • Phone Number: +1 530-344-7645
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Serving American Fusion Cuisine
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