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Waterfront Depot

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1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Eugene, Oregon
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

Thank J B
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank atlanticus2017
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank Allison S
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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,... More 

Thank Martin E
Bend, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

Thank Smotherloo
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Jacksonville, Oregon
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 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!!!

1 Thank Cher L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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524 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were staying at the Old Town Inn and the staff recommended this restaurant. It was a tiny place, old fashioned looking, two sides windows but not very bright interior. On entering you pass the small kitchen on the right. It was totally full but the staff really encouraged us to wait, saying it won't be more than 20-30 minutes.... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

When my wife and I travel down the Oregon coast, we stay in Florence for one reason: to enjoy another meal at the Waterfront Depot. Its crab-encrusted halibut is incredible. Its desserts are similarly wonderful.

Thank Hugh J
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We sat at the bar, as reservations are a must for a table. The bartender was a delightful gentleman who concocted a French 75 for me with brown sugar syrup -- delicious! We both had cups of soup: cream of mushroom and clam chowder. Both were hearty and delightful. What we will come back for is the crab encrusted cod... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 19029100
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.

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