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Waterfront Depot Restaurant

1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Florence on a limb, we were looking for that “hometown” hideaway delicious restaurant . We hit the jackpot here. From start to finish everything was amazing ! We started off with some amazing steamer clams that came with bread to dip into broth....More

1  Thank broncos69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love what this restaurant does for this small town. It's exciting always bustling with laughter and joy. The bartenders are very engaging and fun loving. Being situated on the waterfront makes it romantic and mesmerizing. You must try to get a reservation.

Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I live in Florence and the Waterfront Depot is out our place to locally eat. The owner Marianne Brisbane owns and has owned most of the good eateries in Old Town but this his her signature restaurant. All of the food is...More

Thank winjo1940
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Jn a change to life long tradition my wife and I spent Thanksgiving in Florence vs the family pandemonium. dinner this year. We arrived in Florence on Wednesday afternoon and had reservations at this restaurant that was rated #1 in the city and by many...More

Thank Dennis A
Reviewed 24 November 2017

A delightful experience from the moment we arrived. Pleasantly greeted and seated in a romantically rustic setting. Amazed that two starters, two entrees (duck breast and rack of lamb, no less), a bottle of wine, coffees and a shared dessert could cost well under $100....More

Thank wego2places
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Superb dining experience, from the staff to the bartender to the delicious food. Everything was outstanding and fairly reasonably priced given how good it was. I will go out of my way to go there again.

1  Thank Saenglo
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Went here based on several recommendations, and it did not disappoint. Great service, excellent bartender and the food is some of the best I have had in quite a while. Pretty nondescript at first glance - it's an old house close to the river, and...More

Thank T3991TBmikeg
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Stopped for dinner, late, with no reservation. The place was crowded with lots of locals (always a good sign) but the friendly owner found us a table. I had the seafood linguini (clams, mussels, salmon, prawns, etc. in an Alfredo sauce) and my wife had...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

If you want a nice dinner out, this is a great place. Good food, good service, nice ambiance, although small and a little close and can get noisy. But will definitely go back here. Good wine list and cocktails too. Excellent!!! I got the Portuguese...More

Thank askittl
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This unassuming restaurant on the waterfront of the Florence historic district is one of the true gems of the Oregon Coast. It is warm, comfortable with a decor that I would term Oregon Casual. But the food's the thing and the food hear is excellent!...More

Thank Diplokeith
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Response from Julia P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure which one they serve. However...I can tell you that generally speaking the area seems to lean towards Pepsi products. When I travel I sometimes have trouble finding Pepsi so I was thrilled that Florence seems to be... More
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Response from Joanna T | Reviewed this property |
We like the flat Iron Steak.. Just be sure to tell them about your allergy and request NO BUTTER on anything :)
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Response from Kelgary | Reviewed this property |
When we went - we left our name name and returned 30 minutes later
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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
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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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