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Depot Express

104 Broadway St, Alexandria, MN 56308-1455
+1 320-763-7712
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good25%
  • Average33%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“big ole” (5 reviews)
“salad bar” (5 reviews)
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104 Broadway St, Alexandria, MN 56308-1455
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I stopped here for lunch. We had great view of the lake and the old rustic depot atmosphere was very nice. The menu was reasonably priced and the service was very good, but the food was hardly worth eating. If I ever...More

Thank Sergeant56
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I grew up in Alexandria and used to LOVE the depot! I recently moved back to the area and was excited to go back, but was quickly disappointed. The service was great, but the food was horrible! Popovers were over cooked and cold. My wild...More

Thank Sara55303
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I had the Mimi special and it was delicious with thick cut turkey and a great side salad. Now the service was something else to be said. New waitress never has ate here and doesn't know how things taste. All employees should sample food to...More

Thank Toddml32
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The salad bar had several meats to choose from - ham, pepperoni, chicken, and turkey, and pretty much every standard ingredient, including hard boiled eggs, broccoli, peas, cottage cheese, and even wild rice! Plus more! There are always 4-6 additional salads, including potato and pasta....More

Thank SharleneSmile
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It is a forgettable restaurant with a dark atmosphere, not a great wait staff, and very plain salad bar. Our popovers were burnt and inedible. The garlic mashed potatoes should not have been drenched in butter. The one thing that set out was the huge,...More

Thank meegatravels
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband had a bacon cheeseburger pizza that was pretty tasty. It had interesting mustard with ketchup flavor for sauce. The hamburger was over-cooked and you couldn't taste the bacon at all but overall it was better than average. My husband said he would order...More

1  Thank savytraverlor43323
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We were waiting for an hour and 45 minutes and still haven't gotten our food. I understand it was busy yet we were starving. So we paid for our drinks and told them to cancle our food order. :(

Thank sb373311
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

6 of us went to dinner. 3 had the steak special ok, but medium rare was more like medium well. 2 had fried chicken that was so dry they didn't finish. One pizza cooked to long. Waitress was prompt and served us.

Thank jamesdV5004RU
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Historical building, okay food. Fried chicken was good. Club sandwich was huge. Most of us had salad bar which was decent but nothing special.

Thank LeahoftheLakes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Depot was "ok" at best. Service was average. Dined with my wife and 2 kids. Three of our meals came out, while my son waited 20 minutes longer for his (ordered a 7" cheese pizza). I had a disappointing Prime Rib. Ordered medium rare, came...More

Thank 842glena
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Joyce S
Do you have any private dining areas to accommodate 10-12 people?
22 September 2016|
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Response from Kristin S | Reviewed this property |
if you call in advance they can do that for you. they have an outdoor patio area and an upstairs.
ReNae N
Do you still give your age as a % off on your birthday?
26 February 2016|
Response from 845katym | Reviewed this property |
You would have to contact the Depot.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Broadway St, Alexandria, MN 56308-1455
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 320-763-7712
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