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The Independent

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629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
+1 530-344-7645
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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El Dorado Hills
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162 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 for our next visit. Another in our party had the pastrami sandwich and thought it... More 

Thank SusanJElDoradoHills
Cameron Park, California
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 local or traveling Hwy 50 to or from the Lake Tahoe area. The bar area... More 

Thank RD P
California Hot Springs, California
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
Placerville, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
Placerville, California
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 drinks.

Thank Karen M
Sacramento, California
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 number of vegetarian and fish options. The salad Nicoise was super fresh, the tuna seared... More 

Thank Sprout15
Placerville, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It was my first time to The Independent. The waiter took my order promptly and I waited. After another customer got their order and they came in quite a bit later I asked the waiter how much longer. The waiter apologized and told me he forgot to put my order in. I told him never mind as I couldn't wait... More 

Thank heidilorinc
Placerville, California
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319 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Best of show up here but as a local try harder. Menu could be fresher. But we always come back. Good beer and wine list. Enjoy.

Thank lewis k
Placerville, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The atmosphere is fantastic!!! .... the food is great!!! .... the owners are gracious and very hospitable!!! Seriously we have eaten at The Independent many times and it is always a great experience. Seared Ahi is amazing. Also the Bloody Mary bar during brunch is off the charts. Prices are on the upper end but the cuisine is worth it

Thank GregandKathyW
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Adorable place to eat! So friendly and professional and food is so good. Lots to choose from on the menu. Fish is good! Soups! Salads! Appetizers are amazing! Great patio for friends and family is a large group!

Thank Bird333

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
Serving American Fusion Cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?