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The Independent

629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
+1 530-344-7645
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to The Independent for the first time and it won't be the last. From the quick seating to great service from appetizer to dessert, this place rocks! Recommend reservations as the place is small inside (with heated patio dining as well). The smallness of...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice, upscale restaurant with delicious food and excellent service. It's a bit pricey (as expected for a "nice" place) and can be a bit loud on weekends with all the activity, but it's really worth a try if you haven't been.

Thank pamelapN5772HJ
Reviewed 15 December 2017

This is the third time we have eaten here and we still enjoy the food. The servers are very pleasant, the prices are reasonable, and eating outside is warm and pleasant, and eating inside is ok, tho a bit loud. The chairs are all wooden...More

Thank Kip F
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I️ arrived as a solo about 7:00 on a Friday. Hearing there was a 45 minute wait, I️ got the last seat in the bar, where you can order anything on the menu. I️ had the Ahi tuna appetizer and a wedge salad. The tuna...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have been to the Independent a few times and it has been consistently good. Great food and drinks.

Thank tahoe-mom
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great service and food. It’s nice to seat out on the patio on a nice autumn day. They have a large menu and it all sounded good. We were they for a late lunch and opted to share our selections. But will definitely go back...More

Thank Traveling Nana L
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We were staying nearby on a Monday night. This was one of the few places open for dinner. We had eaten here once before and it was very good so tried it again. We were seated on the patio and it was beautiful evening. It...More

Thank sunshinegirlGualala
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We are locals & this is one of our favorite fine-dining restaurants. Some of our family will even travel from Arnold & Sacramento to join us here .Reservations are definitely suggested as this isn't a large restaurant. There is also outdoor patio seating with heaters....More

Thank John P
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stopped by here for lunch and were impressed. I have driven by here several times and heard good things about it. I had the fish and chips and my wife the strawberry prawn salad. They are very good. The turnip fries were unexpectedly good....More

Thank scvrose
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Small but cozy atmosphere with excellent food choices. There filet is to dye for and if your not up to an elegant meal, then their hamburger is amazing and well priced. Great bar drinks also.

Thank Corvette D
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Dale S
11 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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