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Waterfront Depot Restaurant

1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
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Reviewed yesterday

Went with the waitresses recommendation, their signature dish, Crab Encrusted Alaskan Halibut. One of the best seafood meals I've ever had, great view, cozy environment, wonderful service, I will be going back.

Thank Norwegianlost
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This charming little restaurant in Old Town Florence by the water is exceptional. You do need reservations. I believe they open for dinner at 4:00 p.m. The optional bread and pesto at $6 is not worth the price. Skip this and go directly for the...More

Thank Randa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff, the martini's, the halibut, the patrons, the owner, everything about this place is Amazing!!! Special shout out to Bill and Melissa, taking care of us crazy kids!

Thank Dani M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to try this restaurant after living here a few months and hearing good reviews. Were told we didn’t need reservations in the winter months, and we were able to get a table at about 4:15, but they filled up fast. The place is rather...More

Thank teenasan3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Depot for our third time and our 49th anniversary. We had a window seat and the lights on the bay were beautiful. We ordered crab crusted halibut with a chili verde sauce and it was marvelous. It’s a great place to eat...More

Thank georgejune4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Party of 9. 45 minutes to receive food. Burgers way over done. Salads missing dressing. Sandwiches missing menu ingredients. WAY over seasoned. Server did not check to see if meals were OK. Menu states 18% for over 6 and we were charged 20%!

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding quality of food. Many unusual items on the menu, and the bar is the best in town. Waterfront Depot is a converted railroad station moved to its current location from up river, Be sure to call for reservation as they are always busy.

Thank brucejarvis
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We sometimes go to Florence just to eat at this restaurant. The service is terrific and we have never had a bad meal. I wish this place was closer to our home so we could go more often.

Thank trtmct
Reviewed 3 January 2018 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 31 December 2017 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
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4 September 2016|
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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
30 June 2016|
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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