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Depot Restaurant

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207 E Oak Ave, Visalia, CA 93291-5048
+1 559-732-8611
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Depot is full of local history. This was originally a passenger depot for a commuter railway. The ambiance is great! I have never been disappointed in the quality of food or drink.

Thank josephe951
Reedley, California
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We made a reservation for Valentines's Day, and the hostess explained there were many people who were not leaving, so there would be a wait. She was quite correct! Eventually we were seated in the bar, ordered, and watched large groups never leave, and virtually monopolize all the servers. The Pinot noir was excellent, the appetizer never arrived, and our... More 

Thank mitch9172017
Anaheim, California
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158 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Cannot say enough great things about the food, service, and decor of this place. Came with a LARGE group, yet the service didn't suffer at all. When the cotton candy dessert arrived, it was delightful to see grown adults grinning and tearing at it while stuffing pieces into their mouths! Everything we had was fantastic - would highly recommend the... More 

1 Thank Arlene744
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Three of us staggered into this beautiful 1916 former railroad depot after a long, arduous drive from San Francisco. We were tired, thirsty and very hungry but we were about to be totally refreshed and rejuvenated. First was the Depot's ambiance---restful elegance with beautifully set, well spaced tables, stained glass windows and quiet background music. Over glasses of wine we... More 

Thank Jane C
Visalia, California
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I've only been here once but when I was it was great. The ambiance of the open fire and surrounds was great particularly on a chilly winters night. The service was good and the food that we had (a selection of appetisers) was delicious. I've just read some unfavourable reviews but I can only go by my one experience and... More 

Visalia, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place used to be one of "THE" places to have a nice dinner in town. The owners divorced with the wife taking control and it's gone down hill ever since. Don't waist your time.

2 Thank Anthony O
Big Bear Region, California
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90 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The food was average service was below average I won't go back overpriced slow service waste of time and money I expected more got less look around town for better place to eat

Thank David S
Walnut Creek, California
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Great decor and friendly service. However, unlike the Vintage Press and Jack & Charlies, this place is missing something very important - charm. The food is good albeit not great. I've been here several times in the past but I just was not that impressed during my last visit.

Thank Jose M
Hanford, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We enjoyed the service and the food! The presentation of the food was well done! I had one glass of red wine that came with a refill!

Thank Susross12
Porterville, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Sat down and was looking forward to a meal in this historic building with great architecture. The evening started with a round of drinks for the five of us. A gnat was in one of the five drinks and was returned civilly. We ordered a dozen oysters and ended up eating an oyster so RANCID that I had to run... More 

Thank Phil V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 E Oak Ave, Visalia, CA 93291-5048
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
  • Phone Number: +1 559-732-8611

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