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Waterfront Depot

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1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Old Town Inn and the staff recommended this restaurant. It was a tiny place, old fashioned looking, two sides windows but not very bright interior. On entering you pass the small kitchen on the right. It was totally full but the staff really encouraged us to wait, saying it won't be more than 20-30 minutes.... More 

Thank paxa
Camano Island, Washington
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When my wife and I travel down the Oregon coast, we stay in Florence for one reason: to enjoy another meal at the Waterfront Depot. Its crab-encrusted halibut is incredible. Its desserts are similarly wonderful.

Thank Hugh J
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the bar, as reservations are a must for a table. The bartender was a delightful gentleman who concocted a French 75 for me with brown sugar syrup -- delicious! We both had cups of soup: cream of mushroom and clam chowder. Both were hearty and delightful. What we will come back for is the crab encrusted cod... More 

Thank DG B
Healdsburg, California
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here a few times while staying in Florence. Always have enjoyed a great meal but our latest visit was less than we'd experienced before. It felt like the restaurant knows how good they are and are resting on their reputation. Still great but might do with a bit more passion.

Thank mrt1955
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went looking for a seafood dinner and we were not disappointed. We started with steamed mussels and crab stuffed mushrooms. Hubby had the clams and mussels in marinara sauce. I had the seafood platter (prawns, halibut & chips,clam chowder. Hubby had a glass of local white wine while I saved room for dessert. The tiramisu was fabulous with a... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a tremendous dinner (scallops for her, cod and chips for me) in this intimate pub-like restaurant. Great food and service, and reasonable prices. Reserve ahead, even during the week.

Thank Travelarry
Eugene, Oregon
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll need reservations here (or you can eat at the bar). Food is excellent, wine selection is very nice, atmosphere is wonderful. Bill the bartender is a special guy. Highly recommended.

Thank Dave P
Oliver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a light supper here. The restaurant is small and it was full when I arrived as a single. They were able to seat me at the bar. The food was excellent - well prepared and reasonably priced. All the diners around me seemed to be enjoying their meals as well.

Thank Ed S
Roseburg, Oregon
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very small venue overlooking the bay of the Siuslaw River on the southern Oregon coast. I had a wonderful tempranillo. My wife was not feeling 100% so she drank water and ordered the Caesar Salad with chicken. I had the lamb shank prepared Osso Bucco-style over a bed of mashed potatoes. Our orders came out in a timely fashion. Unfortunately,... More 

Thank Norman G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this little treasure by accident one day in Florence...they have the best fish dish ever. Crab encrusted halibut. Delicious! We go every time we're in town!

Thank Pamela F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Soups
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
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 19029100
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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