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Welcome to The Waterfront Depot

March Deals & News

Mon. Burger Night - Wed. Curry Night - Thur. Seafood Night

Did you win the dinner for two? Scroll Down to see if you did.

We are in the Running

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Vote for us through Sunday, March 19. Then the Register Guard will tabulate the three with the most votes in each category. Winners will be named in a special Readers' Choice section of The Register-Guard on April 6, 2017.

Votes will be confirmed by email. Only one vote per email address for each category. Duplicate entries from the same email address will be deleted and your last entry submitted will be the only one counted.


The Nightly Deals

Monday Night Burger Night

Monday Night is Burger Night

The best deal on Bay Street. The $6 Monday Burger Night. Hand-formed ground beef patty cooked just right, topped with lettuce, onion, and tomato. You can add a slice of house cheese for a little extra. Served with your choice fries, sweet potato fries, or fresh green salad. Enjoy Burger Night with a brew or fine glass of wine, and you truly have the best deal on Bay Street.

Curry Night

Wednesday Curry Night

Indian Curry Platter served Tali Style with housemade Dal, Naan Bread, Steamed Rice, and paired with a Curry of your choice between chicken, seafood, or a vegetarian option.

Seafood Platter

Thursday Seafood Night

It's back: The Seafood Deal. Every Thursday this month you can SAVE $2 on your favorite seafood entrée. Whether it is the classic Fish n' Chips, Seafood Pasta, Portuguese Seafood Stew or even our classic Crab Encrusted Halibut, you will be able to enjoy them just a bit more on Thursdays.

Free Bread

Free Bread is Back

The perfect start to your dinner. Served warm with a crispy crust. Pair it with our pesto or go classic with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. You can get your FREE Bread at The Waterfront Depot by signing up to receive Riverfront Cuisine, our e-newsletter. Just fill out a comment card or the form on this page. When you receive the next issue, you can download the coupon there.


Unusual and Exciting Wine Selections

 Looking for unusual and exciting wines by the bottle? Come to The Waterfront Depot and check out our ever-changing Wine Board. We are featuring special and unique wines you will not find anywhere else. The wine selections will change often and are chosen by our Wine Advisor, Bryan. This is your chance to experience non-mainstream and exclusive selections available only to you. Let us take you on a new journey each time you visit.

The Rotating IPA


The awesome blend of Columbus, Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe hops bombard this IPA with flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, and a little bit of pine. The light malt flavor comes from 2-row barley and a touch of crystal malt. 2012 Great American Brew Festival Silver. 2013 National IPA champion. - 7.0% abv


As part of our new Retro Cuisine series, we will be featuring classic entrées like Linguini and Clams or Prawn Scampi. Come in and enjoy staple dinners from the past with our take on them.

Please let us know if there are any other Classic Entreés you would like us to consider for the Winter season.



Linguini and Clams

White wine garlic butter sauce with just about a full pound of clams. Served over perfect pasta and topped with freshly grated parmesan and basil.

Winter Dining Season

Rabbit in White Wine Sauce

Braised Rabbit in white wine and fresh Herbs De Provence, Crimini Mushrooms. Pureed Yukon gold Potatoes and fresh grilled asparagus.

Spanish Anchovies

A fabulous appetizer for Winter: Spanish anchovies, Drunken Goat cheese, Mediterranean olives, pickled red onions, and crusty artisan bread.

Seafood Platter

Got Seafood? This classic platter is one of our favorites. Hand-dipped fish and chips, deep fried prawns, and a cup of our award-winning clam chowder.

Chicken Nespolina

A signature Waterfront Depot Entrée: Chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms, onions, fresh basil, and Rosé wine. Served with Yukon mash and asparagus.

Classic Cassoulet

A traditional French entrée of savory white bean stew with sausage and veggies. Topped with braised duck leg and a side of grilled bread. You can add lamb riblets for a little more.

March Mudness

The March Cocktail Menu

March Mudness

Odd Pear 

Pear Vodka, Rhubarb Shrub, Triple Sec and Soday 

Mongo Mango

Ghost Pepper Vodka, (Heritage Distilling, Eugene), Mango/Apricot Juice

Elegant Spice 

Rum, Dry Vermouth, Grapefruit, Cointreau, Cardamon Bitters

Part Time Love

Tequila, Aperol, St. Germain, Lemonade, and Bitters

Wines at The Waterfront Depot

Though we are known for our cocktail menu, we also have a great wine menu that pairs perfectly with our cuisine. Did you know you can purchase wines by the glass or by the bottle? Our wine menu is always evolving, and we are creating a unique wine experience you cannot purchase at your grocery store. Check out our wine menu here.

Our Special Cocktail Recipe Book

The Waterfront Wine Classes

Wine Classes are On Going - Check the Classes Page Now.

Visit the Waterfront Wine Class Page to see what is next.

Bryan has created New Wine Classes to share all of his newly acquired knowledge with you. Look for new Wine Classes listed on Facebook and in your inbox if you are a subscriber to the Riverfront Cuisine Newsletter. If not, you can sign-up on the right of this page or the next time you are in The Waterfront Depot.

The Waterfront Depot Wine List

Our Wine Advisor, Bryan, has created a unique wine list with wines that are sure to please you and compliment any dinner you order.

Le Bouchon Wine Bar & Kitchen

Just across the street, Le Bouchon, is ready for you with wines by the glass, by the bottle, great appetizers, light dinners, and lunches await.

Our Menu has Something For Everyone

Crab Caesar Salad

Looking for a satisfying dinner on the lighter side? Come in and order our Crab Caesar Salad this winter. You won't be disappointed.

Shrimp Surf ‘N Turf

Everyone can enjoy this satisfying dish done just right. We flame grill Flat Iron Steak to your specs and serve it with either oysters or prawns. To round it out, we add mashed potato or rice with a side house salad. All the bases are covered with this Surf ‘N Turf that’s sure to please. Add a cup of soup as an appetizer and this meal is complete.

Crab Surf ‘N Turf

Treat yourself to this plate fit for a king. Dungeness Crab Legs  and a New York Strip cooked to your preference. Then we add sauteéd vegetables and rice pilaf. We're sure you'll love this one. Hurry before the crab runs out.

The Crab Encrusted Halibut

crab-halibutOur most popular dish and a Waterfront Depot Original. Fresh Halibut encrusted with crab, topped with a splash of Sweet Chili sauce for a perfect balance. If you’ve not tried this one, put it on your must have list.

The Crab Encrusted Alaskan Cod

We have a special treat just for you. Like the Crab Encrusted Halibut, our Alaskan Cod is prepared to perfection with a crispy crust of Dungeness Crab and topped with our Sweet Chili sauce. In addition, our Caesar salad offers a great balance to the fish. For a little less than the halibut, our Crab Encrusted Alaskan Cod is sure to be a new favorite in Old Town.

Grilled Sea Scallops

Every day we let the chefs go a little wild with our Grilled Sea Scallops. You never know just how they'll be served, with mushroom sauce or maybe curried on a bed of capellini. Every day's a new opportunity for true Pacific Northwest culinary adventure. What you do know is, the Grilled Sea Scallops are sure to satisfy you through and through.


Seafood at The Waterfront

This classic platter is one of our favorites. Hand-dipped fish and chips, deep fried prawns, and a cup of our award-winning clam chowder.

The Blue New Yorker Steak

A New York topped with a Portobello Mushroom Cap and covered with a rich Gorgonzola brandy cream sauce. Served with sautéed vegetables and Yukon mashed potatoes.

Braised Lamb Shank

In a word, amazing! The lamb is so tender you just need a fork. Prepared Osso Buco style in our slow cooker with mushrooms, vegetables, tomatoes and red wine, our lamb is served with Yukon mash potatoes and a side house salad. The Wine reduction sauce is intensely flavored and perfect for the potatoes.

Five Spice Grilled Duck Breast

Maple Leaf Duck Breast grilled. Served with savory rice and garlic grilled asparagus. Need we say more?

Try Something Different: The Cajun Fish Burger

The Cajun Fish Burger is fresh cod seasoned with bold Cajun spices and fried to a perfect crispy shell leaving a tender flaky inside that melts in your mouth. Paired with our perfectly cooked fries, it’s an extraordinary treat. Enjoy this meal with an Amber Lager, and you have a most satisfying dinner after a long day.

Chimichurri Beef and Sweet Potato Fries

Stop in and enjoy our marinated flat-iron steak lightly grilled with corn and black beans. We top it with fresh, perfectly made Sweet Potato Fries and sauce it with Argentinian Chimichurri for a spicy finish. This dish has been a surprise hit for us, enjoying over a year of popularity. We're glad to keep it on the menu.

House Alder Smoked Trout and Local Lox

Trout-and-salmon-plateEnjoy our own alder smoked trout and Oregon lox salmon on this small plate appetizer. It’s a perfect size to share. We add the savory flavors of capers, cream cheese, and pickled onions to help cleanse your palate between bites. 

Seafood Pasta

Generous portions of halibut, salmon, shrimp, clams, and mussels served in our white wine creamy Alfredo sauce tossed with pasta linguini.

Clam Chowder

With all modesty we believe our chowder is the best. It’s loaded with clams, potatoes, and fresh parsley in an amazing creamy broth with hints of lobster. Served with bread for dipping. Totally satisfying.


Next time you want to go out but find dinner's just too much, try one of our delicious small plates.

Crab Cakes
Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
Calamari Fingers
Oysters Madrid

Lime Pepper Sautéed Prawns
Cajun Style Grilled Oysters
Toasted Onion Green Beans
Smoked Salmon Plate


Lamb Riblets
Manchego Cheese from Spain
Steamer Clams or Mussels
Artisan Bread with Basil Pesto

Seared Ahi Tuna with a Balsamic Reduction
Caprese Salad – Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil
Pan Fried Oysters
Asian Veggie Spring Rolls

Save Room for Dessert


We have some of the best cakes and pies on Bay Street.

House Standards

  • Trés Leches Cake
  • Mexican Chocolate Cake
  • Oregon Berry Cake
  • New York Cheese Cake
  • Dark Chocolate Ganache Cake
  • Seasonal House Made Fruit Pies

Ask your server for other specials like:

  • Carrot Cake
  • Strawberry Shortcake when in season
  • Mucho Mocha Cake
  • Casino Royale Cake

Meet the Crew

The Waterfront Kitchen crew Mike, Brandon, and Joaquin.

The Waterfront Depot Kitchen crew Mike, Brandon, and Joaquin.

Winner of the Dinner for Two for December

John Lemos

Our lucky winner has won Dinner for Two at The Waterfront Depot.
Dinner for Two is a monthly prize drawing for subscribers of Riverfront Cuisine offering a $30 value meal for two, excluding alcoholic beverages. If you'd like to subscribe, fill out a Guest Card at one of our fine restaurants or sign up for Riverfront Cuisine through our website.

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