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Happy Holidays from all of Us at The Waterfront Depot


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

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

We will be Closed Mon., Dec., 12th & Christmas Day.

We will be open the rest of the month during normal hours.

The December Deals

Monday Night Burger Night

Monday Night is Burger Night

It's back: 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. Monday, Dec. 12th The Waterfront Depot will be Closed for Holiday Party.

Curry Night

Wednesday Curry Night

Indian Curry Platter served Tali Style with housemade Dahl, Naan Bread, Steamed Rice, and paired with the Curry of the evening. Choose 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


Grains | Best Ale, 2-row, Pale Wheat, Carafoam

block15logostickyhandsMeet Sticky Hands. This hop experience ale features ample additions of sticky, resinous, lupulin packed hop buds grown in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy a hop decrescendo that begins with an aromatic blast of tropical fruits, citrus and dank herbs, transitions into intense hop flavor and then ends with a balanced bitter finish, gently propped up by pale malted barley and fermented with select brewer's yeast. 

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.

NEW at the Waterfront

Gluten Free Desserts

You have asked for them, and now we have them. Gluten Free Desserts made locally. Come in and try one of these after dinner or, what the heck, indulge your sweet tooth before with some coffee.

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Lemon Meringue PIe

Winter Dining Season

Spanish Anchovies

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

Braised Pork Fore Shank

No growth enhancers, no steroids, no hormones. You will be amazed by dry aged pork. This classic process brings a new level of tenderness and robust flavor to this usually lighter meat. Look for amazing entrées this month and through the Winter.

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.

Holiday Sips

The December Cocktail Menu

The Grinch

Candy Cane Martini

The Merrimint

Depot 43 Coffee

Holiday Sips

The Grinch

Midori melon liquer, lime juice, triple sec, grenadine 

Candy Cane Martini

Vanilla vodka, peppermint Schnapps, creme de menthe, white cocoa, cream

The Merrimint (Watch the Video Above)

Marionberry vodka, lemon juice, triple sec, fresh mint

Depot 43 Coffee

Liquer "43," rum, triple sec, hot coffee, whipped cream

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.

The Waterfront Signature Cocktails

  • Lemon Drop
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Gingertini
  • Mazama Pama
  • Pomegranate Martini
  • Corpse Reviver #2
  • Chocolate Martini
  • Cadillac Margarita
  • Spanish Coffee

Our Special Cocktail Recipe Book

The Waterfront Wine Classes

Look for New Wine Classes this Fall and Winter

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

Bryan will be creating New Wine Classes this Fall and Winter 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 Updated 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

Visit The Best Little Wine Bar in Florence. Just across the street, Le Bouchon's Wine Bar is ready for you with wines by the glass, wine flights, unique bottle shop, and great appetizers.

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

Margie Cruz

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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