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May News and Deals from the Waterfront Depot

The May Deals and News

Welcome to the Best Dining on the Oregon Coast

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


We enjoy a creative flair with the season's best offerings in our featured entrées. Stop by to see what's in today.

Baked Salmon Piccata

Salmon prepared to a tender finish surrounded by an amazing white wine, lemon, capers, onion, and butter sauce. Paired with Yukon Mash and wilted greens.

braised rabbit

Braised Rabbit

Rabbit braised in a bright wine sauce and served fork tender, paired with Asparagus Spears and Yukon Mash.


Our appetizers get as much attention as our dinners, and it shows. You will not be disappointed with these.

asparagus tempura

Tempura Asparagus

Fresh Asparagus prepared to the perfect bite. Then Tempura battered and fried to a crisp finish. Served with a sweet chili sauce.

Mediterranean Calamari Steak

Get ready for a special treat. You have not had Calamari like this. You can cut it with a butter knife. It is perfectly tender and tasty, served with an amazing sauce of Capers, Onion, Tomato and Olives sautéed in olive oil and garlic.

Waterfront Depot's

May Cocktail Menu

Watch Bill make The Derby a classic cocktail to celebrate the Kentucky Derby.

The Derby

Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Curacao

Bourbon Dynasty

Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Lillet White, Creme de Cassis, Peychaud’s Bitters, and a twist of lemon

The Roaming Buffalo

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Rhubarb Shrub, and soda

The Siuslaw Sidecar

Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Maple Syrup, Cointreau, and Whiskey Barrel Bitters

Our Special Cocktail Recipe Book

Learn About Shrubs

The history of shrubs, as revealed in Michael Dietsch’s Shrubs: An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times, is as fascinating as the drinks are refreshing.

Wines at The Waterfront Depot

Though we are known for our cocktail menu, our wine selection is just as discerning and chosen to pair 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.

Rotating Taps at the Waterfront Depot

We love beer, and with so many local choices, we change our beer menu almost weekly. The Rotating Craft Beer Menu is always updated, Jacob keeps bringing in the best the local craft beer scene has to offer. Come in taste and find a new favorite.

Rotating Taps at the Waterfront Depot

Can't decide on a Beer? Why not choose all of them. New at The Waterfront Depot - Beer Flights 4-6 Beers of your choice for you to enjoy with the spirit of St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Be sure to be wearin' your green.

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.

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.

Linguini & Clams

One Pound Steamer Clams tossed in white wine garlic broth.

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.

Chicken Nespolina

Chicken breast sautéed in Rosé wine served with vegetables and potato.

Surf 'N' Turf

Grilled certified Angus Beef, choice of grilled oysters or prawns,  mashed potatoes, and side salad.

Rainbow Trout

Trout fillet, dill sauce, house mashed potatoes, served with sauteéd vegetables.

Bryan has moved on to greater things. He was offered a fantastic position in Carmel, CA, and we wish him the best success. Before he left, Bryan trained Jacob Brisbane to continue our growing Wine Tastings and Wine Classes. excited to say we have planned several events with our wine distributors and vintners we know you will enjoy. We are looking to create an interesting, dynamic wine scene in Florence. We hope you let us know what style, varietal, region, or country is of interest to you so we can develop classes. Email us with our contact form.

The Waterfront Depot Wine List

Our unique wine list was curated to include 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.

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 Spring. 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 sautéed 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 have 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.


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

Lime Pepper Sautéed Prawns
Cajun Style Grilled Oysters
Toasted Onion Green Beans
Smoked Salmon Plate
Crab Cakes
Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
Calamari Fingers
Oysters Madrid

Seared Ahi Tuna with a Balsamic Reduction
Caprese Salad – Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil
Pan Fried Oysters
Asian Veggie Spring Rolls
Lamb Riblets
Manchego Cheese from Spain
Steamer Clams or Mussels
Artisan Bread with Basil Pesto

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

Winner of the Dinner for Two for February

Terry Glaspey

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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