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Rhody Days - Memorial Day Weekend

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Our specials change often with the season and what is coming in fresh from the market. Try something new on your next visit.

Linguini & Clams

One Pound Steamer Clams Tossed in white wine broth

Chicken Nespolina

Chicken breast sautéed in Rosé wine served with vegetables and potato

Espana - Appetizer

Spanish white anchovies, drunken goat cheese, pickled red onions, and rustic bread

Rainbow Trout

House dill sauce, green beans, and mashed potatoes

A Menu Refresh is in the Works

We love having an abundance of wild game and such easy access to fresh seafood. With that, we are adding some new entrées to the menu featuring new wild game and seafood.

Try This

Wild Boar Nachos

Nachos is just one of the many entrées we have cooking. Braised, grilled, slow-roasted...any way you like it, we will have it. Just take a look at the specials menu when you come in for your next dinner.


Wines at
The Waterfront Depot

We have a new wine menu curated by Bryan. 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.

Craft Beer at
The Waterfront Depot

Arch Rock // Gold Beach, OR // Lager

Block 15 // Corvallis, OR //

Nothing But Net IPA - 7%
Sticky Hands Pale - 8.1%
Sunshine Farmhouse Ale


Freemont // Seattle, WA // Universale Pale Ale - 5.6%

Wildcraft // Eugene, OR // Mountain Rose Cider - 6.9%

Boneyard // Bend, OR // Incredible Pulp - 6%

The Rotating IPA


Nothin' But Net was designed and brewed during March madness with our former cellarman Erik Salmi, now at Bad Habit Brewing in Minnesota. Together, we messed around 'n brewed a triple double, freaking hopheads every way with a duo of American Mosaic and Azacca hops in the kettle and a trifecta of Southern Hemisphere Galaxy, Motueka, and Nelson Sauvin in the dry hop. The result? A beer with serious hops, assisted by a grist base of Golden Promise, malted oats, and flaked wheat. Bursting with hop character baseline to baseline, Nothin' But Net is smooth in transition, finishing with the soft touch of a pure shooter. - 7% 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 this Spring.



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.

Spanish Anchovies

A fabulous appetizer for Spring: 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.

Roses, Rhodies, & Bourbon

The May Cocktail Menu

Roses, Rhodies, & Bourbon

Roaming Buffalo 

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, lemon juice, rhubarb shrub, brown sugar syrup, and soda. Watch the Video Above.

Ward Eight

Bourbon, orange juice, line juice, and housemade grenadine

The Derby

Bourbon, sweet vermouth, orange curacao, and lime juice

Bourbon Dynasty

Makers Mark Bourbon, Lillet blanc, cassis, peychaud bitters

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.

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.

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 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

Anthony Fischetti

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.

The Waterfront Depot
Discounts and Coupons

You will be entered in our dinner for two
monthly contest announced at the beginning of each month.

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