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The Independent

629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
+1 530-344-7645
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“swiss chard” (4 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I️ arrived as a solo about 7:00 on a Friday. Hearing there was a 45 minute wait, I️ got the last seat in the bar, where you can order anything on the menu. I️ had the Ahi tuna appetizer and a wedge salad. The tuna...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Independent a few times and it has been consistently good. Great food and drinks.

Thank tahoe-mom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and food. It’s nice to seat out on the patio on a nice autumn day. They have a large menu and it all sounded good. We were they for a late lunch and opted to share our selections. But will definitely go back...More

Thank Traveling Nana L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying nearby on a Monday night. This was one of the few places open for dinner. We had eaten here once before and it was very good so tried it again. We were seated on the patio and it was beautiful evening. It...More

Thank sunshinegirlGualala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are locals & this is one of our favorite fine-dining restaurants. Some of our family will even travel from Arnold & Sacramento to join us here .Reservations are definitely suggested as this isn't a large restaurant. There is also outdoor patio seating with heaters....More

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by here for lunch and were impressed. I have driven by here several times and heard good things about it. I had the fish and chips and my wife the strawberry prawn salad. They are very good. The turnip fries were unexpectedly good....More

Thank scvrose
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Small but cozy atmosphere with excellent food choices. There filet is to dye for and if your not up to an elegant meal, then their hamburger is amazing and well priced. Great bar drinks also.

Thank Corvette D
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I tried several lunch items in September here. The fish and chips were good, however, not my favorite style of batter as it was Tempura, listed as such on the menu and good for that style, I prefer English style beer batter fish. Fries were...More

Thank Flyboy22
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Heaters on the patio were appreciated on a cool night. Shrimp Saffron Risotto was delicious! Husband's ribeye was just OK on this particular visit.

Thank Pattikin
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The Independent is situated towards the far end of Main Street in Placerville. An older clientele frequents this place. The well stocked bar takes up almost half of this restaurant. We had the chicken sandwich with green salad, and a salmon burger. The salad was...More

Thank Laura H
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Dale S
11 December 2015|
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Response from Phil N | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall exactly what we paid, but my impression was that it was moderate. We had a salmon burger sandwich and their sweet potato fries as I recall. Both were fantastic. I share the comments of the others about the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
  • Phone Number: +1 530-344-7645
Serving American Fusion Cuisine
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