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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 good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (22 reviews)
“ahi tartare” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The wine and dinner was good, but what stands out from our evening here is how hot is was from the moment we walked in at 5:30 pm. First recommendation, bring your own air conditioner because theirs doesn't work well and you will be uncomfortably...More

Thank 2Klecks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OK I enjoyed the turnip fries but others at our table did not. Well worth a try. Nice outdoor area on a fine day or evening. Good prompt, attentive service too. Nothing unique at lunch but everyone enjoyed their salads, sandwiches and drinks. Nice place...More

Thank BoulderNut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food poor quality and not flavorful. Service at snail’s pace, but servers pleasant. Presentation and color of food good. Ambience good. Noise level tolerable.

Thank rover36
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The Independent is a sister restaurant to the Hey Dey in Placerville, but a bit more upscale, a little more expensive, and just as good a menu...comfort food. Has outdoor/indoor dining. Noted for their turnip fries, if you like turnips.

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Was only there once, so I'd like to give it another try. For the prices, I wasn't very impressed with the food. It was also cramped and not a very comfortable setting...but, again, I'd like to give it another try!

Thank Gina I
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Stopped in for dinner on a nice evening and sat outside. The patio area is small, but super quaint and well shaded with large umbrellas. The patio seating area is clean, with table linens and seat cushions. Our servers were very attentive, although the food...More

Thank ucdavis_chick3
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

When we are celebrating a family function, we always choose the Independent in Placerville, California. This is a fine dining restaurant with excellent steaks and seafood. The service is exceptional and the quality of food is without peer in our area. The Skirt Steak is...More

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Good food, friendly staff and peaceful place to have great time. Nice walk form town center. Try it out.

Thank Thomas757278
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Drove here from Lake Tahoe after sightseeing the mountains. First impressions were, " heck, I must be in the wrong part of town". It did not appear this area would be conducive for restaurant traffic. Wrong! Don't miss this place. I ordered the French Dip,...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The Cary House recommended this spot for dinner and we were very happy they did. We both ordered the ribeye that was perfectly cooked. One side was macaroni and cheese, the other Yukon mashed potatoes., Fresh veggies on the side and the steak was finished...More

Thank Reina C
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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
US$9 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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