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The Independent

629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
+1 530-344-7645
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (22 reviews)
“ahi tartare” (3 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner early this week with friends. Does not matter whether you are there for lunch or dinner, service and the food are always spot on. Try the ribeye for a dinner treat or the burger for lunch--you won't be sorry. And if you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific food and the drinks are amazing!! Great atmosphere and the patio outside is super inviting. We had a great time there.

Thank Tammy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in based on the drive up appeal of the place. The experience did not dissappoint us, great service and great food. We ate outside under the umbrellas and it was a peaceful oasis.

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from Tahoe. The food was excellent. My husband had the Ahi Niçoise salad and I had a burger with a side salad. Everything was cooked perfectly. Very pretty upscale restaurant on the Main Street in a placerville. Only...More

Thank karansimoni
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I stopped for lunch and it was wonderful! I had the seared Ahi salad and it was a delight to my taste buds. Yum!! Hubby had the pastrami sandwich with fries and they could have reused his plate I think. Glad we stopped...More

Thank Kerri V
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This was our second time being at the restaurant and again we had a wonderful meal back and June. I must say I've been very impressed with the food in the Placerville area on our last couple visits. The cocktails started the evening off or...More

Thank Cruiser580315
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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 18 July 2018 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 17 July 2018 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
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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