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The Independent

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629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
+1 530-344-7645
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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California Hot Springs, California
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140 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at the Independent last week and we had the recommended Chicken Dinner and it was very good and the wine prices were very fair,will definitely go back. Mike

Thank frau
Placerville, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times, good variety each time. But, it's really too expensive for what you get. Outside dining is nice. Good for adults, but not for kids.

Thank Trina W
Placerville, California
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is more of a gourmet restaurant with good food. I gave it 4 stars because during happy hour I ordered a glass of Barbara wine. The glass was only filled up half way and they charged me $12, so I won't go back for drinks.

Thank Karen M
Sacramento, California
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were impressed on our first visit to this Placerville (Gold country) restaurant. We stopped for lunch on a Saturday, and the place was busy but not at capacity. The service was attentive and we were impressed by the breadth of the menu, including the number of vegetarian and fish options. The salad Nicoise was super fresh, the tuna seared... More 

Thank Sprout15
Placerville, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It was my first time to The Independent. The waiter took my order promptly and I waited. After another customer got their order and they came in quite a bit later I asked the waiter how much longer. The waiter apologized and told me he forgot to put my order in. I told him never mind as I couldn't wait... More 

Thank heidilorinc
Placerville, California
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315 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Best of show up here but as a local try harder. Menu could be fresher. But we always come back. Good beer and wine list. Enjoy.

Thank lewis k
Placerville, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The atmosphere is fantastic!!! .... the food is great!!! .... the owners are gracious and very hospitable!!! Seriously we have eaten at The Independent many times and it is always a great experience. Seared Ahi is amazing. Also the Bloody Mary bar during brunch is off the charts. Prices are on the upper end but the cuisine is worth it

Thank GregandKathyW
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Adorable place to eat! So friendly and professional and food is so good. Lots to choose from on the menu. Fish is good! Soups! Salads! Appetizers are amazing! Great patio for friends and family is a large group!

Thank Bird333
Placerville, California
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This place was very good when opening a few years ago. Since then the quality of food placed at your table has been slowly fading.I have had the steak and the buttermilk fried chicken (more like chicken tenders). Steak was OK but the buttermilk fried chicken was dry and tough as beef jerky. It still packs people in for dinner... More 

Thank bcwelsh
Grass Valley, California
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had family visiting and headed up to Apple Hill for the day. Since it was a weekday, none of the farms had food going so we decided to grab lunch in town. We did a little search and The Independent was the first one we came across. It was early afternoon and it was not very busy by the... More 

Thank Aileen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?