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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%
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“steak” (19 reviews)
“swiss chard” (4 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
629 Main St, Suite 102, Placerville, CA 95667-5751
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great food and good prices. This restaurant is a bit more expensive than others in the area, but the food is awesome! We bring visitors here for a nice meal and a walk through town. We love the truffle mac and cheese. Good wine and...More

1  Thank Cynthia K
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is awesome but it can be very loud since the building is so small. They have a really nice patio outside though with an amazing fireplace. Food is pretty good just expensive.

Thank Juli K
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We went with friends on a Saturday night and the Independent hit a home run! Each couple split a salad to start and that was the right call. Their salads are quite good and very large, and they were happy to split the salads on...More

1  Thank Michaela
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Calamari followed by steak, well cooked with a good wine selection, portions were large and the staff attentive. We dined outside in a small patio area.

Thank NorthShieldsBoy
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Awesome food that is always consistent with great service. Four of us stopped by for food and drinks. Steak was awesome, drinks were crisp and delivered quickly. Looking forward to going back

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We have been here twice, dined inside the second time because the patio is too close to the road if traffic noise bothers you. Its a lively atmosphere, with good food and tasty cocktails. Entrees are going to be in the high teens to high...More

Thank stevepeck2017
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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