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The Independent Restaurant and Bar

The Independent Restaurant and Bar
629 Main Street  |  Placerville  |  530-344-7645

Voted Best Overall Restaurant 2014-2023 (that’s ten years in a row!)  Also a Best Outdoor Dining, a Best Bar, and Best Waitpersons Jake Brekke and Tyrel Blankenship! The Independent Restaurant and Bar offers a refreshing place for gatherings of family and friends in the Emerald Street Building on upper Main Street in Placerville. Come and enjoy the modern rustic setting which includes comfortable indoor dining and a convivial bar. In addition, extensive outdoor dining is available on their private garden patios.

Now in their 13th year, The Independent remains focused on its American fusion menu prepared with the freshest ingredients. The full bar is top tier with innovative creations featuring fresh-squeezed juices, infused liquors, and signature cocktails mixed by their friendly and professional staff.

Operating as a “scratch kitchen” the work begins early at The Independent, where meats, cheeses, and fresh delivered produce are all prepared daily for lunch and dinner service. Creative weekend specials are a hallmark of The Independent and savvy patrons know they sell out quickly. Follow the Independent on Facebook to see current weekend specials. The Independent serves lunch and dinner 5 days/week. Also check out their Sous Vide Prime Rib on Sunday nights!  Take-out orders and reservations can be made through their website.