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Plating up Auburn’s finest and freshest seafood, The Depot is a modern grilled gulf-coastal brasserie in Auburn’s Historic Train Depot. With a globally inspired menu by Executive Chef & Co­-Owner, Scott Simpson, The Depot is elevating the cuisine in Auburn. The Depot is proud to be the first restaurant in the State of Alabama to receive the prestigious James Beard Smart Catch Leader Award for our commitment to serve sustainable and responsibly harvested seafood. Six year winner of the Wine Spectator Excellence award, The Depot features an internationally recognized wine program featuring award-winning varieties from around the globe. The food echoes from the past also honoring Alabama’s southern heritage and is cooked simply and spectacularly. Simple and spectacular, these are the principles of the Depot.

The Restaurant

Bringing the Depot Restaurant back to life, we are where the hook meets the line

Our History

First built in 1847, this fabled and timeless Depot rests in the heart of downtown Auburn. Amidst the harsh times of the Civil War, passenger trains remained a popular method of transportation for travelers throughout Alabama. 

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