About The Depot Grille

Our Story

A Little History

The Depot Grille History

The coming of the railroad to Staunton in 1854 transformed the community from a rural village into a center of commerce. The surrounding commercial district became known as “The Wharf”, due to the trains that pulled onto sidings and loaded their wares directly into the warehouse (still standing across Middlebrook Avenue) via gangplanks.

The Depot Grille History

At the turn of the century a major train derailment demolished the existing train station. Local architect T.J. Collins designed a new structure that was erected in 1902. The C&O Train Station was in use into the 1960′s, when it was essentially abandoned. The property was renovated in 1989 with technical assistance from the Historic Staunton Foundation. Today the train station and surrounding area are once again a hub of economic activity, giving living proof to the local wisdom that our future lies in the past.

The Depot Grille Bar

Our Beautiful Bar The forty-plus foot bar gracing the Depot Grille was originally a fixture in the luxury Ten Eyck Hotel, located in Albany, New York. Legend has it that the Ten Eyck was the official Republican Party headquarters for that State Capitol.

The Depot Grille Bar From Ten Eyck

A postcard from 1921, brought to us by a customer, refers to the Ten Eyck as “the finest hotel in Albany”. The 1947 Albany city directory included a full page ad for the hotel that boasted of “circulating ice water in every room” and two restaurants. By the mid-fifties, the hotel had become part of the Sheraton Chain. The bar was saved intact prior to the demolition of the hotel and transported to Staunton for inclusion in the restoration of the Train Station.


What People are Saying

“A Great Find”

“We were there on Saturday during a very busy time, and everything was perfect! We didn’t have to wait too long and the service was fantastic.”

Terri S.

“Fabulous food & flawless service”

We loved being there last night

Kasey K.

“Another successful experience”

Had a wonderful lunch on Tuesday. So good to be back. Missed you guys!! Fabulous food and service as always.

Melody M.


Best restaurant in Staunton!

David G.

In the Spotlight

Some Fun Facts About Staunton’s Depot Grille

It’s a numbers game

Years In Business

Length Of Our Bar

Draft Beer Taps

Available Seats


What We Offer

Daily Fresh Menus

We’re committed to creating and curating the very best–and most delicious–food for our guests every day.

Fresh Ingredients

We believe the ingredients you use really make the meals you create, and this is why we only use the freshest and most wholesome ingredients in our restaurant.

Tasty Meals

We have a wide variety of menu options for appetizers, salads, sandwiches, steak, seafood, and of course sweet treats.

The Depot Grille Hours of Operation

MON – We Are Closed

TUES – THURS – 11:00am – 9:30pm

FRI & SAT – 11:00am – 10:30pm

SUN – 11:00am – 9:00pm
Serving Sunday Brunch – 11:00am-2:00pm

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!