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Depot is not only the name of the restaurant where Chef Michael Shafer is the iron horse and engineer, it's the creative hub of culinary lines from all over the world that have marked his career, from Classical cuisine to German, Austrian, contemporary Scandinavian, pan-Asian, and Mexican to American cooking from the East Coast to the Southwest and California.

At Depot we smoke our own meats, make our own sausages, and our bread rises to your table. And don't forget to save room for our fresh pastries, ice creams and desserts.

Depot is available for private parties, meetings, and toga parties. Ask for our Party Brochure or phone for a consultation.

Learn to cook, the Shafer way... at the Chef's fun monthly cooking classes. Sign up today, they always sell out!


1250 Cabrillo Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501

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Depot is open for lunch and dinner:

Monday - Friday, 11am - 2pm

Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 9pm

Friday - Saturday, 5:30pm - 10pm

Closed Sundays

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Sandwiches & Others


Vegetables, Grains, Pastas & Steamed Dishes

Depot Specialties

Martinis & Cocktails

Shaken not stirred


Tasters for Two or More

Sorry, no substitutions

Vegetables, Grains, Pastas & Steamed Dishes

Downtown Grill Specialties

Primal Cuts

Add Gorgonzola Cheese to any Cut $3.00

Debris Selections


Coffee For Dessert

Half Bottle Dessert Wines