Sporting a casual setting, one in an aged building, The Depot offers an excellent dining option. Situated right in the midst of Green Bay’s historic downtown, along the meandering Fox River, with an ambiance that celebrates old time passenger rail, not to mention a bit of Packers decor, this place makes for a great night on the town.
The old structure I’m talking about, as you may have figured, is the Green Bay and Western train depot, constructed around the turn of the 20th century. Its walls have sheltered notable celebrities, including past presidents and legendary jazz musicians.
The moment you walk through the doors, you’ll realize you’re experiencing genuine antiquity.
Of course there’s a mesh of modern to add to that.
Did I mention genuine antiquity?
Oh, I can’t forget the views of the Fox River, with functioning rails just outside the windows.
Also included in the view, should you have a table near a window, are Leicht Park, which is believed to be the site of an 1816 US Army fort, the Ray Nitschke Bridge
and the downtown portion across the river.
The menu has a variety of dishes, including a spicy elk burger, deep fried pickle chips and a peanut butter burger. Basically, the menu features salads, soups, appetizers, sandwiches, flatbreads and entrées.
As for the beer list, being that The Depot calls itself a gastropub, there are a few brews from Title Town Brewing Co, which shares residence inside the Railyard District.
In closing, if you’re looking for a haunt, one that could seriously have a few wanderlust ghosts traipsing about, you could try The Depot. Its history, menu and drinklist make for an original experience.