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SweetWaters On The River

) #9 of 491 Restaurants in Eugene $$ - $$$ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401-2215
+1 541-341-3462
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“prime rib” (11 reviews)
“clam chowder” (16 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 23:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401-2215
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Reviewed yesterday

Great stay on the river! Big room, great service. Lisa Dudley our server at Sweetwaters on the river was absolutely fantastic!

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed dinner at SweetWaters recently. The warm day allowed us to enjoy their patio section with its view of the Willamette River. Clean. Quiet. Good service.

Thank James G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place! I am here on business and have frequented Sweetwaters for many meals. Either dining in the restaurant, cocktails on the deck at sunset, and even room service! I have to say my favorite part was ordering cocktails from your amazing staff...More

Thank Lovin K
Avery P, Director of Food & Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good Afternoon Lovin K, Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed our cocktails and the service you received from Lola at SweetWaters on the river. The pool is one of the largest in Eugene and offers some great relaxation. We look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the lovely view of the river. The food was outstanding. But what we enjoyed the most was the kind, congenial and enthusiastic service provided by our server Linda. Although the restaurant was really busy, she made our meal a pleasure!More

Thank loispereira1986
Avery P, Director of F&B at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good Afternoon loispereira1986, Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed our fantastic selection of food prepared by our very own Chef Ray! .... and the service you received at SweetWaters on the river. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked in. Stopped. Walked back out. First, we were surprised it was a restaurant in a motel. Second, we aren't young but the crowd (sparse as it was) looked aged. We were in the mood for some life and activity. Went elsewhere.

Thank El B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here after checking into the hotel following a long drive. It was so peaceful and beautiful -- the perfect spot to unwind. The food was also delicious (beef brisket nachos, chicken club sandwich, and marionberry crisp), with very friendly service.More

Thank HJhawk
Avery P, Director of Food & Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello HJhawk, Thank you for your recent review. I couldn't agree more, the food is fantastic, glad you enjoyed it. We look forward to your next visit at Sweet Waters on the river and may I recommend you try our Friday Prime Rib. See you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food at the right price and the view is spectacular. Plenty of parking and a great bar. Wide variety of bar food to full meals. We try to go twice a month for food, drink, and view. Currently eagles are swooping down into the...More

Thank Tom b
Avery P, FNB Director at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Tom b, Thank you for your recent review. I couldn't agree more, the food is fantastic, the ambiance is perfect and the views of wildlife and the river is amazing. We look forward to your next visit at Sweet Waters on the river and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great, service friendly and the view of the river from the outdoor patio was lovely. Nice place for lunch.

Thank Ld922
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us enjoyed lunch at SweetWaters on a Sunday afternoon. There were many choices, and when asked about Gluten-Free options, the server's reply was "We are a scratch kitchen, so we can adjust anything to make a dish gluten-free." I loved the grilled salmon...More

Thank jandago
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we didn't go here to eat dinner, we went for a late afternoon cocktail and appetizers. It's a cool, sightly, comfortable place to sit and chat with friends. It's inside a hotel in Eugene

Thank Stephen D
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Sherri M
2 November 2016|
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Response from Maria T | Property representative |
Hi Sherri! Yes, we will have our Thanksgiving Buffet from 12pm to 6pm. Give us a call to (541)3413462 to reserve your table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
Monday
06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:30
Thursday
06:30 - 23:30
Friday
06:30 - 23:30
Saturday
06:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401-2215
    (Valley River Drive)
  • Public Transportation: On LTD Bus Route, On Bike Path
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Eugene
  • Phone Number: +1 541-341-3462
  • E-mail
Description
Sweetwaters on the River is a time-honored classic. Located on the banks of the Willamette River, at Valley River Inn. SweetWaters on the River is a Eugene, Oregon restaurant for corporate diners, the culinary tourist and fine food epicurean. With our panoramic view and three season outdoor patio we define the quintessential Oregon dining experience. Predicated upon local producers of meat, produce and unique ingredients such as Oregon truffles, huckleberries and artisan cheeses, this restaurant in Eugene maintains a focus on local and fresh ingredients. Centrally located in the Southern Willamette Valley wine region our unique geographic position is perfect for the wine enthusiast. Our wine list showcases Oregon’s growing wine industry where world class Pinot Noir is compared to the best of those from Burgundy. Guests with a palate for fresh innovative cuisine and an enthusiasm for fine wine will appreciate the unrivaled service and authentic ambiance of Sweetwaters on the River.
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