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SweetWaters On The River

) #9 of 489 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 good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“prime rib” (11 reviews)
“chowder” (7 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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Reviews (428)
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91 - 100 of 425 reviews

Reviewed 13 October 2016

Because we stayed at the hotel, we decided to have dinner here. The setting overlooking the river is fine and the staff very helpful and friendly. But the decor is hopelessly outdated, the dishwasher doesnt seem to be in perfect working order, lots of traces...More

Thank Karel V
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Ordered eggs benedict - so bland! It is listed as one of their specialties. No garnish...the plate looked completely anemic. The potatoes were stale at best - when we returned the potatoes - she delivered the "fresh" order proudly stating that the chef had told...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The food was great. Quiet place and very beautiful river side view. Our waiter CJ was very kind and helpful.

Thank Juan I
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear Juan I, Your nice comments and your loyalty is well appreciated. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Thank you! AP

Reviewed 22 September 2016

A charming restaurant overlooking the river. Food was very good and the service prompt and cheerful. A delightful place to enjoy a casual dinner.

Thank weiss782
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear weiss782, Your nice comments and your loyalty is well appreciated. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Thank you! AP

Reviewed 18 September 2016

For dinner we had hot tea, clam chowder, summer salad, and among the best crab cakes we’ve had anywhere, the table service was prompt and friendly. For breakfast, my Belgian waffle was delicious; however, our waitress was surly when I asked about the status of...More

Thank David L
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear David L Your nice comments and your loyalty is well appreciated. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Thank you! AP

Reviewed 10 September 2016

We decided to try a new restaurant in Eugene since we are new to the area.It was a lovely evening so we sat outside on the deck overlooking the river. Service was prompt and friendly and the food was delicious. My wild mushroom ravioli had...More

Thank GmaKarie
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear GmaKarie, Your nice comments and your loyalty is well appreciated. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Thank you! AP

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast from the menu. Omelette, frittata, eggs Benedict were all quite good. The small diced potatoes not so much. Staff are wonderful.

Thank kenmosz
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear kenmosz, Your nice comments and your loyalty is well appreciated. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Thank you! AP

Reviewed 8 September 2016

The food is good, but its the location that makes this restaurant special. It is located on the Willamette river. They have a deck overlooking the river and in the summer you can watch the bicyclist and runners go by on the bike path that...More

Thank Iain C
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear Iain C Your nice comments and your loyalty is well appreciated. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Thank you! AP

Reviewed 6 September 2016

We loved this place! We stayed at the hotel itself, valley river inn, and part of our romance package date night was the room, movie tickets, dinner, and breakfast delivered to our room. Dinner was top notch, steak, drinks, the place was empty on this...More

Thank Jon S
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear Jon S, Your nice comments and your loyalty is well appreciated. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Thank you! AP

Reviewed 25 August 2016

We gave this restaurant three chances and it fell short every time. Location is lovely, on the Willamette River. However, the service and meal quality were some of the worst we've ever had. Please don't waste your time or money.

Thank RCB07082011
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Sherri M
Will you have Thanksgiving day buffet
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
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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