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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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Reviewed yesterday

Had a great experience with Sarah and Linda as our servers. Very personable and attentive. Food was decent too. And make sure to go outside and check out the river :)

Thank Lily S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sat outside facing the river on a hot night The food was decent .had a salad with salmon Friend had prime beef since it was Friday night and he said it was very good Service was adequate

Thank bradyboy2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Always a wonderful spot for breakfast along the river - peaceful and great view. The food was good as usual, however the first try with the breakfast potatoes were burned. But they took them right back and came out with fresh ones. Service was on...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my dad to SweetWaters for a Father's Day Dinner this last weekend and everything was fantastic!! The service was great and the food was excellent. And there are incredible views of the Willamette River. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be...More

Thank hradich
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great view and good service. We go here often for special family gatherings. We appreciate their changing NW cuisine menu. Reasonable prices. thanks to CJ and Linda for making our recent family event fun and special.More

Thank pvaller
Avery P, Director of Food & Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning pvaller, Thank you for your recent review. Thank you for the compliments on CJ, ill be sure to let him know. Also we thank you for your patronage at SweetWaters on the river and look forward to your next visit. Avery P. F&B...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sweetwaters at Valley River Inn is incredibly spacious and quiet, The restaurant is very clean and the food is excellent. I've always had great service. This morning our servers were Malia and Sergio. They helped make breakfast a very pleasant experience.

Thank Rob B
Avery P, Director of Food at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recent review of Sweet Waters on the river, the restaurant is awesome.I love the river front view as well and the sdervers make all trhe doifference to such a great experaince, thank you for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lately Sweetwaters has had a new pip in its step. I took my family in there Mother's Day and loved it. Great service, and for how busy we didn't wait longer than what would be expected. The Manager Lola was super awesome with our kids,...More

Thank William S
Avery P, Food & Beverage Director at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning William, Thank you for the review, yes we are on our way to some exciting things here at the restaurant, SweetWaters on the River. We have a new wine menu which has some fantastic cocktails as well. I would recommend you try our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Eugene. The macadamia encrusted crab cake sandwich was scrumptious (and I'm not usually a crab cake fan), The smoked salmon sandwich and California club sandwich were also first rate and reasonably priced. The chef knows how to exactly balance...More

Thank elizabethkmiller
Avery P, Food & Beverage Director at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Elizabeth Thank you for your recent review. Thank you for the compliments as we do our best to Showcase our region cuisine. Looking forward to your next visit and I will be sure to let our chef how balanced hios food is at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast and view of the river was the draw for us. We recommend it to anyone traveling in the area.More

Thank Bryan B
Avery P, Food & Beveage Director at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Bryan Thank you for your recent review. couldn't agree more the view on the deck at SweetWaters is breathtaking, add the food element and you have a fantastic experience. Looking forward to your next visit and may I suggest you try our Salmon...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually enjoyed our meal at this place. There is outdoor seating and the view is very nice. We had the fried cheese appetizer and it was very tasty. I particularly enjoyed the beet salad. Good wine list to choose from. We had the pork...More

Thank Donald A
Avery P, Food & Beverage Director at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Donald, Thank you for your recent review. couldn't agree more the view on the deck at SweetWaters is breathtaking, add the food element and you have a fantastic experience. Thank you for the compliments on our wine list as we do our best...More

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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
US$10 - US$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
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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