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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
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401-2215
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The staff was very friendly and provided very good service. In fact were very attentive to insure that all of our needs were met. And, the food was excellently prepared and served in a timely manner.More

Thank Michael D
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Dear Michael D. We appreciate the opportunity to leave you with such a pleasant and positive lasting impression of SweetWaters. Thank you for sharing your gracious assessment of our our restaurant. Please know we are grateful for your review, and look forward to your return....More

Reviewed 5 February 2017

It's been a while since I have been to the restaurant in the Valley River Inn. I stayed at the hotel in late January and ate at the restaurant for dinner. I had a cup of the crab chowder (really good, but rich, so a...More

Thank muffin92656
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Dear muffin92656 Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our stunning restaurant, and delicious crab chowder during your stay. Your feedback is greatly valued, as it provides us with insight into the areas we...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017

Whether you choose to be out on the deck watching the river, bikers, runners and walkers or inside next to the fireplace you will be captivated by this wonderful location in beautiful Eugene, OR

Thank LarryGoDucksNewby
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Dear LarryGoDucksNewby Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate all the feedback we receive. Looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, AP Director of Food and Beverage

Reviewed 1 February 2017

Food is pretty good. Pricing is on the high side. Service is up and down. Nice hotel with a good location. Good bar area and fireplace sitting area. When the sun is out the setting over the river is very nice as is the outside...More

Thank JG H
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Dear JG H Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate all the feedback we receive. Looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, AP Director of Food and Beverage

Reviewed 1 February 2017

Eugene is blessed to have the wondeul, and big Willamette River running thru it. Unfortunitely, there ae very few restuarants that take advantage of the beautiful views. Sweetwaters is one of those and without question the best. I go here for the view, relaxed atmosphere....More

Thank scott c
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Dear scott c Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate all the feedback we receive. Looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, AP Director of Food and Beverage

Reviewed 26 January 2017

We attended a convention at the hotel and so it was nice to be able to have the restaurant and lounge in the hotel. This is our third stay at the hotel and it was nice when people that worked there last year remembered us....More

Thank vschroeder763
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear vschroeder763, Your nice comments and your loyalty is well appreciated. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Thank you! AP

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The food was good, no complaints there but the service was not as good as it should have been when you are paying for the atmosphere and food. We always have our family stay there when they come to visit but the last few times...More

Thank Nikkie G
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Dear Nikkie G Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate all the feedback we receive. Looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, AP Director of Food and Beverage

Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is our second trip to this restaurant. Both times were for breakfast buffet only, but both times were amazing!! You can't beat the view of the river eitherMore

Thank Cabogirl70
Maria T, Manager at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Cabogirl70, Thank you for your review! I love our breakfast buffet. The bacon on the buffet is amazing. However, if you prefer to be on the healthier side our homemade Muesli and the Oatmeal bar are great. Stay tuned for our new menu that Chef...More

Reviewed 1 January 2017

Met two friends of mine for a nice 'family free' get together for the holiday. It appeared Sweetwaters had been doing a booming business all day, and most patrons seemed pleased. The spread and selection of food was impressive; there was nothing I tried that...More

Thank JamieVT70
Maria T, Manager at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

JamieVT70, Thank you for your comments about your experience over SweetWaters during our Christmas Buffet. I love to read that our service, food and view were fabulous. Lisa is outstanding and you can see the river from every single table in the restaurant. I passed...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016

Came for dinner with family on Christmas after work. I love the food served at Sweetwaters. I had the chicken breast, my grandmother had the crab chowder, and my mother had the salmon salad. Everything was delicious and the staff is very kind. Atmosphere is...More

Thank SMcase07
Maria T, Manager at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thank you for your review SMcase07! The combination of our service, atmosphere, and food are just great. What else can you ask for? Chef Ray is changing the menus in a couple of weeks. I hope you come back soon, so you can try our...More

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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
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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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