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Sweet Waters On The River

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1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401-2215 (Valley River Drive)
+1 541-341-3462
06:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at Sweet Water. Great food and service and I mean really GREAT. My friends and I had so much fun. Wayne was our server and he was really fantastic, funny and friendly. I would recommend anyone to this place.

Thank Sarah R
Cheryl M, General Manager at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Thanks Sarah for the wonderful review. I really appreciate the 5 star review and the recommendations from you. Word of mouth is the best form of gaining new guests and I thank you for taking time to write this review. More 

Eugene, Oregon
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We did a surprise birthday dinner for my friend Paula. There were 6 of us. The staff, Melissa and Wayne were totally amazing. The best service ever. They have a new menu since the last time I was there. We all loved our food. The Chili Humus with vegetables and wonton chips to dip was so delicious. I eat gluten... More 

Thank Josuccess
Cheryl M, General Manager at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review of SweetWaters! Chef Ray has created such a fresh, dynamic new menu and I am thrilled you all had such a great experience. I appreciate you telling Trip Advisor. Plan another trip back, the weather is warming up for patio seating! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Lisa and Ryan served us and we had a fantastic lunch for a work event. Ordered the steak sandwich and was thoroughly impressed! Definitely will be coming back.

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Cheryl M, General Manager at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

The steak sandwich is one of my favorites too. SweetWaters new menu is wonderful. Thanks a bunch for writing a review to Trip Advisor! More 

Newport, Oregon
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100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Friendly wait staff at night it seems...we stopped by on our way up to our room to order dessert delivered via room service. Ordered from the case, not the menu so I was disappointed in the Tira misu. (They apparently soak the ladyfingers in spiced rum instead of customary expresso -STOP THAT!) The expresso cheesecake however is divine and creme... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a must for every special occasion or no occasion! Quiet atmosphere and great food. Service always the best you could want. Shares property with the Valley River Mall so lots of free parking. Beautiful hotel as well!

1 Thank Karen W
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

So I went here because I saw the review on trip advisor that said it was in the top 10 restaurants in Eugene. After eating here i'm seriously debating never using trip advisor again for dining advice again. The atmosphere is fantastic the staff is good the scenery is unbeatable, the food along with the menu selection is subpar at... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Great brunch attentive service, great view of the river, inside and outside dinning experience. Full service breakfast, or the buffet. Menu is varied sure to please everyone including children.

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Thanks to Candy, the excellent server, this is now my first choice breakfast meeting location. The breakfast buffet includes coffee and has an extensive selection of fresh and dried fruits, nuts, and hot/cold cereals in addition to the expected eggs, bacon, sausage, roasted potatoes. The $14.95 price tag may seem high at first if one is a vegetarian or light... More 

1 Thank jan p
Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Great views of the river and the running trail. Had the chicken wraps, tasty and unique. Great staff.

Thank Steve G
Eugene, Oregon
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to go for Sweetwater's because of its easy accessibility off the freeway to get to and the amazing scenery any time of year next to the river. We of course made our reservations in advance for 50 people and they were more than happy to obligate us with a FULL menu. Arthur took care of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?