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SweetWaters On The River

££ - £££American, , Vegetarian Friendly
1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401-2215
+1 541-341-3462
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (35 reviews)
“prime rib” (11 reviews)
“clam chowder” (16 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401-2215
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1 - 10 of 464 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean restaurant. Pleasant wait staff. Terrible coffee. Terrible food. My husband and I each ordered 1 coffee, 1 small order of biscuits and gravy with a side of sausage. We each took about 4-5 bites (The sausage was not horrible!). Couldn’t do it. Paid $35!

Thank StarlaandBob P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and lovely view. Prices comparable to other restaurants. Service was prompt and curtious. Seating was good we could see the river and selection was adequate.

Thank Hiedi P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took some family members to the Sweetwaters dining room at the Valley River Inn hotel in Eugene Oregon. Nice little restaurant located right across from the river that runs through the University of Oregon area. We choose the outside dining although it was in the...More

Thank navyjim58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us had wonderful breakfast at SweetWaters. I had the breakfast buffet (yum!) and the rest had either eggs benedict or a variation of the Valley River Inn Breakfast - all of which they really enjoyed. As always the food was great and...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a fun place to eat. Food is good and servers are very attentive. Really nice place to dine right on the river.

1  Thank Susie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast with friends this morning at Sweet Waters and Lisa D. was our server. She did a great job serving all of us in spite of all the guests that she had to serve. Thank you! Great job, Lisa.

Thank Elaine D
Natasha_Herndon, Director of Sales at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So great to hear you had a great breakfast and thank you for mentioning Lisa D. We will be sure to let her know you said thanks!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting outside along side the river in the morning air was so comfortable. We were comfortably enjoying kayakers, bikers, and joggers as the waitress brought our breakfast to the table. One look told us this was no ordinary omelette. It was by far the Best...More

Thank Mary Ellen L
Natasha_Herndon, Director of Sales at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I love our three egg omletes too! So many choices on our breakfast menus - good news is we are open seven days a week so you can come back and try them all!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a wine dinner with JScott wines at Sweetwaters restaurant. The five course meal was paired beautifully with the wines. Service was attentive and professional. The food and beverage director personally welcomed each of us and the winemaker's comments were fun and informative. I...More

Thank Joe M
Natasha_Herndon, Director of Sales at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Yes, the wine dining pairings were spectacular. Good news is we will be having another chef dinner soon so you get to enjoy the experience all other again!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I recently had a late lunch at SweetWaters, and it was one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. It was around 3:00 p.m. so the restaurant was quiet, and it was pleasant to be seated overlooking flower...More

Thank Mary F
Natasha_Herndon, Director of Sales at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mary, what a truly special review. Thank you for taking the time to share this experience with is. We will absolutely pass along your thanks to Seirra. She is a fantastic team member!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

It's probably the best restaurant patio from which to have a drink and sit along the river. Always less crowded than the McMenamins just up the bike path a ways. Plus the seating is more comfortable. Prices may be a bit higher, but the quality...More

Thank Liz L
Natasha_Herndon, Director of Sales at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes, we agree. SweetWaters is THE BEST restaurant on the river - thank you for sharing your experience!

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Questions & Answers
17 October 2017|
Response from Natasha_Herndon | Property representative |
Greetings Vicki - in the past we have had a special dinner menu for Christmas Eve and a buffet on Christmas Day. Menus are in the works - please visit our website for more information over the next few weeks.
Sherri M
1 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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
Take a seat at our restaurant in Eugene and enjoy a panoramic view of the Willamette River while enjoying breakfast, lunch, dinner or a glass of Willamette Valley pinot noir at SweetWaters. Our Chef has put his own spin on traditional Northwest favorites, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create seasonal menus to delight the most seasoned palate. Whether here to enjoy a candlelit dinner in our main dining room, a relaxed lunch on our outdoor patio, or cocktails with friends in the SweetWaters lounge, this is a Pacific Northwest dining experience not to be missed.
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