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Sweet Waters On The River

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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401-2215 (Valley River Drive)
+1 541-341-3462
07:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
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Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Went here for the Mother's day brunch. At facilities are older but still nice with a great view of the river right outside and access to the bike path. The service was great and the food was better than average for a big brunch I would say.

Thank cbarnes199
Cheryl M, General Manager at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review and the shout out for Chef Ray's food in SweetWaters. He is changing up the menu on June 6th so stop by for fun new local fresh ingredients he will be incorporating as the season changes. More 

San Diego, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This was an excellent choice for a graduation lunch on May 7, 2016...we had a semi-private room indoors where we were able to toast the graduate, with a view of the boardwalk and river outside. The service was excellent, lunch selections and prices were great, and the special order strawberry cheesecake was the best we had ever had!! I highly... More 

Thank garciap89
Cheryl M, General Manager at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Congratulation to the graduate! Whoop Whoop! and thanks for the wonderful review garciap89! More 

Eugene, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Wonderful atmosphere right on the river. Breakfast was delicious and all the ingredients tasted of freshness and quality. The main dining room closes a little early for my taste, but the bar serves an extensive and tasty menu until 11PM. Worth going here whether you're staying at the hotel or not.

1 Thank Wandering_Around11
Cheryl M, General Manager at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

I really appreciate the 5 star review as we strive to be the best and change things up here at SweetWaters! I am so thrilled you are enjoying the food, ambiance and service. Send your friends our way! More 

Talant, Oregon
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We always stay at Valley River Inn when we travel to Eugene. Although there are several others restaurants near by, we usually end up eating at Sweetwaters located inside the hotel. It's got the best of everything we look for in a restaurant; great food, reasonable prices, exceptional wine selection, and of course, outstanding service. Our last visit on 05/06/2016... More 

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

Hey Scott, Thanks for the wonderful review and kudos to SweetWaters! Come back and see us again soon. More 

Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Pleasure to have such a nice staff. They were so nice and very kind to everyone. Lisa is the best server in the country. Bar none.. No pun their.. Lol

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

Lisa is such a delight to work with everyday. I am happy she took such great care of you. Come back soon. More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Our server brought out the wrong wine. He also listed two bottles of wine on our bill. The food was very good. The server may have has an off-day. He was polite and prompt.

Thank PikoVonMitchellstein
Tucson, Arizona
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I was here for a conference and arrived early to have lunch in their dining room that has tiered seating with views of the Willamette River. Great selection of food. I had the clam chowder and a half sandwich. The group I was with enjoyed salads sandwiches in fresh fish. It's connected to a hotel so you might miss it... More 

Thank Dan C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed ourselves tremendously! The food was fabulous, CJ our server was fantastic and the atmosphere was stupendous. Will definitely return again!!!

2 Thank STTA1
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Took my girlfriend here for date night and had the best service. Our server Wayne was super friendly and helpful This was our first time here and we will definetly be back

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

Hi Jared, How nice to think of SweetWaters for date night. I will be sure to give Wayne a high five and I am happy you found a regular spot. We are great for a casual lunch as well. Thank you! More 

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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 

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