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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
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06:30 - 23:30
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had omelettes in room twice and both times they were fresh, tasty, with crunchy well-seasoned potatoes.

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Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We received such great customer service on Easter Sunday. Our waitress was exceptionally wonderful. She was attentive, paid attention to detail and was very kind and courteous despite how busy she was. Her name was Lisa D. And I absolutely loved the fresh Rosemary placed on the tables, the décor was perfect! Thanks for a lovely Easter Brunch Sweetwater!

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Thank Alex H
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Hello Alex H. Thank you so much for your review of Easter. I will be sure to let Lisa know the exceptional service that she gave as well and I am so grateful you enjoyed the food. Look forward to seeig you for our fabulous Mothers Day Menu. Avery More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun stay in Eugene! VRI is a great place to stay. Loved having a Kerig coffee maker in the room. Beautiful view of the river!

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Thank Rennie M
Avery P, Food & Beverage Director at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Dear Rennle M, Thank you for your recent review. I am so glad you enjoyed the stay and complimentary Kerig Coffee. The next time for your visit, stop in to the SweetWaters restaurant for some our local fresh ground coffee as well - mmmmm delicious. Avery P. Food & Beverage Director More 

Tacoma, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is wonderful. Great service and magnificent river view. Highly recommend! Casual attire is accepted so we felt comfortable in jeans

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Thank Dennis M
Avery P, Food and Beverage Director at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Dear Dennis M, Thank you for your review. We are glad you felt relaxed as that is our goal to provide a comfortable environment at SweetWaters along with some fantastic food made by our Chef Ray. Looking forward to your return visit, may I suggest to try out the Risotto. Sincerely, Avery p. Food and Beverage Director More 

Yachats, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

the all-inclusiveness of the hotel restaurant and delicious food make this a very nice place to stay especially when it's raining which it does a lot in Oregon.

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Thank Martin B
Avery P, Food & Beverage Director at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Dear Martin B. Thank you for your recent review. I am so glad you enjoyed the stay at Valley River Inn, Sweet Waters has a great view of the river as you put it a great place to stay even when its raining a bit. Looking forward to your return visit and may I suggest trying out our dessert pastry... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and i came in yesterday for easter brunch. We had the pleasure of sitting in the duck room. Sarah and ally served us, and they were teriffic! One of them offered to take a few family photos of our entire table, which i thought was very nice especially with how busy they were. The decorations around the buffet... More 

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Thank getinmybelly0
Avery P, Food and Beverage Director at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Dear getinmybelly0, Thank you for your reviews on our Easter brunch. We had so many great comments as yours on the fantastic food at SweetWaters as well as the service and ambiance. Thank you for acknowledging our server Sarah. I will be sure to let her know!! Mother's day Menu is going to be just fabulous. Avery P. Food and... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just took our 2 college kids out for a delightful Easter Brunch as Sweetwaters on the River. The buffet had so many choices and accommodated the meat lovers and vegetarians in the family. The desserts were also plentiful and very refined: cute little chocolate mouse cups, cake, cookies, and other delights. The service was excellent--we had CJ and Linda.... More 

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Thank Julie L
Avery P, Food and Beverage Director at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Dear Julie L , Thank you for your reviews on our Easter brunch. We had so many great comments on the mass selections and vegan options at SweetWaters as well as the service and ambiance. Thank you for acknowledging our server CJ ad Linda,. I will be sure to let her know!! Mother's day Menu is going to be just... More 

Yachats, Oregon
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

my husband and i stopped in for a cocktail and decided to have lunch we've been following a controlled carb diet so deconstructing a sandwich and special ordering on salad didn't bother them at all. Very accommodating and one thing to mention is that this is a hotel that you go through the lobby to the restaurant and it smells... More 

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Thank TomCFMoore
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Dear TomCFMoore, Thank you for your review. I am so glad we were able to accommodate your special request. As you put it it is never a bother for us at SweetWaterrs to take care of our guest needs. Once again thank you for your review and we look forward to your return visit! Avery P. Director of Food and... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rissoto, dry served in one solid piece, not very appetizing. Crab chowder was ok, Ceasars Salad was mediocre. Better places in Eugene to choose from.

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Thank Cathy D
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Dear CathyD, Thank you for your feedback on the restaurant. I apologize that we did not fulfill your expectations. Your concerns are our concerns and we take them seriously. I wlll get with the chef to see why we underperformed during your visit. We hope to see you again and that you give us another opportunity to showcase some great... More 

Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great... the cup of crab chowder was amazing and the shrimp pasta was about average. I wanted to really love the Calamari but felt as though some pieces were too rubbery.... about average cost but loved the window seating on the river.

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Thank alcamoeverafter
Avery P, Director of Food and Beverage at Sweet Waters On The River, responded to this review

Hello alcamoeverafter, Thank you for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. The cup of crab chowder is agreeable amazing. I look forward to your next visit. AP, Director of Food and Beverage More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?