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Sweetwaters on the River

230 reviews
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$30 and under
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SweetWaters on the River is a time-honored classic, located on the banks of the Willamette River at Valley River Inn in Eugene, Oregon. With our panoramic views and three-season outdoor patio, SweetWaters on the River provides the quintessential Oregon dining experience for the culinary tourist, fine food epicurean, and corporate diner alike. Predicated upon local producers of meat, produce and unique ingredients such as Oregon truffles, huckleberries and artisan cheeses, our restaurant maintains a focus on locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Our central location in the Southern Willamette Valley wine region is highlighted by our premium wine list, designed for the wine enthusiast and showcasing the best of Oregon's growing wine industry.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Northwest, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Menu & Buffet:
Daily 7:00am-11:00am

Sunday Brunch:
Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm

Lunch Menu:
Daily 11:00am-5:00pm

Dinner Menu:
Daily 5:00pm-11:00pm

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Phone number
(541) 341-3462
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
SweetWaters on the River offers several options for private party reservations. Our lounge, dining room, private “Duck Club” and outdoor deck each offer an exceptional experience for gatherings large and small. Depending on the size of your party, a single location or the entire restaurant may be reserved. Each location offers stunning views the Willamette River and a wide selection of hand crafted cocktails and menus. Private events are subject to room charges and seasonally adjusted minimum Food & Beverage requirements. Please connect with us today for more information.
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Private party contact
Maria Takara | (541) 341-3462
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Cross street
Valley River Drive
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Parking details
We have an ample amount of free parking on both the hotel grounds as well as the Valley River Center lot.
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Public transit
On LTD Bus Route, On Bike Path
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 230 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.6  based on recent ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was good, but service was extremely slow to come out of the kitchen, and several orders weren’t correct.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great location - if you can get past the mall traffic - food is o.k., not great - halibut was overcooked - presentation is good, portions appropriate. Service generally very good.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Made Christmas Eve reservations a month in advance, with no notice of limited menu due to a buffet being served. Food was mediocre at best, over priced, entree only. ..everything else an add on. To top it off, we were required to pay a 20% gratuity to a waitress with an attitude. Big disappointment.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

We had the balcony room overlooking expanse of main dining area. Perfect for our group of 10 talkers. Most ordered breakfast off menue and were pleased. Breakfast Buffet good except eggs a bit dry. Great for grou

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a gluten intolerant party member and were very accommodating.

artker (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017


OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Hadn’t been there since last year for dinner before Festival of Trees. Last year was horrible and didn’t want to go back but had 5 of us meeting for the event again and decided to go to Sweet Waters. Still has funky old smell and carpet has worn, lumps but this year pleasantly surprised the menu seemed much better and there were other customers unlike last year. Our staff was friendly, couldn’t answer some menu questions because she said it was new but we managed.
Ran out of split sparkling wine.
Food took over an hour to get halibut, steak, chopped salad, pork chop and shrimp dish. Made us late for start of event, but glad to see made the have better kitchen staff for menu ideas but need more staff to get it out!! Price still a tad high for quality and the restaurant needs major renovation!!!!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

This place is run down and poorly managed. If not for a picturesque location on the Willamette, it would probably be out of business.

DannyB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a wonderful birthday dinner it was nice enough to sit outside with the added bonus of a heat lap after the sun went down. Best part of the evening was truly our server sierra !!! She was over the top helpful cheerful and just awesome!!
Not only did she have great opinions on food and drink but she recommended other activities for us to do for our weekend.

Jared (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

The outdoor section was incredibly beautiful. The food was good, but the experience is more about the atmosphere.

vipShannonM (Portland)
2.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Positives: We were happy to have the ability to make a reservation for Sunday brunch & our view looked out onto the river which was pretty.

Negatives: We ordered 3 Spanish omelets which took 45 minutes to arrive and were cooked to rubber but barely warm when arriving. The roasted potatoes were visually appealing but flavorless (perhaps they had been frozen?) Neither the salsa nor chorizo sausage had flavor or spice (how is that possible?) We would not recommend this Restaurant’s food. Perhaps a place to have a simple drink on the patio?

vipMilo (Portland)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

We went here for a pre-birthday outing for my wife and have dinner on the deck overlooking the river. It was a warm evening and a nice table at the rail edge of the deck. We started with the Sweetwater salad a glass of Chardonnay and a glass of Cabernet. We held off ordering the main course for a bit and enjoyed the ambiance. My wife ordered the NY steak and I ordered the grilled salmon. It was a lot of delicious food but we ate all of it Our server Linda was a hoot.

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
1.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Had reservations for 8:00 on Saturday night. When we arrived they told us a 5 minute wait, they were setting up the table. After 30 minutes, 2 more inquiries and stalking the manager, she told us she could seat us, but the kitchen was backed up. We left.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Best 12oz Prime rib I've ever had but a glass of White Pinot Noir was $13, outrageous

Esther (Hokkaido)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Sweetwaters was absolutely wonderful!!!! We had Calamari for our appetizer and it was scrumptious! We shared the Crab Cakes for our entree - to die for. They had a really nice wine list and we selected a Chateau Ste Michelle Sauvignon Blanc to go with our dinner - PERFECT! Our waitress was attentive and took great care of us. We would definitely go back when we are in Eugene again!!!