Where to Eat in Eugene: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Mollie Coke

Eugene is a great city for the arts and outdoors. You can shop from a variety of local artisans, get lost in a museum or dive into the thriving culinary scene. Visit craft breweries and artisan wineries while winning prizes with the Eugene Ale Trail and Pinot Bingo programs. Known as Track Town USA, Eugene is home to track and field year-round; in the fall, it’s a college football hub. There are scenic bike rides and urban hikes to fit visitors of all abilities in all seasons.
Things to do in Eugene

1. Sabai Cafe & Bar

27 Oakway Ctr, Eugene, OR 97401-5623 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 541-654-5424
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 387 reviews

Sabai Cafe & Bar

Reviewed By OregonBliss - oregon

Food is good quality Asian fusion. Meals are around $13-20.00. Atmosphere is pleasant and trendy. Nice option for something different.

2. King Estate Restaurant & Tasting Room

80854 Territorial Hwy, Eugene, OR 97405-9715 Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 12 - SGD 42 +1 541-685-5189
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 565 reviews

King Estate Restaurant & Tasting Room

Dedicated to pairing Northwest wines with regional food products, King Estate's culinary team, led by Executive Chef Sean Winder, uses seasonal organic ingredients whenever possible. Most of these come from the Estate's 30+ acres of organic gardens and orchards.

Reviewed By Sharon D - Lake Orion, Michigan

Great wines and food, must do a wine tasting! I have been there twice and did a wine tasting both times. The best way to do it, is wine tasting first, then dinner so you can order a glass of your favorite wine to enjoy with your meal. The views are really scenic and I can't wait to go back in Spring, Summer and Fall. I enjoyed the salmon and my husband had a very tasty reuben.

3. Cafe 440

440 Coburg Rd, Suite 208, Eugene, OR 97401-5541 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 541-505-8493
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 283 reviews

Cafe 440

A full-service, family friendly restaurant serving Northwest comfort food with a twist.

Reviewed By xprncd_trvlr - Eugene, Oregon

I live walking distance from here and this place is my favorite go-to for a relatively quick but good-quality bite to eat. The menu is smallish, but varied and the specials are usually amazing. I am ambivalent about posting this good review because it might make the place more crowded and harder for me to get in...

4. Tacovore

530 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR, Eugene, OR 97402-4630 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 541-735-3518
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Tacovore

Reviewed By misopiso88 - Seattle, Washington

Two of us were visiting Eugene for 5 days and decided to try out Tacovore for lunch. Parking was easy and service was fast. We each ordered two different tacos and shared everything. The tacos were excellent! Highly recommend if you are looking for an affordable, fun meal option. Great coffee place next door too!

5. Fishermen's Market

830 W 7th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402-5118 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 541-484-2722
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 274 reviews

Fishermen's Market

Reviewed By mjones1992

We visit this shop regularly because it hits all three of our must haves: good quality, low price, and casual. They have daily and weekly specials that are always a must try! Absolute favorite is the fisherman's stew, it's delicious. You can also purchase fresh seafood or some of their offerings like smoked salmon to take home with you.

6. The Bier Stein

1591 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401-4068 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 541-485-2437
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 241 reviews

The Bier Stein

Reviewed By gingersnaps527 - Roseburg, Oregon

We both got the baked macaroni which was very good. I got a very tasty German beer. My husband is not much of a beer drinker and asked for a recommendation. The recommended beer was $9.50 for one half pint. Was she on commission? The beer was good but not that good. I gave it a 4 star rating but we will never return. They need to learn honesty with the customers.

7. Beppe & Gianni's Trattoria

1646 E 19th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403-1901 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 541-683-6661
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 520 reviews

Beppe & Gianni's Trattoria

Reviewed By ManOfC0nstantS0rr0w - Chico, California

Cons first
No reservations, crowded. get there early.

Pros - too many to list
Just the smell enticed us to wait the 20 minutes. You just know this cute old Victorian/craftsman house is going to please.
The waiter was extremely helpful, and attentive.
A wine list of Italian and American wine with a attractive beverage list with Italian sodas.
We started with the Caesar for me and the Insalata Di Spinaci for my wife which she kept commenting on - just loved it.
I wanted the Prosciutto E Melone but because of the season I did not choose it but I like that they had the offering on the menu. Something for the future.
The Cappelli Di Vescovo which is Bishop‎ hats of fresh handmade pasta stuffed with Swiss chard, prosciutto, ricotta & parmesan cheese in a brown-butter sage sauce was to die for. This is a must order.

I had the Chicken Marsala which had a wonderful reduction sauce on it and my wife loved the Fettine Di Carne A New York steak sliced thin in the Sicilian fashion then quick-grilled served with roasted potatoes & fresh vegetables.

Remember Death by Chocolate to end the meal.

We will be back

8. Ta Ra Rin

1200 Oak St, Eugene, OR 97401-3542 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 541-343-1230
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Ta Ra Rin

Reviewed By Esmith767

It was a busy night, however we were seated sooner then the estimated hour wait. Server was very efficient and friendly, he got all the orders correct. Food was great! The Pad Thai Beef was the best I’ve ever had! Tom Kha soup was very tasty, however I thought 7 shrimp for a large bowl of soup a little light. Also, three of us sitting together all ordered same spiciness ‘medium’. Wife’s dish bland, my medium, my daughter’s hot, so maybe it doesn’t matter what level of spiciness you request... it’s a great place we all enjoyed it and would recommend it!!FYI: there is 18% ‘gratuity’ added for ‘large’ parties.

9. Marche

296 E 5th Ave Ste 128, Eugene, OR 97401-2799 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 14 - SGD 66 +1 541-342-3612
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 702 reviews

Marche

Marche, located in Eugene, Oregon, opened in August 1998. The restaurant, which seats 80 guests, has an exhibition kitchen featuring a beautiful wood-fired oven. There is also a stylish bar and a large outdoor dining area, covered with awnings and umbrellas and surrounded by a garden of herbs and edible flowers. Marche takes its name from the French word for market – a word that describes our location in the bustling 5th street Market and more importantly, our philosophy of cooking. The menu is based on the foods one would find at a farmer’s market: fresh, seasonal, and regional. Marche is committed to using only those ingredients that are at their best, so our menu evolves as we move through the seasons of the year. Marche also believes in using the highest quality and most healthful ingredients available and to that end use organic, free range, and chemical free products. The culinary technique is French-based: intensely flavored and simply but beautifully presented.

Reviewed By Watersjoe70 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Brunch with the family was relaxed and very good. I had the smoked salmon hash, which had a nice amount of salmon but it was a bit salty. The boudin was enjoyed by others, as was the pork belly and eggs. The beignets were fantastic. We would definitely visit again, as it’s also very convenient to our hotel at the Inn at 5th.

10. Cornbread Cafe

1290 W 7th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402-4523 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 16 +1 541-505-9175
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Cornbread Cafe

100% Vegan Comfort Food with a southern twist - Mostly Organic, All Non-Gmo. Family-friendly. All are welcome!

Reviewed By Gabrandall

the food was ok. the service was lackadaisical at best. and the selections... why do these places insist on imitating meat and cheese in every dish?? as a restaurant its not great. but i suppose if you are actually vegan, its a nice option.

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