I am sad to announce that this historic icon of the McKenzie Valley no longer exists as it fell victim to fire this year. How sad!!
Not only can you have a fine meal at the Holiday Farm Resort but you can be akin to a bit of history and perhaps rub elbows with a celeb or two. The original resort or inn dates from the turn of the century when there was only a wagon road traversing the McKenzie River Valley. The inn has survived and now features several cabins along the river to rent plus a nice dining room and bar.
Of note, several celebrities, both past and present have stayed here including Herbert Hoover who loved fishing the Mckenzie River. Being the only fine dining place on the upper Mckenzie it is usually crowded each night with vacationers and locals so make reservations.
Menu includes steaks, poultry, pastas, fish and game prepared by a resident chef.
The staff is a friendly batch of unassuming locals who are very welcoming. The ambiance is quiet, casual and as social as you wish.
Located about 50 miles to the west of Eugene it takes about an hour driving along the Mckenzie River past filbert orchards and fir tree forests. Well worth the scenic drive.
Favorite Dish: We both dined on filet mignon accompanied with a green salad with blue cheese dressing plus a bottle of fine Willamette Valley wine. The steak was presented with a cheesy topping and accompanied with seasonal vegies that were done to perfection, crispy and chewy. The green salad included garbonzo beans and pickled beets. The bread was a soft roll that was absolutely delectable. The wine was a Sylvan Ridge Select Pinot Noir from a winery south of Eugene.
The dessert menu was limited but looked quite good with a berry buckle offered but we chose not to partake as we were comfortable satisfied.
Long John Silver's specializes in batter-dipped fish, chicken and shrimp, along with fries, cole slaw and hushpuppies. The chain serves nearly four million customers each week. And their
2-piece Alaskan Pollock Combo did taste good.
U.S.A. sandwich components: The following are the standard formulas for sandwiches, salads and wraps served at Subway® restaurants. The customer can alter this formula by choosing different vegetables, condiments and breads. Standard vegetables include iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, green peppers, olives and pickles.
Jack in the Box Inc., founded in 1951, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants and, through a wholly owned subsidiary, Qdoba Mexican Grill® in a combined 42 states. The company also operates more than 50 proprietary convenience stores called Quick Stuff®, which include a major-branded fuel station and are developed adjacent to a full-size Jack in the Box restaurant. Jack in the Box is among the nation's leading fast-food hamburger chains, with more than 2,000 quick-serve restaurants in 17 states.
The first International House of Pancakes opened in a suburb of Los Angeles in 1958 serving a menu of hearty breakfast favorites. Today the restaurant still serves its signature dishes like the original buttermilk pancakes and pigs in blankets: sausage links wrapped in hotcakes. Other breakfast items include waffles, omelets, French toast and crepes. Non-breakfast offerings include sandwiches, burgers, entree-sized salads, and dinners like T-bone steak, pot roast and herb-roasted chicken, says Robyn Galbos. In my short: Very yummy. IHOP is a very nice place for having very nice breakfast, making a very nice start to a very nice day, and flee again the rain by the way.
My Coffee is a cafe known for their organic coffees and loose leaf teas. My Coffee offers also a nice selection of soups & sandwiches as well. Although this cafe puts in competition with Starbucks, this cafe does not try to drag one in with specials and flashy interior. Simple wood furniture and nice staff make this a great place for a quiet time and calm chat. Staff is not rushing customers but take time to serve'em. It's for sure another wonderful option to flee the rain.
Restaurant's intro says it all: "We luv doin' the BBQ'n". And holy cow, does the food taste great there. Really great! Can you spell g r e a t. We had rack, ribs, beans, most yummy and juicy BBQ Texas style, and strawberry lemonade. Restaurant provids with great service, very attentive, very friendly waitresses/waiters. Wonderful ambience, southern kindness, folks greet each other sayin' "hey, how ya doin'", and stuff.
In 2004 Rogue Ales opened this location in Eugene in what was formerly the Eugene City Brewery. In an effort to maintain its local roots Rogue brews and sells its usual tasty ales alongside some of Eugene City's reborn beers. I have been a fan of Rogue since visiting the San Francisco location, so I was on the lookout for this establishment and was happy to stop here for dinner when in town.
For our meals we had the salmon sandwich with fries ($12) and the kobe bacon cheeseburger ($15). We tried a few of the local beers including the Kells Lager, the Track Town IPA, and the Honey Orange Wheat...prices ranged from $3.70 to $4 per pint.
This is a fast food restaurant, sorry, no drive-up, that offers vegetarian and no-red-meat cuisine. I guess, only in Eugene. And it is very popular. If you don't mind standing in line at lunch time for you grub this is a tasty treat for the palate. I guess they have at least 4 locations. They started originally in the 5th Street Market, and then expanded to other locations.
Basically, they feature vegetarian dishes, but also offer chicken and turkey, but no red meat.
Tofu is a regular. The key to their taste success is the dressing they put on their regular bowls. Very spicy, but not hot, just intriguing. Sort of like potato chips (crisps) you can't eat just one. Very good food for when you are in a hurry.
Favorite Dish: We always order the basic Yuumm bowl which is a combination of rice, humus vegies and the delicious dressing. We've never ventured out to their other offerings because we like this one so well. Give it a chance, you'll be charmed.
Lunch, dinner. House specialty: Rice and bean bowls with luscious Yumm! sauce, fresh soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, extensive vegetarian/vegan selections, Tempeh Reuben. Wine, beer, Full City coffee at Meridian and Oakway locations. Fine wines, microbrews, gifts, heirloom beans, exotic rices, original sauces and dressings.
Take-out. . Wheelchair accessible. 5th Street: 11 am-6 pm daily. Meridian: 8 am-6 pm M-F, 10 am-6 pm Sa, 11 am-5 pm Su. Oakway: 8 am-8 pm M-F, 10 am-8 pm Sa, 10 am-5 pm Su.
How many people go to the airport for lunch or dinner? Well, we live outside Eugene about five miles and all of our favorite restaurants are near city center. So, when we don't feel like cooking on the spur of the moment we go to nearby Wings at the Eugene Airport.
Located in the main terminal lobby, Wings is a full service bar and restaurant with a surprisingly full menu. Items range from full dinners, pasta dishes, seafood, and your favorite sandwiches. Also free parking.
Favorite Dish: My favorite is the fish tacos. Made with halibut they come with black beans, rice and slaw.
Hamburgers are also really good with a wide variety of add ons. Halibut fish and chips are also pretty special.
Track Town, so named for Eugene's celecrity status in the track world, has 4 locations and some of the best pizza in Eugene.
The only location I have been to is the Franklin Blvd one. It's a lot like you would expect; a couple TVs with sports on, dark wood picknick tables and booths. It's a very popular hang out after sports events and the Stammtisch-a meeting of local German speakers-is held there on Wednesday nights.
Favorite Dish: Everything at Track Twon is good, but my favorite is cheese pizza with olives. I love cheese and I love olives and they're not stingy with the olives like Subway is.
You can dine in, carry out, or have it delivered, just don't try to get any deliveries after a football game.
I love this place. They have great food, great beers, pinball, and pacman-what more could you want? They have a big saltwater fishtank, red upholstery on the elevated booths, and a couple TVs, which always have sports on.
Favorite Dish: California Club-no bacon, add artichoke hearts. Have it with a pitcher of a local Oregon beer, like Mirror Pond Ale, or go for the Pilsner Urquell.
Located in the upmarket 5th Street Market complex of restaurants. The Chef/Owner- Preston- is extremely knowledgeable about sushi. There is no other Japanese themed restaurant in Eugene that pays such close attention to culinary details and the importance of making sauces and extras from scratch.
Favorite Dish: Lunch specials and sushi.
A smallish coffee shop/diner run by "Mom and Pop". A little pricier than I expected but I had the best Fish n' Chips I have had any where (and that includes England!).
Favorite Dish: Fish n' Chips. Amazingly moist and delicious.
A great Thai restaurant on the outskirts of downtown in Eugene, Oregon. Its been awhile since I've actually dined there (several years) but recently went for drinks with a friend and pleased by the fabulous service. Had the Thai Iced Tea that was spiked with Vodka. Menu and drinks were a bit pricey, but the ambiance worth its weight. Good service and friendly servers. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.