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Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen

Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen 400 Blair Blvd Eugene, Oregon 97402 (541) 342-7500 Website See this location on a map New update, Aug 2015: Go ahead and read my original review below in which I blast this place. I did not go back for 5 years after that disastrous first visit.

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The Mission Mexican Restaurant

The Mission Mexican Restaurant 610 East Broadway Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 686-8226 See this location on a map Update, Aug 2015: This place really went downhill the last few times I stopped by. The tables are getting dirtier and the younger manager-types seem to be very focused on the bar area

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Chelitas Taqueria & Restaurant

Chelitas Taqueria & Restaurant 321 Main Street Springfield, OR 97477 (541) 736-7441 See this location on a map Update, Aug 2015: This place is long gone.

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Dickie Jo’s Burgers

Dickie Jo’s Burgers Ste A, 201 E 13th Ave Eugene, OR (541) 636-4488 See this location on a map Update, June 2015: They fixed most of the problems discussed below in the newer version of this restaurant opened near Valley River Mall. Still, I rarely go there. Value for money issue? The old location listed […]

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Five Guys Burgers & Fries – Eugene

Five Guys Burgers & Fries – Eugene 495 W 7th Ave Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 357-4749 See this location on a map You. Fetch me my copy of the Wall Street Journal. You two, Dickie Jo’s and Five Guys, fight to the death.

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Gary’s Coffee

Gary’s Coffee 525 High Street Eugene, OR 97401-2711 (541) 868-1608 Gary’s Coffee Website See this location on a map Quick Review: Gary’s Coffee is a nice quiet little shop that serves delicious cappuccinos and lattes. The best tasting in all of Eugene. I don’t understand why their espresso drinks taste so much better than the […]

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Shari’s Restaurant

Shari’s Restaurants 2950 West 11th Avenue Eugene, OR 97402-3221 (541) 344-1155 www.sharis.com See this location on a map I know I am supposed to hate chain restaurants. This is something I need to work harder at doing. I should know that a big evil corporation could not possibly compare with all the funky little local […]

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Chao Pra Ya

Chao Pra Ya Thai Cuisine 580 Adams Street Eugene, OR 97402-5164 (541) 344-1706 See this location on a map Quick Review: Consider me a bit dumb (no, don’t), but I never knew that the son of the owners of Chao Pra Ya Thai Cuisine was the owner of Ta Ra Rin, what I consider to […]

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Caspian Mediterranean Restaurant

Caspian Mediterranean Restaurant 863 East 13th Avenue Eugene, OR 97401-3706 (541) 683-7800 See this location on a map Some restaurant owners are real marketing geniuses. Not only can they cook tasty food, but they also know how to present it in an atmosphere that enhances the dining experience, whether it be a high-brow sit-down restaurant […]

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Golden Orient Chinese Restaurant

Golden Orient Chinese Restaurant 2513 West 11th Avenue Eugene, OR 97402-3315 (541) 683-5469 See this location on a map Uh, oh…I hear Cantonese being spoken as I walk in the front door. I predict some slimy, mushy, gou qian-y, low-on-taste Chinese food will be part of my very near-term future. Let’s see if my prediction […]

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Noli Italian Cafe

Noli Italian Cafe 296 E. 5th Ave (5th Street Market Food Court) Suite 201 Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 686-9199 noliitaliancafe.com See this location on a map What an interesting idea: Italian food without all the pretentiousness and price. Why didn’t I think of that? Well, actually I did think of that. Or rather, I have […]

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Mack’s Dexter Lake Cafe

Old Address: 39128 Dexter Rd Dexter, OR 97431 New Address: 155 E Main St Lowell, OR See this location on a map Went searching for a cool little cafe along Highway 58 last week and decided to try out the cafe attached to Dexter Lake Club from the movie Animal House (“Otis, my man!”). Bad […]

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Toshi’s Ramen

Toshi’s Ramen 1520 Pearl St Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 683-7833 See this location on a map Please supply your own pithy first sentence which drives you to click the “Read more” link to read the full review.

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Steelhead Brewing Co.

Steelhead Brewing Co. 199 East 5th Avenue Eugene, OR (541) 686-2739 Steelhead Brewing Co.’s website See this location on a map There’s a fine line between boring and reliable. Steelhead Brewing Co. toes the line admirably.

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Hop Valley Brewing Co.

Hop Valley Brewing Co. 980 Kruse Way Springfield, OR 97477 (541) 744-3330 Hop Valley Brewing Co.’s website See this location on a map This is the kind of restaurant you would get if the Chief Operating Officer of Chili’s decided to set up a new business of his own. All the hardware and fancy control […]

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Poppi’s Anatolia

Poppi’s Anatolia 992 Willamette Street Eugene, OR 97401-3134 (541) 343-9661 Poppi’s Anatolia’s website’s See this location on a map Yet another hippie-vibe restaurant for me to crush. But wait! What is this I see?! Clean tables, quality materials, well-decorated, table service, a first-rate menu with dishes suitable for adults with no fear of fragrant spices?! […]

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Bates Steak House and Saloon

Bates Steak House and Saloon 433 East Broadway Eugene, OR (541) 683-3108? See this location on a map Quick Review: Stopped by Bates Steak House a couple of nights ago for their burger & brew special: $8.50 for a burger and a pint of beer. Imagine my surprise when my meal arrived with a hand-written […]

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Taco Time

Taco Time Mexican Fast Food Many locations Quick Review: Here we have a local clone of Taco Bell. I wonder if they have taken the basic Taco Bell theme and upgraded it with something a little special or more local or more handmade or whatever?

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World Cafe

World Cafe 449 Blair Boulevard Eugene, OR 97402-4510 (541) 485-1377? See this location on a map Quick Review: Another in a long line of too hippie restaurants in Eugene. You know the drill.

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The Dough Co.

The Dough Co. 1337 Hilyard St Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 485-7459 See this location on a map Once in a while, you come across a little restaurant with humble goals. Concentrate on one type of food, do it well, and keep the price down. That pretty much sums up The Dough Co. Is it fancy […]

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Aiyara Thai Cafe

Aiyara Thai Cafe 1010 Harlow Road Springfield, OR 97477 (541) 736-8306 See this location on a map As you may already know, Eugene is not the home of great Thai food. Acceptable, maybe, but not great. So I was fairly skeptical when I heard good things about Aiyara Thai Cafe in Springfield. Of course, our […]

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Ocean Sky Restaurant

Ocean Sky Restaurant 1601 Chambers St Eugene, OR (541) 342-4848 See this location on a map Anyone who knows anything about Chinese food has heard of oyster sauce. It’s a very basic sauce that is used frequently in Cantonese food, but it’s also a staple in most other regional variations of Chinese food. The key […]

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Cornucopia

Cornucopia Restaurant Flagship Location: 295 W 17th Ave Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 485-2300 See this location on a map Second Location: 5th & Pearl Eugene, OR See this location on a map Note: This review covers the original Cornucopia location on 17th Ave. The food at the new location on 5th is the same, but […]

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Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant

Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 3095 W 11th Ave Eugene, OR 97402 (541) 485-8636 See this location on a map Looking for something a lot better than Burrito Boy (setting the bar REALLY low)? Not quite down with Chapala (suburban style Mexican food) or Taco Loco (tequilla-drenched place for drunk college kids), then head on down to […]

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Studio One Cafe

Studio One Cafe 1473 E 19th Ave Eugene, OR 97403 (541) 342-8596 See this location on a map Studio One Cafe really has a great reputation. Supporters rave about the French Toast, the servers, and the homey atmosphere. Which begs the question: Is Studio One Cafe really that good or is it the most overrated […]

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The Cooler

The Cooler 20 Centennial Loop Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 484-4355 See this location on a map The Cooler. It’s got a cool name. The entire building looks like a big walk-in refrigerator (hence the name) including the big wooden cooler-ish front door. It’s also got a bunch of neon beer signs, a real live moosehead […]

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Maple Garden Restaurant

Maple Garden Restaurant 1275 Alder St Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 683-8128 See this location on a map Yes, to the naked eye, this place looks like a dive. Guess what? It is.

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Ye Olde Pancake House

Ye Olde Pancake House 2421 W 11th Ave Eugene, OR 97402 (541) 344-7830 See this location on a map I am trying to think of something to say about Ye Olde Pancake House, but my mind keeps drifting before I can get anything on paper. It’s hard to describe. It’s just so…so so. There’s nothing […]

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Howling Coyote BBQ Co.

Howling Coyote BBQ Co. 3264 Gateway St Springfield, OR 97477 (541) 746-8043 See this location on a map Update Feb 13, 2010: Howling Coyote BBQ appears to be out of business. I drove by yesterday, and it looks completely shut down, and the phone number is disconnected also. If you are still desperate for great […]

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Ta Ra Rin Thai Cuisine

Ta Ra Rin Thai Cuisine 1200 Oak St Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 343-1230 See this location on a map Reviews of Thai food in Eugene are a funny thing. Not ha-ha funny, but funny in the sense that reviewers can rave about a certain restaurant, yet upon patronage of said raved-about restaurant, you will be […]

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