Eugene is known for being home to the University of Oregon, Northwest Christian University, and other colleges. There’s no surprise that Eugene is full of college students and professionals looking for a great spot to dine at. These large crowds have their favorite spots around town where they can enjoy a good bite at a great price.

With that being said, there are plenty of chefs and restaurants that have risen over the past few years to help Eugene gain some fame in the food industry. The menus in Eugene are developing into ones that will give Portland and Seattle a run for their money. There are plenty of farms in the area that supply our Eugen restaurants with some of the freshest items to help build their menus. That is why we decided to try things out ourselves and share the best restaurants in town for all locals and visitors to try.

The following is Titan Court’s list of the best restaurants in Eugene, OR:

Tacovore

Tacovore is locally famous for its signature tacos and drinks. This spot is really popular with the college crowd and tourists that visit Eugene. It is a great spot to get some great tasting Mexican food at a great price. You’ll love the flavorful food and the great indoor and outdoor setup of the restaurant.

Food Style: Mexican Restaurant

Restaurant Location: 530 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402

Restaurant Hours

  • Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Restaurant Perks

  • Alcohol Selection
  • Happy Hour Drinks
  • Happy Hour Food
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegetarian Selection

Local Favorites

  • Carne Asada Tacos
  • Margaritas
  • Salads

Tips & Tricks

We want you to get the most out of your money, so make sure you visit during happy hour! Customer traffic is a bit heavier during that time, but the service is still pretty fast.

The Bier Stein

This beer store knows how to stir things up in Eugene. Besides from cooking up some great dishes in town, the Bier Stein has the best beer selection in the area. Not only do they do that, they also have awesome daily specials and hold plenty of fun events throughout the year to keep things fresh. So don’t be afraid to stop by and have some of the best food in town with some nice cold beers.

Food Style: Beer and Pub Foods

Restaurant Location: 1591 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Restaurant Perks

  • Alcohol Selection
  • Daily Specials
  • Events

Local Favorites

  • Beer Cheese Soup
  • Roast Beef

Tips & Tricks

If you want to join in on the fun atmosphere but still avoid some customer traffic, make sure to dine in around 8:30 p.m. That’s right after rush hour, allowing you to find some empty tables where you can enjoy your good food and drink.

Cornbread Café

You have to do things right when you’re in Eugene. Lucky for you, there’s a great spot in town called Cornbread Café. From the look to the food, Cornbread Café does a great job of serving the customer correctly. All of the items on the menu are vegan and are prepared with natural organic ingredients. Just don’t forget to make room for the delicious dessert!

Food Style: Vegan Restaurant

Restaurant Location: 1290 W 7th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Restaurant Perks

  • Alcohol Selection
  • Catering
  • Happy Hour Food
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegan Selection

Local Favorites

  • Buffalo Hot Things
  • Desserts
  • Phish and Chips

Tips & Tricks

Don’t be afraid to order something new from the menu. There’s a reason why each item is on Cornbread Café’s menu!

Try visiting the Cornbread Café around 3 p.m. if you’re looking to dodge customer traffic. Just remember that you might miss out on some happy hour specials!

Fisherman’s Market

This is definitely a grub spot you’re going to want to visit if you love seafood. Fisherman’s Market is a pirate-themed restaurant that serves some excellently cooked seafood. The best part is that the Fisherman’s Market is owned by two former Alaskan fishermen who love to cook some good grub. From Cajun broils to burgers, you can rest assured that your food will be cooked to perfection when you visit the Fisherman’s Market.

Food Style: Seafood Restaurant

Restaurant Location: 830 W 7th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

Restaurant Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Restaurant Perks

  • Alcohol Selection
  • Daily Specials
  • Healthy Food Selection
  • Outdoor Seating

Local Favorites

  • Cajun Boils
  • Calamari
  • Fish-n-Chips

Tips & Tricks

The best time to dine in depends on the day of the week. Fisherman’s Market has different special going on throughout the week so make sure you check the website to stay updated!

Toshi’s Ramen

Toshi’s has been serving Eugene fresh ramen since 1999. This great spot is very popular amongst the college community and tourist for the great food and prices. Toshi’s Ramen delivers the best noodles in town at a convenient pace. This family-owned restaurant started with a dream that was developed in Japan. Toshi then decided to share the amazing recipes with the community here in Eugene, and it was a success. Today, it serves as the best restaurant in town serving traditional Japanese recipes. Whether you’re up for spicy or non-spicy food, head over to Toshi’s for one of Eugene’s most unique specialties.

Food Style: Japanese Ramen Restaurant

Restaurant Location: 1520 Pearl St, Eugene, OR 97401

Restaurant Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Restaurant Perks

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegetarian Selection

Local Favorites

  • Broth Noodles
  • Gyoza (Potstickers)
  • Ramen

Tips & Tricks

This Japanese grub spot is always serving plenty of customers. The best time to pick up a plate without much wait is during the first part of the day right after opening time.

Morning Glory Café

The Eugene Community sure loves heading over to Morning Glory Café for breakfast. This vegetarian breakfast spot crafts all of the entrees on the menu using pure organic products local to the area. Morning Glory Café serves some generously sized proportions that are sure to fill you up. Also, the atmosphere is always friendly and the rustic look gives this restaurant a great feel.

Food Style: Breakfast

Restaurant Location: 450 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401

Restaurant Hours: Monday – Sunday: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Restaurant Perks

  • Organic Specials
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegetarian Selection

Local Favorites

  • Happy Morning Sandwich
  • Jivin’ Jitterbug’s Waffles
  • Special Omelette

Tips & Tricks

Make sure you check out the monthly specials at Morning Glory Café. They usually have something really good at a reduced price, and you don’t want to miss out on that.

The best times to visit the restaurant and avoid a heavy wait is within an hour of opening time and after 1 p.m.

Killer Burger

You’ve never experienced a great burger and beer until you try Killer Burger. This modern burger shop knows how to stuff burgers to perfection. All of their burgers are made with 100% natural and fresh meat every day. From regular burgers to burgers with eggs, this joint does it all. Killer Burger has taken the traditional beef patty and transformed it into the ultimate meal.

Food Style: Burger Joint

Restaurant Location: 50 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401

Restaurant Hours

  • Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Restaurant Perks

  • Alcohol Selection
  • Happy Hour Food
  • Vegetarian Selection

Local Favorites

  • Fun Guy Burger
  • PBPB! Burger
  • Teemah Burger

Tips & Tricks

You might want to order two burgers if you love great tasting food! Killer Burger might leave you stuffed but you will definitely be wanting some food to go.

Just make sure you visit before 5 p.m. if you’re trying to avoid customer traffic. Otherwise, you can stop by any time of the day and pick up the best burger in town.

 

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