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Willamette Queen Sternwheeler

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Address: 200 Water St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: 503-371-1103

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Complete waste of money

One of the worst meals of my life... Took my wife Valentine's Day 2015 The staff: Very polite and respectful but didn't seem to have a clue how to successfully wait tables... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Chubbs M
Albany, Oregon
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Albany, Oregon
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

One of the worst meals of my life... Took my wife Valentine's Day 2015 The staff: Very polite and respectful but didn't seem to have a clue how to successfully wait tables. Appetizer: Started out with a so-so racquetball sized cheese ball accompanied by 4 ritz-like crackers and 6 grapes Drinks: We had one of the mixed drinks off of... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Definitely not worth $48 for a Valentine's Day dinner/cruise. Captain was great, a couple of the staff were fine, the others have apparently been working there way too long.......unfriendly and lifeless with no personality. Main course was good, but that was it. Everything else was cold, stale and minimal (received 1/2 a breadstick compared to others full breadstick, which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

For Valentine's day my husband took me and we had fun.. learned new facts about the Willamette Queen and the area that the boat paddled around. We got honorary captain certificates, nice meal (made mine gluten free), brought us dessert, everyone from other guests to the crew where smiles and enjoying the atmosphere. We did stay in the little cove... More 

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Scappoose, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Let me start by saying I love boat rides and I'm not too hard to please food wise! This Brunch Cruise was the worst in both those departments! Originally I had planned to bring visiting relatives from Florida - boy am I glad I didn't do that - what an embarrassment it would have been! I also have taken the... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Love the atmosphere on the boat! Friendly people and really good food. Not a ton to see but it's still a pretty cruise.

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Pacific Grove, California
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71 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We spent a pleasant hour on the water, but there's not much to see. It was good to sit down after hours of sightseeing, but the river's high banks prevent much of a view. The boat needs some upkeep and maintenance, beginning with a new coat of paint. Music was fun though -- of the period and rollicking to boot.

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Salem, Oregon
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I bought a goupon and made reservations for about 10 people. We showed up but nobody showed up to take us out. When I called about the situation I was told they would honor the groupon all summer. I made reservations again for today and they actually showed up but they didn't honor the groupon like they said they would,... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I bought a groupon and hoping to use it during the holidays. I called once and was told to call back the next day. I called again and they said they were too busy around that time. Finnaly I reserved a date and when I get there they are closed, I call and they apologize but they tell me to... More 

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salem, or
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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My hubby and younger daughter did this for a daddy daughter date and my daughter had a great time! So we took all the kids along with our neighbors kiddos on Friday. The captain is amazing with the kids and all the staff we met were kind and courteous. It could have been a bit cleaner and I think a... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Myself and three others recently took a dinner cruise on the Willamette Queen Sternwheeler and had a ball. The food was excellent and the crew was cordial and attentive. The captain even let anyone who wanted to navigate the sternwheeler do so and were presented a certificate for safe navigation of the vessel. A fun time was had by all... More 

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