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Excelsior Inn

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754 E. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401
541-342-6963
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8:00 am - 11:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, smaller portions

The general atmosphere is what you expect from a place like this; classy, generally friendly staff. We did our after-wedding dinner here with small circle-family. When we called, they told us they could reserve a separate area for us, so that's what we reserved. The food: The food is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Niels D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The general atmosphere is what you expect from a place like this; classy, generally friendly staff. We did our after-wedding dinner here with small circle-family. When we called, they told us they could reserve a separate area for us, so that's what we reserved. The food: The food is great. I would take the steak(I can't remember which part of... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Incredible Italian food, wine and deserts. The dinner was great, but the breakfast ran a close second. Service was friendly and efficient. We loved it.

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Thank Bill L
Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I've been going to this restaurant since the 70's. You have no idea how many amazing chefs came out of this kitchen and went on to be restaurant owners. There have only been slight cosmetic changes over the years, but the food has always been the big draw. The menu is varied enough to be tempting to everyone, and limited... More 

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Thank 2Bsavvy
California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We loved staying at the Excelsior Inn, but the best part was the food! Fabulous late night dinner in the charming cafe after a Ducks game included fresh burrata and prosciutto on chef's made bread + a great salad. Really nice wine selection. Breakfasts were divine - don't miss the French toast! Next visit we'll have to enjoy dinner in... More 

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Thank Foodtraveler88
Eugene
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food at the Excelsior is very good, but you get very little for what you pay for it. Service is excellent and staff is very friendly.

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

one of eugenes best, close to campus, wonderful atmosphere, engaged owner, pricey, good wine list, and even the possibility of accessing special wines not listed on the menu

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Thank scott c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I always feel so fancy when we come here. It's not that it's an overly swanky place but it's got a great little courtyard that you walk through to get to the door. We went for my birthday last time and it was so good. The atmosphere is really nice, the food was delicous and the server was just attentive... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Just love the atmosphere and that there are three distinct sections to sit in. There is the formal dining room with bay window and fireplace. Then the bar, complete with Italian tiles and where the music & dancing take place....just outside the bar room is a patio that wraps around the front and side...a narrow, more private passage way, and... More 

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Thank colette g
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We had a wonderful meal at Excelsior. Our server was also excellent and very engaging, recommending great choices for our meal. The wine was also outstanding. A very comfortable room for dining. A Eugene must!

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Eugene, Oregon
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Because it is close to the UO campus, the Excelsior s a popular ace to meet for lunch or dinner, especially with out of town guests. The food us excellent, but the portions are quite small and getting one's order is often a slow process. The servers are generally good so it is not clear why everything takes so long.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 754 E. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Eugene
  • Phone Number: 541-342-6963

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?