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“So Much food!”
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Bates Steak House
Price range: $18 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
western OR
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“So Much food!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Starts with yummy potatoes and delicious home made soup in a little cast iron pot at your table.
ANY item on the menu is excellent- Chicken is awesome; but the Kobe hamburger is incredible!
At end of meal you can choose (included in price) a root beer float or an aperitif from the bar!
Wait staff is very attentive without being overly fussy.
GO! Now!

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank weareOregonians
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English first
Eugene, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Salt is not a main course.”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Horrid potatoes and soup, which are the sides for steak. Inedible. However, the steak itself was very good and the chocolate cake was tremendous. For the price, though, they need to offer choices of sides so one can dine on something other than sodium.

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1 Thank CoolandCloudy
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Prime Rib I have ever had.... just a bit spendy.”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We always take our orders to go because we have two disabled kids... so it is hard to go out to eat anywhere.. unless by some miracle we end up having a babysitter lol
Anyways I ordered two of their meals it ended up costing a lot... the portions were very small in a togo box... except the meat portions. So the sides were like maybe a half scoop each.
But the prime rib is the best I have had.... seriously ever lol which is why I am giving such a good review.
The service was average for the to go service.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Sally D
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USA
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

Lots of food...very well presented! Wait staff was friendly and explained what we had ordered and how we should eat it!

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Cin55
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Surprise, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Visit this time was disappointing”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

When we come to Eugene, we usually stop at the Bates Steak House. It is located in an old house, so the atmosphere is really pretty nice. The wait-staff have western clothes including the cowboy hat. The night we were here this time, it was busy and short of help--because some staff and cooks were "out at a catering event". So, we took this in to account when deciding what to say here. You do get a lot of food--and things you don't usually see in other restaurants. Soup is served in a cast iron kettle with beans and salsa to spice up the vegetable soup.With your main entree, you really don't get a choice of "sides". A iron skillet comes with rice and potatoes, and you can get tortillas as your "bread". If you want garlic bread, you pay 5 bucks. On you steaks, you pay extra for mushrooms and or onions (not real big helping). My wife's rib-eye was fatty and a fair amount of gristle. I had Prime Rib end cut--requesting medium--and it came back VERY rare. They took it back and it still came back quite rare.I am sure some folks think I am crazy sending it back. The waitress was VERY apologetic, and took off the charge for my dinner. A very nice gesture. One not so good experience will not detract us from going back. It is worth a try.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank retireddl
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