Meet Ron Vickrey
Owner of Our One-of-a-Kind Hawaiian Restaurant
I am originally from Los Angeles, California, and I moved to the Eugene area in 1993 to open the Crux Rock Gym. I have always had a love for cooking, so in 1999, I decided to follow another one of my passions and open my first Hawaiian restaurant, Ron’s Island Grill, in the same location. After a couple of years of success, I made the decision to add two new locations near Coburg Road and 29th and Willamette (current Ron’s locations).
I have always believed that food should take people somewhere or remind them of some place that moved them. Who doesn’t love the tropics? So, what better way than Hawaiian food to make people happy?
I enjoy working closely with my crew in all aspects and learned early on the importance of leading by example. Our grill isn’t like any other Hawaiian restaurant. I’m actively involved with all aspects of my restaurants, by overseeing and working with my staff at each of our locations. I love to support local bakeries, farms, and businesses, by incorporating their top-of-the-line foods in our dishes. The Ron’s Island Grill staff shares my dedication to bringing the best tasting, high quality food to our Hawaiian restaurant and its customers. Quick service and clean dining environments make Ron’s Island Grill stand out among other restaurants in the area.
When I’m not working at Ron’s, I can be found climbing with my wife, Debbie, who manages the Crux Rock Gym, or out on the trails with my dogs hiking or mountain biking.
If you see me next time you stop by our grill, make sure to say hello!