Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar
Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar

Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.willisseafood.net/
  • Phone: 7074339191
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday thru Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED FRI - SUN NIGHTS
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Mark Stark
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering by proposal. (707) 576-3051
  • Private Party Facilities: Willi's Seafood and Raw Bar offers semi-private accommodations. Please call the restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Gibson 7075763051

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar
Located just North of the town square in downtown Healdsburg, Old Havana meets the Wine Country at Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar. The warm and vibrant decor invite you in while the extensive list of small plates and the fun, eclectic drink menu make you feel right at home. The small plates menu is designed for sharing and features items ranging from New England Style “Rolls,” tuna tartare and ceviches to Latin inspired skewers. The bar is known for its specialty cocktail list featuring Mojitos, Raspberry Lemon Drops and Pomatinis. Willi's has earned a reputation as a great wine country destination, open since the fall of 2003. Patio dining is available. Note: Reservations NOT accepted Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)great for outdoor dining (64)neighborhood gem (41)great for lunch (37)good for groups (30)hot spot (28)special occasion (21)vibrant bar scene (18)romantic (14)notable wine list (13)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)Show More
  • A must-visit
    schandle
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Several people told us we had to eat at Willi's Seafood when we visited Sonoma County and they were right! Everything we tried was excellent. They have the ability to take something you've probably tried before (for example seared ahi tuna) and imbue it with flavors and presentation that make it unique. The fried oyster cubana was outstanding. Next time, we'll come for dinner instead of lunch so we can eat even more!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Calamari is the best we've ever had. Bacon wrapped scollops were to die for. Beet salad was delish. Fish tacos were incredible. Everything we ordered was amazing! Compliments to the chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a great dinner. Server was helpful selecting the right amount of food and picking options from the small-plate/sharing menu that everyone liked. Bonus points for a gluten-free menu and being able to navigate a pregnancy in the group too.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely, lazy-day lunch
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    As a local, it can be difficult deciding in which of our many fine restaurants to dine. A favorite is Willi's patio, where people watching is a major attraction. Once the food arrives, however, it receives my full attention. The grilled prawns, ordered by the piece, are my idea of the perfect shrimp. Big, tasty, just right. Can't go wrong here. A plate of steamed clams with garlic bread, chopped salad, all winners. I over order intentionally so I have yummy leftovers the next day. Lucky me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair
    TheWardenVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Have been in the past for the Oysters. This time I dont know if was the shucker but I was unimpressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't buy the hype!
    BigSam
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Service was not particularly good, I felt we were an imposition to our waiter. Food was ok but not what I would expect from a 4 star establishment. In fact it was rather pedestrian. I had dinner at 4 establishments in Healdsburg over the week and this one did not come close to the others. I can even overlook service if the food is really good, but 0 for 2 in my book. Don't buy the hype and look elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Always Meets Expectations
    jeanned
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We dine here 4-6 times a year. The food is always great in flavor and presentation. The wait staff are efficient as well as seemingly happy to be serving us. The ambience is fun, busy but not chaotic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overrated
    Chadwick53
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Way to loud. Food mediocre at best. Service was fine but would not go back or recommend to others.
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  • Oilerfan77
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I always try to make it to Willies when I am in Sonoma. The food is consistent in quality, not a 10 but very good and very approachable. The wine list could be a little stronger considering what is available here but all in all a nice place for an enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Willi's -- always the best
    Charles
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had a great lunch here. The only problem with Willi's is that it is so good we almost never go anywhere else when we visit Healdsburg!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendy Service, Great Tapas
    AmyS
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Consistently great food and service. Love their tapas that are great for sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Everything was delicious! Delivery of food was kind of haphazard, but we did entirely order small plates and the servers were friendly. Tuna tartare and fried oysters were to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must in Healdsburg
    tntyoder
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Every time we are in town we make sure to visit Willi's. Always great food and a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTableFanVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A Healdsburg favorite that never disappoints. Great for small plates.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small Plates weren't enough
    snowbirds
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We tasted wine all afternoon and perhaps were TOO hungry for the wonderful small plates that were available. Drinks were fine and service was good. Glad to finally get into this spot after many visits to the area.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    BrownieVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have to say I was not sure what to expect when I was referred to Willi's, sometimes recommendations don't live up to the experience. This time, I was very pleasantly surprised - every small plate I tried, was fabulous - oysters, bacon-wrapped scallops, cheese plate, riblets, all worth trying. Great flavors and presentation. Great staff. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    Sandy94901VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Will's is consistently excellent....perhaps even better than ever. Best small plate experience. Great variety and everything is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun in Headelsburg
    Foodiefromslc
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Really a nice place to go,after a long day of wine tasting. The dishes reminded me of ordering tapas, and I like the small portions. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    In town for a wedding . Being able to make a reservation for 10 was a plus . Waiter great with separate checks and even served a dessert with a candle for a bday celebrate Loved being at the bartable
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dog!
    Huna
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything about out lunch was perfect. Weespecially liked the fact that we were able to bring our dog along for our anniversary and her birthday celebration. The water dish, for our dog, was an added treat. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Luvit
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great chance to enjoy differently prepared food by a great chef. Good place for groups to try variety
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful choice
    Mamakegg
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our group is hard to please. We came away totally thrilled having made the perfect choice for our one evening in charming Healdsburg. Not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Expected
    OduarteVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Willi's has a nice outdoor seating area in the back and serves a great variety of tapas and small plates. We had 3 items: the melted cheese, the scallops, and the fish tacos. Although they were all very good, I wish we had not had the cheese since it is served with Fritos. There are a lot of other inviting items to choose from and wish we hadn't wasted one of our selections on that one. The Zinfandel from Bella (2011) was excellent. Also, our server Erika was extremely attentive and made our experience their very enjoyable. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the Sonoma area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It was very good as usual...............................
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Nothatpicky
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was our first time to this restaurant because of the name. We are not fond of raw fish. But this will now be our special occasion place. The food was fantastic. The service was fantastic. The server recommended 2 plates per person and it was just right. We were surprised by the amount of food on each plate. More then other small plate restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Birthday Dinner
    DrinkyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We dined at Willi's on my birthday and were not disappointed! The space is nice, the atmosphere is lively. The martinis were perfect, the wine list had some very good options, service was friendly and efficient, and the food was outstanding. Fresh & vibrant flavors, wonderful textures. The crispy oysters are to die for. The crab cake paired well with the fresh corn & basil dish. The kale Caesar salad was dressed & seasoned perfectly. And we loved the ceviche. A perfect meal. We would definitely dine at Willi's again if in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for small groups
    OnlyGoodFood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Several selections of plates for small groups to share-we had a party of four; ten plates and favored the steamed crab, lobster roll, ahi ceviche and flour less chocolate cake-all delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Plates
    Badger
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Menu consists entirely of small plates, mostly unusual (e.g. "Kale Caesar" salad), all carefully executed. Service could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasure defined
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    There are many excellent and interesting restaurants in Healdsburg, but if we only had time for one meal this is where we're going. If flavor and variety are main objectives, Willi's takes both to the max. The more often we dine here the more impressed we become.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Knows good food
    1935SFred
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My husband & I drove up from Glen Ellen looking for the great food experiences we have been having during our 3 month escape from Tucson. Unfortunately since my husband seems only to go the raw oyster route and this was a tapa type restaurant, we could not share. I had the delicious mushrooms but the toast it was resting on was so tough I could not hardly cut it. The Shrimp dish was good but not great and having to peel them left my hands greasy. I want to be served food that I can fork eat and food like I can't make as good or better in my own kitchen. Sorry, we will stick to Starks in Santa Rosa, this was not worth the drive & I have had much better Bloody Mary's.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Thank you again for a fantastic meal. Staff was great, so many great dishes. PBR-steamed clams & warm sourdough were insanely good together. Highest recommendation!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small plates menu
    azalice
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is an interesting place in the center of Healdsburg for those who like small plate dining. We tried it but for us it was not our type of dining. Very good, somewhat spiced up foods. I had a raw salmon appetizer size dish that was good; I followed up with a lamb minted lamb skewer that was spicier than I liked. My husband had mushrooms with onions on toast followed by a a flatbread. To sum it up, I feel it is good food for those who are used to this type of dining but not for people who prefer a more traditional experience. They do have a gluten free menu to help those who need it. The wait staff were good, but food was very slow getting out of the kitchen.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Would visit again without hesitation. Everything excellent!!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tired Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Sad to say, but this once innovative spot is no longer worth your time or money.
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  • So-so food
    Bingbing
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Started on high point with their nice selection of oysters. Rest of meal struggled to keep up with the bivalves. Menu repetitious and tired. For our taste (and what we expect from a tapas bar), too many dishes were fried. Chef is enamored with aleppo pepper, so it is on many dishes, which got to taste buds and everything began to taste the same. Needs variety of style (hot/cold, spicy/sweet/savory, raw/sautéed/deep fried, sauces on/to the side, you get the picture). Service was poor. Our questions were greeted with an enthusiasm borrowed from an old French waiter: with a shrug and slight condescension. Overall, not a great experience. Too many other superior, including small plate, restaurants in town to go back any time soon.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Addicted to Willil's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    A great experience once again. The scallops are to die for & the crusty bread with garlic butter & clam flatbread, excellent. The pineapple drop is heavenly adult refreshment on a hot night. We dined on the patio, more mellow than inside. Every dish is unique, full of complex flavors and well constructed. Sadly, they changed the mac and cheese from a hearty bowl of gourmet comfort food pasta with creamy cheeses and tender scallop bites, to a dish made with Orzo and a sauce that is odd for "mac and cheese" - and the scallops have been replaced by "fishy" canned crab. Sometimes you shouldn't mess with perfection. Willi's is still hands down my favorite restaurant. An eclectic menu and attentive wait staff. I can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh and Creative
    Phil
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Not only is the shellfish very fresh and properly served, but comes with Siracha aioli as one of the choice dipping sauces. Kale salad, not typically,a fan, was one of the best I've ever neaten...must have been the lemon vinaigrette and pine nuts. Cocktails were also inventive and fun. Our waitress Jenn, was knowledgeable about the food and wine pairing, which made our dinner all the better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Love the Raw Bar! Super selection of fresh oysters. Great small plates. Good service, but the kitchen got a bit backed up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 86 the "new" Mac 'N Cheese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We always enjoy Willi's and hate to be "sticks in the mud," but the new Mac 'N Cheese" with tiny pasta and shredded crab is a disappointment. Not an improvement over the "old" pasta shells with scallops-style Mac 'N, and a rare "miss" for Willi's. Bring back the old; out with the new!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, Casual, Tasty
    TravelingTwosome
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We started the dinner with Sourdough bread w/garlic parsley butter - (yummy). Then shared the spinach salad - (real good), Marinated chicken skewers - (just ok), Salt & Pepper baby back riblets, (Super), and grilled fish tacos (good but small portion). All were tasty but we were a bit surprised that the tacos were actually one taco cut in 1/3's. They were good but for the price, I'd order another order of the riblets next time. I don't think I'd order the chicken skewers next time either. They were good but not great - I'd try something else next time. For dessert we shared something called a banana split. Hard to tell what all was in it but it was scrumptious. Wine and beer selection was good. Overall - had a wonderful dinner.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.