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

Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.willisseafood.net
  • Phone: (707) 433-9191
  • 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: Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
  • 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 (707) 576-3051

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Love the Raw Bar! Super selection of fresh oysters. Great small plates. Good service, but the kitchen got a bit backed up."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "the food was very good but the FLY's were awful. Landing on your body and the plates. Better to go in cooler weather."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My second time here. I brought three girlfriends. We loved it!!! We were able to share 8 items, six of which were new items for me. Love them all!!! Can't wait to come back in August."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Ate here our first evening in town. Casual setting with good tapas. Nice wine list. Good for those who would like to mix and match. Had oysters a couple ways, king crab legs, riblets (the BEST), kale caesar, spinach salad, mac n' cheese."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Whenever I visit Healdsburg, CA I always dine at Willi's Seafood and Raw Bar. The best food, best service and we have tried most of the fine dining establishments there. By far the very best, delicious seafood."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I LOVE this spot. Always a great evening. Great menu, great staff (when a restaurant retains their service staff like this, you know something is going very right) and I just love the space itself. Great bar (one of the only places I’ll order a cocktail anymore – Thank you Daniel) and even though I didn’t see my favorite waiter (missed you Scotty!) the rest of the service was still nice this visit. In 7 years this is my top revisited restaurant in Healdsburg and will continue to be. Any time friends are in town this is the perfect place to show off the area with. Cheers you guys!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Hard to say that anything here was a stand-out. The food was good. The choices were good. Our server was not particularly helpful or friendly...which probably impacts the whole experience the most."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We always love going to Willi's with friends. The food is consistently great, the ambience wonderful, service exemplary. All guests seem to be enjoying their food & wine, and have a good time."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My husband and I were craving oysters and a good spicy Bloody Mary this past Sunday. I did a search on Open Table and found Willi's. What a find! We had a great, helpful waitress who made very good menu recommendations. We ordered a dozen oysters, muscles, fries and ceviche. Everything was beautifully presented, fresh and delicious. Their Bloody Mary is out of this world delicious - they make their own mix, and it's amazing. We would highly recommend Willi's and can't wait to go back and try new menu items!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We ordered the large seafood platter and the two of us ate nearly the whole thing!!! Delish!!! Great service. Comfortable and friendly! Will definitely be going again when in Healdsburg. Great wine list too. Lots of local choices!!! Happy!!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "A great selection of tapas.. no shortage of choices for all taste buds. Would go back. Best dish was the lobster rolls.."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The ceviche was great; closest to the ones eaten in Peru. Good flavor and just the right amount of heat."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Small plates... Tapas style, each one interesting and delicious. Staff are friendly and knowledgable. A must if visiting Healdsburg!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Willi's is the place I love to bring visiting family and friends. The food is always good and its a great experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is a perfect spot to get some fresh oysters. The food was delicious. Love the atmosphere. The staff is great and overall service was quick. One of my favorite places for good seafood."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Dined here midweek. Our server was horrible. She took our order and never checked back in with us until we were completely done begging for a check. Half our food did not come out until 35-40 minutes after some of our food was brought out even though I ordered it all at the same time. You'd think fish tacos wouldn't take 40 minutes compared to a crab cake or calamari. I was going to order a drink but could never find my server. Wanted dessert but I was so annoyed by the time she came to the table that I just waited until I left to find some dessert. Very disappointing"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Always good food, service and atmosphere here. The lobster roll puts all those mayo based rolls to shame! The fries are awesome, salads fresh and delicious. You can't go wrong! Wonderful seafood, good wines, great cocktails."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times in the past, but only at the bar and mostly seafood. This time, we sat outside and tried most of the meat dishes. In brief, do not order anything other than seafood."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Steamers put my teeth to the test: tough tough tough. Undercooked? Overcooked? They were like a plug of rubber but the broth was good: not too salty. Jordan chard @ $13/glass was robbery. Was it old, or just badly made? Rough edge, skunky taste. Doesn 't anyone try these before vending them ?"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I love Willi's for late summer lunches on the patio. And I again enjoyed myself recently, but should have chosen my dishes differently. For the first, and only, time I wasn't crazy about my choice of lobster roll. Too much butter, not enough lobster. Back to peel-and-eat prawns next time!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We have dined at Willis's numerous times and have always had a great experience whether we dined at an inside table, at the ar or outside. Our daughter was visiting Healdsburg for the first time so naturally we chose Willis's. Unfortunately the experience was very disappointing. We were seated outside ( which is usually our preference), the service was very poor, our server was unattentive. The flies were everywhere and made it difficult to swat them and continue eating. The food was fair to good but overall not a good experience. I am not sure if there has been an ownership or management change but this is not the same Willis's we have dined at for over 5 years."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Willi's offers fresh seafood in creative and fresh recipes. Many choices. Best seafood in that side of wine country. Terrific service as well! Had Halibut Cevechi, Seafood Platter of Fresh Oysters and Clams and Steamed Scampi and 1/2 Lobster. Finished with Fresh Soft shell Crab Sandwich."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a fantastic meal outside on the patio. Service was great."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Were in CA visiting our son and wanted to go back to Willi's again as we have enjoyed it before during previous visits to the Russian River Valley area. Had some great seafood, as always. Lobster rolls, clam strips, Hamachi Ceviche and scallop crudo. Sat outside in the courtyard, which is always nice. Great service. Very pleased, again, which is why we keep coming back. Would highly recommend Willi's."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "H Town is the place to be in June. The outdoor dining at Willi's is great for checking out street traffic which is colored by locals and wine country tourists. The staff is very professional and friendly and the food is fab."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Fresh oysters were delicious. We also had the Dungeness crab cakes which were pretty much all crab meat. Yum!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Willi's for lunch on Father's Day. We sat outside in the patio. It was a perfect special occasion place. The patio is a cozy space and adds to the dining experience. We ordered raw oysters and several of the small plates. Everything was fresh and delicious. It was fun to share."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our family went for an early Fathers Day lunch. Food was very good, some a little heavy for my palette, but we all enjoyed the variety. The drinks from the bar were excellent as well. Thanks"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had high hopes and the food was good but poor service ruined the evening. Our server was more interested in talking to young ladies. We anticipated leisurely, however his intro was 10 minutes after sitting as he apologized because "he was talking to someone about NYC." We ordered wine & food; the wine came 7 minutes later. The lobster roll was not far behind. But 20 minutes later I track him down wondering about the rest; his response was he was spreading out our dining. The spinach salad comes out 10 minutes later followed by the fries. It would have been nice to have the fries with the roll. At no point did he check in - the only interaction was order, my looking for him and the bill. Other servers seemed professional but not ours."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Willi's is the place to be. Uncharacteristically warm on Monday so we moved in from an outside table to the TV bar area. Noise level was a little too high until the loud group left, no big deal, the familiar faces of the servers is like family and we are forever regulars. It's hard at first to get used to small plates and sharing, but now it seems like the best part; with 4+ people you get a lot of variety and always tasting something different. Wash it down with cold MacMurray's Pinot Gris and life in H Town goes up a notch."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Six of us had an incredible meal here. We ordered about 14 plates and shared them all. Every plate was delicious"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Stick to the seafood and salads. We ordered the BBQ beef ribs and they were fatty and not very tasty."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Terrific place....thankful we were able enjoy it! Small plate menu offerings were unique and delicious! Atmosphere was very comfortable, cozy and energetic."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Great restaurant in wine country. Good selection a shell fish and tapas. All are good size...so don't over order. We were in a booth which was a little dark. Great and timely service."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Four of us ate here on Wednesday night. Amazing dishes! Amazing flavors! So much to choose from. In fact we loved this place so much we ended up going back the next night. Menu is so extensive that we had all different dishes from the night before and again, everything was amazing!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Another lovely patio lunch later in the day. The peel and eat shrimp are an absolute must! Dean's ribs turned out to be tasty, especially with the garlic bread. Chatted with lovely tourists and, a nice surprise, my server had been a student in my first grade class years ago. Love seeing my students become successful and gracious like Ben. You just can't go wrong here!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Everytime we go up to Sonoma wine country it is time to book a meal at Willi's. Their lobster rolls are grand. I love the scallops wrapped in bacon. We LOVE the bread dripping with that butter - our group had to order extra. Great corkage fee so you can bring your favorite bottles or enjoy from their great wine list. We'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 5/16/2014