Willard Hicks - Campbell

4.5
551 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
At Willard Hicks - Campbell we offer our guests an elevated experience in a warm, comfortable, inviting atmosphere. Our vision is to provide a balanced experience where quality and comfort are truly affordable. We strive to create a relationship with each of our patrons and truly appreciate our neighborhood community.

We are excited to offer 100% black angus steaks, deliciously prepared on our wood burning grill and feature dishes prepared with only the finest, freshest ingredients.

At the bar you will find handcrafted cocktails created with premium craft spirits and an exciting selection of beers and wine.

We welcome you to Willard Hicks; it is our hope that you feel right at home.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(408) 374-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We offer two Semi-Private Rooms that accommodate 6-12 People. We have a 1k minimum to book the rooms and we do offer set menu options as well.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N 1st Street
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Parking details
There are two parking garages and street parking within walking distance of our restaurant.
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Public transit
There is a VTA Light rail station that is within walking distance of our restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live DJs: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 551 People Are Saying
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BF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great decor and ambiance. Steak was cooked to spec but lacked any flavor. Needed salt and tasted no ginger or ponzu in the sauce. Hard to do since those are very strong flavor profiles.

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WL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Our first time here with friends. Had heard a lot about the restaurant so expectations were high.
We were not disappointed in the food- we started with cornbread...omg loved the sweet and savory flavors. We had ribs, salmon, short ribs and filet.
All our meals were off the hook
We will definitely be back!

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CT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Been there several times and really enjoy dining there. Lots of options for large or small plate dining. The sides are so so so good.

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NJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and beautiful decor. Great for a date night, group event or party.

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DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Well it stated salad big enough for two, I don’t eat a lot but the salad was small. And the appetizers were very small to. Food was good.

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NN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my 12 yr wedding Anniversary and Jesus was amazing! Very attentive and was super friendly. Everyone greeted us with happy anniversary! Even though we ordered sparkling water Jesus treated it as fine wine. Great food and the sides were some great comfort food. Try the mac and cheese and the milk and frozen cookie for dessert! 😍

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t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but not great. Service was definitely slow (particularly from the bar - drinks seemed to take forever - ~15min). Nice place for the South Bay but I'd try and go somewhere else in the future.

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just a great time . Me and my lady needed a bite out and it was just great service the food every thing would definitely recommend to everyone e.

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P
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Overall, it was a good meal. The noise level was way too loud for me. I had to scream across the table so that I could be heard. The service was slow in regards to the food. We were brought the wrong appetizer once and then cold fries after that. Not sure if I will be back.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal with family
Good wine good food good service
But very pricey. But would do it again

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N
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice that they’ve reopened. Had the steak burger and a half rack of ribs. My wife and I split both and there was plenty of food. The ribs were Absolutely perfect. Meat falling off the bone. And the new bun they are using for the burger Holds the burger together! Karly was out server and she was outstanding!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Ive eaten here twice and would recommend. That said, my steak was great along with the Appetizers. BUT, 2 of the 7 people at the table had their steaks messed up and had to send them back...twice. also another side dish was messed up.
I was bad enough the Manager bought us a pretty expensive bottle of wine.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Music was too loud. Server was too casual. Sticky chicken was the worst chicken dish I have ever had. Chicken was way overcooked, to the point of being inedible.

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really like this place. We haven’t ventured far from the signature fillet BlackBerry main dish. It’s fun to walk around downtown Campbell before and after.

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G
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we had reservations but they were not needed at 4:45. They seated us promptly. Gave us a choice of seats. Waitress was very friendly and attentive to our needs. We enjoyed drinks and then a nice dinner. filet minion and grilled chicken. Excellent preparation. I really like the side of green beans. we will go back soon. th dessert of homemade ice cream and fresh baked cookies is always great.

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A
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great waitress, she was funny and a delight to have her for us.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was a little bit lacking in flavor, but overall experience was still pretty good.

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DA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. DJ plays great music on saturday nights but I like that it's not obnoxious and you can still talk with your company. Love the cornbread and ribs.

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NC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks were superb as ALWAYS! This is our favorite spot anytime I’m in town from Ohio.

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CA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

I was pretty disappointed with Willard Hicks. I had heard very good things and therefore, I was looking forward to dining there. The other three people in our party said the food was quite good. My bone-in ribeye was bland and cold. So cold in fact, the herb butter on the top didn't even melt. I would have sent it back but we had a show to attend. The timing brings up the second and most important issue. The service was very poor. Our water seemed more like an amateur or what you might expect from a casual dining place like Appleby's. He was slow, even though we were there early and they were not yet busy. He seemed lost about how to handle the wine. We asked him to open it and let it breathe until dinner and yet he kept trying to pour it. Our entres took way too long to come out. When they did, mine was cold making me wonder how long he let it sit. One of our entres was more than 5 mins later than the rest and he never said a word.

On the plus side, the veggies we had were fantastic. But I expected more from a steakhouse.

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TB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John our server was a great addition to our fantastic meal.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We are glad that they are open again,what a loss for the entire Summer!
We waited over 35 minutes for our food and when I asked if they were short handed, the reply was YES! Not all the desserts were available. I would like to see the Chocolate Cake come back ( glad the Pesto Cheesy Bread is back) and the old style Pork Chop The one with the bone has a strange flavor and Pork Chops are my Favorite!
I tried the Short Rib and it was DELICIOUS.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good, service the food is delicious, Lb steak have nothing with you guys

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K
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I was impressed with the setting and the friendliness of the staff. I am gluten intolerant and the waitstaff wasn't well informed and had to check with the chef at almost ever stage of the dining experience. I was happy with what I could order, but unhappy that I was so limited and had no condiments.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

5th anniversary. Brought the kids and the staff was all outstanding with them.

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PB
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

W-H provides really, really tasty food; service is good and amibience also good.

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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The bar is understaffed and took a really long time to get drinks! However, the food never disappoints.

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CD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

This restaurant was not what I expected, based on the menu, prices and reviews. I expected understated elegance. Instead, it was EXTREMELY noisy. The dining room is open to the bar, which had 3 large screen TVs playing various sports, making the ambience like a loud sports bar. We were celebrating a special occasion (birthday) but I would not describe it as appropriate for this. When I made the reservation, I requested a quiet table and mentioned we were celebrating a birthday. The hostess seated us near the middle of the noisy space. I asked about a booth and was told they had none, yet as we were being seated, a booth emptied and was not offered to us. I mentioned on the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, but no one acknowledged it. I will say the food and cocktails were excellent, but this wasn’t enough to compensate for the noise. It was so loud that my husband and I had to shout across the table. We will not return. Not recommended!!

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TN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was awesome. Best corn bread ever. Risotto was bland but if you eat along with grapes it makes it more edible. Scallops were cooked perfectly. Steak was good.

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TD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here and will always eat here. Our favorite are the burgers, they are the best. My only complaint would be how difficult it is to get reservations. And then when you go to the restaurant and they say they are booked for reservations but yet there are many empty tables and you finish your food and those same tables are still empty, when someone could have eaten and left by then. Waiters are great.

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A
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steaks and sides. The waiter was very attentive.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We got a table where there were no lights above us. The lighting was horrible

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JC
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

What could be better than a couple of cold Manhattan's with some steaks cooked perfectly in a classy but comfortable, open and airy atmosphere? Willard Hicks always hits a home run.

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A
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Very dirty: table was not clean. Had to ask them. No one brought water

Many sons cloth napkin was dirty

Real bad experience-won’t go there again

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EL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

The service was great. We ordered the burger with fries. The fries were raw on the inside and not crispy at all. We’ve been there before and knew what we were expecting. We also order the Mac and cheese with pancetta but there was no pancetta at all. It was my husband’s birthday so it was a bit dissapointing.

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LK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Love Willard Hicks, yummy food, good portions, lots of options. Our server was meh - not engaging and definitely not checking our needs. The rest of the wait staff were great, always filling water, removing plates, helping pack up leftovers.

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KH
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good local restaurant, predicatably quality food, mist a bit on the high price end, suitable for family with kids of all ages

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a
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Although we enjoyed our food, the music was excessively loud for a Thursday night at 7pm. My friends and I immediately commented on how we had to practically shout to hear each other. It might be because we were not in the booths away from the DJ, but a good number of tables were situated in this loud location. It's a great restaurant to have drinks and a big gathering; don't go here expecting a quiet night.

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RH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

food & service were great, also great wine list. It's getting a bit lively there, hip young music playing, etc., so it's fun but a bit harder to carry on a conversation.

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MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

21st Wedding Anniversary

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