Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar

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Tapas / Small Plates
***We accept a limited number of daily reservations. We do not accept dinner reservations for parties less than 6 on Friday or Saturday evening. If you would like to join us for dinner on a weekend evening and do not have 6 guests, please call us 40 minutes to one hour before arriving.


Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar in downtown Healdsburg is a cuisine junction of the East Coast, South America and classic wine country. The vibrant atmosphere, cozy decor and seasonally changing menu will have you returning again and again to see what has changed at Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar.

As the name implies, Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar includes plenty of seafood and a raw bar by the pound selection. The lunch and dinner menu consists of tasteful treats such as little neck clam bake, New England style Maine lobster roll, grill skewers and a long list of small plates engineered for table sharing.




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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants when I’m in town visiting

B
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Server, Carly, was lovely. Many tasty options on the menu made it difficult to choose. It was a bit noisy and the delivery of the dishes was a bit uneven. We had a very nice meal with family.

UW
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful day for an outdoor lunch.

The crab cake was excellent (albeit a bit small for the price).

The mussels were OK at best. The broth was tasteless.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extraordinary. Fresh, inventive, delicious, original. Very “green” operation.A delight.

S
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been coming here for years. The quality of the food and the staff continues to be top notch.

d
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently acquired a rescue dog and have been trying to socialize him by going to dog friendly restaurants. The outside patio area at Willi's seafood restaurant is a great place to go with your dog. The food was excellent as always, service great and the atmosphere is lovely. Perfect weather that night for al fresco eating. Our dog enjoyed the experience as well!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoy coming here as often as we can.

TS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Outstanding fresh seafood and creative small plates are the hallmark of this wine country bistro. Any of the fresh oyster offerings or the bacon wrapped scallops are not to be missed. Full bar. $$$

One minus: Our buser needs a refresher on table clearing. The moment our plates were empty, and while we were still talking, he began noisily removing our service, piling dish upon dish on our table, clattering the silverware, sending one knife to the floor, reaching between us, effectively ending our conversation.

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a wonderful dining experience. The oysters were delicious. The fish tacos amazing and the kale salad delightful. The staff
Is always so welcoming and helpful.

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, innovative food. The almond crusted fish was very tasty and cooked to perfection. The bacon wrapped scallops were so good. I could have these several times a week.

Service was very attentive, but not pushy.

A hit in Healdsburg.

h
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Steamed clams outstanding, crab cakes very good. Raw oysters fair. Wine selection good. Would return.

D
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two nights in a row should tell you how much we love this place. Fabulous halibut and Yuca fries and spinach salad made it a perfect meal. We look elsewhere but this place is #1 on our Healdsburg list. Can’t wait to come back in October.

N
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We asked to be seated outside. Groups of 8 can’t be seated outside. We should have been told that info. Sat inside at a table way too big for our group.

D
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two dinners in two days says enough.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food good prive

KS
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here 5+ times and always good as ever!

AD
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place we've eaten at a couple of times recently. Staff is very nice and very helpful. Food was wonderful, really happy to eat East Coast clams raw! Noisy but ok.

JA
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treating a friend to her birthday lunch!

BM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since its beginning, I've loved Willi's. Every aspect about the dining experience, whether I've been there for lunch with out-of-town friends or birthday dinner with family, has always been incredibly tasty and sublime. I've ordered the calamari as a starter and as dessert at the same time more than once; even though it feeds two, I've eaten the spinach salad all by myself and relished every bite, the crab cakes are perfect, the ribs melt in your mouth, and the all-American mac-and-cheese is dripping with cheese. Thank you.

r
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent menu choices. Sometimes the small plates come fast and furious and sometimes too slowly. The Overall, the food is tasty and well prepared.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Usually have a great experience here!

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Eaten at Willi's many times and I've never been disappointed.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a favorite place of mine, took my girlfriend there for her birthday. Turns out she’s never had a lobster roll, she’s now a fan.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday celebration and picked willi’s because the food was incredible and they could accommodate my casein (dairy) allergy

BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Favorite spot in Healdsburg. The lamb skewers and bacon-wrapped scallops are delicious!

MF
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Everything was delicious. Servers were terrific. Wine was perfect with our small plates.

o
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first visit- food & service wonderful. Because of high street traffic it would be nice if they added some high landscape to the patio area.

TF
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third time at Willi’s, primarily because it has been awesome the last two times we ate here. The food is always delicious, the water glasses are kept full, and the wait staff is really on point. I LOVE the food! And I LOVE the tapa-style of ordering. Diners can get as much or as little as they want. Just superlative.

A
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the patio at Willi's. Allyssa was an excellent server and everything was quite good. Although I almost always order the lobster roll, it is not really close enough to the Maine lobster rolls on the coast to make me think I no longer have to go to the East Coast. My husband always enjoys the crab cake and the almond crusted sole was a favorite. Unti's Cuvee Blanc never disappoints and the raspberry mint fizz was refreshing and not too sweet. Creme Brûlée was delicious, but the strawberry crush (not a big fan of cooked strawberries and they are not very pretty) just does not compare to some other brûlées we have enjoyed with fresh fruit and flowers. Overall, it was a very enjoyable evening.

O
San Francisco
344 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Grreat casual place to share innovative small plates. Wonderful seasonal cocktails made the way you ask. Always a fun place.

RM
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Willi's is far from a "Bar," for it is a gorgeous restaurant in central Healdsburg. In addition to an extensive selection of sea food, one has a selection of 15-20 $10-15 half orders/tapas that are not just delicious, but exceptional by San Francisco standards. Lamb skewed in mint with roasted pistachios; Asian baby back ribs as never tasted anywhere; almond-crusted sole; salmon hummus with trout eggs; Dungeness crabcake as one has never enjoyed.... Reasonable wine list. Service by Ben, twice, was perfect. This is a winner, where we drove twice in several days from quite a distance and were unable to find the smallest flaw. So, RAVE!

e
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very loud so difficult to hear people at your own table. Would only sit outside on patio if with elderly people who are hearing impaired

Great service and delicious food.

NC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner experience at Willi’s !
Service was terrific and paid close attention to my wife’s dairy allergy. We enjoyed all that we ordered, small plates are a good size for sharing (2ppl) all the delicious seafood. We look forward to returning!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, wine and service were all fabulous! Willi’s is a great go-to for business or social gatherings.

HD
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love Willi’s Seafood& Raw Bar! My husband and I sat outside and that was our mistake. Waiter, there is a fly problem! We had a lovely meal starting with the hamachi ceviche and little gem salad which were perfect. Next up, lamb skewers, almond crusted sole and the creamed corn which were all outstanding. We opted for the financiers dessert which I’d had before and is crazy good. Hope they leave that on the menu forever. Swoon. The wait staff here is flawless and truly enjoy working for the Starks. Love that. We will be back, but might be packing a fly swatter next time.

MT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a long time I was a huge fan of the Starks different restaurants. The Willi's that burned down was the best, The food at the new place doesn't compare my son and I each had different things and it was bad. Ate at Starks 7/14 for my Birthday and there were 4 of us. 3 of us didn't care at all for our food. also i have at steaks that were good at Starks and a couple of times downright terrible. Now on 7/15 I ate at Willi's in Healdsburg where I live and it was great if you want to talk to me further you can call me 431-7441 home at 6pm
Susan Anton

OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place for a group to share tapas dishes. Everything was excellent. Wine list was nice without being overwhelming. Unique drinks. Great atmosphere. Excellent oysters

KH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love Willi's Seafood and Raw Bar- great wine and food and always excellent service. The patio is cute and a nice way to spend an evening. I particularly love the crab cakes, sole and spinach salad but no matter what I order it is always good. The timing of getting plates sent out is excellent. The flourless chocolate cake to top off the night is the best too!

CM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had 2 dogs with us and the staff could not have been more accommodating!!’ They were wonderful and poured ice water in a bowl for the dogs!!
They sat us on the patio near the fountain which was lovely and enabled to keep the dogs out of the way .
This is one of my most favorite restaurants!!!
I recommend it to anyone. We’ve come without dogs and have had just as wonderful of an experience!!!

D
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience and dog friendly too

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