Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar

4.6
888 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates

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 d�cor 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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday thru Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED FRI - SUN NIGHTS
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Phone number
(707) 433-9191
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark Stark
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Private party facilities
Willi's Seafood and Raw Bar offers semi-private accommodations. Please call the restaurant for details.
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Private party contact
Jennifer Gibson: (707) 576-3051
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Catering
Catering by proposal. (707) 576-3051
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. The local oysters were divine, the daily “Fish and Chips” was light and tasty and our baby gem salad crisp and tart. The service was efficient but warm. Oh, and the crime brûlée 😍

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CE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pomegranate martini is the best!

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K
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

We may have chosen badly, but the steamed Alaskan King Crab was the most uneatable thing We have ever been served. It was dry and tasteless. It must have been old, not sure but we didn’t eat it. The other items were unremarkable. So while we may have not chosen the best items, what we did sample, melted cheese, potstickers, were not much better than the crab. Will not go back

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K
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to Willi's with the expectation of Dungeness sCrab, but they had just sold the last of it to a very large group - darn it. Not their fault, of course. The Lobster Roll was very good and the scallops cooked beautifully. Unfortunately the bacon took over the scallop flavour, but again - I ordered it, so not their fault. The salad was delicious and the service was outstanding. The noise level was a bit daunting - the place was full and on the day before Thanksgiving, I guess everyone was in party mood, so shouting at the top of the lungs seemed to be the order of the day. I guess I'm getting old!

Overall though, we'd definitely recommend Willi's. We'll go back for sure - maybe at a less noisy time.

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RG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We very much enjoyed our meal on our anniversary. The bacon wrapped scallops were delicious, as was everything we ordered. We enjoyed the diverse options on the menu...there's plenty to please just about anyone. My wife really loved the brick chicken, and I couldn't fault her choice for favorite selection. The ceviche was fresh and flavorful. Value was very good considering a location in the heart of wine country.
We were in a booth in a corner toward the back, which could've made it loud. But the booths are semi enclosed, giving you a little more privacy and sheltering you from the brunt of the background noise. We'll definitely be back.
Our only disappointment was that the wine selection wasn't what we'd hoped for. It wasn't bad, but we were accustomed to the original Willi's Wine Bar which spoiled you with a fantastic wine list.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Not bad, not good. Average at best.

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M
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at Willi's! It was our first time there & we will DEFINITELY be back!

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have enjoyed Willie's since it opened in Healdsburg. On spot always with friendly servers, great fresh food creatively prepared.

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J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was a great meal. Shared plates consisting of seafood inspired tapas made for a delicious dinner. Two plates ($11-15) per person will satisfy most appetites ... however, sharing plates among your table mates is what makes the dining experience unique.

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San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the Santa Rosa location and still miss it (please rebuild!) So, we decided that Willi's in Healdsburg would be the perfect spot for lunch with friends visiting from Burgundy, and it was! They love good wine and seafood and we had a wonderful Sunday meal on the patio. They were impressed with the number of choices and particularly enjoyed the ahi crudo and the spinach salad. The service was very attentive and friendly, and this was an excellent choice for out of town visitors who want to sample good quality seafood and local ingredients. We will keep coming back!

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K
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here many time and am never disappointed. Always excellent, creative food. Fresh and delicious. The BBQ oysters and Buffalo oysters are dynamite. The clam strips were a generous portion and yummy. The riblets....we cannot eat at Willi’s without ordering them....they are killer!
We always have a hard time deciding where we want to go to eat in Healdsburg because there are so many good restaurants but for us it usually boils down to 2 choices....Willi’s or Bravas de Tapas! Both are excellent!

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RA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We ate at Willie’s 7 years ago. The food was just as tasty and consistent like then!

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EB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food, small plates but great to share, enough for two. We did the spinach salad, calamari, pork belly pot stickers , crab cake and a warm chocolate flourless cake. Excellent with Armeda sauvignon blanc and my partner had an amber style beer. We had a late lunch at two thirty and sat outside, not too busy at that time. The service was very good. I recommend a reservation for dinner, usually very busy.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to visit when in Healdsburg

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M
San Francisco
92 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always super fresh seafood and very efficient service. Nice cocktail and wine list too. The small plates are perfect for sharing being able to taste different dishes. The oysters are so good as were the side dishes. Usually the desserts are very good but the financiers with bourbon brown butter was bland and the cake was definitely not a financier.

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l
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, delicious and dependable; oysters fresh and delicious; service tops.

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CS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ate here our last night of trip to wine country. Food was pretty good but it would come in 3rd behind our other two dining spots. Lobster roll had little lobster compared to the bread and other stuff in it. Creative tapas but just okay compared to the others

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice patio dining experience. We had an excellent, knowledgeable server who guided us nicely through the many choices offered here. All servings were very good and perfect for sharing, enabling us to sample several dishes. The atmosphere was calming and lovely and we'd love to return here.

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Willi's was great, it is a tapas place, so really great for sharing with a large group. We had a group of 12 and had pretty much everything on the menu. The wine list is local and very nice. The deserts were very good as well. I first went 10 years ago, and still loved it this time. You won't be disapointed.

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M
Raleigh
64 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and excellent food. The fish tacos and grilled halibut were delicious!

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San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outdoor seating was full so we sat in cooler A/C main room. Drink orders were taken and cucumber-lemon drop style martini and a scotch/ honey concoction. Both were excellent. Oysters came next, fresh and properly briny accompanied by crisp fries and aioll, homemade ketchup. We shared an excellent salmon tartar, fresh sautéed spinach with marmalade, excellent sourdough roll with herb butter (extra, but worth the $4) and lobster rolls with a non-mayonnaise sauce and fresh fennel slaw and fish tacos. Food prices reflect the high quality of offerings. As food comes out when ready, expect a delay and not everything coming at same time. Expect to pay $50pp if ordering wine, spirits and suggested 2 small pelted pp. A top 100 Bay Area choice for sure!

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Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate here on a recent trip to Healdsburg. It was absolutely fabulous! We sampled 5 or 6 different small plates and each was as good as the next. We will definitely return to Willi's if we ever get back to wine country.

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B
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed this restaurant in downtown Healdsburg Ca. The service was friendly and fast. The food is small plates, rather like tapas. We recommend the sourdough bread, the calamari and the ahi tuna. The oysters were disappointing - small - but everything else was excellent.

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JS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Visited because of Trip Advisor ratings. We had reservations, arrived early and was seated promptly outside on the patio. It was slightly cool but the overhead heaters warmed us nicely. The service was good but rushed; I hate feeling like the server is so busy that we must make an immediate decision at any given time or we won't get another chance for a while. We tried several of the recommended dishes from "social media" including the lobster roll, calamari, steamed clams and the sour dough bread loaf. It was all good but nothing special or memorable, probably over priced for what you get, but then again, you are in a hugh tourist area (trap). We probably won't return, been there, done that. We still believe Barndiva is a better palce to dine out in that local area. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend friends to visit Willi's but we wouldn't go out of our way to return here again.

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R
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. When in Cally, Willi's is always on the agenda. Great small plates to share.

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F
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent and great food. I have been going here since 2006

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L
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate dinner twice at Willi's during our week in Healdsburg because there was so much to try on the excellent menu. We like to share so this was a great spot for us. The raw bar offered excellent oysters, shrimp and crab. Also, we loved the fried clams, beet salad and the heritage bean salad. Started our first night in the bar where the excellent mixologist shared stories about the local distilling scene -- a nice break from the wine talk!

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o
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We rarely comment unless things are really, really good or really, really bad. Willies was really, really good. Incredible food. Get the clam strips, amazing, you will have several servings before you leave.

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l
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have had large groups of friends,rrelatives,rromantic evenings,etc.

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had an excellent meal mid afternoon on Mother's Day...had a reservation and we were seated immediately. The strawberry short cake was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was all very tasteful, service was friendly and helpful. Even though it says small plates on the menu i thought they were really small for the price they were charging. But again the foid was really good.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Booked a reservation for 3 for Mother's Day, then called back to add 2 more. The original time I chose was not available for 5 people, so I took the next available time that was suggested to me, which happened to be just 15 minutes later than the original time.

When we arrived, the hostess told us that our table would be crowded. I asked why, and she said it was because I changed my reservation. I said, "That doesn't make any sense, because I changed it to a time YOU suggested." She was anything but sympathetic.

We were seated at the last booth upstairs, with a chair in the aisle, and we continued to watch them fail other patrons by trying to seat 3 at what was clearly a table for 2. We overheard a group of 5 or 6 say "We made these reservations MONTHS ago," as the hostess attempted to seat them at a table for 4.

What's going on here, Willi's?! Getting in the game of overbooking and then poo-pooing on your upset customers? Why are you ok with having upset customers? And when are you going to train your hostesses how to better work with people?

I think I've had my last meal here. Of course, it won't make a difference to Willi's in the long run b/c there will always be tourist business. But man... it's too bad.

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AH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were on a get-a-way to the wine country of California from Philadelphia and Willie's had ben recommended by locals and had great reviews on line. We had a wonderful noshing dinner and loved the energetic atmosphere and decor. Our waitress, Jennifer, was so engaging as well. We would highly recommend this fun tapes setting to anyone in the Healdsburg area!

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GC
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise! We had a leisurely lunch yesterday consisting of multiple small plates. Every single one was exceptional, not a single clunker. Even the vegetable or grain garnishes on each plate were perfect. Service was attentive and friendly. I don't know if it's always this good but whoever was in the kitchen that day really knows what they're doing.

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G
Los Angeles
260 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hamachi Ceviche is fabulous. Always enjoy eating there

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DD
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great dinner with my husband and brothers and their wives. We went to celebrate their wedding anniversaries. It was a very nice evening. We thank Willi's for the complimentary glasses of champagne.

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Richmond
166 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

While traveling through Wine Country (Sonoma), we got lucky and stumbled on WILLI'S SEAFOOD AND RAW BAR. Not knowing what to expect, my group ordered a number of different items and were very pleased with everything.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The variety of fresh or raw seafood is amazing! Each selection is creatively prepared and seasoned for a perfect balance of ingredients. Friendly, professional staff create the lively, relaxed atmosphere.

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Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go up to Sonoma at least once a year, and we ALWAYS eat at Willi's. It never lets us down. Amazing food, great deal, wonderful ambiance, service, etc. We recommend it to all of our friends.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed a great casual meal here while on vacation in wine country.

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