Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar

4.7
1033 reviews
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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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San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
17 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
341 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
3 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
47 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience and dog friendly too

DH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice dishes with complimentary flavors. Cool ambiance. Loud drunk couple next to us...tables are very close...was frustrating

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Place to have fresh and healthy dinner - my wife and myself, we have had 5 different plates and all were awesone (the Calamaris were absolutely amazing)

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

5 star for cocktails, oysters, ceviche! Room space is unusual. Server was professional and spot on!

S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Been excited to finally get here. The food was as good as expected, especially the crab cakes! Salads were a bit overdressed. Unfortunately, the scallops were a disappointment. The bacon was undercooked, and, in our opinion, should not be drenched in BBQ sauce. Much too delicate and special of a shellfish for BBQ sauce!

DG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the Oysters. The cocktails are always fun to try. WE love the small plates.

t
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always so fresh and delicious. Service is excellent too

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

KW
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All of our small plates were perfectly timed. Everything was delicious.

JD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oyster were great. we especially enjoyed all of the small plates. Four of us shared 10 plates and enjoyed all of them.

B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drink were all wonderful and reasonable considering the high quality.

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Willi's severely lacks curb appeal, but we went because we heard how good it was from friends.
Fortunately there was available seating on the patio because the interior dining room is dark and uninviting. Service was at best uneven and food did not compensate. Barbecued oysters were heavy on butter. Bay shrimp tacos could not be eaten in the shell which crumbled from deep frying and the shrimp was disguised in a heavy mayonnaise based sauce. The other half of our lunch was much better - kale caesar and fish tacos met our expectations. Wines by the glass were expensive. There are better places to eat in Healdsburg across the board for ambiance, service, food and value.

MY
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really good restaurant where instead of ordering a main with mystery sides like at a traditional restaurant, you order as many of your favorite Mains and Sides in portions that allows you to as many plates as you want

EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance was wonderful! I am going back.

TC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot! Had many fantastic dishes to share. Server was friendly ad the food came out at good intervals. Every dish we tried was crazy good! We didn’t feel rushed and enjoyed the atmosphere in the court yard!

BG
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

good food, good people, good time, outside seating, good presentation

VD
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was truly excellent. The service was very good, though I did feel a little bit rushed because everything was served rapid fire. The fish tacos were exceptional. We were seated in the patio, which was perfect for a warm late spring evening; however we had a fellow customer domineering the patio discussion at a fever pitch (using his outside voice, I guess...) not the fault of course of Willi's, but perhaps what happens when there's outside seating. People don't feel as constrained. That was really the biggest draw back as we were on a romantic anniversary trip and would have liked a little slower pace, and quieter fellow patrons.

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