Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar
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.
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.
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
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!
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!!!
Always a wonderful experience and dog friendly too
Nice dishes with complimentary flavors. Cool ambiance. Loud drunk couple next to us...tables are very close...was frustrating
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)
5 star for cocktails, oysters, ceviche! Room space is unusual. Server was professional and spot on!
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!
Love the Oysters. The cocktails are always fun to try. WE love the small plates.
Food is always so fresh and delicious. Service is excellent too
All of our small plates were perfectly timed. Everything was delicious.
Oyster were great. we especially enjoyed all of the small plates. Four of us shared 10 plates and enjoyed all of them.
The food and drink were all wonderful and reasonable considering the high quality.
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.
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
Food, service and ambiance was wonderful! I am going back.
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!
good food, good people, good time, outside seating, good presentation
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.
We’ve been to Willi’s before, so figured it would be great for our friends. They liked it. We got our crab cake, but our clams never came despite several requests for an eta. I think they went to Ipswich to dig them up... The server was nice enough to comp our crab cake, but we left rather hungry.
Always gets better each time at the restaurant!
Excellent food, Uni and Crab orsoto was outstanding. Crab cake very good. Great menu
We really enjoyed Willi's and look forward to visiting again soon. Highly recommended.
We LOVE that we are able to bring our dog to the outdoor seating and they even brought her a dog water bowl!!! Food was outstanding!
Always a wonderful lunch venue.
Excellent food and amazing service!
This was our first time to dine at Willi’s and what a great experience. Our server Candace was very knowledgeable about the food and was very attentive. Next time we are in town we will definitely dine at Willi’s.
We love to bring guests to share small plates. Food was wonderful as always. Desserts were especially delicious this time.
Locatin, food quality and service were both excellent.
We were in an odd location for the restaurant - out of the way - and sometimes felt neglected.
One of my favorite places to eat at!!!
Delicious fresh food. Best restaurant out of the other 6 we ate in, in Healdsburg- some far more expensive. My husband was reluctant to go, as he’s not a fish eater - plenty of options.. he was so surprised and agreed best food so far in Healdsburg.
Inattentive and uninterested staff. Torn seat covers and over all not impressed with the decor. The former Willi’s Wine Bar was a whole different place and it was a big disappointment after waiting months to travel to the wine country.
The Hostess was rude. We sat in the bar with a large party of 7 and it was uncomfortable. We have been to Willi’s quite a few times and little disappointed in the service. Food was good as always.
Food was great as always. Octopus and calamari were outstanding. The Lamb skewer is not something I’d repeat. Service dropped a few notes along the way with slow intervals between plates, no check-in on another beverage or ask if we needed fresh plates... unusual for them, but the waitress we didn’t recognize. We still tipped 30% because that’s what we do at our regular spots, but it wasn’t for the service this time.
Food was amazing. Would be a definite 5 Stars based on food alone. However, very very small portions. Plan to spend a bit if you want to be full. Value is low. We went for lunch. Service and atmosphere good.
This is one of my all time favorite places to eat. The best fresh seafood. Amazing service. Every dish is incredible.
Every time I eat in a starks restaurant I am thoroughly pleased and excited. Every single time!!