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About Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar

Willy's Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar is the premier steakhouse in Central Massachusetts. Steak isn't the only item we are well known for, we are also known for exquisite sushi.

2 Grafton Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 842-7220

Website:
http://www.willyssteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is available

Executive Chef:
Ken Novotny

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Romantic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Bar Seating (17)
Notable Wine List (12)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Casual (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Authentic (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Husbands 50th birthday!

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·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time at Willy's and we will definitely go back. The steak was melt-in-your-mouth delicious and the chicken dish was superb. Our waitress was very, very pleasant and personable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

We are frequent neighborhood visitors to Willy's and we normally have a great experience. This past Saturday evening was the most unpleasant evening we have spent in any restaurant. The noise level was out of control, we found ourselves yelling at each other. Our food took 75 minutes to come out. The food was good, but not worth the price considering the aggravation we had that evening. The manager came over and offered free desert but never apologized for the delay in food or the noise level. This was unacceptable. It will be a very long time, if ever that we return to the restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful meal and service. Hadn't been for 10 years and had forgotten how wonderful the food is!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a lovely anniversary celebration at Willy's. The food and service are consistently excellent here and tables are ready on time. Excellent - I highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Always enjoy our dinner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

We have been here numerous times before and always have had great experience. This occasion we were disappointed by the lack of service and attention to detail. There was a large party that included 3 kids that had portable electronic devices pretty loud. Food took twice as long as normal to come. Part of the mail was cold and no one really came by to ask. Probably due to the large party which sat after us and got their food before ours. I am sure the wait staff were giving them more attention that us and usually we understand. THis was a birthday dinner for two of us and a 9 month pregnant daughter that was hoping for one more adult meal before baby arrives.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Willy's is a favorite of ours in Central Massachusetts. Their steaks are always of the highest quality and prepared perfectly. Service is always prompt and courteous without being intrusive. The prices are quite reasonable and commensurate with the overall dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

All was great. We have been there numerous times. Good atmosphere. Very pricey, but food and service is exceptional. This keeps young children out so adult dining is premium. Will keep returning. My Rating is AAA

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Bartender wasn’t that attentive

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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I ordered the filet and brussel sprouts-the steak was charred and hard on the outside and the brussel sprouts were hard and undercooked and the stems left on which is like eating bark. There were 3 choices of dressing to choose from for the wedge salad which was underwhelming. I was disappointed since the last time I was there the food was excellent. I hope it was an off night.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food great service. Great place for dates or special occasions. We love Willy's!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was our first visit here. The food and server were great. We were disappointed that they stuck us at a table in the corner next to the kitchen making it very busy and noisy

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our favorite restaurant, anywhere. The food is incredible. The service is great, and the environment is cozy. I 100% recommend Willy's.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a wonderful meal to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.
Can't wait to return for our next occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice for a special dinner, romantic and cozy. But expensive and my boyfriend feels that the steak at 111 Chophouse is better.
I go for the sushi which was good. Sweet potato fries were excellent as well!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful anniversary dinner!

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Willy’s is our go to spot for celebrating any special occasion. Intimate climate is perfect. The food is always top notch!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The appetizer was oysters rockefeller, very different but good. I had a strip sirloin with gorgonzola sauce. The steak was cooked to my liking (medium rare). It ate as if it was select beef, dry and chewy. The sauce was unrecognizable as Gorgonzola sauce. My dining partner has a filet which was cooked as ordered and very good. Her meal came with several baked stuffed shrimp which were bland. The stuffing was poorly seasoned and the shrimp were apparently farm raised. Two sides of vegetables were ordered, they were terrific. A great glass of wine and excellent wait service, all for $150 dollars. I found the restaurant to be a poor value and very noisy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

With such great reviews we had to try Willy's instead of our traditional birthday trip to Sole Proprietor in Worcester. The menu was extensive. Our kids each tried some of the sushi which was fine. The salads were large and fresh. My surf and turf was fantastic. The steak was perfectly cooked and was incredibly tender. Shrimp also delectable. My husband had the steak au poivre and was able to indicate that he did not want extensive pepper which was nice. Desserts were worth the calories and sharing size! We will probably not go back because the ambiance was not our style (booths, very casual) but the food was good. Our only complaint is that the sides were pricey and no sides came with the steak or seafood. The sides were sizable and good for two people to share but I wish they were smaller and included with the meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

First time to Willie's and it was delicious and the service was great. We had oyster, sushi, salad, dinner, drinks and dessert. It was quite pricey but was worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Filet was overcooked. Delmonico was flavorless. Wedge salad came with no blue cheese crumbles and to much dressing.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was phenomenal (as always) and our server, Matt, was even better. Also spoke to the manager who was very friendly and welcoming. All-around perfect evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Our first time at Willy's. There is a small parking lot in the rear of the building. The restaurant is in the basement of the building. Although adequately lit, it has a dark old world feel to the dining room. We had Nancy as our server and she was attentive, friendly and informative.

We tried the onion rings as an appetizer. They were thin, shoestring style and definitely homemade! Wonderful flavor and nicely salted. For the main course there was the pecan encrusted rack of lamb, the filet mignon, and a surf and turf special which was a filet mignon and seared sea scallops over a mushroom risotto. We also had a side order of a baked potato, and seared brussels sprouts with crumbled bacon. The sides are definitely big enough to share.

We had three levels of doneness ( blue, rare and medium). Everything was cooked perfectly and the flavor was spot on!

For dessert we sampled the salted caramel cake. It was very moist and the frosting was sweet, but not overly sweet. The salted Carmel aspect was barely noticeable. The coffee was a darker roast, full body which was quite smooth.

Although they had some gluten-free options on the main menu, there were no gluten-free choices on the dessert menu. That was a bit disappointing.

We will absolutely return and highly recommend it for exceptional food, service and quality.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was top notch and food was absolutely fantastic! Got a surprise gift card as a thank you for some business my husband did for a friend and we could not have been more thrilled with the find of Willy Steakhouse. We have already made plans with another couple in a few weeks to introduce them to it!
Thank you for having such a great establishment and helping us keep our business local! Regards
Kara Pearson and Raymond "skip" Lashua

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awesome steaks. Great service. We were seated earlier than our reservation. Just an all around great experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious steak and swordfish. Very accommodating when I asked for just a butter and lemon sauce instead of the spicy toppings offered on the swordfish. Very tasty fried onion strings. My 7&7 was watered down. We were seated right by the waiter station by the front door. Dislike that, as the staff congregates there. Previous visit enjoyed being able to look around the restaurant at the decor. We took friends who hadn't been there before, they enjoyed it. Quite loud (sat. Night, 6pm), being in a booth helps with the noise. Overall, very good, we'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food is always great and the service is fantastic...can’t wait to come back for your sushi menu!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have been to this restaurant a lot- one of our favorites. We were sat in a booth right at the kitchen window- never a good booth to be in. The waiter (one I have never had before) was mediocre at best. The steak was cool to the touch- I was shocked. Usually it is fantastic! I was disappointed for the first time here.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This place is amazing. The food was fantastic and the staff was awesome. Our waitress was so helpful and friendly. Definitely a place to go!!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

everything was amazing...cant wait to go back for that Prime NY Strip again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was our 11th wedding anniversary and we don't go out much as we have an 19 month old. Everything was spectacular. It was one of the best meals we have had. The steak was perfectly prepared and the sides of creamed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes were fabulous. We will be back.....

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Fantastic food and service as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The air conditioning blew directly on my back---
once another table was free they did move us----
other than that it was a great night and excellent dinner---

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food is always great. The service, atmosphere and ambiance can't be beat. My wife and I are never disappointed. We highly recommend Willy's.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Went here for our wedding amiversary. Always solid! Why venture to other steak houses with this in our back yard. We will return again and again.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Ive had far better filet at outback steak house frankly, for a fraction of the price, and you get sides included.... this was way too pricey for what you actually get...

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

All of the food was very good with the exception of the Steak tips were ordered as medium rare and came out medium well to well done.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food and service can be relied on to be excellent every time

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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The second visit to Willa's Steakhouse and it was very good. The service was excellent and the ambience was warm and cozy. Our family of four started with cheese tray that was wonderful and some warm toasted bread. We ordered the swordfish, surf/turf,ribeye and mussels/shrimp with pasta. The portions for three of the meals were decent, except for the swordfish. The piece was about the size of a fist and I think my hungry son ate it in 3 bites. The server was very attentive and quick to fill water glasses.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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