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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 (27)
Special Occasion (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Good for Birthdays (20)
Romantic (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Cozy (12)
Business Meals (8)
Casual (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Authentic (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had a wonderful time! The food was great, the server, Sharon, was magnificent, and the ambiance was awesome. I was celebrating my 48th birthday with family and friend, 8 of us, and we had a blast. The only thing I saw as a negative was that it got very warm and stayed warm throughout the evening. Other than that, THANK YOU for providing my family and friends with a great restaurant to eat and drink.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Everything was wonderful -- food, service, nice booth, and the delightful Happy Anniversary card -- except for the noisy group near us. Will definitely go back for another special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Although a little pricey, Willy's SteakHouse, a gem in the center of Shrewsbury, serves just about the best melt-in-your-mouth beef anywhere. Especially awesome is the NY Strip with truffle butter, although the 24 ounce porterhouse will not disappoint. On a recent visit, we started our meal with tuna tartar and fried calamari; the tuna had exceptional flavor and the calamari was tender, light, and crispy. One member of our party opted not for the beef, but rather the duck breast, and he pretty much licked the plate clean. The server was pleasant and prompt. Worth every penny.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Delish as always!!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent in so many ways but mostly delicious meals. Everyone loved their steak and the baked shrimp was the best.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

It's a shame we don't come here more often, the food is consistently wonderful. Lively crowd (it was packed on a Monday night!) and boy, do they know how to do steak.

We both ordered a filet and when they arrived, there was nary a steak knife to be found. I thought, "Now here's a place that has confidence in their tenderness of their beef!"

And sure enough, the filet was literally fork-tender. Also kudos for livening up their vegetable offerings: Spinach in cheese sauce and potatoes au gratin. Hmm, a theme?

We did not indulge, but based on the activity at their sushi bar, again it's a rare place (pun intended!) that can do both steak and sushi and do both successfully

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Even though we had a reservation our table was placed very close to the bathrooms and the kitchen. The food was mediocre. Only the Sushi were good. Overpriced. Not worth it. Very disappointed. We had been waiting a ling time to eat there

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

I was looking forward to a nice birthday dinner, unfortunately it did not turn out that way. The service was very good, the food was another story. We ordered au gratin potato, they were cold. My filet mignon,which I ordered as medium plus close to medium well. I explained I liked a tiny bit of pink, well it was still mooing when I received it. I sent it back to cook more when it came back to me I cut into it and it was still raw. The server was very apologetic and willing to cook it again. You can't cook a piece of filet three times and expect it to be good. So I went without dinner for my birthday. The manager did offer us dessert but I was not interested

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I had the surf and turf and my husband had the porterhouse. Both were delicious. Would definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The place was lovely! The best food- everything from appetizer to dessert was amazing I really love this place and have told everyone how delicious it was. Great place - Great food and amazing service in a place that it seems everyone knows your name! Cheers!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

As always, the food is excellent. A great selection and specials. Price is moderate for the quality of the meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Beet salad VERY disappointing. chicken entree ok. Choice of good tea very poor.
Bread not Thanks even sliced or partially sliced you had to handle the loaf. Not very clean.
Nancy the waitress was lovely and very professional.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was excellent but what made the overall all experience exceptional was the service. We had the shrimp cocktail and crab cake appetizers, salads and steak for our entrees. I never felt rushed. The service through the meal was timed perfectly and was friendly and knowledgeable. I highly the filet mignon au poivre and the lemon cake.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Have been going there for 20 years and keep going back. They have the best service and always a wonderful menu. Love to bring family and friends for a great meal.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

We have gone here for our last 3 anniversaries and plan to go more , food service and ambulance is excellent for any occasion. Price in relation to other restaurants of its type is very comparable.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Willy's was a perfect spot for our business meal. The food and service were exceptional. I would go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

As a vegetarian wife of a meat eater, I would have liked to have had a vegetarian option that wasn't pasta. The gnocchi was very good but nothing spectacular. I'd like to see a vegetarian meal that would allow someone to share the delicious side dishes with their table mates. That just is not possible when you're only option is gnocchi swimming in tomato sauce. My husband raved about his dry aged steak.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food is stunningly good as always. The wine prices are unusually high though

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was delicious and service was prompt and efficient. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Reservations are a must.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Phenomenal in all aspects. Service was great, food was delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Let me start this off by saying Willy's is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. The food is always amazing. Great ambiance and just a cool, local spot. I've been there a lot and it's usually 5 stars across the board. However, this last visit we had some pretty underwhelming service. I'll give the server the benefit of the doubt and just hope she was having a bad day or was really tired, but to say she payed little to no attention to our table would be an understatement. We constantly had to flag her down for drinks or any other standard service, such as removing a used appetizer plate. Anyway, I still love Willy's and will be back. Hopefully next time the service will be back to the 5 stars we're used to.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Have been dining at Willy's for decades now - food is exceptional, however, they took the fantastic spinach salad off the menu - please bring it back!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fun, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Great Menu and we have been here multiple times with friends, business meetings and family

This restaurant has always a great evening out

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Not cheap but excellent. Service was particularly good the food was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Excellent food as always. Very slow however as we ordered sushi and it took more than 30 minutes before it was served!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Must have sushi chef Kenzo is a very talented and creative sushi chef.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Went for my Fiancé birthday and had a wonderful night. Drinks were great and fast. Food was delicious and service was great. Overall, great night and will return!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 22, 2017

One of our favorite spots. Great food, nice atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Service is usually good. New waitress not so good. Not the usual staff. Disappointed. Spent a lot of money on the meal. She didn't care

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

This place never disappoints, food is phenomenal, great menu, and many choices for beverages. Our waitress was very helpful and nice. Would definitely recommend and will be back soon.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Everything we had was exceptionally good. Service was great and ambiance very good. There was a large group across from us but noise level did not interfere with our conversation. We'll be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I really like Willy's. I go for the sushi. My wife says the steaks are good. It's a small place, I like the atmosphere, and convenient for me since it's only 10 minutes away. Food comes to you quickly. I like to take my time when I go out to eat, so sometimes I feel a little rushed when they are real busy. But, I recommend it and will keep going back for more.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We Love Willy's. Food is great. Wait staff is great.

What we didn't love was our table. It had a bench on one end and people could not move over. If we used the bench we would be in the middle of the aisle. They didn't seem to want to move us. It was tight and put a damper on the evening at the beginning, which we were looking forward to.

Yet, when we looked around there were lots of parties of two in other booths. Just think it would have made more sense to put our party of 4 in one of those and a party of 2 in one of ours.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Lobster bomb is awesome!!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Food was fantastic, my girlfriend had the Filet Au Poivre, I had the Swordfish Nantucket and both were cooked to perfection and had wonderful flavor. Server was very nice and attentive, and everyone else was very pleasant. Willy's has always been one of my favorite restaurants, as my grandfather used to take us here all the time, and they did not disappoint once again! Would recommend highly to anyone who enjoys great food and a classy atmosphere

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 5, 2017

The noise level was a little loud. Other than that it was wonderful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The food was delicious and presentation was great. The wait staff were attentive.. Would recommend and go back again...

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Variety is great. Sushi is amazing. Good wine! Always have a great meal here?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Willy's is always a great place to eat! We've been going for many years.
The food is excellent, the wine list extensive, and the staff is attentive. Service was a bit slower than usual - but not bad. It was unusually busy, especially the Sushi Bar, so things took a bit longer to come out to the table. They've hired a new Head Chef, and while the food was still very good- some of the items were clearly different (the wedge salad was smaller than it used to be, and the dressing seemed different, for example). Overall, another excellent dinner, great ambiance and fabulous cocktails.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Enjoyed my first experience here and plan on revisiting soon. My only issue was the limited number of gluten-free meals and there were no desserts designated as gluten free.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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