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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
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Romantic (22)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Cozy (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Casual (11)
Business Meals (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Bartender wasn’t that attentive

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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·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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vip
 (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

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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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