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3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
+1 800-728-9997
15:00 - 00:00
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Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

Being it's in the back of the casino, the place is a hidden gem. The food was great. Good quality, fresh, great presentation, and tasty. The staff were very attentive, knowledgable, nice, and best service I've had in a while

2 Thank maylee32
Ventura, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Our family has been to Willows 4 times in the past 2 years and each visit was more amazing than the one before. Two years ago we actually got our own room for my dad's 75th birthday party and couldn't rave about the food enough. Last Thursday's meal for my husband's birthday was such a disappointment. I'm not sure if... More 

1 Thank Donna L
Santa Barbara, CA
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269 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

We had dinner at the Willows during the Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week event. We were impressed. The food was great, the wine list impressive and the wait staff was top notch...... VERY well trained and very polished. If you can hold your breath long enough to get thru the smoke filled casino to get the restaurant I highly recommend... More 

1 Thank dlb0758
Chumash Casino C, Marketing Manager at Willows, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Willows Restaurant. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and genuinely appreciate your willingness to share your experience. Our priority is to always give excellent guest service every visit. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We value your... More 

Santa Ynez, California
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

Service here was very good with attentive wait staff. The ambiance in the dining room was good, including nice music. Our food was pretty good except for the parmesan toast on the salad, which was clearly STALE bread before being toasted. The best part of the meal was the creme brulee which was superb. The reason that I won't return... More 

Thank mscalifornia
Buellton, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

We had not been to The Willows for some time due to a previous bad experience. The last time we were there, we were going to a concert and waited an hour and a half for our food. It never came and we had to leave for the show without anything but bread and drinks. Each couple was given a... More 

Thank CaliJulzz
Los Osos, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

although the service and decor was nice my steak was tasteless with a sauce that added nothing to the flavor. my wifes fish was dry and her soup was watery and really eleven dollars for a salad that consist of 3 leaves of romain lettuce. thirtyone dlrs for a bottle of wine that filled 3 glasses with one third of... More 

Thank larry g
Valencia, California, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

I have enjoyed a half dozen dinners here throughout the years, and I always look forward to my next experience. This is a 5-star atmosphere with exceptional food and terrific service.

Thank Nancy E
Scottsdale, Arizona
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241 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

Had dinner here for the first time before a concert in the casino showroom. The Willows is a first class establishment and treated us that way. The food was excellent (Great steak). My wife and I have a few food allergies and they made sure everything was prepared to our liking. In most restaurants at times we get a little... More 

2 Thank Coder
Palmdale, California
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

Celebrated our 35th anniversary dining at Willows. The staff was so courteous and kind, our waiter, Dominic, was excellent. We had the calamari appetizer (most excellent), I had the filet and diver scallops (OMG, HEAVEN!!), hubby had the 8 oz filet and could barely finish it. Their specialty ice tea/lemonade cocktail was suggested by our waiter - another OMG HEAVEN... More 

Thank Karen93550
Solvang, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

The lobster tail is the biggest one I've ever seen served in a restaurant and it is always a splurge, but my last visit noticed the increase in the lobster dinner from $55 to $74 - what's up with that increase? I still ordered it because I had a $60 coupon so it only cost me $14. I love their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: +1 800-728-9997

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?