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The Willo

16898 State Highway 49, Nevada City, CA 95959-9718
+1 530-265-9902
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (29 reviews)
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16898 State Highway 49, Nevada City, CA 95959-9718
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun, home-style establishment with a relaxed attitude. Steak are the specialty, but everything we have tried has been at least very good. A unique option is to cook your own steak at their grill or let them do it to your specific...More

Thank Len T R
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is mainly a steak house with other types of meat on the menu. The food is good. The service is a little slow...not always that attentive. We ate in the auxiliary room with folding chairs. There is also a main dining room. The NY...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Roadhouse type bar and restaurant where they cook your steaks to order right before you. Huge steaks, so nice to know you can share. Very friendly atmosphere and a must whenever we are in the neighbourhood.

Thank spikeyrose
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you are in the mood for an old fashioned barbecued aged New York Steak this is the place to go. No fine dinning with table cloth and all the trimmings. This place is an older establishment which serves up a fine steak comparable to...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

No matter what you decide on it will be great. This place will always deliver the best. Wonderful food and parking is a breeze.

Thank Aundrea D
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I just read some of the negative reviews and I have to comment... We went to The Willo last night for my birthday. First, I looked at the website beforehand and saw that they offered CHOICE meat. So, I wasn't expecting a meal like at...More

1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Country lodge setting with bbq in mid room. Excellent steaks & good service. The salad & beans are pushed onto the plate with your steak but good, basic food.Get a reservation, this is a locals favorite spot.

Thank mmaskaly
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for the first time yesterday. Known for their steaks but there are also other options. And the option to cook your own if you want. Friendly staff and all of us were happy with our food. Rustic and unique. Definitely worth a try

Thank ljoylinda
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

A local tradition, we haven't been there in six plus years as we moved out of the area. We were not disappointed, great service, interesting décor, great old pictures of the area, delicious food, and ice cream with a candle accompanied by singing for the...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I'm 73 and have eaten many steaks in my lifetime. The Willo has one of the best steaks I've ever had. Perfectly grilled, flavorful, and juicy. The restaurant itself is an old roadhouse that's been operating since the 1940's. Try it, you'll love it....

Thank Dononlake
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16898 State Highway 49, Nevada City, CA 95959-9718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-265-9902
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