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3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
+1 800-728-9997
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (12 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
“broccolini” (2 reviews)
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3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The pros: This restaurant has a nice menu selection, delicious food, amazing desserts and good service. It is pricey, but you get what you pay for. Cons: You have to walk through a crowded, slot machine filled, smokey casino to get to it. If you...More

Thank caseybemis
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We ate dinner for the first time at the Willows last week and it was absolutely the BEST restaurant in our area. We ordered the Surf & Turf with a 6 oz Angus Beef and Shrimp wrapped in bacon. I had the beef and Scallops....More

1  Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We enjoyed every moment at this restaurant - we arrived early for a show in the casino. The wait staff was attentive, responsive, deliberate. Steak was cooked to perfection - the baked potato was the size of a small planet. Highly Highly recommended for anyone...More

1  Thank I-heart-Travel
Reviewed 2 July 2013

All the food I have had here has been great! Try the hamburger or the chicken and waffles are my favs!

1  Thank Rhodes2vacation
Reviewed 25 June 2013

This is the second year in a row we have dined here to celebrate our anniversay. Have been lucky enough to have Dominic as our waiter both times. Food and Service is impeccable!! Thanks again Dominic - we sure enjoyed the ice cream medley. See...More

1  Thank Karen93550
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
Reviewed 26 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....More

1  Thank Donna L
Reviewed 28 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...More

1  Thank dlb0758
Chumash Casino C, Marketing Manager at Willows, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2013

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...More

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...More

Thank mscalifornia
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank CaliJulzz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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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