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The Willistead

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1840 Wyandotte St. E | Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Windsor, Ontario N8Y1B3, Canada
+(1)5192538226
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great patio for drinks

I often go to this bar for drinks with friends. Their patio is large and at night is decorated nicely with cool lights. They have tasty food if you are hungry while you are having a beer. There portions are relatively small which makes it nice for a light meal when you are having a few beers. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Windsor, Canada
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English first
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We choose to have lunch here after beer tasting at Walkerville Brewery since it was only a 5 minute walk, got good reviews, and had an interesting menu with things like beef tongue, pickerel cheeks, and octopus tacos. My parents aren't so adventurous but there were 'normal' dishes as well - they both had the burger (fries or other side... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I often go to this bar for drinks with friends. Their patio is large and at night is decorated nicely with cool lights. They have tasty food if you are hungry while you are having a beer. There portions are relatively small which makes it nice for a light meal when you are having a few beers. They have an... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Cobb salad is excellent, very large, and the best I have had in any restaurant. Every time I have been there I have only had the Cobb but other dishes also look good. A small menu.

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Windsor, Canada
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The main draw to this restaurant is the big patio. The location for people watching and the traffic on Wyandotte street makes this a great location. The food is average and nothing really great. The price of the sandwiches are pricey when a side of fries or salad is not included. There are a few craft beer on tap, But... More 

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TheWillistead, Owner at The Willistead, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy the food. Our current menu is Chef Jim Renaud's first since unexpectedly taking over the restaurant this year. We do believe we give a good value for our customer in an atmosphere (as you acknowledged with your comment about the patio) that is one of Windsor's best. This is not an excuse... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I had originally dined about half a year ago at the Willistead with my girlfriend for a spur of the moment evening out, and although the food could have been wonderful at the time (a welcome and refreshing change for the Windsor area), the service completely destroyed our evening. Our dishes were cold by the time they arrived (moules frites... More 

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TheWillistead, Owner at The Willistead, responded to this review

Had to think long and hard about this review which I am grateful that you review made us do Happy that you've acknowledged the improvement in service since the restaurant changed hands in December. You'll find we've invested a considerable amount into staff training over the past 6 months As for the quality of food We are sorry that you... More 

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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited this place as a group of 8 in Windsor on business. It was recommended by a friend. Definitely would return. Good selection of interesting menu items and reasonable prices. We sampled most of the Appetizers and enjoyed them all. I had the tuna as a main and it was delicious. Grilled perfectly, tasty and with very nice fresh... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great portions and price. Excellent cob salad. Would recommend, great for dates or small gatherings. Love the environment

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London, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Willistead is a great patio spot in Olde Walkerville that serves good food with friendly and helpful staff. I have had the pleasure of experiencing their classic burger and fish and chips selection. Both are simple choices but great meals due to fresh and well prepared ingredients that show attention to detail. It is nice to see a place... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Tasty and you can order separate items. Good service and nice interior AND PARKING which is a big plus in this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My first visit i was a little nervous when i looked at the menu. Im used to plain simple food. But when i took a bite it opened up my eyes to flavor. I couldnt put down my fork. When i left i felt full and happy. I recommend this place to everyone. Amazing flavor and food combinations. The chef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1840 Wyandotte St. E | Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Windsor, Ontario N8Y1B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +(1)5192538226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International, Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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