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All 17 Santa Ynez Restaurants

Willows (Chumash Casino)

3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
800-728-9997
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Ranked #6 of 17 Restaurants in Santa Ynez
Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Mississauga, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My BFF took me here as a surprise. During our stay, we went to The Chumash Casino to see Neil Sedaka. Before the show we went to the Willows restaurant. The food and the service were really good. We totally enjoyed the experience.

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Santa Maria, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I love this restaurant. I have to disagree with any negative review. The food and service are excellent. They have the best caesars salad I have ever had and their steak and lobster were cooked to perfection. What ever additional request you have they are willing to provide it. It is a little pricey that because it is a fine... More

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Malibu, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Food may be cheap and plentiful, but there is a reason for that. This is a casino, not a fine dining establishment. The idea is to keep you in the casino, not the dining room. Eat and get back to feeding the slots is the mantra. Anyone desiring real food would be far better off getting out of the dark,... More

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Carmel Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Wednesday visit. Steak was perfect service five star and the chef Sergio Renteria is a diamond. We ate inside ,they have al fresco dining available .One of the best meals we have experienced.

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Ventura, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a gracious, fine-dining experience (NOT the buffet-that's a different dining experience also available at Chumash Casino). The service is exemplary and the food delicious. We enjoyed a recent visit dining alfresco on a balmy summer evening-with the namesake willows below our deck softly bending in the breeze. There are excellent selections from a local-heavy wine list so we... More

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Wayne, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Willows, is not for the faint of heart. Very pricey but very good. Beet salad a favorite, shrimp cocktail, size of small lobsters. service is great, very friendly staff. Managers of restaurant could not have done more for us. Bar is busy, especially after a boxing event, and only suggestion is after a boxing event, the kitchen stay open a... More

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Fillmore, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is buffet at Chumash Casino Resort. We arrived for day to gamble and have late lunch dinner. We got in line 2:30 pm and sign said closed 3:00 to 4:00 opening for dinner. We had a buy one $17.00 second one free for comps meal. We knew it would be fresh at 4:00 pm. We went to high roller... More

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Lompoc, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped here from visiting the folks over the holiday. Hungry, tired and grouchy we walked in and were treated very kindly by the excellent staff. They quickly brought us the amazing cheese board with several cheeses, olives and meats. Really excellent service also helped us relax and have a wonderful evening.

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Santa Ynez, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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 like to gamble, though, this is a good place to go. I live in the... More

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Santa Maria, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 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. The steak was so tender you could have cut it with a fork.. the shrimp... More

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Additional Information about Willows (Chumash Casino)

Address: 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone Number: 800-728-9997
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American

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