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“Very expensive for just average food.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Willy's Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar

Willy's Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar
2 Grafton St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545-5615
508-842-7220
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Ranked #3 of 83 Restaurants in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Sushi
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Street
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very expensive for just average food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is a cozy little restaurant with very nice ambiance. However, the experience does not get any better. The restaurant is way over-priced. The $30 sirloin steak was a little tough and somewhat salty due to the flavorings used. The stuffed shrimp had little taste, except for the drawn butter. What's upsetting, however, is the fact that NOTHING is included with these expensive entrees. - No bread, potato, vegetable, salad, etc. You can be nickled and dimed to well over $100 for two people. If it's a very good restaurant, it would be worth $100, but it's not very good. The ambiance is very nice, until the regular crowds arrive. Most are dressed in dungarees and sneakers. This does not make for a great restaurant experience on a special occasion. I wouldn't recommend Willy's, except if you're a yuppy with a pocket full of money and has never been to a genuinely good restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Massachusetts
Top Contributor
348 reviews 348 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 157 cities Reviews in 157 cities
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
“Great Steak - Ideal for a special occasion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Willy's is in the basement of an historical building in the center of Shrewsbury. No view, parking is tricky, it's a bit expensive for the suburbs, but the place is packed ... that should tell you something! We made a reservation at 9pm, the earliest reasonable time we could get, and they were still seating people after 10:30! The food and service are both great!

I had the Beef Wellington (ala carte) at about $32 ... pricey, but worth it! Sides (~$6-$8 ea) are plenty large enough for two ... we had the au-gratin potates and broccoli with holandase sauce ... both excellent! For dessert, we shared the southern red-velvet cake ... not something you can get many places ... delicious!

Not the place you'd go every week, but if you're looking for a great place for a special occasion, try Willy's ... but be sure to make a reservation (I'd suggest doing it a day or two ahead of time) to avoid dissapointment.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“My visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

A bit pricey, but, one of the best steaks I ever had was here. The filet miginon. Small inside, but, nice cozy feel and great service!

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Boston - Metro West
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great place for an event dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We have been to Willy's several time over the past few years and have never been disappointed. I will say that I would not make a habit of going given the prices, but we generally go for birthdays or our anniversary. If you go, you need recommendation. In the reservation I would recommend that you ask for a booth table away from high traffic areas as the seating is limited and so next to the restrooms and service areas. As mention if you are celebrating a special event. I note we were celebrating our anniversary in the reservation and the hostness and waiter both offered nice words.
We were seated only 5 minutes after our reservation time and received prompt attention from the waiter. He provided enough attention, but not checking in every 5 minutes. The food, as usual, was great. My steak was cooked prefectly and worth the money. One area for improvement would be more selections of beer, but I understand that wine is the focus for a steak shouse.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sutton, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Niche steakhouse!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Casual dinner or special night out, this place doesn't disappoint. Not the cheapest restaurant you'll find but warm ambiance, consistently good food and expert service. Parking can be tight. Reservations highly recommended.

Visited May 2012
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