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The Willistead

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1840 Wyandotte St. E | Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Windsor, Ontario N8Y1B3, Canada
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Windsor, Canada
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80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with an old friend for dinner. Had a couple of drinks and the ribs dinner. Everything was great. The food was delicious, the drinks were awesome, and the service was brilliant. Will definitely be back.

1 Thank StefanLisa
Windsor, Canada
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I made reservations for an early dinner this past Saturday night. We knew we wanted to try the Willistead as we are big fans of their other restaurant, Snackbar-B-Q. We were seated in a corner booth which was nice as we both got to look around at the interesting décor in the restaurant. The décor is similar... More 

Thank lengthynewt
Hamilton, Canada
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176 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We stopped their for a quick drink after the distillery tour. You must try the deep fried cauliflower, it had unexpected flavor combinations and sauce. Will definitely return and try some other items on the menu. Don't be in a hurry, it was a long wait for even the drinks.

Thank Sheila M
Windsor, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Had asked for recommendations, and this was suggested by several people. Due to Art in the Park, menu was a bit different than posted on their website. Outside patio was very busy. We wanted a/c, so sat inside. After placing our orders, we had at least a 30 minute wait before food was delivered. And then we received a small... More 

Thank MKP-Windsor
Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

My husband and I love this place we have been many times and never had a bad meal. Although we went Sunday May 15th for lunch and were disappointed with our Willistead burger. The buns were cold and hard as if they had just been defrosted and the burgers were dry and cold. Both of the burgers were this way... More 

Thank BohdiOne
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times and it never gets old. This time I had the Kentucky fried quail with the trump card cocktail. All you would hope from KFC with tender quail flavour an a delightfully bittersweet cocktail with an orange roof. If you dare I'm sure the octopus and the cows tongue are delicious. These are my next choices... More 

Thank Paola R
windsor ontario
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

So we decided to stop here for lunch. Ordered a clubhouse and does not come with any sides! Sides are extra! So we ordered fries with our "sandwich" we both opted for water, which was warm and no ice. They put a bottle on the table of water. During lunch waitress made it a point to come by and refill... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Like something you would see in Boston. Creative drinks, nice decor, bartender is passionate about his realm. The food is inventive and different, have the cauliflower fritters.

Thank peacethroughtravel2
Edmonton, Canada
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252 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This was my first visit to The Willistead Restaurant and Bar. The server was friendly and did a good job. The first was a very high quality, and relatively cheap.

Thank one3Sport
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Went as a family before a show at Ceasars. We had the cauliflower fritters (amazing) and the octopus (over cooked and tough). For entrees we tried the pork shanks (tender and good but unevenly warm) the steak and frites (a few of us got this and one was hot and one was cold but flavor was awesome) and the beef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Canadian, American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1840 Wyandotte St. E | Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Windsor, Ontario N8Y1B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +(1)5192538226

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