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1840 Wyandotte St E | Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E3, Canada
+1 519-253-8226
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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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Tilbury, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So good. I had the best draft beer I ever tasted. It was maple flavour made by Brew. Highly recommended!

Thank Kim C
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is very slow during the day when I go. It's much of a turnoff. The restaurant needs updating and the menu needs more items. I believe this is why. But at night when it is busy and to get the Big Mac burger and fries is to die for. Although portion is small and $, the burger is delicious.

Thank Kathleen S
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing, but you have to be adventurous and give it a chance as their menu is quite different. I absolutely love the fried cauliflower fritters, and the chicken burger. The fries and the sauce they come with are to die for. The atmosphere is very trendy and the waitstaff is always great. I would definitely recommend this... More 

Thank Sarah D
Harrow, Canada
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128 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Willistead. We had the Jerk Oxtail Stew and Seared Wild Boar Belly. The Jerk Oxtail Stew was perfectly seasoned, with the right of amount of heat in every bite. The Seared Wild Boar Belly was very tasty, and the cranberry sauce was excellent. We had a blueberry crumble for dessert and it was the... More 

Thank loriar
Ontario Canada
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Because The Willistead is an absolute gem of a casually comfy neighbourhood restaurant, and oh-so-delicious! VERY happy we dropped in for lunch on our way to the train station. Southern Eggs Benny has ruined me for all other versions. So much more on the menu I'd love to try! Just about 4 hours from home, so will have to wait... More 

Thank RedstoneGirl
Windsor, Canada
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

went on a Saturday for lunch to celebrate our sons birthday. (his choice) Menu was limited and we were not able to order the Caesar salad as they are not prepared on weekends. If you want to try a variety of prepared meats. eg. beef cheeks, then this is the place to go. Very small cups of coffee and no... More 

Thank Retirees04062015
BoscoWindsor, Owner at The Willistead, responded to this review

Not sure what you mean by limited as we feel We offer a number of items. Tableside Caesar is dependent on our server jadran being present weekdays as he has a skill that is unique and requires experience I will review our coffee sizes and refilll policy with our other owner and manager as it has never been raised to... More 

Waterloo, Canada
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

A good friend of mine took me to this place for dinner. The menu is very unique and both him and I are foodies so we thought we critique the menu. For starters it's nice inside. The setting is perfect for the walkerville area. The only downside is the tables are very close to each other so privacy in a... More 

Thank Raynman M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We had the most amazing caesar salad at the Willistead....and the best part, it was made from scratch TABLE SIDE. Our amazing waiter hand made the dressing in front of us, it was a wonderful experience to listen to him explain what he was doing and watch the transformation from nothing to the best caesar salad we have ever eaten.... More 

1 Thank monicah129
Windsor, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

My wife made reservations the night before as there was an event in the area and all she could get was 5:30pm on a Friday night. We rushed to get there and they didn't have her reservation..... We were seated with our friends anyway as luckily there was a table open. We got water and waited 15 minutes before I... More 

1 Thank Bill2457
Windsor, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite spots for casual dining, new fall menu and same great service. I had my usual Cobb salad (I love this salad!) and my wife the Arctic Char with risotto both excellent. Always a good selection of craft beers as well as fantastic deserts! Already looking forward to our next visit.

Thank DanandBarb2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
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 N8Y 1E3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 519-253-8226

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