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16 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9585 (Village Drive)
+1 831-659-2774
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such nice people, we felt right at home. We had a wonderful dinner, relaxing after a day of travel. Besides great food, they have a nice selection of local wines.

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Thank Sasa323
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took too long to get our drinks and then too long to get our drinks refilled. The customer service could have been better. I think the food took too long to come out but it was tasty. I think the menu should say the chicken will be on a bone. I enjoyed my salad which was the best part.

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Tuoro sul Trasimeno, Italy
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I attended an evening event of approximately 50 local women in attendance. We had a choice of two entrees with a salad starter and dessert included for the price of $50. And I might add, a relish tray. The salad was a wedge of romaine with dressing; my entree was a baked potato, two pieces of cauliflower, and a short... More 

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Carmel, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We know Will's well as guests in the early 2000s and again as locals for the past 3 years. The folks that bought it a few years ago did some renovations which were needed and the interior is fine. They completely lost the charm of the back patio by removing the fire pit and adding row upon row of bland... More 

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1 Thank Noosa16
Hlowder34, Owner at Will’s Fargo, responded to this review

First, I am so sorry to hear of your experience and disappointment. Leaving our restaurant with those feelings is definitely not our intention. Second, thank you for your constructive criticism. You have given me a lot of food for thought. I would love to talk with you further about your ideas for shareable appetizers and how to bring charm back... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I love steak. The four of us enjoyed our meal so much, but I loved the filet - never had better, Recommended

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Thank edward w
Hlowder34, Owner at Will’s Fargo, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal. Please come back and visit us soon. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation for dinner on a Friday night. Excited for a good steak in Carmel Valley. We had made a reservation for 8 pm and had confirmed. We had salads, and steak, and Lobster. The salads were pretty good, the steaks were prepared correctly as was the lobster. We all liked our steaks. The sides were a different... More 

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Thank Peggyjneely
Hlowder34, Owner at Will’s Fargo, responded to this review

I am so terribly sorry to hear of your experience. Thank you for sharing your feedback on the food and service. I have addressed your concern with the chef and mangement and we are working on improving the steps of service and menu consistency and quality. I do hope you'll give us another try in the future. More 

San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We made reservations because our hotel didn't have a restaurant. And given that we were able to get a table for 7:30 on a friday night only an hour or so beforehand we should have been forewarned. But we went anyway and were offered seating outside or inside and that was a nice treat. The outside was more busy than... More 

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Thank Tony D
Hlowder34, Owner at Will’s Fargo, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. I am very sorry to hear that the food was underwhelming and service was a nuisance. That is not our intention. I have discussed your concerns with the chef and our general manager and they are taking steps to make sure that food and service are up to standard. I do hope you will... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation for dinner on a Friday night. Excited for a good steak in Carmel Valley. We had made a reservation for 8 pm and had confirmed. We had salads, and steak, and Lobster. The salads were pretty good, the steaks were prepared correctly as was the lobster. We all liked our steaks. The sides were a different... More 

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Thank Peggyjneely
Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The atmosphere in the restaurant, excellent service, delicious food, nice ambience and again very attentive service from the chef and his team will bring us back again. The wine list is great and especially the Bernardus Marinus Signature 2009 was exeptionell! We will come back again

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Thank oigen2016
Hlowder34, Owner at Will’s Fargo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your dinner! We will look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Carmel, California
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had a late lunch this past weekend at the relatively newly reopened Wills Fargo. We had an inexperienced but very sweet server. The menu had few choices other than breakfast options and it was clearly too late for that. So, my wife chose two small plates and I went with my standby: a burger. The small plates--tater tots and... More 

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Thank SamLLev
Holman R, Owner at Will’s Fargo, responded to this review

Hi there Sam, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us and we do take all comments very seriously. Im sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your burger. We do use Prime Nebraska Beef, which is usually quite flavorful. I apologize that you did not have that experience. Im very glad that you enjoyed the patio.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9585
    (Village Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-659-2774
Description
Will's Fargo Restaurant became a landmark steakhouse in 1959 and has been a peninsula favorite for over 55 years. Entering Will's is stepping back into a time when fine food and service were the rule, rather than the exception. An intimate courtyard patio offers seasonal outdoor dining. Will's also features an intriguing small saloon with a full bar that pours an honest drink and features a lighter menu, including such standards as salads, burgers, and other delectable items. Lunch menus Thursday - Monday and Dinner from 4:30pm nightly. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

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