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American, Bar, Pub
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Dinner, Lunch
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Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed January 28, 2022 via mobile

Great little family restaurant. Heard about fresh perch on Fridays and Saturdays. Was an old bar in the day, very plain on the outside. Nice little place on the inside. Meet the owner Wil, nice guy, he keeps the place clean. Perch was excellent! My...wife really enjoyed her burger. The waitress was vey good. I will be back!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 17, 2021 via mobile

We’ve driven by Wil’s a few times but had never stopped. After seeing several people recommend it on a ‘favorite restaurant’ post we decided to give it a try. Wil greeted us warmly at the door and chatted with us while we waited. When we...commented on the decorations he brought his wife over so we could enthuse about them with the person that did the decorating. The service was attentive and the food came out quickly. Several of the staff chatted and joked with us while we are and we left feeling like part of the family. The food was great, the portions generous and we will be back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed July 5, 2021

Saturday July 3 I stopped in to get a quart of cole slaw for dinner. I think it is the best. But I will never get it to go again. It looked old and also tasted old. How could they serve that. There goes $13.00...down the drain. We could not eat it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 19, 2020

We tried Wil's for the first time. My mother-in law sent her fish back because it still had the skin on it. A man, I assume the owner, came to the table and asked what was wrong with the fish. My MIL said she didn't...care for it. He said "you just cost me $21.99!" She said she was planning on paying for it, she just didn't care for it. He continued to berate her with a very nasty tone and attitude. REALLY??? She is 77 years old!! We have never been treated so poorly. I DO NOT RECOMMEND you patronize a business where the owner would treat customers in this way. Other wise the service was ok, but none of the staff wore a mask. Didn't make me feel very safe.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

The only reason to not give this place a 5 is the small size, although they have added tables, its still usually crowded. Staff is friendly and accommodating, menu is larger than most small taverns, and food is usually very well prepared. Just a really...good neighborhood pub with good food. Not much to look at but you'll like it.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019

You have to look for Wil's, because it's a little place on a country road, but so worth the trip! My wife and I have been there six times in two months and have, so far, only had the Cod fish fry and the Perch...fish fry!!! They are both great! We love the fish, fresh cut fries and we believe the best cole slaw anywhere!!! Wil is a great fellow who always greets his guests and stops by your table to see how you are doing! The staff are all great. The service is always fast, friendly and very attentive. It's not a big place, so google it and decide on the best times to go. I suggest going before 5:30, or after 7:45 p.m. They do a very good business and you will see why! We love the place and drive about an hour each way to get there from Streetsboro, Ohio!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Wil's is one of our favorite nearby place's to go. The food is always delicious. The wait staff always makes you feel like family, and the food is always delicious. If you just want soup or an appetizer, or a sandwich, entrée, or fresh baked...dessert, I highly recommend Wil's Grille & Pub. It also says a lot about their character when the chef comes out at any given opportunity to greet the patrons, and ask if everything was all right. Kudos Wil's...keep doing what you're doing!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

When we want Friday night fish - in a fun, casual atmosphere - this is our go-to place. They always offer fresh Lake Erie walleye and perch, plus (usually) something else like salmon or shrimp. You can have your walleye/perch deep fried or pan sauteed...and both preparations are excellent. Entrees come with two sides from a generous list including options like salad, coleslaw, potatoes (fries or baked, white or sweet), steamed broccoli, onion rings, and "Barberton-style hot rice" made with tomatoes, onions and peppers. These weekly seafood specials also include soft warm rolls and are very reasonably priced from about $18-22 (with the full range of bar food on their regular menu priced mostly lower). The ambience is super friendly with fast, efficient service - but you are never rushed and definitely feel welcome to linger if you like. Will, the owner, is usually on hand and continually makes the rounds to make sure all his diners are satisfied. His charming wife - who lavishly decorates the pub for each season, and sometimes shares her lovely singing voice with guests - is also typically there alongside Will. It's a great " local color" pub with fun, food, and drink for not much money!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

We go to Wil's often for fish, burgers, steaks, and more. They have nightly specials that save a little money, but the prices aren't bad either way. The wait staff is friendly and service is pretty fast. We take food from here out on the...boat with us and they are careful to package it for that.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

This Restaurant offers fantastic home made soups, great burgers, fresh Lake Perch, steaks and chops !!

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Great place to go if the owner is hanging around.If Will isn't sitting or helping out just leave.The waitress this Sunday night is a dingbat.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

I don't care if your ordering soup, salad, a burger, pork chops or the Friday Lake Erie Perch you find all of the food to be very high quality !!!

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

A great place for anyone young and old. We take the kids there and our older friends. Outstanding food. Well worth the trip from anywhere!

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I had the typical "Barberton" style chicken dinner and my wife had a hamburger. Both dinners were very good BUT, the price was a little out of range for the area. The restaurant was very clean, the service was excellent. .

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed June 16, 2016

Reuben sandwich, crab cakes, fish 'n chips, and something else. Happy waitresses. Great service. Energetic happy atmosphere. Romantic in friendly pubish way.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Wil's Grille & Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4