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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $10
CUISINES
American, Fast Food, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Burgers were tasty and moist with all the toppings and moderately priced. The treat were the pies! They were filled with fruit and a scoop of Ice Cream set them off as really special!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

Home of the original “whopper” hamburger, it also had delicious fries (not from frozen) and malted milkshakes. Not expensive, either.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

If you want a good old fashion meal, this is the place to go! It was like stepping back in time for an old time burger and pie. The food is delicious and you just can't beat a frosty mug of root beer from the...barrel!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Amazing home town atmosphere and home cooked food. Pies are fresh and homemade and should always be on your personal menu. I also recommend the tenderloin sandwiches.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

Great place to get mushrooms they are awesome and the pickles are good too root beer not bad priced about right

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for dinner on a Friday night. Owner waited on us and suggested the special of the day. Excellent burger, hand cut fries, and homemade root beer! Quick, delicious, and excellent service. We’ll be back!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Good food great burgers , soups , pies very clean very casual , nice staff , a place that treats you like family it’s nice

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

This mom and pop sit down restaurant is GREAT!! You order at the counter and they bring your food to the table. They have the BEST ice cold root beer I have had anywhere. I also had the Willow burger which was also great. If...in Celina you need to stop here!!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

The food is good here and it is cheap. I enjoy the memories I have of the Willow. The bag of burger are really good to enjoy with friends and family.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick burger, got the Willow whopper. Tasty but not the best double cheeseburger I ever had. Could have used a better tomato. Fries were fresh out of the fryer and not bad, a little greasy. But the best was the little...scoop of soft serve ice cream they gave me for free after I finished. A really nice touch that shows they really love their customers.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Great lunch! Wonderful people! They have the best sloppy joes french fries and ice cream. They delivered to your table and it's very quick

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

had great food for a value price. the atmosphere is amazing with soft frank sinatra playing. The pies are amazing alone with the french fries. The little place only seats about 50 but it will teleport you back to the 50's to when times were...simplerMore

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

food was good - root beer very good. very nice people - would definitely go back. Owner saw us waiting for our food and gave us a free dish of ice cream

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Great little Mom & Pop Hamburger joint with good fast service and food. The owner made you feel at home as soon as you walked in. The way restaurant service used to be many years ago. Glad we stopped. The homemade fries were great! Will...stop by again when we are in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

This is a good place to eat at Celina that has a lot of character. This establishment is family owned and serves good hamburgers with fries. The Willow creates an environment that makes you feel like you are a part of their family. My wife...loves their mushroom Swiss burgers. I would suggest this place if you are looking for a quick sit down place, but don't want typical "fast food".More

Date of visit: March 2017
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The Willow is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4