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“Simple, straightforward food.”
Review of Willy's burger bar + rotisserie - CLOSED

Willy's burger bar + rotisserie
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Existing business that the owners decided to rebrand. And they have done a wonderful job.

Great Angus burger, 1/2 grilled chicken. French fries done the proper way...twice cooked. Good portions at a fair price. Nice bar and Casey is a great, attentive bartender. Superb Espresso Martinis!!!!

Will return to try other things on the menu.

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Thank Jerry P
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were looking for a casual place to have a late meal that didn't have a long wait. As we walked down Thames we noticed Willies and decided to try them. The wait was short even though they were busy and we were able to get a drink at the bar. However, there were people at the bar that had been sitting there for a long time and they had not even been served a drink.
We were seated within 10 min which we were pleased with. That's where it started to go south.
The waitress was pleasant and attentive but after we ordered it took forever to get our meal. About 30 minutes later our meal came. My husband had a hamburger which was good. I ordered an Ahi Burger. It was served on a large bun but the Ahi itself was so small that I was only able to get 4 pieces before I was done. What little I had was good but for the price it wasn't worth it.
I realize they are new and there are always little problem that occur but this was ridiculous.
This is Newport and good is not enough.

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2  Thank Kathyfranklin14
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went here for dinner our first night in town. They had an outside patio so we were able to dine there with our dog, which we appreciated. While the food was good, the wait for it was extremely long. We didn't bother returning, as it wasn't worth the aggravation.

Thank CTKath
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were so excited to try "Willys". But...We should have turned around when there was no wait at 7pm on a busy Saturday night in Newport. We thought it was just undiscovered, well we thought wrong. The hostess was pleasant and personable and sat us right away however, our dining experience went down hill from there. We had plenty of time to look over the menu as our waitress did not greet us for quite some time. When she did offer us a beverage we inquired about the beer selection, the waitress knew nothing about the beverage menu and could not answer any questions. So we ordered our meals and we noticed the table sit down next to us. Then we watched the table next to us get their drinks and a little while longer get their meals! Looking at the kitchen window we noticed our food sitting there in the window. We watched other waiters look at the food but not take the time to deliver it. Then we took a 2 min video of our food in the window. Yup then we watched our waitress walk by it TWICE! Finally after 10 min. we flagged down the nice hostess and she gave us our meals. Of course when we did get our meals the orders were WRONG. And what did the manager have to say? NOTHING because we never saw one. We will not be returning as I doubt this restaurant will be open after the summer crowds fade and with so many better choices we will spend our $$ elsewhere.

4  Thank travelmonkey17
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

overall it was OK. I rated it a solid 3, if you call yourself a "burger Bar" then your burgers better be awesome, which they were not. It is inexpensive and service was good.

1  Thank Maxtcat
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