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Willow Steakhouse

Willow Steakhouse

18723 Main Street and Willow
Jamestown, CA 95327
Phone: (209) 984-3998

After 40 years, The Willow Keeps Growing and Changing

You know The Willow Steakhouse and Saloon for their fabulous food…from their famous cheese fondue to their certified Angus Beef and daily fresh seafood. The Willow Steakhouse and Saloon is open every day at 11am for lunch, dinner, spirits and ghost stories. It is the place to meet friends and relax, after all, it’s 12:00 somewhere! But… did you know The Willow now has a Catering truck and can cater all your weddings and parties up to 250 people… everything from sandwiches to delicious barrel cooked ribs!

The Willow Steakhouse has been an adventure for the Mooney Family since Sean Mooney bought it in 1972. Known for a few “antiques” who are; Kevin Mooney, running the Saloon for over 30 years, Bruce Mc Donald the daytime Saloon manager for the last 28 years, and Olivia their delightful waitress for the last 27 years.

The dining room has been under the direction of Siobhan Mooney Stevens for the 21 years and her husband Roger Stevens has been head chef for the last 19 years. Also in the kitchen you’ll find Mike Mc Bride, who the Willow is proud to have aboard helping them serve up delicious entrees.

Here is some background about The Willow and its ghost stories from Historian Sally Hamilton:

John Periera came from Portugal established The Willow in 1862. The Willow housed many dignitaries and wealthy businessmen who were instrumental in establishing Jamestown as a thriving township. Many businesses were here; the first telegraph, medical offices and stage stop. It supported the first railway station with transportation and housing for travelers; including President McKinley, Bat Masterson, and Mrs. Robert E. Lee.

The Willow stands today as a tribute to the pioneer effort and continues to serve the area as a mysterious and romantic dining establishment. The Willow’s history of unexplained fires and documented ghostly occurrences intrigue and fascinate today’s patrons. It is The Willow’s numerous past occupants which set the scene for the mysterious and ghostly activities that continue to haunt and inspire strange sightings. These occurrences have been documented worldwide. The Willow’s historical fires and sightings stem from the many tragedies which befell unsuspecting miners and patrons of the past. Today you can enjoy the same fine dining in the romantic and mystical history which spans well over a century.


Open 7 days a week • Lunch starts at 11am • Dinner starts 5pm-Finish • Seasonal Brunch


American, Seafood, Steakhouse-Fine




Banquets (20 or more), Bar, Catering Facility, Early Bird, Great Wines, Take Out, Wheelchair Access


Reservations: recommended
Alcohol: full bar
Pricing: $8 – $14 entree


American Express, Checks, Diners Club, Mastercard, Travelers' Checks, Visa

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