Good Restaurants near Willows Ca.
My recommendations would either be in Williams (~20 minutes South on I5) at Granzellas - Restaurant
451 6th Street, Williams, CA 95987
or in Chico (~35 minutes East) at either
Sierra Nevada Brewing CO - Taproom & Restaurant
1075 East 20th Street, Chico, CA 95928
or, also in Chico, Red Tavern 1250 Esplanade (530) 894-3463.
Willy, you've got to try Nancy's Airport Cafe, it's a great little place just off I-5 at the Willows exit, at the municipal airport, across from WalMart. This place has everything, a full-service family style American restaurant with casual dining, huge portions of delicious homestyle comfort foods, top quality steaks, a fresh salad bar, great breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials, and homemade pies. The friendly servers and aeronautical memorabilia make your visit a good old-fashioned dining experience.
Nancy's Airport Cafe
353 County Road G, Willows, CA 95988
On 8/12/10 I posted: "For a real dive, you can’t beat River Glenn about 15 miles east of Willows, CA if you come up I-5. It is inside the levee of the Sacramento River. It has great prime rib, but is only open Thur., Fri., Sat. for dinner I think. I saw a lunch special on a sign on the levee Monday, so it must be open for lunch. You would have to call for the facts."
2470 State Highway 45
Glenn, CA 95943
This is the place for a hearty meal in a old converted beer bar. Don’t pay any attention to the cement-floor ambiance and just enjoy some of the best prime rib in the North State or a big plate of halibut. I’m not sure about cocktails but there are beers and OK wines.
The Maxwell Inn (530-438-2521) in downtown Maxwell, CA is very good with an interesting collection of stuffed animals. It's a nice rstaurant with a full bar.
The Red Tavern for fine dining in Chico has a real chef from the Bay Area and a selected wine list with reasonably priced French, Spanish and Italian wines besides the usual domestic suspects. It also has a full bar.
2470 State Highway 45, Glenn, CA 95943
1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926