400 C St.
Williams, CA 95987
Phone: (530) 473-2381
Fax: (530) 473-2418
Last Stand is your best bet if you want to catch up with old friends and chat over a few glasses of wine or beer. The bar hardly has a limited seating arrangement and most visitors have to stand in the outdoor area, while sipping on their favorite drinks. There is some space inside the bar, which is generally occupied by couples looking for peace and privacy. Apart from serving some complimentary snacks with the drinks, Last Stand also has various food offerings that vary by day. The food menu is full of American classics such as burgers, chili, Philly cheese steak, patty melt and lots more.
Newspaper clippings displayed in a glass case reveal among other colorful things, that there was once a Chinese opium den behind the restaurant, along Dead Cat Alley. The breakfast menu includes all kinds of steaks, sausage, ground beef and other meats with eggs prepared any way you like them. In addition, this eatery offers a varied Chinese menu that even includes a nod to the 21st Century—Vegetarian chop suey.
This restaurant is filled with high ceilings supported with massive stone Ionic pillars, marble floors and warm oaken paneling lit with natural light. The menu includes an array of traditional, and some little-known, dishes. The seafood menu features shrimp in a variety of ways. The Campechana (octopus and shrimp cocktail) is piquant and flavorful. There are familiar burritos, tacos, and tamales—some are prepared with interestingly unfamiliar ingredients.
Lawyers, farmers, students and antique collectors are likely to populate this bar on a typical afternoon. Friday and Saturday nights, the regulation pool table is pushed out of the way, and dancers crowd the floor. The music will probably be a local rhythm and Blues or country band. Sunday nights bring out the local billiard talent for a contest with prizes that make the competition interesting. There is no food here, however, there is a decent collection of beers on tap as well as mixed drinks.
This place is a meat lover's paradise. The dining room has a western feel with shiny watering troughs, refurbished "hog scalding" kettles and cowboy equipment such as ropes. Although the decor is interesting the focus is on food. If it is cooked on a barbecue, it is on the menu. Barbecue chicken, pork ribs, beef ribs, baby back ribs and house beans are the specialty. The barbecue sauce is a carefully guarded secret. Outside to the rear is an interesting patio dining area complete with a wooden bridge.
The Blue Wing Saloon & Cafe is a perfect blend of the past and the present. This saloon was first set up in the year 1880, and was re-established once more in 2005. The wood-paneled interiors and patio seating retain much of its old-world charm, and Californian fare dominates the menu, combining the best that local orchards, vineyards and farms have to offer. Try the Braised Short Ribs, or the Chicken Scaloppini; cowboys will readily surrender all their guns for a taste of them!
Between Davis and Woodland along Highway 113 at the County Road 25A exit, this winery is the centerpiece of a scenic acreage planted with seven types of grapes. Wine available for tasting is grown just outside the door of this cafe. It offers desserts, meat pasties and an interesting Napa cabbage and Mandarin orange salad during the week. On Sundays, reservations are recommended for the two hour-long, five-course brunch. Various coffee drinks especially the espresso are popular.
Known for their quality ingredients, this pizzeria makes all of their dough fresh daily and their zesty red sauce is made from scratch with eleven herbs and spices. A wide variety of delicious pizzas are on the menu, as well as garlic parmesan twists, buffalo wings, and fresh garden salad.
Though Cafe Coda is a a local cafe-cum-restaurant, it is more of an art hub of the city. This cafe dedicated to art, features the works of local artists on its walls and hosts live music concerts of regional artists/bands too. A perfect place to meet a few friends over coffee or simply take your spouse for a lovely meal. Kick start your day with a sumptuous breakfast at Cafe Coda complete with a cup of coffee and you will be all geared up to face the day's hectic schedule. As far as lunch is concerned, treats like pizzas and other short eats are served here. By late evening, this bustling restaurant transforms in to a cool hangout, where you can sip tea varieties and enjoy live music concerts as well. Cafe Coda can also be hired for private events and celebrations. Call for details.
As the name suggests, the Monstros Pizza is a pizza house that serves enormous and tasty pizzas. Given its proximity to the State University campus and cheap prices, it is always crowded with students, who head here to grab their piece of tasty pizza. If you are in a hurry, simply grab a takeaway box, and if you got time on hand sit on the patio and indulge in people watching. At times, Monstros Pizza also hosts boardgames and live music concerts that are loved by one and all. So go ahead and order your favorite slice along with some garlic bread.
This downtown restaurant serves contemporary Californian cuisine, with its menu also comprising numerous delicacies from Italian, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. Here, the owner and chef Christian Steinbach places this refined signature cuisine close to his heart and, along with his team, dishes out an array of delicacies like pastas, risottos, meat, salads, steaks, pizzas and seafood. Try the specialty Seafood Mixed Grill or the Bistro Tenderloin, and enjoy the regional flavors. The restaurant also boasts of an extensive wine list where the Cabernet and Pinot Noir are sourced from wineries in Napa Valley.
Alamar Marina Restaurant & Bar is a well-known floating restaurant on the Sacramento River offers fine dining and a scenic view. The menu has a selection of seafood, steaks and pasta dishes. For dinner, the Broiled Lobster Tail served with rice or potato, and soup or salad, is excellent. The Fettuccini Pasta sauteed in garlic butter, tossed in Alfredo sauce is served with soup or salad. The restaurant has a nice selection of California wines and a full bar.