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10100 S DE Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 252-7427
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dependable BBQ

AW BBQ is one of those places where you can go for ribs and it's going to be the same every time. Tonight's dinner was a Texas Family BBQ Rib Pack for $40 which includes: 1 slab of ribs + sauce, 4 cornbread muffins, 2 sides of choice (we chose green salad with balsamic vinaigrette and baked beans... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

AW BBQ is one of those places where you can go for ribs and it's going to be the same every time. Tonight's dinner was a Texas Family BBQ Rib Pack for $40 which includes: 1 slab of ribs + sauce, 4 cornbread muffins, 2 sides of choice (we chose green salad with balsamic vinaigrette and baked beans). For a... More 

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Cupertino, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Armadillo Willy is a BBQ lover's delight. The choices range from delicious sandwiches to luscious platters of a variety of meats topped by Armadillo's "house" BBQ sauces of various levels of "heat". My personal favorite is brisket with Armadillo's mild sauce and sweet potato fries.

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San Jose, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The BBQ here is about average, while the service is fairly good. The atmosphere can get quite congested (like many BBQ joints) around lunch but they are pretty efficient and friendly. I was really in the mood for great meat but it just was not that great. Will try again sometime in the future.

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Cupertino, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great BBQ place. Be warned they run out of stuff late in the day but that to me is a sign that it is fresh each day.

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Silicon Valley California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Burgers are he best in town, we think. Food is a very reasonable price. We frequently go there as a last minute choice when we don't have time to cook. Meat is tender, moist and flavorful. Several times I have asked to taste a sample if I suspect it might be too spicy and they have obliged. There are several... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

No arguing with the price, and the burgers are well worth the money. The side dishes are full price, but by the time the burgers were demolished, there was no need for them. Casual place, laid back atmosphere.

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Arnold, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There is nothing special about this place. Food was decent, service was friendly and pretty quick. On the plus side they have draft beers and TVs with sports. I stopped by for ribs, a beer, and to watch game 3 of the World Series. Everything went well except the game.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I usually go on Tuesdays with my hiking group for Tri Tip Tuesday. Flavorful, tender tri tip on a toasted roll. Crispy fries with some skin left on are delicious. The tasty pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw is also a favorite. Despite a long line out the door at lunch time, there is plenty of seating with long tables... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I would very much like to complain about some of the type of background music you play in your restaurant especially during dinner time. The music that is very disturbing to me is when you play “hard rock” (or “heavy rock”) music. It’s typified by a heavy use of aggressive vocals, distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, drums, and often accompanied... More 

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Delta, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was very good, the service was quick and there was enough variety on the menu to satisfy all six members of my family. We loved the tri-tip and the BBQ Brisket sandwich.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10100 S DE Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cupertino
  • Phone Number: (408) 252-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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