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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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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
Flavorful

The brisket and ribs were flavorful, but the sausage was a little lacking and could have been store-bought.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The brisket and ribs were flavorful, but the sausage was a little lacking and could have been store-bought.

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United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband and I went there for dinner. We ordered 1 regular meal: ribs and 2 sides. Then I ordered 2 small plates, which both came with a side. They offered me a water cup and I took it. I am not a fan of soda. I am not a fan of cornbread, but O M G, this was the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Although a chain, this place has decent comfort food. It is close to work so convenient. And they have tater tots!!!! Who doesn't love tater tots?

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California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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162 reviews 162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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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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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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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