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Armadillo Willy's

2260 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 571-7427
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Ranked #31 of 357 Restaurants in San Mateo
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business
Most recent review
- May 18, 2014
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We have always loved this place, but lately it seems they forgot they are a BBQ joint. I went in on Saturday at about 6:00pm just to be told they had run out of Babyback Ribs! Really, it's only Saturday early evening. Food taste great, portions are on the small side. Cornbread muffins are delicious.

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Foster City, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Their ribs are tender and their choices of sauces are good. When you pick your sides you should be full if finishing. The cornbread with honey is great.

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San Mateo, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Armadillo Willy's has some tasty BBQ. I used to really enjoy going there. What has frustrated me over the last year or so is their pricing. It seems in an effort to keep entree prices roughly the same despite the rising costs of food, they are slowly whittling away at the amount of food on the plate. First to go... More

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San Francisco, CA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Ribs, chicken, and pulled pork are tastiest in the area. Carolina pulled pork salad is a great salad choice. I'm here almost every week.

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Vancouver, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Came here with my mother and sister in law; the spicy peanut slaw was so bland and tasteless, the only reason I ate it was to get my veggies. The fries were decent, and I loved the brisket! I got the juicy version, which was delicious and full of flavor. I loved the different bbq sauces also!

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San Mateo, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Armadillo Willy's has a large choice of terrific barbequed meals for a very reasonable price. All the food is so tasty, and they are very nice about customizing meals (for example, no cheese, oat bun, no onions, etc.) We eat there almost weekly for dinner. It's friendly, clean, not too noisy, has sports on TVs (with no sound - yeah!),... More

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great food reasonably priced. Great for lunches as people can get what they want and pay separately. For families with kids no worries here as there is lots of space and everyone is friendly. Also sometimes I get dinners to go which are great.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Just outside san francisco by a few miles located in a shopping center. Late lunch about 2:30 pm found the big restaurant almost empty. Inexpensive but good food. Seems like it would be great at night with a few beers and any of their food. Not fancy but clean. Ribs were very tender and tasty. No table service...place order at... More

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Pacifica, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

A nice BBQ place with appeal to young and old. When my daughter was a toddler we started taking her here as it was a fun place. The food is very good. I'm a big BBQ fan so this place was great. It's located in an outdoor shopping center so you have a big parking lot and lots of stores... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Easy going order and pay at counter self service,pleasant staff,cheap eatery,good selection of sodas.

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