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Armadillo Willy's

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2260 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 571-7427
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
A pleasant surprise

It is always good to stop by for lunch after shopping at Bridgepoint. The service is fast and the food is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
San Francisco Bay Area
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Business meetings
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Pune, India
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IF you want a nice meaty treat or want to throw a party without pinching your pocket, this is the right place to go! Check out their family meal portions if you are in a big group.

Thank Abhi988
San Francisco Bay Area
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92 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It is always good to stop by for lunch after shopping at Bridgepoint. The service is fast and the food is good.

Thank lbrb97
Norwalk, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Big Servings that can be shared by 2-3 persons except the drinks. Yummy yummy food! Garlic Parmesan Fries, Cajun Fires and their 18 hour roasted beef..that is the best, the ribs were tasty. Lots of seats. The GPS will throw you off and I had to go around for a good 5-10 mins but it's in the strip mall.

Thank jazzygirl49
Redwood City, California
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Armadillo Willy's is a barbque chain. You place your order, take a number, pick up your food and find a table. I like their ribs, but the other offerings not so much. It can get crowded and noisy.

Thank Fritzikay
San Francisco, California
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146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Love their cornbread with the special honey butter and chicken fingers! Ribs are delicious and they have something on special every single day.

Thank MSDN02
Salinas, California
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you like BBQ, this is the place to eat. The food was very delicious, and the service was friendly and efficient. I would go out of my way to eat here again whenever I am in the area.

Thank rabrannon
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

this is an awesome place for Ham lovers who want to eat authentic Texas barbecue. I am not a ham fan so I opted to each smoked chicken, it was awesome and lovely food. quantity is too much for an Indian to finish ;) Only thing that I disliked was there is not much of option for a person who... More 

Thank kgirishshenoy
Fresno, California
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was in San Francisco for a cultural event on Sunday (1/18/15) and was in the mood for some good barbecue. Armadillo Willy's was near my San Mateo hotel and after reading the reviews here on TripAdvisor I decided to try the restaurant out. I got to the restaurant around 7:00 p.m. and the place was crowded. Upon entry, people... More 

Thank Keepinitrealincali
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Convenient to Hilton garden Inn. Excellent BBQ menu. Service was great. Simple décor. If you like BBQ you won't be disappointed.

Thank Matt C
Tucson, AZ
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481 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Been there several times with family. You can get a quick meal and I find prices reasonable. You can get a plate of met with 2sides for about $12.95. I've had the pulled pork mostly and it is always tasty with barbecue sauce. This last time there were some overdone pieces but all in all good. Onion rings are good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2260 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: (650) 571-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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