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2260 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 571-7427
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Doing business

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  • 11
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good place for ham lovers

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
kgirishshenoy
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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Fresno, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

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Tucson, AZ
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347 reviews 347 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?