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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 - 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: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 14
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good BBQ

Armadillo Willy's is good for bbq - chicken and hamburgers - are my favorite. It is also family oriented.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Carolyn Sue W
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Foster City, California
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Foster City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Armadillo Willy's is good for bbq - chicken and hamburgers - are my favorite. It is also family oriented.

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Thank Carolyn Sue W
San Mateo, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a typical casual dining american style restaurant. It was cool, order and serve yourself style. Food was mouth watering esp the steak.

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Thank Backpacker1019
Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you happen to be out for shopping in the Bridgepointe Mall in San Mateo then stop in at this restaurant if you like BBQ and meat as a part of your staple diet. It's order your food and wait about 10 minutes for the call to come and collect and take it to your table. It lets you know... More 

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Thank jim r
Lisbon
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Good barbecue ribs for a good price. If you happen to be at Hilton Garden Inn Armadillo is in walking distance. It's a good choice if you don't want to eat at the hotel. You can also do some shopping nearby at Target, Hallmark, Bed Bath and Beyond, Staples and a sports warehouse.

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Thank plopes_pt
Niceville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Armadillo Willys is in the middle of a shopping plaza. But don't let that stop you. The barbecue was delicious and served very quickly. They may run out of some dishes late in the day, but the food they do have is very tasty and freshly made, not reheated. You pay in advance, and get a wireless device to alert... More 

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Thank Manny T
Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

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.

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Thank Abhi988
San Francisco Bay Area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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

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Thank lbrb97
Norwalk, California
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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.

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Thank jazzygirl49
Redwood City, California
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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.

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Thank Fritzikay
San Francisco, California
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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

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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, Families with children, Business meetings
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?