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Armadillo Willy's BBQ

2624 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5351
408-247-1100
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Hong Kong
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited with four colleagues and we enjoyed ourselves so much we returned later in the week! This is not a flash place, but the service is quick (and with a smile), the atmosphere is friendly and comfortable and the food is lip smackingly good. Between us we had ribs, brisket and steaks and not one was anything other than... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nothing beats Armadillo Willy's when it comes to bbq. I always go to this place when I have cravings for good ol' American barbecue in their "small" place in Cupertino. They have moved to a bigger one since then and opened other restaurants. Cupertino is still my fav. Meats are tender and juicy. My favorite is their cheeseburger wit lettuce,... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I always think or burger as home type meal in the backyard with the grill. Well now i think of Armadillo Willy's, because they make a burger, that looks like a meal! They took time setting the deep fried onion along side of 7 different ingredients in the burger. mmm mmm, i think i'm going there after this post. I... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Armadillo Willy's BBQ is one of our favorite casual restaurants for either dinner or for lunch. The portions are generous, good food, and a great selection of side dishes. The restaurant has kept up with the times by offering a selection of healthy items...all are delicious!!!

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Long Beach
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Armadillo Willy's is my favorite BBQ in the San Jose area. I've eaten at several of their locations, but this one is the one I frequent the most. On my visit there most recently, they had just redecorated the restaurant with new paint and lighting, and reorganized the dining room. My husband and I liked the changes. I like the... More 

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Santa Clara, CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

This is just a great place to eat. Love the very comfortable atmosphere and the great food. Service is usually top-notch too. I haven't found better BBQ in the entire South Bay. Not going to break the bank either. Check out either the location on Homestead (near the Safeway at Homestead and Kiely) or the one on El Camino Real... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Eat at Willy's now and then and they always provide consistent quality. BB ribs are tender and well done with good flavor. Great sauce on the side. Side dishes are well prepared. Chili beans, Texas toast, etc. all have a distinct BBQ/Texas flavor. I find the portions to be just a bit small in light of the cost. Especially nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

Good barbaque, but pretty slow. :(

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

St Louis pork is very good as is their peanut coleslaw. Sandwiches aren't very tasty.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2008

Nothing vegetarian, what do they want me to eat?

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Additional Information about Armadillo Willy's BBQ

Address: 2624 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5351
Phone Number: 408-247-1100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
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
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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