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2624 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5351
408-247-1100
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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: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Smelled great!

We love BBQ and this place had some good reviews, so we thought we would give it a shot. When you walk in you can smell the amazing BBQ scents wafting through the air. That's always a good sign for a BBQ joint. It's an order at the counter type of place. I ordered the pulled pork plate with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Kristen T
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Wheatland, California
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Santa Clara, California
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249 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you want a quick bbq fix then this place is for you. If you want something more complex then I said say don't bother. They do have some nice plates that are pretty good and their prices are very reasonable.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Tried this place based on other reviews and was rather underwhelmed. Had the Texas ribs and was not impressed. Meat quality wasn't great and quantity wasn't great. Cajun fries were good but I'm afraid this place wasn't that great. Better off going up the road to Andy's Bar -B-Que!!!

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Wheatland, California
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218 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We love BBQ and this place had some good reviews, so we thought we would give it a shot. When you walk in you can smell the amazing BBQ scents wafting through the air. That's always a good sign for a BBQ joint. It's an order at the counter type of place. I ordered the pulled pork plate with a... More 

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Hong Kong
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
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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