We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Famous Willies Barbecue

107 E 7th Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854-8636
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 79 restaurants in Post Falls
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4TSNF_enUS417US418&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1249&bih=539&ion=1&wrapid=tlif131188814504710&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Famous+WIllies&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Famous+WIllies&hnear=0x5361b4f8ba557c8f:0x5fe5995b05bf5290,Coeur+d'Alene,+ID&cid=6291308439382538389
Restaurant details
Description: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4TSNF_enUS417US418&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1249&bih=539&ion=1&wrapid=tlif131188814504710&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Famous+WIllies&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Famous+WIllies&hnear=0x5361b4f8ba557c8f:0x5fe5995b05bf5290,Coeur+d'Alene,+ID&cid=6291308439382538389
Write a Review

25 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Post Falls, Idaho
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Great food comes to your table quickly and the crew is always smiling and helpful. Eat indoors or out, or take it to go! Willie's has been a fantastic addition to the flavor of Post Falls :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Service was fast and friendly. The brisket was tender but lacked a good smoke ring. Chicken was unremarkable but OK. Beans were very nice and the coleslaw was good. Maybe May standard is a bit higher than the norm with serious exposure to Texas BBQ.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Post Falls, Idaho
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

These guys have such good beef brisket! It is so tender, and smoky. They cook it all day, and every time I drive by I want to stop. It is in a little house, and it is such a cool atmosphere. All of the staff is so helpful, polite, and quick. The homemade pies are also really good! I would... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The BBQ is good the menu is simple and the prices are reasonable. The staff is excellent. The building is small very small so best advice is come on a nice day so you can sit outside. The BBQ is texas style with good smoke flavor tender though could be better. The sauces are OK. Tip. Get a bag of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Post Falls, ID
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We are all about supporting small local businesses, so when we decided to try Famous Willies, we were not disappointed at all. It is now our go to place when we want a quick dinner out, either there or to go. The brisket is delicious whether it is on a bun or a cowboy potatoe. The sausages a fantastic, I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vale, Oregon
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

My group went to Willies today for lunch and ate outside on the deck. That was nice. Ordered the special bbq brisket, chopped, with a side. The meat was pretty good, but the standard size sandwich, on a non- impressive basic looking hamburger bun was on the small size. They offer a Texas size, but really, that should be the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Post Falls, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Excellent casual dining in a cosy, rustic cottage. Love the 8-track tape and horseshoe motif throughout the place. Best brisket anywhere!

Was this review helpful? Yes
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One of the best brisket sandwiches I have ever had. Portions are perfect for the price. Also the coleslaw is my favorite coleslaw ever. Very helpful and friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Growing up in the south, my bbq expectations are high. This was very disappointing. Better choice in Coeur d'Alene: Porkys. That's the real deal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spokane, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Not a lot of memorable BBQ restaurants in this part of the country, but this one is good enough that we don't feel the need to go on a pilgrimage back to Lockhart, Texas for some decent BBQ. All of it is pretty good, but purists will appreciate the sliced brisket with the regular sauce. Slaw is different, but nice.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Famous Willies Barbecue also viewed


Been to Famous Willies Barbecue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Famous Willies Barbecue, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing