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Famous Willies Barbecue

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107 E 7th Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854-8636
208-773-0000
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Hidden Gem

I've visited Post Falls, Idaho several times and this was my first but definitely not my last visit to Famous Willies. Famous Willies is a house converted into a restaurant in an unassuming neighbourhood. I had a combination plate with brisket and Cajun pork ribs. The menu says it's a combined... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Spruce Grove, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Great friendly service, unfortunately the food was way too salty and bland. My cousin and I ordered brisket, potato salad, and the chile beans. I could honestly say I didn't like anything.

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I've visited Post Falls, Idaho several times and this was my first but definitely not my last visit to Famous Willies. Famous Willies is a house converted into a restaurant in an unassuming neighbourhood. I had a combination plate with brisket and Cajun pork ribs. The menu says it's a combined total of 8oz of protein, however i believe just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Good flavor, quick friendly service. We love the brisket, potato salad and homemade pie is a delicious treat!

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Ofallon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I live in St Louis where BBQ is a more like a religion. Famous Willies is a superior BBQ restaurant. The BBQ was incredible and they don't skimp on their servings. All food is cooked locally and the taste is incredible. Service was outstanding.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had great meals at Willie's. Tried their ribs (super tender and meaty), their smoked brisket (both sliced and chopped for a sandwich - some of the best!), potato salad (had a hint of horseradish - good!), coleslaw (with chopped apples - yummy) and baked beans. It was all delicious! Even shared a piece of their peach cobbler for dessert.... More 

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Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My family LOVES BBQ. I finally got them to go try Willies out. I have had BBQ from all over, TX, TN...So I was excite to finally try a much touted BBQ place in my home town. Here is the break down: GOOD-Meatty thick ribs, tasty potato salad & cold slaw. Not bad-beans, BBQ sauce. They have 4 differnt sauces.... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten brisket in Kansas City, Memphis, Austin, LA, and Charlotte... Famous Willies in Post Falls, Idaho is the best brisket in America! Sauced with the house made cattleman's it is simply sublime. Interesting and delectable coleslaw and oh so toothsome ranch beans rounds out this smokey slice of heaven.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is my favorite place for great barbecue ribs plus other specialties. Before finding Willies I smoked my own ribs at home and they were delicious. Now I can get the same quality from this restaurant. The side dishes are also very good. Either eat in or order to go. You won't be disappointed.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Famous Willies has the best barbecue I have had outside of Texas. You can smell the smoke house blocks before you get there. The restaurant is pretty small, so we tend to get things to go. They also have different home made pies that will melt in your mouth and a wonderful German style potato salad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Decided to give this one another try, since it had been so long. Still not impressed with the smoked food there, overpriced. Actually had such gas and discomfort after eating...it's a NO for us. Much prefer other BBQ spots. Even the chocolate pecan pie was a disappointment, compared to our favorite in CdA.

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Additional Information about Famous Willies Barbecue

Address: 107 E 7th Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854-8636
Phone Number: 208-773-0000
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Post Falls
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 E 7th Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854-8636
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Post Falls
  • Phone Number: 208-773-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

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Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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