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“Mom, you have to order their turkey mushroom burger!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Willies Grill & Icehouse

Willies Grill & Icehouse
15801 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232-3728 (Far North Central)
(210) 490-9220
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Ranked #458 of 4,137 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Far North Central
Encino, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Mom, you have to order their turkey mushroom burger!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

On our way from the San Antonio Airport to our hotel by the Riverwalk, my Texas resident son took us to Willie's for lunch. He said, "Mom, you have to order their turkey mushroom burger!" Certainly glad that I took his advice, as it was delicious! Was a bit confused about their policy of paying for your food after you finish your meal, as in most similarly-styled places in California, you pay after ordering. Later got the feeling that this setup was to possibly ensure that our "food bringer" was more certain to get a tip...? The cute-funky decor in the place provides much for your eyes to feast upon, even an upside down pool table suspended from the ceiling! We chose to sit indoors as it was a very hot day, but there was adequate outdoor seating under shady trees. If you are a fan of turkey mushroom burgers, this ranks right up there at the top of the tastebud list, at least it did mine!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Boerne, Texas
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Love the Nacho's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is not the actually willie's that we went to, they don't have the IH10 and Leon Springs location, but I will say, that almost every week we are in there, We love the convenience of it and the food at this location is quite tastey. We really enjoy coming, we try to get Lee as our server, she goes out of her way to take care of us. I think my husband has almost tried everything on the menu, he loves the shrimp poorboy, alot of food. The prices are good, obviously the food is too. The more the merrier. Good atmosphere, food and price rolled up into one. Cannot beat it!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good Food with a Sand Box”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Willie's Grill and Ice house is a fairly well known regional chain in the San Antonio/Houston area. This one is one of the originals in San Antonio. It has both inside and outside seating as well as a number of well placed Flat panel TVs so that those enjoying the food and drink and keep up with their favorite teams and sports. One of the interesting features about the Willie's chain is that all of their restaurants have Sand Boxes outside for the kids to play in (weather permitting of course) which can make for a nice distraction for the younger kids.

My personal favorite is their Turkey and Mushroom burger with their sweet potato fries and a South Texas Tea.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Good when craving a burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Tasty burgers but ensure you tell someone if you want it cooked less than well. We went on Saturday with kids but it got crazy busy after noon. We slid in just before and it was fine. Next time we will try wings which looked good. We hit the Leon Springs location and it was great. Tip: one brownie dessert is enough for at least three kids.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Bad night but mgr made it right & great food...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Long line- lost app ticket- out of wings- watered down drink- food, once we got it was great!!!!!! & mgr made it right- recognized the mistakes & made it right & that's why I will come back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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