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Armadillo Willy's

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2260 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404-1569
(650) 571-7427
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Los Altos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Armadillo Willys has great BBQ ribs, but it also has good burgers, good fries, good tots, fantastic beans. In short it has all you might hope to find in a great Texas BBQ restaurant, deep in the south. Except it's here in Northern California.

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Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to A Willys in 5 years. I was pleased to see that the found is still excellent. I had a delicious salad with pulled pork along with a cold Red Beer. Fabulous! Glad to be back in San Mateo.

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Thank Dave W
SF East Bay
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barbecue here is slow-smoked and never held over from one day to the next, so you get great smoke flavor and genuine color, not gray, reheated meats. (I’m looking at you, Smoking Pig and Famous Dave.) Great pork ribs — get the best value with the “Texas” (pork) ribs rather than the baby backs — and delicious, juicy beef brisket... More 

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Thank EastBayLenore
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Must visit!!! Great food and very reasonable. I had bbq ribs with a salad. Delicious and not too heavy Very close to Crowne Plaza Foster City

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Thank Vkshettry
Napa, California
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

In Foster city, on a Friday night, you can wait 45 minutes for a table facing the kitchen door, sit at the bar and wait 30 minutes for your beer or walk across the street to Armadillo Willy's where you take matters into your hands. You are thirsty, gosh darn it you walk over to the soda machine and get... More 

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Thank onlinediva g
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Very good BBQ. Had pulled pork sandwich. Would definitely go back. Good value for the money. Service was very fast.

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Thank CBtph
California Desert, California
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Had some delicious BBQ here. The service was fast and the food was perfect. His is a place Inwill return to again.

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Thank Cece S
Foster City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Side dishes are OK, but main dishes, ribs, chicken, seem like they have been precooked way too long. Dry food and hard to eat.

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Thank Timothy G
Foster City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Armadillo Willy's is good for bbq - chicken and hamburgers - are my favorite. It is also family oriented.

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San Mateo, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

It is a typical casual dining american style restaurant. It was cool, order and serve yourself style. Food was mouth watering esp the steak.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2260 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404-1569
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: (650) 571-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?