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Armadillo Willy's

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2260 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404-1569
+1 650-571-7427
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

If you happen to be out for shopping in the Bridgepointe Mall in San Mateo then stop in at this restaurant if you like BBQ and meat as a part of your staple diet. It's order your food and wait about 10 minutes for the call to come and collect and take it to your table. It lets you know... More 

Thank jim r
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Good barbecue ribs for a good price. If you happen to be at Hilton Garden Inn Armadillo is in walking distance. It's a good choice if you don't want to eat at the hotel. You can also do some shopping nearby at Target, Hallmark, Bed Bath and Beyond, Staples and a sports warehouse.

Thank plopes_pt
Pensacola, Florida
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015

Armadillo Willys is in the middle of a shopping plaza. But don't let that stop you. The barbecue was delicious and served very quickly. They may run out of some dishes late in the day, but the food they do have is very tasty and freshly made, not reheated. You pay in advance, and get a wireless device to alert... More 

Thank Manny T
Pune, India
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

IF you want a nice meaty treat or want to throw a party without pinching your pocket, this is the right place to go! Check out their family meal portions if you are in a big group.

Thank Abhi988
San Francisco Bay Area
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144 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

It is always good to stop by for lunch after shopping at Bridgepoint. The service is fast and the food is good.

Thank lbrb97
Norwalk, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

Big Servings that can be shared by 2-3 persons except the drinks. Yummy yummy food! Garlic Parmesan Fries, Cajun Fires and their 18 hour roasted beef..that is the best, the ribs were tasty. Lots of seats. The GPS will throw you off and I had to go around for a good 5-10 mins but it's in the strip mall.

Thank jazzygirl49
Redwood City, California
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

Armadillo Willy's is a barbque chain. You place your order, take a number, pick up your food and find a table. I like their ribs, but the other offerings not so much. It can get crowded and noisy.

Thank Fritzikay
San Francisco, California
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217 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

Love their cornbread with the special honey butter and chicken fingers! Ribs are delicious and they have something on special every single day.

Thank MTSDave N
Salinas, California
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you like BBQ, this is the place to eat. The food was very delicious, and the service was friendly and efficient. I would go out of my way to eat here again whenever I am in the area.

Thank rabrannon
Bengaluru, India
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2015

this is an awesome place for Ham lovers who want to eat authentic Texas barbecue. I am not a ham fan so I opted to each smoked chicken, it was awesome and lovely food. quantity is too much for an Indian to finish ;) Only thing that I disliked was there is not much of option for a person who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 650-571-7427

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