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“Flavor of Texas”
Review of Willhoite's

Willhoite's
Ranked #108 of 240 Restaurants in Grapevine
Price range: $5 - $15
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Willhoite's is one of the most unique restaurants in Texas, but it is also one of the oldest and most historical buildings in Grapevine! Built in 1914, the building first served as a dry goods store and was used for a time as a theater. In 1919, it was transformed into the first automotive garage in Grapevine. The name Willhoite's came from the name that Andrew Wiley Willhoite and Bart H. Starr used for their garage business, the first one-stop service station in the city with auto repair, battery re-building, tire sales and service, auto parts and accessories, and wrecker service. Willhoite's garage was also the local dealer for Attwater-Kent batteries, radios and the Vulcan wind-driven battery charger, which made it possible for many families in outlying areas to have electricity in their homes. In 1936, Ted Willhoite joined his father in the business and at that time, the first electric gasoline pump and hydraulic auto lift were installed. Ted Willhoite closed the garage and retired in 1975. Where diners eat now may have been the wash rack, oil storage area, or beside the indoor kerosene pump, but the history of Willhoite's Garage is a part of Willhoite's Restaurant; a part that the owner has restored as authentically as possible. Our Texas-sized buffet, delightful sandwiches and scrumptious appetizers are available now at Willhoite's instead of gasoline, oil and auto service, but the proud tradition of THE BEST is still the underlying priority of Willhoite's. We hope you'll enjoy our Texas hospitality and come back to visit us often!
Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

I felt this bar has been in a movie set in Texas. Beers (including a tasty local beer) were a bargin with complimentary wings.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Good solid value with nice friendly service. Nice salad bar and warm Western decor. Look forward to visiting again.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Ok, for a 20 something... keep walking. This is for the older crowd that can afford the bikes you see out front and their "chicks" that ride on back. They like it and hang out late. I have nothing against it just wasn't my style, no specials, very smokey, and crowded on weekends (see other people like it I promise). It can get a little rowdy at night and the line for playing pool can get long but if you are looking for that special someone... you will need to search through the smoke and beer glasses a little. :) Great music though!

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Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Tucked in the town of Grapevine is a the historical Wilhoites. Known primarily as a rockin bar, on Sindays it has the best Sunday brunch for only $12! Made to order omlets, breakfast and lunch buffet- to die for. The Fried Chicken is an old family recipe of the chef and can't be missed. You could go other places and have ice sculptures but Wilhoites has a cool old car, friendly service, and a true hometown feel- why go anywhere else?

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1  Thank Notfromhotsprings
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Had lunch there today... avoided the 'all you can eat buffet' in favor of a hamburger. My mom had the fish tacos. Burger was well-done, dry, no flavor (unless you consider cardboard a flavor)... fish tacos were overly done too... was supposed to be catfish, but it was hard to tell.
It's an interesting place to have a beer and hang out on the patio, but not a place to eat. There are lots of other options.

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Thank MSLovell
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