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“Beer coolers even before u order, my kind of place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Willies Grill & Icehouse

Willies Grill & Icehouse
Ranked #194 of 4,589 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Far North Central
Harker Heights, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beer coolers even before u order, my kind of place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Went with a group of 9 (4 adults, 5 kids), variety was such that everyone had little trouble picking out something that fit their pallet. Opted for the grilled shrimp and dirty rice, very well done. Linenkugle's oktoberfest, from the massive ice filled tables in the ordering line was a great touch and unique. Highly recommended if you are in the neighborhood.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Roland, OK
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120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Delicious, great value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stopped at Willies because it was close to our hotel and the parking lot was packed... a good indicator of quality when you're in a new area. It looked fun and lively with lots of colorful flourescent lights and decor. It reminded me of a "Joes Crab Shack," but the menu was much more appealing and complete. We ordered shimp plates and they were wonderful! At under $8 per plate it was a fantastic bargain! They have an outdoor sitting area (though, it's San Antonio and hot so we chose the air conditioning) with misters to keep you cool and there is a giant sandbox play area for the kids. Let me stress though, the delicious food and great value are the key factors of visiting Willies! It's a must in you're in the area!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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mandeville, la
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174 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Good Pulled Pork!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

This was a really cute, decently priced place with a variety of dishes. Everyone liked their meal but no one really loved it except for my pulled pork sandwich. I would go back though.

Visited July 2012
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Laredo, Texas
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hamburgers and Fried Mushrooms/Onion Rings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

Great place to eat in San Antonio. Best items are hamburgers and either fired mushrooms or onion rings. Staff is helpful and will split an order before serving. Join their club for free meals and email specials. I believe they are also in Houston, but have not visited one in Houston.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TexasAg69
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Irving, Texas
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174 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great hang out - stick with fried food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

It is a great place to meet for dinner and great conversation. I have had different things at Willies. The onion rings and chicken tenders are great if you like fried fare. However, I ordered an oriental salad to go and it was just awkward. There was not much in the way of green salad and the won tons tasted greasy. The chicken was well fried. It was not great.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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