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Armadillo Willy's

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4480 Tassajara Rd, Ste C, Dublin, CA 94568-8752
+1 925-833-0400
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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158 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I had the small serving and it was small for $12. The husband got a $16 entree with 2 sides, that may be more filling. Our son had a chicken sandwich ordered 2 sodas, the bill was $42 which is expensive for a simple lunch and a non smiling cashier. Though the ribs and turkey were good. It may be... More 

Thank kate2010
Dublin, California
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

So how can you go wrong with ribs and chicken with all the fixins? great comfort food with generous portions.

Thank rogertriplett
Castro Valley
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The staff was very helpful and cheerful. The decor and ambiance were fine. We went for lunch. Hubby ordered the "Santa Maria" style tri-tip which was not Santa Maria style at all but was tasty. I ordered the salt & pepper turkey plate. The thick sliced meat was so dry I could only get down a few bites. The "salt... More 

Thank Anders317
Dublin, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I had a two meat plate. Brisket and ribs. Delicious. Coleslaw delicious, corn bread awesome. Only negative is that they need to give you a little more honey butter for your corn bread! Lol

Thank George M
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The brisket is smoked overnight. And, when it's gone for the day, there's no microwaving a new batch. No, sir. It's done right. It's why I go here more than any other restaurant in Bay Area.

Thank Nat F
SF East Bay
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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 

Thank EastBayLenore
Pleasanton, CA
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

For the life of me, I don't know why I've never written a review for this eatery yet. I have been coming to this Armadillo Willy's location for over ten years now, and TO THIS DAY, I have never had a bad hamburger! The staff here are all very friendly and helpful. They're always very accommodating, serving you with a... More 

Thank 2eskimos
San Ramon, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Armadillo Willy's is in my opinion one of the top chain barbeque restaurants in the Dublin area. The fact they smoke their meats on site only adds to the overall experience and dining pleasure. Have eaten here many times, and the food keeps me coming back. I like the Texas rib plate and the brisket plate the best. I haven't... More 

Thank DaveH1965
Tracy, California, United States
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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

The food was just ok. the ribs were a little on the tough side. The service was good. the place was not very crowded. It was clean. The soda out of the machine was flat. Maybe it was an off day?

Thank Kenneth L
Fremont, California
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202 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Tasty food, good selection of barbecue meats, quick service during the lunch when we ate at this restaurant. Indoor and outdoor seating. A little noisy but still an enjoyable meal.

Thank Shaymur

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4480 Tassajara Rd, Ste C, Dublin, CA 94568-8752
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +1 925-833-0400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?