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Armadillo Willy's

$$ - $$$
Barbecue, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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878 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95123-2725
+1 408-224-7427
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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133 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you have a longing for Texas Steak or ribs, this is the place for you. In addition to good food and beer, they have maintained a Western Ambiance dating back to the '50s. Reasonably priced.

Thank sateeshl2016
Fremont, California
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273 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

While I really like the BBQ at Armadillo Willy's, I more often come on a Saturday lunch when they offer the 1/2 Burger special. You can order any burger and a side for 50% off the normal cost. They have beef, turkey, vegan and salmon burgers. Dietary substitutions include a gluten-free bun and even a lettuce wrap for low-carb eaters.... More 

Thank Ono O
Los Angeles, California
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124 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Armadilo Willy's offers the usual Texas BBQ fare in both Texas-sized and small-sized dishes as well as burgers and sandwiches. You choose your plate and sides, then sit down and wait for your oder. Food is good especially their half-chicken which I like very much; also give their cornbread muffin a try. They play country music as background with television... More 

Thank vicbruin
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I ordered online and picked up here. The online ordering system is great, just grab and go. I usually order the ultimate pig sandwich with texas tots. Very generous portions, especially on the tots. The sandwich is usually good (there was once the meat was a bit dry for me). Tater tots are always good (not a lot of restaurants... More 

Thank Adam C
Fresno, California
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

food was just OK and, in most cases, not reasonably priced. For example, three ribs (and a side) cost $11 - and they were just "OK." My chicken salad had too little chicken so I sent it back. The staff told me they only put 3 oz of chicken on the salad. To their credit, they brought me out more.... More 

Thank David J
San Jose, California
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145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Here's the compact summary of the positives and negatives: • Order at a counter; get a pager • Pick up your food from a window when ready + Save on tipping • Good food; not great + Three different BBQ sauces to chose from; extra sauce is available from a dispenser − Prices are not inexpensive (a sandwich comes with... More 

Thank Steve H
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Just arrived in SJ for a conference and looking for a dinner spot. Spotted this place in the corner of a strip mall. easy menu, great food , order and self pickup. gets crowded but that is a good thing. will go back

Thank roadwarriorimaging
Coarsegold, California
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

My wife and I took one of our son's there for dinner, and the food was excellent and we got it quickly. Prices were reasonable for what you got. You order from a menu hanging on the wall and they give you a pager for when your order is ready to pick up. Even though the restaurant was busy, we... More 

Thank Mtnman2007
Santa Rosa, California
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187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

We wanted to taste some local BBQ coming from TX. Armadillos want bad. My husband ordered the Trinity ( cowboy sausage, brisket, TX ribs) with Cajun fries and onion rings ($1 extra) and I got the small portion of the TX Ribs (3 ribs) with garlic fries ($1 extra). We ordered chicken fingers for my son. It was half off... More 

Thank stixx3
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

My husband and I used to love this place, and would eat there twice a week or more. We'd order their family meals when we hosted movie nights at our home. The barbecue is excellent, but recent changes have left us feeling let down. They changed their salads to have toasted corn bread in lieu of croutons. These bits of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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: 878 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95123-2725
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-224-7427

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