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Fat Willie's Fish Camp

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1912 Front St, Brandon, FL 33510
(813) 571-7630
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We discovered this little gem years ago and have been patronizing it since. Anytime we have company for an extended amount of time we make our way over to Willies. We typically order the option that allows you to try a variety of seafood. We did show up as a group one evening about 40 minutes before closing and were... More 

Thank klfloridaValrico
Sonoma County, CA
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I have eaten here a few times in years past. This time I suspect I ordered the wrong thing. Reading other reviews I knew to avoid the French fries. I ordered fresh grouper, broiled. It was ok, just nothing special. Only afterwards was I told I shoulda ordered it fried. In fact, Willie's is known for their fried catfish. I... More 

Thank Charis-Heart
Palm City, Florida
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Met some friends for dinner at Fat Willie's. The food is always hot and tasty. I always get the grilled Mahi fingers....excellent as always. My husband usually gets the seafood sampler plate...he ate it all...and my leftover Mahi. Good hometown atmosphere and great service and a reasonable price.

Thank Helen T
Newburgh, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Everything was awesome, food was hot ,tasty.and affordable. This is the first time I had ever had gator. And the first time I ever had onion rings that were so big and perfectly cooked that I loved them . I never thought I would ever eat gator. But Willies changed my mind.If they ever had a place come to Evansville... More 

Thank Linda F
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Fat Willy's normally a very fair very good priced place to eat but we went to their all you can eat catfish for 15.99 the catfish was nothing more than fish fillets which you can get anywhere would be much better to go back to real filleted catfish that's why you go to a place like them.... .....disappointing.... hopefully they... More 

Thank Herman S
Deltona, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We ate at Willies for the first time. Had to wait (not a bad thing). The food was great and plenty of it. I had the fried sea scallops and they were juicy and wonderful!! My husband had a grouper sandwich and said it was good also!! If you want fancy this is not the place to go but for... More 

Thank Terry N
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Grew up in Valrico. We used to frequent Willy's often. It's just as good as I remembered! We had a wonderful server. Tara was so kind and was very helpful. They were busy, but she never showed that she was stressed or overwhelmed in any way. Not a fancy place, but they are the best kind when you can go... More 

Thank Tracie D
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

A step back to old ways of cooking your food ... food is very good .... The service was good Only wish the tea glasses were larger

Thank Herman S
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We stopped here based off of the reviews and was pleasantly surprised with our experience. I had the blackened grouper and my friend had the blackened catfish for dinner. Both meals were fresh and delicious. Service was spot on and the restaurant was clean. Yes the decor is dated but that's what this place is all about. It's a throwback... More 

Thank SaltyH2O
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Willies is AWESOME! Old Florida charm in a classic Seafood Shack. Just like the good old days. It's that simple--fresh seafood, friendly service and consistent quality and flavor. Take note-- if you're into fancy white linen, waiters with those giant pepper grinders hovering over you and piano players playing......Willies might not be your cup of tea. The moment you walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1912 Front St, Brandon, FL 33510
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: (813) 571-7630

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