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Willhoite's

432 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5327
+1 817-481-7511
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Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“fried chicken” (5 reviews)
“soups” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 2:00 am Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
432 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5327
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

It was such a good deal, we ate there twice. Decent selection of homestyle food on the buffet, fresh salad bar and soup bar and included dessert. Manager and staff made us feel very welcome. Drinks were decent too and reasonable. Setting was an old...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank goldwinggirl
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This bar is great place to be alive. The drinks, live music and lovely patrons on Friday night was just what we needed. And they have food. The service was friendly. Smoking is permitted inside, if you didn't know. I can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Mikeyveck
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This place has been around many years. The buffet is open for lunch and dinner, both have good variety. Today for lunch it was Salisbury Steak, Beef Stew, Smoked Sausage and Baked Chicken. A salad bar with many items, 3 soups and dessert. Can't beat...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Texhusky75
Reviewed 6 August 2017

While touring Grapevine, we stopped here for a wonderful lunch. We decided on Willhoite's because it is located on the Main Street of shopping and the positive reviews. We are so glad we did! The atmosphere is fun and they offer live music Wednesday-Sunday evenings....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank rotyluvr
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were out at an event that was on Main and we went here to watch the the Cowboy Game and had the lunch buffet. At first, I was disappointed because I wanted to order off of the menu, but then when getting to the...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This was the last meal for our family reunion, and it was good! The restaurant is old and rustic with the buffet in different rooms. What made it special was the variety of food, the salmon, and the wonderful cinnamon rolls by the omelette station....More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank GG12014
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Wow! For 15 a head, you cannot do any better. You really get a huge variety and cooked to order right before your eyes by a very funny chef. Beware, this is only Sundays and for the smoke haters stay away. There is smoking allowed...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank 626kimberlyh
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times. Three or four times for their buffet during lunch time. This last visit I went a night. Their food is probably on the average side but good. I like the ambiance and the customer service here. The late...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Lisamg01
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I had been here several years ago and I thought I enjoyed it then. I was split between trying Jake's Uptown and going here again, so I decided to stop in and give it another try. I think I made the wrong decision. The main...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank cwmoneybags
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I had the lunch buffet and it was good. That broccoli rice casserole thing was delicious. My sister's grilled chicken sandwich was tasty. She liked it. Service is ok. Overall, it's alright.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank mel_mel_cool
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5327
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Grapevine
  • Phone Number: +1 817-481-7511
  • E-mail
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!
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