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Review of Willhoite's

Willhoite's
Ranked #87 of 251 Restaurants in Grapevine
Price range: USD 5 - USD 15
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
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!
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Not sure whats changed, but the atmosphere and food have really gone down hill. Place is filled with smoke and the food is sub-par at best. We tried the friday night buffet and were very disappointed. Tasted like day-old leftovers. Probably still ok for a drink but nothing more

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Thank sweetbuckhunter
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is a great bar. I don't know if the food is good or not. We just popped in for a few beers and to watch football. It was relaxing and the staff was friendly. Be aware, smoking allowed inside the bar. If that bothers you then don't bother going. My husbands smokes, I don't smoke but there was enough ventilation that it didn't bother me. The next time we go to Grapevine we'll definitely stop in for a beer or 3!

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Thank mol8008
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Ordered a cheeseburger and fries and it was terrible! They were suppose to have a dinner buffet, with a sign that told what was on it. But all I saw was a salad bar with nothing for dinner like the sign said! If I go back I'll order an appetizer for my dinner! Surely they won't mess up potatoes skins!

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Thank ella h
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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 gas station in Historic Grapevine District.

Thank goldwinggirl
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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.

Thank Mikeyveck
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