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Armadillo Willy's BBQ

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2624 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5351
+1 408-247-1100
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
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San Jose, California
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had ribs, burger, brisket, fries and cole slaw. Everything was very tasty. We ate lunch on a Saturday and they warned us the wait for food would about 20 minutes. That was accurate.

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Thank mschmidt31
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1,016 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

While the food is pretty bland it is decent for a chain. I like the sausage because it is thick and spicy and the juices explode in your mouth.

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Thank Alzor S
Downers Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I would liken this establishment to Mission BBQ which I have been to in Tennessee. The food was delicious and there was a nice chill vibe. They did run out of pulled pork at the end of the night but the brisket wound up being an amazing alternative.

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Thank Aron347
Santa Clara, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The burgers are very good here. I think they use fresh ground beef or something. Very delicious. I prefer them over the other bbq meats - which are also very good.

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Thank Tom D
Lehi, Utah
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The ambiance was good and so was the food. I wasn't blown away, but it was solid. I would recommend the ribs.

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Thank WA509
Pahoa, Hawaii
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

the place is next to stans donuts on homestead rd strip center with safeway and marshalls. but the 'word' circulated' that they had the 'corner' on a more 'northern' delight ... lindas parisian burger, well i got a surprise ... close ... but no cigar. and then it was like 8-9bux ... ooo hell no!!

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Thank punadude
Pleasanton, California
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313 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

This is a chain restaurant so not sure what other reviews are expecting. It's pretty decent BBQ, nothing to write home about but it gets the job done. Brisket was a nice texture and juicy. The corn bread was pretty good, that stands out for me. Sauce was good too, the spicy could use a bit more kick depending on... More 

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Thank Bo C
Santa Clara, California
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336 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

If you want a quick bbq fix then this place is for you. If you want something more complex then I said say don't bother. They do have some nice plates that are pretty good and their prices are very reasonable.

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Thank rcjetskier
Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

Tried this place based on other reviews and was rather underwhelmed. Had the Texas ribs and was not impressed. Meat quality wasn't great and quantity wasn't great. Cajun fries were good but I'm afraid this place wasn't that great. Better off going up the road to Andy's Bar -B-Que!!!

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Thank Zippy-stripe
Wheatland, California
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381 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

We love BBQ and this place had some good reviews, so we thought we would give it a shot. When you walk in you can smell the amazing BBQ scents wafting through the air. That's always a good sign for a BBQ joint. It's an order at the counter type of place. I ordered the pulled pork plate with a... More 

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Thank Kristen T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2624 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5351
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-247-1100

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