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Armadillo Willy's Ranch Grill

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1031 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1323
+1 650-941-2922
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Medford, Oregon
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Well ... the name is cute but the food was really boring. You place your order, choose a table, go up and get your food. I didn't feel good after eating their food. They served the worst sweet potato fries I've ever attempted to eat; actually, I couldn't eat them. Service was sub-standard. I wouldn't dream of going back.

Thank blissfulliving
Los Alamitos, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Armadillo Willy's is a chain but the BBQ is great and the servings are large. Bring a healthy appitite when you eat here.

Thank 126stewartf
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Armadillo Willy's on San Antonio used to be one of the best places to get BBQ in the South Bay area. Sadly, the last few times we have been there, the quality was nowhere near where it used to be. BBQ meats were rather dry and didn't have the melt-in-your mouth texture that was trademark for this place a few... More 

Thank ravelshark
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Excellent food. Generous portions and very reasonable priced especially compared to Palo Alto. Will definitely return.

Thank tpryors
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great brisket entree and tri-tip salads. Hefty portions, self service (soft drinks and pick-up of entrees). Reasonable prices.

Thank CN66Ythj
SF East Bay
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Place your order, get your beverage, take a seat in one of three dining rooms. Barbecue here is slow-smoked and never held over from one day to the next, so you get great smoke flavor and genuine color, not gray, reheated meats. (I’m looking at you, Smoking Pig and Famous Dave.) Great pork ribs — get the best value with... More 

Thank EastBayLenore
San Francisco, California
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Great little spot for a family outing or some quick bbq. Takes you back in time. Food is good. Portion sizes are great. No table service which I love. Order, get it and enjoy. A little oasis in the heart of the busy El Camino Real.

Thank casamoir
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Friendly bar. TV screen for the match was what drew me in. Food was tasty if basic enough. Pulled pork was nice, more of a quick eat than a dining experience.

Thank GrahamK764
Santa Maria, California
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Wow. They have decent brisket and delicious ribs, along with many other cuts of meat they smoke on the daily :)

Thank mc_lauren30
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

I love this place! Not only is the brisket one is the best I've ever had hit the bread and the tots are awesome!!!! Would go again

Thank Scott C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Barbecue, American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1031 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1323
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-941-2922

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