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Armadillo Willy's

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2260 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404-1569
+1 650-571-7427
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When entering this place you get directly the smoke in Your stuff/so don't go there before you will have an important meeting pulled woman with long hair or man with his need to wash their hair as the pit smoke flavor is everywhere. Great Texas barbecue! Around 11:30/12:00 for lunch long waiting lines. Perfect food. Recommend.

Thank DocMeat
Los Angeles, California
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148 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were pleasantly surprised how good this food was. We ordered brisket sandwiches. Cole slaw was good. Good beers on tap. You order at counter and they deliver.

Thank Betsie49
San Francisco
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My lunch favorite is the Carolina chopped BBQ pork salad. It is so flavorful, with tender pulled pork and smoked bacon. All The ribs and Tri tip I have enjoyed are so tender, tasty, with good portions and reasonable prices. What make great BBQ? Slow cooking so meat is tender, good sauce, and good sides. The corn bread muffins are... More 

Thank saxasue
San Mateo, California
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160 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Still average. Service was good. Parking was easy. Still like Ceila's in San Mateo for Mexican food. A little expensive when compared to others.

Thank dcs1755
San Mateo, California
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148 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Over the years, quality of the food has been inconsistent. However, during my last visit, I have to say the ribs were surprisingly good. They had flavor, but were not soaking in too much sauce. In fact extra sauce was provided on the side for those who want it. I believe that a gluten free option was available. Peanut cole... More 

Thank LH L
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

After a day of Christmas shopping we found this little BBQ spot it's not bad at all I had the small pork rubs with onion rings and a beer it was OK not great but ok.. I found my ribs a bit dry , the flavor was great and there BBQ sauce was not bad at all.

Thank Tony A
bay area
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156 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

why suffer with mcdonald's/burger king/wendy/s when you can get a good burger half off on saturday. the most expensive is around $5 comes with a side (fries etc) or you can pay a little more and upgrade the side (sweet potato/ tater tots about a buck more). fresh cooked and great value.

Thank echoy
Santa Rosa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

On our trip home from Hearst Castle we stopped for lunch. We were a large group of 25. The service was very faster and the staff was friendly.The BBQ was great. Lots of parking and easy off the freeway. 2nd time here, and always good.

Thank Mary V
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for an everyday American BBQ. Great steak and fries, tasty chicken. This is the 2nd time I enjoy the good Texas like meat.

Thank Amit B
Long Island
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Visiting our son in San Mateo, it was getting late and we were not sure where to eat when he suggested Armadillo Willy's. Lucky us, not only was it very close to where he lives, but it was a very enjoyable meal. We had chicken, ribs and brisket. Yes, I've had better barbecue here and there, but this was not... More 

Thank Har2301

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2260 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404-1569
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-571-7427

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