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Willhoite's

€€ - €€€American,
432 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5327
+1 817-481-7511
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“fried chicken” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar
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LOCATION
432 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5327
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very unusual and unique ambiance... rustic old garage with model T suspended above the salad bar and buffet. Excellent food selection; buffet, plus menu.

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We LOVED the good here! The buffet is amazing and has a wide variety of choices. We came for Sunday lunch and it was breakfast, fried chicken, catfish, beef tips, chicken breast, soups salad bar, fruit and more! The smoked salmon was excellent as was...More

Thank Leann S
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Chose this place to end and evening of celebration. They had a live band called the Cherry Bombs who made the evening quite fun. They did alot of Joan Jett songs and the dancing was great. If you want to have late night fun this...More

Thank CherylHoffman
Reviewed 5 December 2017

End up here often when out riding. Can't comment about the food. The atmosphere is good and you can watch the games.

Thank 1955chevy
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Fun place. good to take load off your feet and get a drink and see some bikes. Has a large buffet, and kind of the old west atmosphere combined with slight biker bar. Safe place and fun

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank sweetbuckhunter
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...More

Thank mol8008
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank ella h
Reviewed 17 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

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.

Thank Mikeyveck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
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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