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Armadillo Willy's

$$ - $$$
Barbecue, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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878 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95123-2725
+1 408-224-7427
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Jose, California
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165 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were headed to a different restaurant, which was closed. It wasn't crowded when we got there. By the time we left the line was out the door and most tables were full. We had enjoyable sandwiches and very good service.

Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
San Jose, California
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The peanut slaw had a good flavor and nice texture. I had the Pull Pork sandwich on the west bun. The was quite tasty but it would have ben more appealing with additional meat.

Thank Choc18Chip
San Francisco, California
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143 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you have a longing for Texas Steak or ribs, this is the place for you. In addition to good food and beer, they have maintained a Western Ambiance dating back to the '50s. Reasonably priced.

Thank sateeshl2016
Fremont, California
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320 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

While I really like the BBQ at Armadillo Willy's, I more often come on a Saturday lunch when they offer the 1/2 Burger special. You can order any burger and a side for 50% off the normal cost. They have beef, turkey, vegan and salmon burgers. Dietary substitutions include a gluten-free bun and even a lettuce wrap for low-carb eaters.... More 

Thank Ono O
Los Angeles, California
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126 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Armadilo Willy's offers the usual Texas BBQ fare in both Texas-sized and small-sized dishes as well as burgers and sandwiches. You choose your plate and sides, then sit down and wait for your oder. Food is good especially their half-chicken which I like very much; also give their cornbread muffin a try. They play country music as background with television... More 

Thank vicbruin
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

I ordered online and picked up here. The online ordering system is great, just grab and go. I usually order the ultimate pig sandwich with texas tots. Very generous portions, especially on the tots. The sandwich is usually good (there was once the meat was a bit dry for me). Tater tots are always good (not a lot of restaurants... More 

Thank Adam C
Fresno, California
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

food was just OK and, in most cases, not reasonably priced. For example, three ribs (and a side) cost $11 - and they were just "OK." My chicken salad had too little chicken so I sent it back. The staff told me they only put 3 oz of chicken on the salad. To their credit, they brought me out more.... More 

Thank David J
San Jose, California
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158 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Here's the compact summary of the positives and negatives: • Order at a counter; get a pager • Pick up your food from a window when ready + Save on tipping • Good food; not great + Three different BBQ sauces to chose from; extra sauce is available from a dispenser − Prices are not inexpensive (a sandwich comes with... More 

Thank Steve H
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Just arrived in SJ for a conference and looking for a dinner spot. Spotted this place in the corner of a strip mall. easy menu, great food , order and self pickup. gets crowded but that is a good thing. will go back

Thank roadwarriorimaging
Coarsegold, California
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

My wife and I took one of our son's there for dinner, and the food was excellent and we got it quickly. Prices were reasonable for what you got. You order from a menu hanging on the wall and they give you a pager for when your order is ready to pick up. Even though the restaurant was busy, we... More 

Thank Mtnman2007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 878 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95123-2725
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-224-7427

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