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Willie's

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Front Street, Valrico, FL
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16:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
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Seffner, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Many years ago when the original owners had the business the food was very very good. But they sold out and then bought it back. Originally it was Fat Willies and we went there numerous times. Then the last couple of times we went there it was just not as good as we remembered. I do not think they have... More 

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Thank Robert V
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Best catfish I've had in Fl thus far. Light dusting of cornmeal and perfect seasoning and more than adequate serving sizes. Shrimp has always been cooked to perfection (no over cooking). We've never had to wait and service is always attentive. Only issue is parking.

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Thank Linda C
Valrico, Florida
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Always get a very good meal and a great deal at Willie's. Get there early , it does get crowded especially on all you can eat nights,

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Thank shark769
Valrico, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

A friend of mine and his sister just love this place and they come regularly for the all you can eat specials. I have been here in the past and was never impressed with this place, however my friend wanted to go out to eat and suggested Willies. Sorry to say this place disappointed once again. I had rubbery clam... More 

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Thank Robert D
Valrico, Florida
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Don't miss this restaurant! The BEST seafood around. A must go!!! Service is friendly and thoughtful. The restaurant is cozy and welcoming. The food is fresh and sooooo delicious. All the seafood choices you can think of. A must visit!

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Thank TEACHERKNOWS-1
Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

We love Willy's. It's often hard to get in because it's so busy but we went in Tuesday night and got right in. Food is always fresh even though lots is fried. It's cooked properly so it's not greasy. A great place for families too. Priced fairly. Fun atmosphere and love the hush puppies. Worth a trek out to a... More 

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Thank CelticDreamTours
Brandon, FL
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Been around for years. Formerly, Fat Willie's Fish Camp. Out-of-the-way location helps keep it a secret, but all our visitors who we take there always want to return. Tues-Thurs are all-you-can- eat of about 5 selections. Food is great! Alligator is delicious. Old Florida ambiance...nothing fancy.

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Thank bucketlister2
Saginaw, Michigan
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

Just stopped in at Willie's for dinner! What a quaint little restaurant in an old general store a little off the beaten path about a mile off Hwy 60 on the corner of Front St and Main. I had the scallops and another person had the Mahi Mahi and some had the combo platter, all the food was very good... More 

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Thank LJB049
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Once a month I make the 45 minute trip to get take out. The fried butterfly shrimp and catfish keep me coming back. I hate cole slaw but I always get their cole slaw.

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Thank layrissonm1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013 via mobile

I've never heard a bad word about this place and hopefully won't. That would mean folks were smoking their fish instead of eating it. My family comes here all the time and I've yet to have anything under what I've come to call 5 stars. Staf ffriendly and sociable even when rushed, food incredible and timely delivered, atmosphere old fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 21:30
Saturday
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street, Valrico, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Valrico

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