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Famous Willies Barbecue

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107 E 7th Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854-8636
+1 208-773-0000
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Santa Rosa, California
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled onto this place by accident and will be sure to go back next time we are in Post Falls. Famous Willies is run by a couple of Texas ex-pats and they know how to make excellent barbecue. We were served quickly and the food was great. Definitely will go back!

Thank whereisrick
Thousand Oaks, California
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189 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We came here after seeing a movie in CDA, as we were longing for some good barbecue, and hadn't found any since moving up to Sandpoint (next stop, Canada). Were there on a Friday evening for dinner, and were seated promptly in the cosy, converted home located off the main drag. The place is decorated in a sort of country-Texas... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

but today, not the case. And it made me sad. Because it's always been a very reliable source of good BBQ. The pros: super friendly staff (family) and usually can get seated right away. Today it was a little busy but we still got a seat (last ones). The portions are generous and have been reliable for the best BBQ... More 

Thank Pam W
Green Bay
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Excellent Texas style bbq with smoked meats. Etouffe serviced on Fridays. Only texas style I am aware of in area. Easy parking, Good service. YUM!!!

Thank Tina P
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is good old-fashioned barbecue. The meats have a solid but not overwhelming smokiness to them and the sides are delicious. They say it's Cajun and Texas style but I think it tastes more Memphis style. I would recommend any of the sandwiches or the ribs. It isn't a big place but it's clean and has a nice atmosphere. There... More 

Thank Randy A
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105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We visited again in December, and will not be back. Where we visited in June, the barbecue was great. We visited in December, and it appears that the cook has decided to go very hot and smaller servings.

Thank US N
Black Diamond, Canada
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141 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

My family really enjoyed the food here. The ribs and chicken were very very good and so was the coleslaw. Service was friendly and very quick! We will return.

Thank Timothy B
Hayden Lake, Idaho
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

DO NOT follow your auto GPS when trying to find this place. It will take you to a residential neighborhood (where the owners used to live.) You want ribs? You got ribs! Famous Willies is authentic barbecue. I ordered a brisket sandwich and my wife ordered a full order of ribs on their sampler plate. When the order arrived, my... More 

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Crescent City, California, United States
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We found this hidden treasure while staying in Post Falls. We had a sampler plate with pork ribs, andouille sausage, brisket-plus home made cornbread, bbq beans, home made potato salad & I had the gumbo- which was out of this world!!!! They have authentic cajun dishes-and these folks make all their pies from scratch!!!!

Thank Pam W
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Prices seem to be slightly high compared to other BBQ places I've been to. Ordered the pork sandwich and they were running a special so it came with a side so I guess normally it doesn't. Did not see fries ot Mac and chesse a bbq staple so I went with the slaw. The chopped pork flavor was good but... More 

Thank Steve D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 E 7th Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854-8636
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Post Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 208-773-0000

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