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“Brisket. Slow-roasted. That's all you need to know.”
Review of Armadillo Willy's

Armadillo Willy's
Ranked #13 of 179 Restaurants in Dublin
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

The brisket is smoked overnight. And, when it's gone for the day, there's no microwaving a new batch. No, sir. It's done right.

It's why I go here more than any other restaurant in Bay Area.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Barbecue here is slow-smoked and never held over from one day to the next, so you get great smoke flavor and genuine color, not gray, reheated meats. (I’m looking at you, Smoking Pig and Famous Dave.)

Great pork ribs — get the best value with the “Texas” (pork) ribs rather than the baby backs — and delicious, juicy beef brisket (a genuinely Texas preparation). Pulled pork sandwiches are wonderful. Terrific burgers. Clever and tasty cabbage slaw made with roasted peanuts and cilantro. Love the fries. Nice selection of beers on tap and in bottles.

They offer barbecued chicken and hot links, but I’ve never been able to resist the pork and beef.

Big-screen TVs offer 2 or 3 sports matches at a time, so it's also a great place to eat 'cue, enjoy a beverage, and cheer or commiserate with fellow fans.

This is now my #1 favorite Willy’s location — cheerful, comfortable, and away from the SF peninsula and South Bay traffic madness.

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Thank EastBayLenore
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

For the life of me, I don't know why I've never written a review for this eatery yet. I have been coming to this Armadillo Willy's location for over ten years now, and TO THIS DAY, I have never had a bad hamburger!

The staff here are all very friendly and helpful. They're always very accommodating, serving you with a smile. The restaurant is clean and well lit with flat screen TV's on all the walls- they usually play sporting events- football, baseball, etc. They also offer free wi-fi - you just have to ask for the password. There's never a shortage of where to sit. They have outdoor seating, if you're in the mood to sit outside.

They have some fantastic food at very reasonable prices. They serve beers too, if that's your thing. You walk up to the counter and order your food, so you can save your table tipping for some other restaurant.. They will hand you a flashing coaster- when the lights go off, you pick up your food. If you're a AAA member, just show them your card and you'll get a discount!

Every day, they run some kind of special- it's the same rotating specials every week. But on Saturdays, until 4pm, they have a half-price burger special! The restaurant is always filled with families taking advantage of this awesome deal! The hamburgers are absolutely out of this world! In all the years visiting this particular location, I have NEVER received a hamburger that was not cooked exactly to my specifications! They never get it wrong!! These guys definitely know exactly what they are doing!! The burgers are tender and juicy, and SO full of flavor! And at half the regular prices, how can you go wrong?

If you have never tried a hamburger from Armadillo Willy's, I HIGHLY recommend visiting this place on a Saturday afternoon! I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!

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Thank 2eskimos
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Armadillo Willy's is in my opinion one of the top chain barbeque restaurants in the Dublin area. The fact they smoke their meats on site only adds to the overall experience and dining pleasure. Have eaten here many times, and the food keeps me coming back.

I like the Texas rib plate and the brisket plate the best. I haven't tried the baby back ribs, well that's a reason for another meal there!

Thank DaveH1965
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

The food was just ok. the ribs were a little on the tough side. The service was good. the place was not very crowded. It was clean. The soda out of the machine was flat. Maybe it was an off day?

Thank Kenneth L
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