303 S. Alamo Rd.
Sunday – Thursday from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Friday – Saturday from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM
Willie Gonzalez, Jr., owner of The Original Willie’s BBQ, has served Alamo residents with authentic smoked pecan brisket, meats, and more since 1992. From humble beginnings, Willie Gonzalez opened his restaurant to give his city a place to bring people together.
“I was very good at hosting family barbecues, and I wanted to provide Alamo with a different type of eatery.”
Recognition from Texas Monthly
In June of 2013, The Original Willie’s BBQ was named one of the best barbeque spots in Texas by Texas Monthly magazine. The publication mentioned that the restaurant’s “meats are all available by the pound, with tender pork ribs (smoked to perfection with pecan wood, a rarity in South Texas, where mesquite tends to be the norm).”
Willies Booming Business
The recognition by Texas Monthly allowed Gonzalez to expand his restaurant in September 2016. Willie’s BBQ doubled its size and added space to its parking lot and dining area with the help of Alamo EDC’s Revolving Loan Program.
The Revolving Loan Program helps small businesses with low-cost financing options. We previously mentioned how our Revolving Loan Program helped Gonzalez.
Buy Original Willie’s Merchandise
Show your support and take home The Original Willie’s Bar-B-Q Sauce, their koozies, hats, and reusable cups!
Special Holiday Packages
This restaurant also offers seasonal holiday packages. Their Thanksgiving packages usually include smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and whole pies! Follow them on Instagram and Facebook to find out when these become available.
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