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Old 07-13-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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I loved Barnacle Bill's but they sure treated their employees with complete and total disregard when they just decided not to open one day. I felt sorry for them.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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I love the salad delite with some lean brisket and pickles, lol...
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Bulverde, Texas
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I loved Barnacle Bill's but they sure treated their employees with complete and total disregard when they just decided not to open one day. I felt sorry for them.
I completely agree.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I believe Brazos de Santos is the real estate/management company owned by Bill Miller's three sons and daughter Vivian. They owned the land and buildings where Barnacle Bills was.

Barnacle Bills was actually started by Paul and Jeff Vance (Vivian's sons) and a cousin (don't remember exactly who). So yes, it was related to Bill Miller's but independently owned and run by them. I was friends with the Vance brothers at the time the restaurants closed and they said they just had differing ideas of what each wanted to do.
But all agreed that the best thing to do was shut it down overnight and leave their empoyees stranded?
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Bulverde, Texas
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But all agreed that the best thing to do was shut it down overnight and leave their empoyees stranded?
See my last post, just above yours.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'm having my Bill Millers Poor Boy Plus with beans and Jalapeno today. I go through the drive thru. They always forget something. You have to check your order really good. This time it was the pickles and onions. I guess they figured if I had a Jalapeno I didn't need picklles an onions. I should have dug depper in the bag before driving off.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. So are they going to build those seafood joints around town?
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Thanks for the info. So are they going to build those seafood joints around town?
I dunno. Haven't heard anything so far.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: East Terrell Hills
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[quote=dtrainSA;19968816]I don't think Bill Miller's is necessarily the best but definitely better than most fast food restaurants. If people didn't like the taste or quality of meats I don't think they've have 70 stores. Fact is, they could open more in other areas but, as a rule, won't open a store that is not within a few hours drive time of the central commissary.

Let's not forget that the Miller Family (Balous, John, Douglas, and Vivian) are very generous to charities around San Antonio.

In the 60's they use to serve fish on Fish Fry Fridays. Not really sure why they stopped.
Recently, they started to sell fish during Lent.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: East Terrell Hills
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I always wondered why the Miller company trashed Barnacle Bill's. However, when we eating at Bill's during the work lunch break I noticed, recently, tea cups that said somthing like Mariposa Sea Food restaurant on the West Side? Or something like that.

What's up?

Like said, before, quick lunch and good price - is it really good you? Well.
It is called Laguna Madre. It is located at the old Barnacle Bill's at 410 and Rigsby. The food is pretty good for the price, they also have daily lunch specials.
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