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Old 07-03-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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If I'm correct I think they are the same ones who were here in SA many years ago, and yes they were good.
They had a location in a gas station at the corner of 410 Harry Wurzback (It could have been Nacogdoches...) The gas station is still there.

It had the flavor of James Coney Island, but the buns were always real stale. I dont know what happened to it. There are a few of them around Houston (where they started) but it seems like they have, for whatever reasons, not been aggressive in expanding. They have been around for a long time. (like 80 years)
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:01 PM
 
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The new Willys on 151 between 410 and Potranco Road on the north bound side. It was our first time at a Willys. If you've not been there, as you walk in you'll see a long bar towards the back of the restaurant, this is where you order. No signs that say that, yer suppose to figure it out. Once the order is placed you get yer drinks and find a place to sit. It was 4:30 today and the place was not crowded. The server comes and gets your ticket and repeats the order to you. We ordered the chips and queso, a burger, and the chicken fried chicken with veggies. Service was quick and friendly. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. The food came out right behind the chips and queso so that was a negative. The burger was a burger. Nothing great about it, not bad but far from outstanding. Lots of fries on the plate. The chicken fried chicken was bland and that's giving it a compliment as there was no flavor at all. The fries weren't much better. The veggies came out as broccoli and carrots, steamed. Again, not much flavor on the plate. Frankly, I feel like I missed dinner if it wasn't that I feel semi full. There is no dining experience if there's no taste to what yer eating. The place is loud as all surfaces in the place are hard. Concrete floors, metal roof, hard sides on the walls and hard old signage hanging around from the ceiling. The front are garage doors so I assume at some time during the year they can open it up. The biggest plus was the service. But considering my wallet is near 35 bucks lighter for a "no experience dining event", I doubt we go back. I predict if things don't change there and quick, the place will be up for rent or changing names. Like a few folks we saw walk in only to walk out, I wish we had walked out too.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:03 PM
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Thanks for this review, TrapperL. My CD friend had been wanting for us to go to Willy's. I just called him at work and read him your review. No Willys for us! Sounds like just another same ole, same ole, overpriced, tired hamburger place. And the atmosphere, garage doors, no thanks.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:21 PM
 
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The last place I ate at in yalls city was McD's.
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Egg and I. Not bad. I prefer Magnolia Pancakes. Only complaint is getting in and out of that location on 410/Blanco. Nightmare!
Try Pancake Joes on Donaldson ave....OMG....SOOOOOO much better than Magnolias...in price, service and food, and wait time!
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:32 AM
 
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The new Willys on 151 between 410 and Potranco Road on the north bound side. It was our first time at a Willys. If you've not been there, as you walk in you'll see a long bar towards the back of the restaurant, this is where you order. No signs that say that, yer suppose to figure it out. Once the order is placed you get yer drinks and find a place to sit. It was 4:30 today and the place was not crowded. The server comes and gets your ticket and repeats the order to you. We ordered the chips and queso, a burger, and the chicken fried chicken with veggies. Service was quick and friendly. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. The food came out right behind the chips and queso so that was a negative. The burger was a burger. Nothing great about it, not bad but far from outstanding. Lots of fries on the plate. The chicken fried chicken was bland and that's giving it a compliment as there was no flavor at all. The fries weren't much better. The veggies came out as broccoli and carrots, steamed. Again, not much flavor on the plate. Frankly, I feel like I missed dinner if it wasn't that I feel semi full. There is no dining experience if there's no taste to what yer eating. The place is loud as all surfaces in the place are hard. Concrete floors, metal roof, hard sides on the walls and hard old signage hanging around from the ceiling. The front are garage doors so I assume at some time during the year they can open it up. The biggest plus was the service. But considering my wallet is near 35 bucks lighter for a "no experience dining event", I doubt we go back. I predict if things don't change there and quick, the place will be up for rent or changing names. Like a few folks we saw walk in only to walk out, I wish we had walked out too.

Trapper, good review. Pretty much spot on. I went there about a week ago. Was not impressed for the reasons you stated in regards to the dining area. Loud. I don't think I should have to border line yell when eating and trying to have a conversation with someone sitting 2 feet from me.

I tried their grilled chicken sandwich. It was about as bland as a sandwich could be. Onion rings weren't good at all either, almost raw if that makes sense. I thought maybe I caught them on a bad night. Don't think so now.

I most definitely will not be back.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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They had a location in a gas station at the corner of 410 Harry Wurzback (It could have been Nacogdoches...) The gas station is still there.

It had the flavor of James Coney Island, but the buns were always real stale. I dont know what happened to it. There are a few of them around Houston (where they started) but it seems like they have, for whatever reasons, not been aggressive in expanding. They have been around for a long time. (like 80 years)
410 and Nacogdoches.

Cars used to be stacked on Nacogdoches waiting in line. It was added when EXXON made the station a Tiger Station, I think. Now it is a 7-11.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:07 PM
 
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Hot Joy- pork belly tacos, spam fried rice, and dan dan noodles were all insanely delicious. I put on 5 pounds that day, but the food was worth the running i'll have to do for it.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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A large group of us from work went to Magnolia Pancake Haus (Embassy location) yesterday (July 8th).
The food tasted great, but every one of us who had hash browns got sick within the next 24 hours.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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A large group of us from work went to Magnolia Pancake Haus (Embassy location) yesterday (July 8th).
The food tasted great, but every one of us who had hash browns got sick within the next 24 hours.


I think I would notify them of that kind of problem...especially since there were several of you that became ill. Perhaps the health dept should be notified. All these "food recall" type of incidents start SOMEWHERE and that could have been something that others don't put together since you were dining as a group and were able to peace the culprit together.

Hope your feeling better!
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