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Emil Villa's Hickory Pit

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24047 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544
+1 510-537-0734
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07:00 - 20:45
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:45
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Washougal, Washington
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is a 2 min. walk from the Hampton and is an older establishment. The booths are a little worn, but the open kitchen looked very clean. I had a "special" which included a 3 egg scramble with spinach, mushrooms, sausage and a pepper jack cheese. Yummy! The potatoes were a bit spicy for my taste, but still delicious.... More 

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Thank Rhonda S
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The BBQ guy needs to go! The meat is so dry!! Almost like eating beef jerky. This place is more for the old retired breakfast crowd not for the BBQ enthusiast. Really wish they'd fork out the money and change but there stuck in the 60's(check out the decor of the restaurant).

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Thank John V
Hayward
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I eat out allot. We have come to Emil Villas for many years and never have we been disappointed. The quality of the food is surpassed by none. It is pricy but we do not mind because of the quality.

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Thank Cindy667
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This restaurant has been in the same location since the 50"s and the food and decor are probably not much different from the earlier years. The interior looks like an old fashioned diner with counter seating and booths.. First impression may be that it is shabby and that it could probably use some fresh paint and a little sprucing up,... More 

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Thank Michael B
Grass Valley, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I went a couple of times since I was staying at a hotel nearby for a business trip. Tried both the BBQ pork sandwich and the Philly cheesesteak. Both were absolutely delicious! Loved the Cole slaw as a side to the BBQ and would recommend something other than the potato salad as a side unless you really love mayonnaise. Also... More 

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Thank alisamichelle
Bakersfield
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is just my opinion especially since everyone has different taste. The atmosphere was clean and had an old fashion diner look to it kinda warm inside for my taste. Server was very prompt and nice not much of a conversation starter but was good for me. I ordered the sausage and triple cheese omelette and it had ok flavor... More 

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Hayward, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I had the mushroom and pepper jack cheese omelette and French dip sandwich both done to perfection the waitress are friendly and do their best to keep your drinks filled to the brim. The place itself looks a little out dated. Parking is the worst I can say of the place. I've only have ate there only for breakfast. My... More 

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Thank mary m
Hayward, California, United States
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Emil Villa's are scattered around the East Bay feeding the smoked BBQ needs of generations of Southern and other immigrants, servings are gigantic and seating is scarce; take your sandwich or combo plate to the curb or to a park, Grab plenty of napkins.

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Thank John C
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Nice staff. The decor left something to be desired. The food that I ordered wasn't great. I wouldn't visit again but I am a very picky diner.

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Thank Jessica P
Hayward, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

This location is one of a chain of places and offers good food; we like the San Leandro spot better. Breakfast is the only meal we've had here and we've been in a few times. It's very traditional looking and the menu offers good variety.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:45
Monday
07:00 - 20:45
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:45
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:45
Thursday
07:00 - 20:45
Friday
07:00 - 20:45
Saturday
07:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24047 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: +1 510-537-0734

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