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Famous Willies Barbecue

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107 E 7th Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854-8636
+1 208-773-0000
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is good old-fashioned barbecue. The meats have a solid but not overwhelming smokiness to them and the sides are delicious. They say it's Cajun and Texas style but I think it tastes more Memphis style. I would recommend any of the sandwiches or the ribs. It isn't a big place but it's clean and has a nice atmosphere. There... More 

Thank Randy A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited again in December, and will not be back. Where we visited in June, the barbecue was great. We visited in December, and it appears that the cook has decided to go very hot and smaller servings.

Thank US N
Black Diamond, Canada
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My family really enjoyed the food here. The ribs and chicken were very very good and so was the coleslaw. Service was friendly and very quick! We will return.

Thank Timothy B
Hayden Lake, Idaho
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

DO NOT follow your auto GPS when trying to find this place. It will take you to a residential neighborhood (where the owners used to live.) You want ribs? You got ribs! Famous Willies is authentic barbecue. I ordered a brisket sandwich and my wife ordered a full order of ribs on their sampler plate. When the order arrived, my... More 

Thank Steve H
Crescent City, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We found this hidden treasure while staying in Post Falls. We had a sampler plate with pork ribs, andouille sausage, brisket-plus home made cornbread, bbq beans, home made potato salad & I had the gumbo- which was out of this world!!!! They have authentic cajun dishes-and these folks make all their pies from scratch!!!!

Thank Pam W
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Prices seem to be slightly high compared to other BBQ places I've been to. Ordered the pork sandwich and they were running a special so it came with a side so I guess normally it doesn't. Did not see fries ot Mac and chesse a bbq staple so I went with the slaw. The chopped pork flavor was good but... More 

Thank Steve D
Red Deer, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to go for BBQ. Had the brisket and ribs, both are exceptional. And the home made pecan pie for dessert was a slice of heaven. Do yourself a favour and have a meal at Famous Willies, you'll thank yourself afterwards!!!

Thank cutlass5268
Coeur dAlene
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Known for it's TX style decor; not so much for a TX style BBQ flavor. I lived in San Antonio for 16 years and was hoping for at least something similar to a mesquite-tasting BBQ. The meat had a "cooked yesterday and warmed-up flat flavor and was dry. A disappointment to say the least. The pecan pie was just okay.... More 

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Florence, Arizona
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Tiny place, good prices, fast, very fast and friendly service. Sandwiches start about $8 and go up to the ultimate platter with three meets and four sides for $20. Parking for about eight cars in the rear. Fresh pecan pie available.

Thank KLTraveler128
Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

A great quick stop for a sit-down BBQ meal. The beef brisket is fall-apart good. The jalapeño and Cajun sauces are excelent. The potato salad is great. Very quick service in the middle of the afternoon for a late lunch.

Thank Ryan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 E 7th Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854-8636
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Post Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 208-773-0000

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