Whistle Britches-Willowbend

4.5
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241 reviews
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$30 and under
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Soul food

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At Whistle Britches, we’re all about chicken. In 2016, Chef Omar Flores had one thing in mind – serve the tastiest, juiciest and crunchiest bird in town. Our pickle brined bird, farm-fresh ingredients and soulful cooking will leave you wanting more. We believe comfort food never goes out of style. Our scratch kitchen is always baking fresh buttermilk biscuits and some of the best chicken sandwiches in town.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.3
Ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MJ
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Chicken is outstanding, CFS is one of the best in town.

PM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

The food was not freshly fried for a noon reservation. Very disappointing as I had brought my holiday guests.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I hope I get the points for using open table. I called to tell them I was coming and running late and they said ok. When I got there they canceled my booking even though they said it was fine. Luckily the nice hostess said it was no problem

F
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is delicious!

E
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had dinner there with Friends on Friday evening and the service was great. The food was very delicious. Lots of choices and everyone had something different and were very pleased with their selections. We all said we would go back again.

RC
Adelaide / SA
10 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Easily, one of the worst dining experiences we had in North Dallas. Our server forgot to punch in our apps so it came out 30 seconds before our entrees. We did not get any refills on our drinks, charged us for an item we exchanged for another item. I had to ask twice for a to-go box. I spoke with the manager to air our complaints and he was nice enough to refund 11.50 of our tab, but somehow still did not refill our drinks, even after we pointed it out. This is the first time I ever left a restaurant thirsty.

That being said, the service felt like a fast-food chain, not a restaurant competing for diners in the North Dallas area. I will not be coming back.

p
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We had never had kung pao brussels sprouts before and they were excellent

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall we had a great experience, we will be back.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and service!

BP
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoy the food and the menu selection. Still the only restaurant around that does not serve decaffeinated coffee, or for that matter only one choice of hot tea.

FL
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place for brunch! me and my girlfriends had a great time

TJ
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was excellent. Food was, as always, wonderful! Only cause for less than 5 star on "noise" was not due to WB, rather to the "band"/live entertainment - attempting their sound/amp checks - at 11:30 am - way too close to the outside dining areas.

e
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

Sat as at table and then no one came over to ask for our drink order; however, waiter was helping everyone around us; waved down the hostess and she got someone to help and he was very rude and then they assigned a new server in training who was very sweet. Latte they brought us was ice cold and had to remake. The biscuits and gravy were soggy and cold and overall the food was very disappointing. Will not be coming back and would not recommend.

CR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I think we tried just about everything on the menu - didn't want to miss a thing!! From appetizers to sides to main course, we loved it all.

HE
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food as always. Several very loud parties were there at the same time and that made a business lunch a little tricky. Good service. Delicious food!

e
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing first experience - wonderful food in a fun environment. Big open area for kids to play while you eat on patio. Great ambiance and service.

RC
Adelaide / SA
10 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Service was slow and very inattentive. Although the food is good as always.

b
Dallas
98 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Such good fried chicken! Friends in town from Kansas City and wanted to show them Texas hospitality! Service was good and food was excellent. Biscuits are fabulous. I prefer the chicken on the bone, but those that had chicken fingers were very pleased. Really big portions. We had three to-go boxes.

K
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

They were very busy especially with the Plano Wine festival being outside. We had reservations and it was our first time there.

We felt very rushed. We put in our appetizer order and got it very quickly, which was great. However our main entrees came out within minutes of the appetizer - literally about 5 minutes after placing the order. The Chicken was lukewarm at best. It was obvious the chicken had been cooked and sitting for a while.

And, the hostess didn’t check us in on open table and I had to validate we were there after the fact. Based on this experience, not sure I’d go back.

KK
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed the food, but as a former bartender I'll confidently say the Bloody Mary needs a makeover...tasted like nothing but black pepper.

KC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Chicken fried steak is really good- buttery mashed potatoes accompanied as well as green beans- the crunchy kind. Personally I’ll sub the beans next time but they weren’t bad, just not my thing. Service was friendly and efficient. We will be back.

SY
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating a job!

TM
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

They won’t seat incomplete parties even on a Sunday afternoon at 3:45 when the restaurant has very few people in it (meaning they aren’t busy or on a wait). It’s their policy...period. Food and service was out of this world though.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best chicken since grandma’s. We took biscuits home for later. Excellent service from the whole staff

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was good. The portions are very large. They were very accommodating when it came to customizing a few items on the menu. I would go there again.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was so excited to try this new restaurant and Whistle Britches did not disappoint! I had the Hot Dang sandwich and the first bit was spicy and the chicken was so moist. You have to get the garlic butter fries. These little gems could have been my whole meal. I’m looking forward to coming back and sharing this restaurant with my family and friends.

JT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, great service! Some of the best Nashville hot chicken around!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an awesome experience today. It was our first time. We came to celebrate our anniversary. The service, food, and cleanliness was on point. We recommend the salmon & grits and the Hot Dang. Oh, and the peach frozés were bomb!

JW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Menu changed and did not care for that. CFS was a little over cooked and tough. Not a good experience as the last time.

l
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Love it here. Always great food!!

LL
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great chicken! love that they are a scratch kitchen, service was fantastic! Plan on visiting again, when I am in TX.

JT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I stopped for lunch and it didn't disappoint. We had the fried green tomatoes and they were very good sprinkled with some crab and peppers. My wife had the Hot Dang and said it was great. She wasn't a fan of the bread but liked it nonetheless. I had the chicken and waffles and the sauces they have for the chicken had me changing between the two. The waffle was delicious and the jaelepeno syrup was good but since I eat my chicken and waffles seperate I should have had just regular syrup. The mixed berry pie with some ice cream was perfect. We will be returning in the future.

T
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

The restaurant was very hot. The entire dining room was fanning themselves. Sweating and dining does not mix. Our server was very forgetful and nervous, she may have been new. Food was slow to come out. The hostess team was not friendly. This was our first experience at the restaurant and we didn’t get greeted like first time guest. I am willing to try them again.

T
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

We had a new waiter that didn't know what he was doing but he was the sweetest kid ever. This was only his second day and we could tell he waa frustrated. He got our order a wrong a few times and messed up our tickets. One suggestion as management put the new server's with an experienced trainer on there first day. It was hot as all outside the air wasn't and every mimosa carafe we purchased was warm he had to bring us some ice to try to make them pleasurable but that didn't work. We didn't want to complain and make things hard for him I would suggest that management take charge of situations like that and let your patrons know if your air or refrigerator is out because I've been to this location several times ans this time I brought 6friend's with me and they weren't to impressed.

DL
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My hands down favorite place ever. We came here once a few weeks ago and now I try and come up with any and every possible reason to invite a friend out for brunch there! I’m so glad I found this place and I can’t wait until after delivery so I can try their drink menu out. The chicken and waffles are absolutely amazing!

JB
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

It was very warm inside the restaurant. After about 30 min, we were going to leave but instead checked to see if the outside room was any better. Luckily it was. I would have preferred the restaurant was up front in their AC issues and offered the outside seating originally. I likely would have not come back had the experience not changed. My first drink didn’t come for about 15-20 min, which also contributed to me wanting to leave initially. Once we were moved outside with the AC blowing directly over us, the experience was much better and the drink service was much faster. The food was definitely good and came out quickly. The biscuits are superb (need more butter provided for those delicious big things!).

H
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed as usual. Food was very good. Never miss the pimento cheese and deviled eggs

OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Chicken options are outstanding

DR
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was served quickly after order. It was delicious. Our server was friendly and the atmosphere was pleasant.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Birthday and waiter said he could only do a milkshake? And then never did anything