Big House

History of Big House

Today when you think of a Burger in Kingsville, Texas everyone screams out Big House Burgers.  Since the opening of the doors at there first location on East King Ave in 2003, Big House Burgers has strived to keep one thing at the forefront of everything they do "Quality”.  It reflects with their parking lot filled every day for lunch and dinner with people from all around that fill this family owned restaurant to experience one of the Best Burgers in Texas.  There is even a "Big Un” that has four beef patties and four slices of cheese loaded up with all the trimmings for the people brave enough to try.  Bring your appetite if you plan on tackling that "Big Un”.  The Menu is very easy to read, with dishes for every taste and appetite.  Big House Burgers has maintained its focus on serving quality fresh ground beef to make the perfect burger every day for every guest.

Ysidro Villarreal and his wife Delia along with there two son’s Chico & Tito opened their first restaurant on October 31, 2003, in a small location on King Ave.   After two years of over whelming success,   Big House moved to there current location on Kingsville’s south side to better serve the community.  The Villarreal’s have always focused on serving their guests the highest quality products in hearty portions, while providing great customer service that will keep you coming back for more.  While planning their first restaurant, the Villarreal’s wanted to maintain a unique atmosphere and menu that would distinguish them in their market.  Ysidros commitment to quality led him to the decision of making everything from scratch.  From the grinding of fresh beef daily, to the hand battering of their made to order onion rings and appetizers in their own homemade beer batter, Big House started their success.  The concept and community support for Big House Burgers has been so successful, that a second Big House Burgers opened in Alice, Texas in December, 2008.  The Villarreal Family has remained loyal to Kingsville and opened Big House BBQ & Steaks in September, 2009.  Recognized for serving hand cut USDA Choice Steaks and slow smoked brisket, ribs and sausage, Big House BBQ and Steaks has followed in its founder’s commitment to quality.

The Big House Family of Restaurants opened yet another restaurant in Kingsville in March, 2011.  Big House Brunch opened for business focusing on a full breakfast menu and Country Kitchen concept. Although the youngest member of the Big House Family, Big House Brunch is off to a tremendous start.  Serving breakfast and full menu all day, Big House Brunch boasts it’s made from scratch buttermilk pancakes and hand battered Country Fried Steak and Onion Rings. If you love breakfast anytime of day then this is the place for you, and Breakfast is not all this cozy restaurant offers. Stop by on your way through Kingsville and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon fresh brewed cup of coffee with a slice of delicious pie, or a dinner of great country cooking at Big House Brunch. 

With the growing success of Big House, the Villarreal’s expanded their business into yet another segment market for catering. What started out with one small mobile kitchen has grown into three mobile kitchens, two catering vans and two additional mobile kitchens currently under construction. Mr. Villarreal’s philosophy of serving quality hot food hot, and cold food cold is prepared on site has once again proven to be the foundation of their success. 

The entire Villarreal Family is always looking for ways to grow their business with the proven formula of quality products, family atmosphere and excellent service that keeps their customers coming back.  The next time you’re in Kingsville or Alice Texas, be sure to stop in at one of the Big House locations and find out for yourself what people have come to expect from the name.  


  • Big House Burgers - Kingsville2209 S. Brahma Blvd Kingsville, TX 78363
  • Big House Burgers - Alice1201 E. Main Alice, TX 78332
  • Big House BarBQ & Grill109 S Hwy 77 Bypass Kingsville, TX 78363
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