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Armadillo Palace

$$ - $$$American, ,
5105 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
+1 713-526-9700
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chilli” (5 reviews)
“pecan pie” (4 reviews)
“pork skin” (2 reviews)
American, Bar, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
5105 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for great food and a fun atmosphere, you should check out the Armadillo Palace. Had dinner with a large group of associates and it was really amazing. We sat outside. The service was really great, but I cannot day enough about...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Gumbo is some the best in town. Nice and thick. Empanadas are full of flavor with a thin dough. Bread basket was light and tasty. Grilled chicken and greens was as good as homemade. Steak cooked as Orgeron and was very tender. Attentive service. Fair...More

Thank TAMAN1951
goodecobbq, Public Relations Manager at Armadillo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

We pay attention to detail when preparing our dishes. And we like to focus on just one plate at a time to get things right. We appreciate your feedback and glad to see you liked our time honored flavors!

Reviewed 21 January 2018

My company recently rented out this facility for an evening during our national sales meeting, and invited everyone to participate dressed in cowhand fashion. For those not so inclined, they handed out hats and neckerchiefs on the way in! This was served great food and...More

Thank Jay W
goodecobbq, Public Relations Manager at Armadillo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

We love to host gatherings here! Glad you and your people had a great time. Yall come back and see us again!

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Attended a private party at the Palace. A perfect venue for feeling the Texas culture.This place has been a fixture in Houston for decades. And is a must see when in Houston. There is a larger than life size Armadillo out front of the Palace....More

Thank Rockdoc7
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Good value for your money. Had the chili with grits, liked it. Pecan pie - ok. Paloma drink - excellent. Nice athmosphere and decorations. Some minor glitches with the service but overall exprience was nice.

Thank sannal701
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My husband and I went here tonight expecting the usual from an American restaurant: okay food, okay service. But everything about this big and multifaceted restaurant surprised us. For one thing--this isn't just a restaurant, it's an experience. Multiple bars, multiple seating areas. It's got...More

Thank Margot62
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This place is a little hidden but its huge! I went for a Tuesday happy hour and loved it. They have a large outside area, a stage with a big dance floor inside and a full bar. This is part of the Goode Company BBQ...More

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Armadillo Palace has a great bar & food selection, add to that a great outdoor patio and live music- you've got a great recipe to kick back and shoot the breeze! Their menu features a little of everything and the empanadas & pork skins are...More

Thank zleos377
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This is an utterly authentic and amazing dining and drinking venue with top flying get musical acts regularly appearing. Valet parking is first thing you encounter before the walk of the Country Music legends. So many options for enjoying yourself from indoor and outdoor open...More

Thank Hey_Joe54
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The original plan was to have a little Independence Day BBQ at Goode Co., but we looked across the street and the Big Open Patio of Armadillo Palace looked so inviting. After going inside to see the hostess, we were seated out on the Patio....More

Thank Tom G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5105 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighbourhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: +1 713-526-9700
Leon "Pappy" Selph just may have been the best fiddle player that ever lived. He was the inventor of Texas swing and is best known for having written "The Orange Blossom Special." Back when the Original Goode Company BBQ opened on Kirby Drive, he'd play the first Friday of every month for a flat rate of $65 and a bottle of Jack Daniels. He'd always take the whiskey upfront. And at the end of the evening when Jim handed him the money, the fiddle player would quietly fold it up and stick it in Jim's shirt pocket. He'd tell him, "Jim, things will get better. You just stick with it." It was a kind gesture and good advice.This all left quite an impression on Jim's son, Levi. So it was no surprise, when years later, Levi decided Houston needed a dedicated home for Texas music and created the Armadillo Palace right across the street from the original barbeque place that Pappy played all those years ago.Goode's Armadillo Palace hosts live Texas music several days a week. It serves a full menu of Texas comfort food and is available for parties of just about every size. Levi is no less demanding than his father is, and no place captures the spirit of Texas music the way the Armadillo Palace does.
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