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Goode Co. Armadillo Palace

4.5
4.5
186 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our Armadillo Palace brings the best of Texas together with one dance hall, two bars, three stages and a state-of-the-art kitchen serving indoors and out. It's our tribute to the city that's been so good to us for generations - and a celebration of all that makes our buttons-pop-proud to be Texan.

Since crossing the big pond too long ago to count, the Goode family has dedicated itself to sharing the culinary convergence of our flavorful past: the salt of the Gulf, the soul of the South, the spice of the border and that sweet smoke of Texas. From spit-roasted chicken to grilled redfish on the half shell, our dishes are steeped in tradition - and just as much flavor.

Whiskey-forward and born from lore, our Orange Blossom Bar takes its cue from our longtime friend and local music legend, Leon "Pappy" Selph. Pappy was known for his love of smooth whiskey and the stories that flow when a few drinks and good company come together.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 526-9700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Levi Goode

  • Catering

    Full offsite Catering and Delivery available.<br />Contact: 713-322-5379

  • Private party facilities

    The Armadillo Palace’s generously expanded bar, kitchen and twinkling Texas dance hall offers a one-of-a-kind event space—and ample opportunity to celebrate. From corporate breakfasts to crawfish boils, private luncheons to live concerts, the parties we throw are as diverse as the dishes we serve.

  • Private party contact

    Lana O'Neil: (713) 844-8180

  • Neighborhood

    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor

  • Cross street

    Bartlett St.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Local artists. Classic crooners.A dance floor beggin’ for your boots.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. P

    Pinkplan

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our first dining experience at Armadillo Palace. I have been to several private events at Armadillo Palace, but for some odd reason never tasted the food. Our reservation was early, 5pm, because we had an event to attend at 8pm. Otherwise, we would have stayed for what I assume was going to be a great live country band performance ( I heard a band practicing behind the scenes). The restaurant is so Texas-authentic! We ordered homemade chili con carne with Fritos, the Heritage pork rib chop, and the Yardbird ( mesquite grilled chicken breast sandwich served fries). The food was tasty, nothing exceptional, but definitely tasty. The Pork Rib Chop was the best overall! Thick, juicy and great flavor! The Yardbird was the most disappointing. The chicken breast was so thin and small that I had to actually open the buns to find a chicken breast that was more like a cold cut slice hidden under a slice of melted cheese. The bun, bacon, cheese and avocado were all on point...just missing the main attraction. The margarita was fabulous! Service was friendly, prompt and did a great job of ensuring that all of our meal needs were met. We will return with secured reservations to enjoy dinner ( stay away from Yardbird) and live entertainment.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great food. Wonderful service and such a cool place! Love the decor and the vibe.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Our waitress was very out of it. It seemed like her first time ever working in service. We had to ask for water refills while many other servers stood around and talked to each other on the complete other side of the bar/other side of the restaurant. The food was delicious as always but service really needs to improve.
  4. RB

    RooBaby

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food, but as always, their service was disappointing. We had a reservation for an indoor table but told there was nothing available. There were 3 available tables they would not sit us at. We opted for the bar so we could stay inside. The bartender was constantly confused and stressed even though the bar was less than half full. We stayed for the concert which was a lot of fun. Bartenders in the Hall were slow and drinks were not as good as in the dining room. It’s a great place for a concert and an awesome meal, but they should really put more effort in their service.
  5. NS

    NoSoftTouch

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great dinner and Cooper Mohrmann and Company band performance
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a big group and the service was outstanding, the food delicious and the overall experience was excellent! And our out of town guests loved the Texas vibe!
  7. Z

    Zeezee

    Houston

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We ate there on possibly their last Sunday night, according to the host. There were only a few occupied tables. We ordered Campechana (excellent although not as good as sister restaurant Goode Co Seafood), fried okra - excellent. Chicken tenders were pretty good. Fries okay. Creamed elote-styled corn was okay but needed the chili powder and cotija cheese on top. Service was just okay considering the few customers present.
  8. TG

    ThomasG

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable evening, Pork Chop, Red Fish, Frito Pie and Carne asada were delicious…And we didn’t miss out on the Pecan Pie either……Again Great Experience
  9. JF

    JimF

    Indiana

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, very energetic and great food! Will go back.
  10. J

    Jenesa

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Definitely recommend the biscuits! I saw the chicken strips at another table & wished it was my order - will plan on those for my next visit. The empanadas tasted like a beef & bean burrito, which is good but not an empanada. I ordered the Yard Bird sandwich and I thought it was decent, but my husband thought it tasted like charred lighter fluid. Will come back for a decent band - really enjoyed the staff and ambiance!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Was there for a show and chose to eat before. We usually have a great experience. Dirty table, slow/ non existent service, could not get water, plates or even set ups. Server did not know the menu. Terrible experience this time around. $80 for 2 shared appetizers and drinks. Waste of money and time.
  12. ML

    MauriL

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    8:15 PM reservations on Tuesday night. Only a few tables occupied + people sitting at bar, so it was quiet dining. Food & Service was good. OpenTable had reservation slots through and including 9:00 PM, so we were not concerned taking an 8:15 PM reservation. However, Armadillo Palace actually closed at 9:00 PM, so we felt really awkward realizing the earlier closing time only after we received our food. We never enter a restaurant within an hour of closing time.
  13. SM

    ShellyM

    Houston

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience2
    Horrible New Year’s Eve plan to go to dinner here. They offered a 6:30 seating without any notification that the restaurant would close at 8 pm and also bar would be closed due to rehearsal dinner. Total bust and SO bizarre!
  14. BP

    BenP

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service and wait staff. Amazing food hit and fresh and extra- can see the grill and everyone hustle in the kitchen from the side window. Very polite - held doors. We ordered 1/2 the menu for our table of 6; everyone loved their food! Best Campachana in Texas! Great Steak, Chicken, Redfish and Quail. Highly Recommended!
  15. RF

    RickF

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing place for a fun large group event.
  16. RE

    RichardE

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and nice atmosphere.
  17. PA

    PeteA

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice Western ambiance. The food was very good. The service is not that great though: it took us a while for us to get someone to take our order, and also to bring us the check at the end.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to have dinner before the concert by the Last Bandoleros! The service was amazing, we had the Carne Asada, it was one of the best I have ever had! Thank you for having us!
  19. w

    weekenddiner

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Have tried all of the other Goode Company restaurants and this one did not disappoint! Look forward to returning.
  20. DS

    DSenior

    Houston

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside 5 people for lunch. Quesadillas, chicken tenders, BLT salad, Bartlett salad, Frito pie were all excellent. Server Melanie was very good.
  21. a

    annb

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Super awesome vibes, will be coming back! The Campechana and red fish were amazing
  22. d

    debbie007

    Houston

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the Armadillo Palace. We had a great dinner before going over to the music venue in The Hall. The Broken Spokes were great. We didn't stay long to hear Mike and the Moonpies because there was nowhere to sit for the amount of people that were there. After an hour and half of standing, our legs were getting tired, so we had to leave. When I asked the person at the door why there were not more tables, (Only 4 tables for over 300 people), he was not very nice. I will definitely go back, but maybe just for dinner, not the music, sadly.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Yummy. Great drinks. Great menu. Fantastic service. Very fair priced. Fun 🤩 ambiance. Check it out. You will be satisfied. Unexpected great place.
  24. DO

    DOLLIEC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are creatures of habit - stepped out and said " let's try THIS place" !! We surely didn't regret it - we will be back and will be bringing friends! Food was delicious, price point reasonable and service amazing! I marked " quiet" as we were early dining in order to make a show at 7 pm - but I'm certain that even at a busier time the " noise" would be music and laughter - we can't wait to go back for another DAMN GOOD MARGARITA!
  25. s

    sandyh

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Armadillo Palace. Menu offers something for everyone.
  26. LH

    LindseyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to eat while visiting Houston
  27. R

    Rokar

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was great. Attentive without hovering over us. The Empanadas were incredible and the pork chops were way good. Good margaritas too. Will definitely go back.
  28. p

    patton

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu selection; reasonable prices: fantastic food.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kids loved it. Great place and good food
  30. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, food and fun. Will be back the next time I am in Housto
  31. PD

    PamD525

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, the porkchop with tomato bacon jam is delicious! The pecan pie and chocolate ice box pie are very good too. The house salad is big enough to split.
  32. RS

    RonS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out this was a great experience. Great service, great food, great live music show. No complaints whatsoever.
  33. DF

    DebbieF

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is Our favorite date spot! We love to have dinner and then enjoy a good concert. Food is always delicious!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun night for Valentine’s Day.
  35. NH

    NoraH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing, server was amazing. The folks that were taking away dirty dishes were a bit overzealous, maybe because it was a slow night and they were bored? The moment I’d pause to take a sip of water someone was asking me if I was done and taking my plates- without asking if I wanted to pack it up-and as soon as we finished our main course, 4 people descended upon our table, coming at us from all directions taking things away. It was a little loud inside and hard to hear each other but that was expected. Overall a good experience and would go back.
  36. KH

    KellyH

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    About 10 seconds after I made the reactions the restaurant called to ask if we wanted to sit inside or outside and if anyone had any allergies. Love the attentiveness!
  37. DG

    DanG

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good, but the selection was limited. The grill had been turned off already because of the late hour on New Years Eve. We did appreciate the extra effort by the chef and management to accommodate us. The gumbo and the shrimp on the fried seafood platter were both excellent, and the pecan pie was also very good.
  38. d

    debbie007

    Houston

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, fun atmosphere, friendly staff! We will definitely be back.
  39. WB

    WilliamB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Yes, but only for a concert. Need way more outside full service bars. Spent the 1/2 the concert in line. Concert was very good! And after eating in the restaurant we still have to go stand in line for the concert? Need to fix that for sure. Food was average to OK.
  40. J

    John

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    AL a care for everything was a little much, price wise. The food was all very tasty. We share the fajita steak and it was enough for two; with two sides. All this was enough for two people. So, all together it was affordable, but only if we split it. Margaritas were excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Goode Co. Armadillo Palace using the Order Online button. Goode Co. Armadillo Palace also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 526-9700.

Goode Co. Armadillo Palace is rated 4.5 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Goode Co. Armadillo Palace does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Goode Co. Armadillo Palace

5015 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bartlett St.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Levi Goode

  • Entertainment

    Local artists. Classic crooners.A dance floor beggin’ for your boots.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 526-9700

  • Catering

    Full offsite Catering and Delivery available.<br />Contact: 713-322-5379

  • Private party facilities

    The Armadillo Palace’s generously expanded bar, kitchen and twinkling Texas dance hall offers a one-of-a-kind event space—and ample opportunity to celebrate. From corporate breakfasts to crawfish boils, private luncheons to live concerts, the parties we throw are as diverse as the dishes we serve.

  • Private party contact

    Lana O'Neil: (713) 844-8180

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