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Armadillo Palace (American)

5015 Kirby at North
(713) 526-9700

Texana tyros can learn a lot at this saloon-turned restaurant. Pendulous bull testicles adorn the ceiling, saddles substitute for bar stools, and cowhides serve as table covers at this former BBQ Hall of Fame Museum. Expect live music every night from Tuesday through Saturday. The food offerings are serviceable, but the Goode Co. Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie ranks as one of the best slices of pecan pie in Houston.