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Goode Co. Armadillo Palace, Houston, TX
Goode Co. Armadillo Palace, Houston, TX
Goode Co. Armadillo Palace, Houston, TX
Goode Co. Armadillo Palace, Houston, TX
Goode Co. Armadillo Palace, Houston, TX

Goode Co. Armadillo Palace

4.3
4.3
212 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


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 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: 713-224-6633
  • 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 se
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator : (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 212 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

212 Reviews
  1. BruceH

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    FOOD AND SERVICE WERE NOT UP TO USUAL STANDARDS.. CEVICHE WAS MOSTLY MUSH AND LIQUID...ONLY 4 SMALL SHRIMP, NO DISCERNABLE CRAB MEAT OR OTHER FISH. SALADS SMALLER THAN USUAL. OUR WAITER WAS POLITE, BUT SEEMED TO RUSH US THROUGH. HIS ASSISTANT (LADY) WAS NON COMMUNICATIVE AND SOMEWHA T ABRUPT. MANAGER RESOLVED OUR PROBLEMS WITH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES VERY KINDLY AND PROPERLY

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  2. Houstoneater

    Houston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service and a great place to take out of town guests.

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  3. JohnG

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the guacamole appetizer. The Redfish camp style was absolutely delicious with a wood fired grilled flavor . Drinks and service were wonderful.

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  4. coolbeans

    Houston

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband & I love this version of "America's comfort food" from the Goode Co Brand. Best biscuits EVER! Chicken, grilled & roasted were moist & flavorful. We both absolutely loved the fried okra & dipping sauce appetizer. KUDOS to service & kitchen staff. Keep up the great work!

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  5. LarryH

    Tucson

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was marginal. One of the dishes was so hot that it was inedible. There should’ve been some notification about the level of spice.

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  6. emay

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal service and outstanding food

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  7. KarleyM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best customer service I’ve experienced in years, by all employees. Went to a live concert later in the evening but had dinner first. Quail runners were so good! The cheese grits were a surprise I wasn’t expecting to taste so great.

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  8. TexasgurlLovinlife

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and very tasty options on the menu to choose from.

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  9. Winston

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was above average, the music venue next door was truly a let down. The artist deserved much better. They over booked the venue, the drinks were way overpriced, they had over two hundred preshow tickets sold, but only had seating for fifty.

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  10. JessicaM

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service. Staci was a great server. Had the pork chop which was delicious and the cobbler dessert was perfect.

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  11. Kitkat

    Houston

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was cheerful, knowledgeable about the menu, and prompt. The food was fresh and delicious. No one makes better Campechana!

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  12. Rick

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was a last minute reservation on OT for our extended family of 5. We were looking for some good basic American food and this place didn't disappoint. A well balanced menu of appetizers, salads and mains along with very reasonable pricing and pleasant service made for a nice time out. Would definitely go back when the tick for comfort food hits....note the burger is a full half pound including crispy fries or option for an oversized side salad that two people can share. Having eaten at Goodes seafood, which we love, we expected a pleasant experience at the Goode's Armadillo and it delivered!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
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  14. AndreaC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious and, more importantly, our server CHRIS F. was phenomenal. He repeated our order and clarified any questions that we had. He also paid just the right amount of attention to us! We will definitely go back and will request Chris F. as our server😀

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  15. Kelly

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Walter, was incredible! Food and drinks are always good here.

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  16. FabienA

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top food, good service and country music were there ! Even a wedding rehearsal ! Will come back as soon as possible. Greetings from France

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  17. haileys

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We came last night around 7:30pm on a Friday night, there were max 4 tables occupied at most. There was a massive 300 person event in outdoor space in the back (that’s where we wanted to sit), but ended up being seated in an almost empty indoor dining room. There were about 5 hostesses, 2 managers, and 2 waitresses. Took forever to get our food and it seemed that our waitress forgot about us after attempting to get her attention multiple times. She served us the wrong drink order once. Quail and Taquitos were good as well as chocolate cream pie. We will try it again another weekend and see if we can sit on their beautiful court yard. Hopefully there won’t be a massive event next time. Valet parking available at back of restaurant was $6.

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  18. Tlee

    Houston

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is good, service great, free parking is always a nice

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was extremely kind and personable. The manager Matt went out of his way to ensure that we had an exceptional experience. The food was also incredible. Highly recommend.

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  20. Rac23

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Drinks were smooth. Concert afterwards was a plus.

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  21. StuartB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was all really nice and came out well cooked. Our server was really helpful on questions and getting food out at same time. One of the cocktails was a bit disappointing but overall a very good experience.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meal. Our waitress made excellent recommendations. Drinks were fabulous. The carne asada was grilled to perfection. Loved the pork empanadas. We will definitely be back.

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  23. BruceH

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good, always fresh, and always excellent service!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner before the Drake Milligan concert. All around great night! Love the backyard concert space. Only bad thing, ran out of peach cobbler by 6:30pm. My favorite. :)

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  25. MauriL

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! The redfish was deelish!

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  26. Pinkplan

    Houston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great food. Wonderful service and such a cool place! Love the decor and the vibe.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  29. RubyD

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun, country style bar/ restaurant. Great restaurant and great live music in the back!

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  30. RooBaby

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  31. NoSoftTouch

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and Cooper Mohrmann and Company band performance

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  33. Zeezee

    Houston

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  34. Jim8675309

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the dinner before the Keller Cox album debut. Food was great and service too

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  35. ThomasG

    Houston

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  36. JimF

    Indiana

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, very energetic and great food! Will go back.

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  37. Jenesa

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  39. MauriL

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  40. ShellyM

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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!

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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 4.3 stars by 212 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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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–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: 713-224-6633
  • 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 se
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator : (713) 844-8180
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