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Houston's Iconic Meat Dishes, According to You

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Last week Eater asked readers to choose their top picks for the city's most iconic meat dishes. You suggested everything from burgers to 'cue to barbacoa and steak. Here, in no particular order, are the most iconic Houston dishes according to you.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Gerardo's

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609 Patton St
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 699-0820
For some Houstonians, there's nothing like the barbacoa at this local institution. Reader Elias R. says it's a "family tradition to get the lengua and cachetes on Sunday." Translation: Lean cuts of cow tongue and moist, juicy chunks of cow cheek.

2. Killen's Barbecue

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3613 Broadway St
Pearland, TX 77581
(281) 485-0844
Young as it may be, this Pearland spot from Killen's Steakhouse owner Ronnie Killen got several votes. And it's no wonder, with lines of people waiting for the smoked sausage, brisket and ribs that have made this place an instant icon.

3. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

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9827 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77024
(832) 858-9000
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Doused in housemade applesauce, this massive pork chop is dry-aged, roasted and smoked. It's pricey, but each bite of caramelized meat makes every penny worth it.

4. El Tiempo Cantina

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5602 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 681-3645
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It's the parillada at this Mexican spot that has become iconic over the years. Served directly on a portable, tabletop grill, the mixed plate offers beef, shrimp, chicken and sometimes lobster. [Multiple Locations]

5. Tango & Malbec

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2800 Sage Rd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 629-8646
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The churrasco steak at this Argentinian/Uruguayan, Galleria-area spot is "crave-worthy" according to Angela N., who writes that this restaurant "has to be included in anything iconic meat."

6. Goode Co. Texas Bar-B-Q

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5109 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-2530
It's the barbecue sandwich here that's won over not only the hearts of local carnivores, but many a film producer's attention, too. The local 'cue spot has made it into several films and has been a Houston smoked meats staple for years.

7. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

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5839 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057
Apart from being among the more highfalutin, upscale places on the map, reader Lisa M. says the "65-day, in-house dry-aged steak has to be one of the most iconic steaks in the state." It'll cost you a paycheck, but the place is worthy of a visit for a prime cut of meat.

8. Taste of Texas

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10505 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 932-6901
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It's not just the extensive salad bar option available or the fine seafood dishes that draws locals in, but obviously the steak, too. The cuts of meat are as big as the name of this establishment, where reader Ryan says he visits "at least once a month." In a city teeming with great steak options, that's quite a compliment.

9. Himalaya Restaurant

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6652 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 532-2837
It might not include red meat, but some locals we asked said that the spicy hara masala at this Eater Essential 38 notable draws in regular patrons as well as some of the city's best chefs. The green mint and coriander sauce and chunks of chicken pack a powerful, addictive kick.

10. Hubcap Grill

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1111 Prairie
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 223-5885
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It's on Eater's Essential 38 restaurant list, so it's no wonder that local readers kept it in mind when it came to meaty goodness. From the classic cheeseburger to inventive one-offs, a few readers called this an iconic Houston meat dish.

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1. Gerardo's

609 Patton St, Houston, TX 77009
For some Houstonians, there's nothing like the barbacoa at this local institution. Reader Elias R. says it's a "family tradition to get the lengua and cachetes on Sunday." Translation: Lean cuts of cow tongue and moist, juicy chunks of cow cheek.
609 Patton St
Houston, TX 77009

2. Killen's Barbecue

3613 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77581
Young as it may be, this Pearland spot from Killen's Steakhouse owner Ronnie Killen got several votes. And it's no wonder, with lines of people waiting for the smoked sausage, brisket and ribs that have made this place an instant icon.
3613 Broadway St
Pearland, TX 77581

3. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

9827 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024
Doused in housemade applesauce, this massive pork chop is dry-aged, roasted and smoked. It's pricey, but each bite of caramelized meat makes every penny worth it.
9827 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77024

4. El Tiempo Cantina

5602 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
It's the parillada at this Mexican spot that has become iconic over the years. Served directly on a portable, tabletop grill, the mixed plate offers beef, shrimp, chicken and sometimes lobster. [Multiple Locations]
5602 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

5. Tango & Malbec

2800 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056
The churrasco steak at this Argentinian/Uruguayan, Galleria-area spot is "crave-worthy" according to Angela N., who writes that this restaurant "has to be included in anything iconic meat."
2800 Sage Rd
Houston, TX 77056

6. Goode Co. Texas Bar-B-Q

5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
It's the barbecue sandwich here that's won over not only the hearts of local carnivores, but many a film producer's attention, too. The local 'cue spot has made it into several films and has been a Houston smoked meats staple for years.
5109 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

7. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

5839 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77057
Apart from being among the more highfalutin, upscale places on the map, reader Lisa M. says the "65-day, in-house dry-aged steak has to be one of the most iconic steaks in the state." It'll cost you a paycheck, but the place is worthy of a visit for a prime cut of meat.
5839 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057

8. Taste of Texas

10505 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024
It's not just the extensive salad bar option available or the fine seafood dishes that draws locals in, but obviously the steak, too. The cuts of meat are as big as the name of this establishment, where reader Ryan says he visits "at least once a month." In a city teeming with great steak options, that's quite a compliment.
10505 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77024

9. Himalaya Restaurant

6652 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074
It might not include red meat, but some locals we asked said that the spicy hara masala at this Eater Essential 38 notable draws in regular patrons as well as some of the city's best chefs. The green mint and coriander sauce and chunks of chicken pack a powerful, addictive kick.
6652 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77074

10. Hubcap Grill

1111 Prairie, Houston, TX 77002
It's on Eater's Essential 38 restaurant list, so it's no wonder that local readers kept it in mind when it came to meaty goodness. From the classic cheeseburger to inventive one-offs, a few readers called this an iconic Houston meat dish.
1111 Prairie
Houston, TX 77002

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