Try These Five Seriously Awesome Lamb Dishes in Houston

Because when a British pub does Indian-style poutine, you get some.
Because when a British pub does Indian-style poutine, you get some.
Photo by Nancy Kerschen

You don’t need to be at a fancy, expensive restaurant to enjoy good lamb. From a fiery lamb sausage to lamb keema smothered fries, these five seriously good lamb-loaded dishes prove that it’s not all about the racks and chops:

Lamb Keema Poutine 
Where to get it: The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen, 2712 Richmond

Here’s one for your bucket list: Down a pint alongside Indian-style poutine at a British pub in Houston. The plump and crisp house-cut chips come loaded and drenched with melted paneer and mozzarella, lamb keema and a spicy tomato-coriander masala gravy. Get the crazy good plate for $7 at happy hour.

This lamb shank is easily one of the best deals in town.
This lamb shank is easily one of the best deals in town.
Photo by J.C. Reid

Spiced Lamb Shank
Where to get it: Darband ShishKabob, 5670 Hillcroft

This Hillcroft hidden gem, which has been open since 1986 and claims to be the oldest Persian restaurant in Houston, has hands down one of the best (and most delectable) values in town. For $9.95, get a massive turmeric-spiced lamb shank so tender, it really will fall off the bone. Scoop it up onto some freshly baked flatbread and lemon dill rice.

Moroccon Sliders
Where to get them: MKT Bar, 1001 Austin

These grilled lamb burgers may be itty-bitty in size, but they’re absolutely huge in flavor. Warm with spices and piled with fiery shanklish cheese, Moroccan olives, citrus and lebni garlic aioli – all on homemade brioche – these sliders ($14) are one bar snack not to be missed.

These gourmet dogs are worth the wait.
These gourmet dogs are worth the wait.
Photo by Troy Fields

Lamb Hot Dog
Where to get it: Moon Tower Inn, 3004 Canal

It’s no secret that this chill craft beer and weenie joint makes one hell of a dog. Head here for a couple of cold-ass beers and a fiery, harissa-kissed lamb merguez sausage that you can load with things like housemade creole mustard, sambal mayo, feta and jalapeño.

A salsa verde brings just the right amount of tart to the rich, fatty lamb meat.
A salsa verde brings just the right amount of tart to the rich, fatty lamb meat.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt

Lamb Barbacoa
Where to get it: El Hidalguense, 6917 Long Point

Hit this cozy, family-run restaurant for consistently awesome Mexican fare, including the house specialty – Hidalgo-style lamb barbacoa. Listed as barbacoa de Borrego, the lamb is cooked in maguey leaves before being stewed in salsa verde until it’s the epitome of moist and tender. Pile it into fresh corn tortillas along with silky-smooth beans for the ultimate satisfaction.

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Moon Tower Inn
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El Hidalguense

6917 Long Point
Houston, TX 77055

713-680-1071

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MKT BAR

1001 Austin
Houston, TX 77010

832-360-2222

www.mktbar.com

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Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen

2712 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77098

713-533-0022

www.thequeenvicpub.com

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Darband Shish Kabob

5670 Hillcroft
Houston, TX 77036

713-975-8350


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