Artz Rib House

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Artz Rib House

2330 S. Lamar, 442-8283

Daily, 11am-10pm

Artz has been a feature of South Lamar longer than a coon's age, and serves up mongo-sized portions of tantalizing grub for very reasonable prices. Wood floors, checkered tablecloths, a lush patio, and the sumptuous smell of barbecue surround you. The burgers are incredible, the country-style pork ribs massive and divine -- great barbecue of all types, available as combos, plates, or sandwiches. Gumbo and bread pudding are a delight. Live music every night but Wednesdays. Go there.

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