We are the ORIGINATORS of The World Famous Stuffed Turkey Legs!! We offer a unique dining experience that our customers can’t get enough of! In just four years, this byproduct of Houston’s Black culture and ingenuity has become one of the city’s most popular restaurants, one turkey leg at a time. Turkey Leg Hut has become much more than the long lines that have come to define the restaurant.
The hut’s roots are in Houston’s Livestock Show and Rodeo, which attracts millions of guests each year and is home to some of the sweetest, greasiest deep-fried foods in the state. After seeing stands selling fried Oreos, funnel cakes, corn dogs, and yes, slow-smoked turkey legs, Nakia and Lynn Price decided to throw their hats in the ring in 2016 and started selling turkey legs outside the rodeo — a bold move considering some of the stands boasted decades of experience.
With a little help from social media, their turkey legs became a must-have for rodeo visitors. The couple decided to expand, eventually opening Turkey Leg Hut in Third Ward in 2017, and stuffing the legs with such dishes as Alfredo shrimp and crawfish macaroni and cheese. Soon, the hut was seeing daily lines and such celebrities as Flo Rida, Roland Martin, Dave Chappelle and Quavo. “We put a lot of love into it,” said Lynn, 39. “We don’t cut any corners, and people appreciate that.”
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