Rodeo Food

All types of food can be found, from traditional barbecue to fine cuisine. There is something to please everyone’s palate throughout NRG Park.

Gold Buckle Foodie Punch Card

2016 Dining Options

NRG Arena


  • Daily: 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


  • AR = NRG Arena
Vendor Location
Brooks Family BBQ AR601
Vendor Location
Stump's Wood-Fired Pizza AR600
Vendor Location
Marble Slab Creamery AR906
Stubby's Cinnamon Rolls AR903

NRG Center


  • Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


  • L = Lobby
  • C = Hall C
Vendor Location
Burton Sausage L75
Holmes Smokehouse L262
Saltgrass Steak House L63
Texas Sized Pizza By The Slice L252
Texas Skillet 2 L247
Vendor Location
New Braunfels Smokehouse L67
Oakridge Smokehouse Gifts L73
Yoakum Packing Company L256
Vendor Location
Joe's Ale House C9058
Joe's Ale House C9060
Vendor Location
Alamo Tamale & Taco L70
Vendor Location
Fields of Corn L66
Vendor Location
Cobbler Cafe L250
Dippin' Dots L246
Dippin' Dots L77
Granny's Cheesecake & More L255
Marble Slab Creamery L64
Stubby's Cinnamon Rolls L259

NRG Park


  • Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.


  • CD = Circle Drive
  • KC = Kids Country
  • RP = Rodeo Plaza
  • SA = South of Astrodome
Vendor Location
Belgian Waffles KC306
Belgian Waffles  RP47 
Blue Ribbon Grill RP45
Fletcher's Corny Dogs & Funnel Cakes KC303
Holmes Smokehouse RP60
Kettle Korn of Texas KC506
Paradise Burgers RP90
Ranch House Burger Barn RP110
Texas Pride Grill RP105
Texas Sized Pizza By The Giant Slice RP140
Texas Skillet RP30
Vendor Location
Goode Company Bar-B-Que RP50
Harlon's BBQ KC508
New Braunfels Smokehouse RP125
Oakridge Smokehouse RP25
Pappas Bar-B-Q RP80
Ranch House Meat Company #2 KC301
Triple J's Smokehouse KC501
Yoakum Packing Company RP100
Vendor Location
Daq Shack KC305
Daq Shack SA140
Half Moon Saloon RP135
Joe's Ale House RP82
Joe's Ale House SA130
Joe's Ale House KC507
Margaritaville  RP70
Ranch House Lemonade KC300
Vendor Location
Polonia Restaurant KC500
Vendor Location
Berryhill Baja Grill RP85
Freebirds World Burrito RP130
Go Tejano Diner RP40
Pappasito's Cantina
Taco Me Crazy  CD201
Tad's Bodacious Burrito RP65
Vendor Location
Swain's Pizza On A Stick KC504
Texas Sized Pizza By The Slice RP35
Vendor Location
Cajun's Unlimited RP55
Sudie's Catfish House RP95
Vendor Location
Fields of Corn KC400
Vendor Location
Aunt Edmoe's Homemade Cookies CD205
Bahama Buck's RP20
Crown Cinnamon Rolls II CD207
Custom Confections CD203
Dippin' Dots KC502
Fried What! KC302
Kona Ice KC505
Kona Ice CD202
Marble Slab Creamery CD206
Once Upon a Cone KC403
Piches Beignets KC503
Sills Funnel Cakes RP120

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New 2016 Dining Options

  • Brooks Family BBQ
  • The Finer Diner
  • Laredo Taco Company
  • Taco Me Crazy

Gold Buckle Foodie

Try the tastiest, wildest, and best fair food in Texas by sampling the Gold Buckle Foodie award–winners throughout the grounds. Each foodie champion is judged and selected by well-known Houston media celebrities. Taste four buckle winners and earn a koozie, or try all eight and receive a free T-shirt! Visit the Social Station during the Show for details.

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2016 Winners

  • Best New Flavor:
    Paradise Burgers – RP 90
    “The Brookie”
  • Most Creative Food:
    Custom Confections – CD203
    “The Ultimate”
  • Best Fried Food:
    Custom Confections – CD203
    “Fried Brownie Ball w/ ice cream”
  • Best Breakfast Food:
    Stubby’s Cinnamon Rolls – L0259
    “Cinnamon Roll w/icing”
  • Best Food-on-a-Stick:
    Berryhill Baja Grill – RP85
    “Shrimp Diablo Kabob”
  • Best Dessert:
    Custom Confections – CD203
    “The Emma”
  • Classic Fair Food:
    Holmes Smokehouse – RP60
    “Bacon Chili Cheeseburger”
  • Best Value Food:
    Stubby’s Cinnamon Rolls – L0259
    “Original Cinnamon Roll” – $3

Gold Buckle Foodie Award
Winners Map