Dine at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™! There is something for everyone to enjoy. Be courageous and taste the variety of delicious foods available at the Rodeo.

See the full dining list here.

Gold Buckle Foodie® Awards

Gold Buckle Foodie

Try each award-winning dish from the Gold Buckle Foodie awards! Download the RODEOHOUSTON mobile app and check out Rodeo Rally for more information on the Gold Buckle Dishes.


2023 Winners


best fried food

  • 1st place: deep fried cookie dough - the original minneapple pie (circle drive 202)
  • 2nd place: deep fried lasagna roll - southern fried saloon (circle drive)
  • 3rd place: the original chicken tender basket - holmes smokehouse (rodeo plaza 60)


best food-on-a-stick

  • 1st place: pickle pizza on a stick - swain's pizza on a stick (the junction 505)
  • 2nd place: apple pie candy apple - munch-oes bakery (e 6119)
  • 3rd place: big k-dog - asian streetness (nrg arena 604)


classic fair food

  • 1st place: og trill burger - trill burgers (rodeo plaza 130)
  • 2nd place: southern fried chicken wings - southern fried saloon (circle drive 204)
  • 3rd place: ribeye sandwich - spring country kitchen (the junction 506)


most creative food

  • 1st place: deep fried blt - texas sized pizza/ burger & chili shack (rodeo plaza 35)
  • 2nd place tie: un-pho-gettable burger - asian streetness (nrg arena 604)
  • 2nd place tie: rattlesnake corn dog - pioneer wagon - cd205


best new flavor

  • 1st place: brad's bbq sundae - saltgrass steak house - l0063
  • 2nd place: viet taco - asian streetness (nrg arena 604)
  • 3rd place: loaded pork belly fries - blue ribbon grill (rodeo plaza 45)


best dessert

  • 1st place: deep fried bread pudding - cajun cowboy (rodeo plaza 55)
  • 2nd place: smores pie - finer diner (rodeo plaza 47)
  • 3rd place: the ultimate minneapple pie - the original minneapple pie (circle drive 202)



  • NRG Arena | NRG Center | NRG Park
  • Daily, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday, Feb. 28 - the grounds open at 2 p.m.)


Plan your dining experience at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with these maps.


Dining vendors with unique Rodeo food options are readily available to you to enjoy during the Rodeo.

2023 Dining List

Mobile App

Want to know more about each dining option? Download the RODEOHOUSTON® mobile app for a complete list of the dining options.