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.

New for 2022

Fine Dining

The Ranch Saloon + Steakhouse is a new restaurant concept from Berg Hospitality Group that offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a sit-down dining experience. The Ranch is comprised of two separate dining areas, the Saloon, a first-come, first-served casual dining experience with an upscale, yet approachable menu, and The Steakhouse, a fine dining experience featuring highlights from B&B Butchers & Restaurant, The Annie Café & Bar and B.B. Lemon. Guests can reserve tables in advance. Located at the southwest corner of the NRG Astrodome, The Ranch Saloon + Steakhouse features two full bars, a tequila bar on the outdoor patio, live music and more.

New Food Vendors

  • Big Hot’s – The Junction
  • Darlin’s Fried Chicken – Rodeo Plaza
  • Southern Fried Saloon by Gourmet Royale – Circle Drive
  • Red Barn Biscuits – NRG Center Lobby
  • Swain’s Concessions – NRG Arena
  • Trill Burgers – Rodeo Plaza
  • The Teahouse Tapioca and Tea – NRG Center Lobby
  • Tad’s Bodacious Burritos – NRG Center Lobby (new second location)
  • Cajun Cowboy – Rodeo Plaza
  • Joe’s Crab Shack – Rodeo Plaza
  • Fredericksburg Mini Donuts – Lobby (new second location)

New Food Items

Among the highlights:

Deep Fried Jambalaya Roll: This delicious blend of flavors is combined with morsels of chicken and delicious sausage that is married with rice and Cajun seasonings to create a mouthwatering experience. It’s deep fried to a golden brown perfection and served with a tangy dipping sauce that will make this an instant must-have. Available at Cajun Cowboy in Rodeo Plaza.

Pickle Pizza: Fresh baked pizza slice with dill cream sauce topped with cheese, spices and dill pickles. Available at Swain’s Concessions outside NRG Arena.

Southern Fried Chicken Alfredo Ball: A golden fried ball, filled with fettuccine alfredo, Southern fried chicken bites, and fresh mozzarella cheese. It’s garnished with homemade alfredo sauce, grated parmesan cheese, Italian parsley, fresh basil, and cracked black pepper. Served with a side of flash fried lemon pepper asparagus spears, and a toasted garlic parmesan baguette. Available at Southern Fried Saloon by Gourmet Royale in Circle Drive.

Island Slaw: Creamy coleslaw with mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, snap peas, topped with teriyaki chicken a light sriracha glaze and sprinkled with crushed macadamia nuts. Available at Island Noodles in The Junction.

Gold Buckle Foodie® Awards

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.

2022 Winners

Best Fried Food

  • 1st Place: Deep Fried Jambalaya Roll – Cajun Cowboy (Rodeo Plaza 55)
  • 2nd Place: Funnel Cake Monte Cristo Basket – Sills Concessions Inc. (Rodeo Plaza 120)
  • 3rd Place: Chicken Tender Basket – Holmes Smokehouse (Rodeo Plaza 60)

Best Food-on-a-Stick

  • 1st Place: The Berry Racer Caramel Apple – Munch-oes Bakery (NRG Center, Hall E 6119)
  • 2nd Place: Beef K-BOB on a Stick – Saltgrass Steak House (NRG Center Lobby 63)
  • 3rd Place: The Spice Corn Dog – CornDog with No Name (The Junction 303)

Classic Fair Food

  • 1st Place: Harlon’s All Meat Stuffed Potato – Harlon’s BBQ (The Junction 508)
  • 2nd Place: Pulled Pork Baked Potato – Saltgrass Steak House (NRG Center Lobby 63)
  • 3rd Place: Brisket Cheese Fries – Spring Country Kitchen (The Junction 596)

Most Creative Food

  • 1st Place: The Bonfire Funnel Cake – CornDog with No Name (The Junction 303)
  • 2nd Place: Harlon’s Stuffed Turkey Leg – Harlon’s BBQ (The Junction 508)
  • 3rd Place: Steak Salad – Saltgrass Steak House (NRG Center Lobby 63)

Best New Flavor

  • 1st Place: Bacon Mac & Cheese Egg Roll – The Finer Diner (Rodeo Plaza 47)
  • 2nd Place: Brisket Bacon Melt – Spring Country Kitchen (The Junction 506)
  • 3rd Place: Island Slaw – Island Noodles (The Junction 404)

Best Dessert

  • 1st Place: Fried Red Velvet Cupcake – Sills Funnel Cakes (Rodeo Plaza 120)
  • 2nd Place: Chocolate Turtle Cookie Sandwich – Munch-oes Bakery (NRG Center, Hall E 6119)
  • 3rd Place: The Yellow Rose Funnel Cake – CornDog with No Name (The Junction 303)


  • 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.

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.