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The Best Food at Texas Roadhouse: Our 15 Picks

Last Updated on April 25, 2024 by Lauren Beck

Brace yourself for a tantalizing journey at Texas Roadhouse that lets you savour succulent steaks and appetizing house salads. A plethora of remarkable options on the menu can make selecting the perfect dish an enjoyable task.

But worry not, for we have crafted a comprehensive menu guide to assist you in making the perfect selection.

Join us as we explore the culinary wonders that Texas Roadhouse has to offer. Let the feast begin!

Top 15 Must-Try Food Items at Texas Roadhouse

1. Fried Pickles

Fried Pickles are one of the popular appetizers at Texas Roadhouse that you should try.

A basket of these delicious chips roughly costs $5.99 with Cajun Horseradish sauce for dipping and can serve two or three people.

Texas Roadhouse uses dill pickles slices instead of pickle spears, making it a special appetizer. Its dipping sauce also gives justice to its taste.

This amazing dish also complements a side of burgers and hotdogs.

2. Rattlesnake Bites

If you want an appetizer labeled better than steaks, Texas Roadhouse’s Rattlesnake Bites is the one you’re looking for and a must-try for your taste buds.

This jalapeno popper is more than just jalapenos and cheese. It features jack cheese, diced jalapenos, hand-battered, and lightly fried to complement the favorite Cajun Horseradish sauce for dipping.

Also, this heavenly appetizer is only about $6.40.

3. Cactus Blossom

Texas Roadhouse Cactus Blossom is their version of blooming onions. It is described as Texas-sized onion, golden-fried, and served with Cajun sauce. 

But some find this appetizer overrated because it’s not as healthy as it looks. It has more than the calories a person needs in a day, and the sodium content of the seasoned onions and sauce is high [1].  

The Texas Roadhouse Cactus Blossom per serving costs around $8. It complements as sides with grilled shrimp of the best steak main course.

4. Chicken Critter Salad

Delicious and healthy salad? Chicken Critter Salad of Texas Roadhouse is the healthiest option on the menu.

A single order of this tasty salad costs more or less $12. It is a satisfying crispy chicken strip topped on a bed of greens with cheddar cheese, bacon, egg, and tomato.

The honey mustard sour cream that enhanced each content’s taste makes this Chicken Critter salad surprisingly delicious and great.

5. Caesar Salad

Traditional Caesar salad, vegetarian option

Here comes another amazing salad at Texas Roadhouse: Caesar Salad. A single order plate of this tasty side costs only about $4.95.

The restaurant’s presentation of this salad might not be impressive because scratch croutons were disarrayed together with Parmesan cheese, crisp romaine hearts, and caesar dressing. 

Still, the taste will surely take you by surprise. Texas Roadhouse has a unique way of dressing its house salad that compliments every inch of its content. The bigger version is Chicken Caesar Salad, and we bet it is as great as the regular.

6. USDA Choice Sirloin Steak

USDA Choice Sirloin Steak, aka New York Strip at Texas Roadhouse, is a deliciously good steak at an affordable price of more or less $13.49.

This cut of meat is a big hit for customers and always gets praise for whichever way they cooked it per customer’s demand.

This excellent sirloin steak comes in four sizes: 6oz, 8oz, 11oz, and 16oz. You can request that it be cooked based on your preference and complement baked or mashed potatoes as side dishes.

7. Bone-in Ribeye

The rib eye always comes to mind first when talking about a steak at chain restaurants. At Texas Roadhouse, they have their version of hand-cut Bone-in Ribeye steak that pleases everyone’s taste buds. The largest cut of steak costs around $30.

We tried grilled shrimp and freshly baked bread with honey cinnamon butter as sides and add-ons to our medium rare ribeye steak, and we didn’t regret it.

This flavorful 20oz of tender steak is meant for a single order that will surely satisfy you.

8. Grilled BBQ Chicken & Sirloin 6oz

Texas Roadhouse’s grilled chicken and sirloin go well with seasoned rice and sautéed onions as sides. The ½ lb marinated chicken breast and battered in BBQ sauce is grilled to perfection.

An order of this steak combo costs about $22.80 and can serve one or two people on its sides.

9. Grilled BBQ Chicken

The Grilled BBQ Chicken is the single order of the menu item above. It has the same ½ lb deliciously grilled juicy slab of chicken, marinated and basted with spicy BBQ sauce. 

This fulfilling serving of chicken steak costs roughly $12.65 and always comes with two fresh sides of choice. Adding grilled shrimp as sides and fresh bread with cinnamon butter is a perfect meal you’ll never regret.

10. Country Fried Chicken

Country Fried Chicken is one of the best steaks on the Texas Roadhouse menu.

Its deep-fried tender, juicy cut of sirloin steak, topped with delicious gravy that every customer enjoyed, only costs around $13.9 with baked potato and green beans as a side and tater skins as a starter.

The quality of hand-battered all-white chicken meat and its amazing made-from-scratch cream gravy that enhanced its taste made this a great steak, and a must try at Texas Roadhouse.

11. Grilled Pork Chops 

This Texas Roadhouse’s country dinner Grilled Pork Chops have been the best-to-order menu item of the steakhouse for quite a while.

The fresh, hand-cut tasty boneless meat of pork is seasoned with flavorful condiments and grilled to perfection in Texas style.

A plate of exquisite Texas Roadhouse delicacies costs around $12.65 and can be served with additional grilled shrimp or steak fries as sides.

An addition of sierra chicken pasta or boneless buffalo wings is perfect for sharing with your taste buddies.

12. Grilled Salmon

Yes, you read it right! There’s Grilled Salmon at Texas Roadhouse, but this exquisite fish steak can keep its savory pace with other steaks on the menu.

The special lemon pepper toppings added to its tastiness, and a single order costs roughly $17.70 with sides of your choice.

Texas Roadhouse has a unique and delicious way of cooking its steak without messing it up with its delicate meat.

Also, they gave justice to Grilled Salmon, which became the customers’ all-time favorite dish they could eat daily.

13. Sautéed Mushrooms

Texas Roadhouse Sautéed Mushrooms didn’t land on our list for no reason. This side dish can blend well with different steaks and add-ons.

It is usually served on top of a chicken fillet with melted jack cheese and sautéed onions and costs about $11.

Its enhanced flavorful taste added savor to a steak. Be it a filet mignon, New York strip, Sierra chicken pasta, or a sirloin; this delicious mushroom is a must-have and a healthy option on any Texas Roadhouse’s main course.

14. Baked Potato

Baked potatoes are a must-try Texas Roadhouse menu item when you visit the steakhouse because of their surprising way of cooking, making potatoes softer and cheesier.

This amazing loaded baked potato order only costs around $4.75.

There are other potato fries at Texas Roadhouse, and there are steak fries and mashed potatoes.

However, baked potatoes are a one-of-a-kind side dish you can’t miss at Texas Roadhouse Steaks. 

15. Granny’s Apple Classic

Granny’s Apple Classic landed on our Must-Try list of Texas Roadhouse menu items. Sweet dessert after a salty meal is a must-have, too, to prevent hypertension. [2]

This sweet and flavorful dessert is topped with classic all-time favorite vanilla ice cream and cinnamon caramel sauce. 

The sweetness of vanilla ice cream complements the savory salty taste of grilled tender steak and chicken basted with bbq sauce. A single order of this heavenly dessert costs about $7.59.


What is Texas Roadhouse best known for?

Texas Roadhouse is best known for its incredibly seasoned and delved different kinds of steak.

Their menu items are not just about marbled prime rib beef steak or New York strip. They also offer different delicious variations, such as chicken steaks and salmon steaks.

How do I get free appetizers at Texas Roadhouse?

To get free appetizers at Texas Roadhouse, you must register at Texas Roadhouse Club. The registration process is easy. 

After signing up, you’ll receive an email at your provided address containing the voucher for the free appetizer of your choice. 

Do you have to pay for Texas Roadhouse bread?

No, Texas Roadhouse bread is free in any main course you order.

However, if you ask for extra fresh baked bread and cinnamon butter, you’ll have to pay roughly $2.70 for the extra sides.

There’s another way to get a free appetizer or sidekick’s ribs- just sign up for their club.


In our culinary expedition at Texas Roadhouse, we can confidently assert that the Chicken Critter Salad stands as the pinnacle of flavor and a commendable choice for health-conscious diners. As the adage goes, health is indeed wealth, and this salad serves as a gateway to weight loss and overall well-being. [3]

Affordability is an added advantage, with prices ranging from $5 to $15. Pair this nourishing plate of greens with the finest steaks, sides, and appetizers for a fulfilling dining experience.

Indeed, every item on the Texas Roadhouse menu is worthy of exploration. Indulge in the array of flavors and discover the culinary treasures that await you.


Lauren Beck

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