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11 Best Texas Roadhouse Menu Items

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Get ready for a flavor-filled rodeo as we discover the delicious treats that Texas Roadhouse has to offer. In this piece, we delve into the colorful realm of the menu and present the celebrity-studded dishes that have gained a reputation as customer favorites. The menu at Texas Roadhouse, which is well-known for its bold, hearty flavors and Southern charm, is filled with delicious options. Every dish, including their mouthwatering ribs, freshly baked bread, and loaded baked potatoes, is the epitome of indulgence and flavor. Their signature hand-cut steaks are seasoned and grilled to perfection. Apart from the traditional meat-based treats, Texas Roadhouse astonishes with an array of Southern-inspired appetizers, crisp salads, and mouthwatering desserts. With a focus on the dishes that are a must-try and are sure to satiate your cravings and excite your taste buds, our guide gallops through this flavorful menu. Come along on this culinary adventure with us as we honor the bold flavors that characterize the Texas Roadhouse experience and celebrate the best offerings.


Cactus Blossom

Cactus Blossom
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The Cactus Blossom from Texas Roadhouse is a finger-licking tasty appetizer of a large fried onion. The ingredients include flour, paprika, sugar, garlic powder, seasoned pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, cornstarch, and beer.  The chefs make the yummy dipping sauce of chili sauce, sour cream, cayenne pepper, mayonnaise, and horseradish sauce. Then, they fry this giant onion to a golden color and serve it with Cajun-style horseradish dipping sauce.  This appetizer is gigantic, so you should probably order it to share among multiple people. It’s enough for four people to share before starting their main meal. I loved sharing this appetizer with my best friends.


Chicken Critter Salad

Chicken Critter Salad

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The chicken critter salad is a perfect addition if you’re looking for a healthy option when dining out at Texas Roadhouse. This salad is only 690 calories in total and includes 56 grams of protein. I loved the French honey dressing with this tasty chicken salad.  The ingredients in the chicken critter salad include crunchy chicken tenders on top of green lettuce, tomato, bacon, cheddar cheese, egg, bell pepper, and carrot strips. You can also customize your salad and remove some of the ingredients you don’t want.  I suggest trying this chicken critter salad if you’re not feeling too hungry and want some healthy greens. 

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Grilled BBQ Chicken 

Grilled BBQ Chicken 
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The grilled BBQ chicken is also an excellent choice if you want some tasty meat while keeping your calories low and your meal healthier. This chicken is only 260 calories in total and provides you with 46 grams of protein.  The Texas Roadhouse chefs marinate the chicken and serve it with sweet BBQ sauce. You can also choose two slides to add to this meal. 

Texas Roadhouse sides include:

  • Baked potatoes 
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Fries
  • Buttered corn
  • Mashed potatoes 
  • House salads 
  • Green beans
  • Steamed broccoli 
  • Steamed veggies 
  • Seasoned rice 
  • Sauteed onions
  • Much more

I couldn’t get enough of the sweetened BBQ sauce when I tried this tasty dinner.


Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp
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The grilled shrimp appetizer is an excellent choice if you love seafood. Personally, I adore the taste of shrimp with a squeeze of lemon juice. The chefs season this dish of grilled shrimp and sprinkle it with garlic lemon pepper butter and parsley.  The shrimp are served with a wedge of lemon and two pieces of toasted bread. You can also customize this dish to remove any ingredients you don’t like. Out of all the appetizers at Texas Roadhouse, the grilled shrimp hors d’oeuvres are my absolute favorite.


Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes
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One of my favorite sides to add to any meal at Texas Roadhouse is the baked potato. Generally, I take the baked potato with only butter, but they offer sour cream to go along with it. If you want to avoid the extra calories, you can order it completely plain. This potato is also well-seasoned and tastes a bit salty. You won’t regret getting this delicious, creamy baked potato. I love ordering it with a sirloin steak or a bone-in ribeye. It’s a great choice to add to your BBQ grilled chicken as well. 


Slab of Ribs

Slab of Ribs
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Texas Roadhouse’s full slab ribs are genuinely mouthwatering and slow-cooked meats that I loved devouring. These ribs come with a blend of seasonings and a customized BBQ sauce made right in the restaurant. You can also ask for extra BBQ sauce if you want. These ribs come with a choice of two sides. Since the ribs, while tasty, come at 1,450 calories, you’ll be full, and you might want to choose a house salad, steamed vegetables, broccoli, or green beans for your sides.  Since I did want some carbs as a side, I ordered the seasoned rice to keep the calories lower.


Bone-In Ribeye

Bone-In Ribeye
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The 20-ounce bone-in ribeye steak is an excellent piece of beef but does come at a whopping 1,480 calories. This juicy steak has plenty of flavors and steak seasoning. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.  It’s served with the bone to give it even more flavor. You can order two sides to accompany this meaty dish. It’s a great idea to add sauteed onions alongside a low-calorie option like fresh vegetables or Caesar salad.  If you’re thirsty, order some sweet tea or lemonade to drink with this ribeye steak. 

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Choice Sirloin

Choice Sirloin
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The USDA Choice Sirloin steak is a lean and delicious choice. This meal is perfect if you want to eat some steak while picking a healthy choice. It’s a six-ounce steak that’s 250 calories in total.  When I wanted a more petite steak at a reasonable price, I picked the USDA Choice Sirloin. It has plenty of protein but not nearly as much fat. In fact, it only has a total of 6 grams of fat.  Once again, you can add two sides to this meal. Since it’s a more petite steak, go ahead and order that baked potato or some mashed potatoes.


Ribeye with Ribs

Ribeye with Ribs
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When I was really hungry and went without breakfast to make room for a Texas Roadhouse meal, I ordered the combo meal of a 12-ounce ribeye steak with ribs. The steak here is marbled, juicy, and full of flavor. The ribs are slowly cooked to generate the most incredible flavor as well. Both slabs of meat are seasoned with a customized mix and a signature BBQ sauce.  I ordered the steak as medium-rare, but you can order it as medium or medium-well. You can request extra BBQ sauce as well. Enjoy this delicious combo meal!


Rolls & Cinnamon Butter

Rolls & Cinnamon Butter
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Every time you come to Texas Roadhouse, you’ll be treated to a free side of freshly baked rolls with cinnamon butter. You can also order an additional dozen or half-dozen rolls that come with honey cinnamon butter. So before you start thinking about ordering appetizers, you should be aware that every meal comes with some freshly baked bread with butter. I absolutely love the sweet bread and how it melts in my mouth.  Actually, this is one of the main reasons I prefer Texas Roadhouse over other steakhouses. Their bread rolls are to die for!


Sierra Chicken Pasta

Sierra Chicken Pasta
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The Sierra Chicken Pasta dish is mouthwatering and delicious! It’s a dish with freshly cooked penne pasta and ribbons of marinated chicken breast. The whole meal is tossed in a white and creamy Asiago cheese sauce.  Yet, this meal does have 44 grams of fat and clocks in at 910 calories, so you might want to eat less during breakfast. Nonetheless, it also contains 53 grams of protein, so it’ll keep your bones and muscles healthy. If you want a creamy and tasty dish, I recommend trying the Sierra Chicken Pasta. I thoroughly enjoyed this dish.

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  1. Evansville, In TRH best 1,000 island dressing on the planet. You can also order a well done rib-eye and it is tender and juicy. One of only a few restaurants you can get a really good steak well done.

  2. when is the texas roadhouse here in henderson nv 89014 opening discounts for veterans? salmon awesome and catfish great waiting for this opening and fathers day promotion for my veteran spouse who served in the 101st airborne army he loves a great steak and me as a vegetarian looking forward to the catfish and do you have okra side salad ok sweet potatoes? thanks for listening

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