The Texas Roadhouse Secret Menu Items You Never Knew Existed

Take your steakhouse dinner to the next level.



Texas Roadhouse is known for its extensive menu, including the legendary rolls with cinnamon honey butter and budget- and family-friendly meal hacks. But even with all those menu choices, it can be easy to get into a rut with your order. Fortunately, like Chick-fil-A, Jersey Mike’s, and Dairy Queen, Texas Roadhouse also has a secret menu.

We searched high and low for the best dishes you can order at Texas Roadhouse that aren't on the regular menu and discovered a slew of winners that make mouths water, according to customers, employees, and the restaurant itself.

So if you’re looking to change things up, broaden your steakhouse dinner repertoire with one of these Texas Roadhouse secret menu standouts.

If you love the Cactus Blossom on the regular menu, upgrade it with an unexpected topping for a major flavor boost. One TikTok user and Texas Roadhouse employee recommends adding pulled pork, but that’s just the beginning. “You can add a smother, cheese, gravy, shrimp, or ribs to any steak, entree, or app,” she says. The pulled pork cactus blossom comes with BBQ sauce, but you can omit it, if it's not your style. But take note: adding a topping like pulled pork will increase the price, adding about $8 to a regular cactus blossom.

Texas Roadhouse offers a classic, no-frills hot dog on the kids’ menu, but according to restaurant insiders, you can take it to the next level with some delicious additions. Try one of the options shared by a Colorado-based restaurant, such as a dog smothered in sautéed onions and mushrooms or a Southwest Smother Hot Dog with Jack cheese and green chiles. You can also request a chili cheese dog for just 50 cents extra,

While there is a grilled cheese on the kids’ menu, there’s no reason adults can’t enjoy this gooey classic, too. According to this TikTok video, there are a few variations to try, including grilled cheese with mushrooms or chili. If you’re a fan of both, build your ultimate dream sandwich by ordering a mushroom chili grilled cheese. Yum.

Another take on the traditional Cactus Blossom starter, the Smothered Cactus Blossom is warm, cheesy, rich, and indulgent. Tiktok user Kirkwoodtexasroadhouse shared the viral hack, suggesting the addition of melted Jack cheese. Many users chimed in with the recommendation to add jalapeños or green chiles for a spicy kick.

“A lot of people can’t finish them,” says one TikTok user and Texas Roadhouse employee of the chain’s hefty dinner salad portions. For a smaller salad–and an affordable way to top it with protein–she recommends ordering your protein of choice (excluding salmon) from the kids’ menu, plus a side salad, and asking for the protein on top of the salad.

Texas Roadhouse is known for pillow-soft rolls that grace the bread basket, especially delicious when slathered with cinnamon butter, but there’s more you can do with the fluffy delicacies. TikTok user Danosdumpsters enlists the rolls in the creation of steak sliders.

Strawberry Cheesecake, Big Ol’ Brownie, and Granny’s Apple Classic are three sweet endings on the regular menu that typically come with ice cream. But if you’re full from dinner and can’t stomach something quite so rich and heavy, you can order ice cream by itself, says one TikTok user and Texas Roadhouse employee.

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