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Where To Dine Near NRG Stadium

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Going to a sporting event at NRG Stadium inevitably means a number of things – massive crowds, cheering on the home team, and buying expensive stadium food. Instead of spending too much on overpriced hot dogs and nachos, consider saving your bucks for beer at one of the restaurants located just a short walk (or quick drive) away from the stadium.

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Morningside Thai

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Fill up on spring rolls, satay, rich curries and noodles, alongside veggie and protein-focused entrees at this Thai eatery that has been serving Houston for over 30 years. The coconut ice cream is the stuff of legends.

Pugon de Manila

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Fuel up on Filipino fare before heading to NRG Stadium, like menudo, chicken adobo, or Filipino-style BBQ. If in a hurry, grab a few pastries and a bubble tea to eat on your way to the stadium.

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Captain Benny's

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Serving patrons since 1967, this Houston staple is devoted to Gulf Coast classics. Find perfect fried seafood po’boys (shrimp, oyster, catfish, or crawfish) and platters threatening collapse beneath shrimp, scallops, and stuffed crab.

Pappas Bar-B-Q

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Barbecue is always a solid choice, especially when heading to the home of the Houston Rodeo. Take on the behemoth beef or pulled pork baked potato, or dig into brisket, sausage, and mac & cheese. In need of morning sustenance before an early kickoff? Pappas has seven breakfast tacos based on egg & cheese and ending with fillings like chorizo, smoked chicken, and brisket.

Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet

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Load up on authentic Lebanese food from this family owned and operated local spot. A fresh all-day buffet offers everything from fried cauliflower and marinated chicken kababs to eggplant baked in pomegranate molasses, falafel, and lamb. Same room for baklava and sweet, syrup-soaked namoura.

Russo's New York Pizzeria

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Starving before or after the game? Russo's is just across the street from the stadium. Pizza, wings, and calzones are all on offer, offering a solid way to wait out the crowds before hiking to your car.

Asahi Sushi

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Not in the mood for hot dogs and beer? Snag a seat at this local eatery for sushi, sake, and everything in between. Most appetizers, soups, and noodle dishes are priced under $10, and rolls clock in at around $12, which means that fans can save plenty of cash for celebratory post-game drinks.

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Last sushi meal before leaving Houston!

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Island Sizzler - Jamaican Rum Bar & Grill

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A menu of island-inspired dishes like jerk chicken, curry goat, fish sandwiches, and four roti meal options awaits at this casual eatery. The portions are significant, but save room for rum-raisin ice cream or the decadent rum cake. Bonus: they’re open ‘til 2am on Fridays and Saturdays? Perfect for late-night revelry.

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Jerk Chicken for lunch from @islandsizzler

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Pappasito's Cantina

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Eating Tex-Mex is virtually a requirement when dining in Houston and this local favorite dishes up fantastic fajitas amongst other classics like tacos, enchiladas, and chile rellenos, and the Matador Nachos that are a meal in themselves. Kick back a ‘rita or two for extra nourishment to cheer your team on to victory.

Morningside Thai

Fill up on spring rolls, satay, rich curries and noodles, alongside veggie and protein-focused entrees at this Thai eatery that has been serving Houston for over 30 years. The coconut ice cream is the stuff of legends.

Pugon de Manila

Fuel up on Filipino fare before heading to NRG Stadium, like menudo, chicken adobo, or Filipino-style BBQ. If in a hurry, grab a few pastries and a bubble tea to eat on your way to the stadium.

Michelle M./Yelp!

Captain Benny's

Serving patrons since 1967, this Houston staple is devoted to Gulf Coast classics. Find perfect fried seafood po’boys (shrimp, oyster, catfish, or crawfish) and platters threatening collapse beneath shrimp, scallops, and stuffed crab.

Pappas Bar-B-Q

Barbecue is always a solid choice, especially when heading to the home of the Houston Rodeo. Take on the behemoth beef or pulled pork baked potato, or dig into brisket, sausage, and mac & cheese. In need of morning sustenance before an early kickoff? Pappas has seven breakfast tacos based on egg & cheese and ending with fillings like chorizo, smoked chicken, and brisket.

Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet

Load up on authentic Lebanese food from this family owned and operated local spot. A fresh all-day buffet offers everything from fried cauliflower and marinated chicken kababs to eggplant baked in pomegranate molasses, falafel, and lamb. Same room for baklava and sweet, syrup-soaked namoura.

Russo's New York Pizzeria

Starving before or after the game? Russo's is just across the street from the stadium. Pizza, wings, and calzones are all on offer, offering a solid way to wait out the crowds before hiking to your car.

Asahi Sushi

Not in the mood for hot dogs and beer? Snag a seat at this local eatery for sushi, sake, and everything in between. Most appetizers, soups, and noodle dishes are priced under $10, and rolls clock in at around $12, which means that fans can save plenty of cash for celebratory post-game drinks.

View this post on Instagram

Last sushi meal before leaving Houston!

A post shared by Ye Wang (@alsoking_425) on

Island Sizzler - Jamaican Rum Bar & Grill

A menu of island-inspired dishes like jerk chicken, curry goat, fish sandwiches, and four roti meal options awaits at this casual eatery. The portions are significant, but save room for rum-raisin ice cream or the decadent rum cake. Bonus: they’re open ‘til 2am on Fridays and Saturdays? Perfect for late-night revelry.

View this post on Instagram

Jerk Chicken for lunch from @islandsizzler

A post shared by Keron Hooey (@keron_ave) on

Pappasito's Cantina

Eating Tex-Mex is virtually a requirement when dining in Houston and this local favorite dishes up fantastic fajitas amongst other classics like tacos, enchiladas, and chile rellenos, and the Matador Nachos that are a meal in themselves. Kick back a ‘rita or two for extra nourishment to cheer your team on to victory.

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