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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Morningside Thai

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2473A S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 669-8223
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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.

2. Pugon de Manila

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8017 Main St Ste 250
Houston, TX 77025
(713) 664-7227
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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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3. Captain Benny's

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8506 Main St
Houston, TX 77025
(713) 666-5469
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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.

4. Pappas Bar-B-Q

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8777 Main St
Houston, TX 77025
(713) 432-1107
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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.

5. Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet

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8236 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 439-7481
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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.

6. Russo's New York Pizzeria

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8236 Kirby Dr Ste 160
Houston, TX 77054

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.

7. Asahi Sushi

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8236 Kirby Dr Ste 200
Houston, TX 77054
(832) 693-6534
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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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8. Island Sizzler - Jamaican Rum Bar & Grill

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2114 Holly Hall St
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 378-5375
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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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9. Pappasito's Cantina

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2515 S Loop W
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 668-5756
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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.

1. Morningside Thai

2473A S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77030

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.

2473A S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, TX 77030

2. Pugon de Manila

8017 Main St Ste 250, Houston, TX 77025
Michelle M./Yelp!

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.

8017 Main St Ste 250
Houston, TX 77025

3. Captain Benny's

8506 Main St, Houston, TX 77025

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.

8506 Main St
Houston, TX 77025

4. Pappas Bar-B-Q

8777 Main St, Houston, TX 77025

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.

8777 Main St
Houston, TX 77025

5. Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet

8236 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77054

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.

8236 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77054

6. Russo's New York Pizzeria

8236 Kirby Dr Ste 160, Houston, TX 77054

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.

8236 Kirby Dr Ste 160
Houston, TX 77054

7. Asahi Sushi

8236 Kirby Dr Ste 200, Houston, TX 77054

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.

8236 Kirby Dr Ste 200
Houston, TX 77054

8. Island Sizzler - Jamaican Rum Bar & Grill

2114 Holly Hall St, Houston, TX 77054

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.

2114 Holly Hall St
Houston, TX 77054

9. Pappasito's Cantina

2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054

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.

2515 S Loop W
Houston, TX 77054

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