10 Must-Order Items at Longhorn Steakhouse

You may expect mediocre filets and droopy salads when you think of chain steakhouse food. But LongHorn has always exceeded expectations when it comes to their premium cuts, delicious cocktails, and appetizing sides. If you’ve ever been to one, you know the pain of having to choose just one entree from what seems like a never-ending menu, but we’re here to help you narrow down your options with this round-up of the best LongHorn Steakhouse items. Drop us a note in the comments to let us know what your go-to order is!


Bone-in Outlaw Ribeye

LongHorn Steakhouse outlaw ribeye
Photo by Don LaVange under the license CC BY-SA 2.0

You best come hungry if you want to enjoy LongHorn’s signature steak, the Outlaw Ribeye. This 20-ounce, bone-in steak is fire-grilled and absolutely scrumptious. It’s seasoned with LongHorn’s secret flavors and topped off with a finishing sauce. You can pair your ribeye with any two of the restaurant’s signature sides, like a baked potato, crispy brussel sprouts, mac and cheese, or a bowl of loaded baked potato soup. For more on how we feel about this big-ass steak, check out our Outlaw Ribeye review.


LongHorn is famous for a lot of things, namely their insane Margaritas. This classic cocktail is by far their most popular drink and comes in strawberry, mango, and lime flavors, depending on which location you frequent. There’s a few different options of lime margs, such as:

  • Three Dons Margarita including Don Julio Blanco, Reposado and Añejo, triple sec and all-natural sweet & sour
  • The Perfect with 100% blue agave El Jimador Tequila, lime and Patrón Citrónge
  • The Texas house marg with gold tequila and triple sec

If you want to snag a deal on LongHorn margaritas, visit your local restaurant during happy hour, which typically takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays. To learn more about food and drink deals, check out our Happy Hour page.

Cinnamon Glazed Donuts

You can’t go wrong with any of the desserts at LongHorn, but if you’re going to spend money on more calories, it should definitely be from the Cinnamon Glazed Donuts. These hand-made treats are crafted with with Maker’s Mark, vanilla bean ice cream, and candied peanuts. Each order comes with six donut holes, so it’s perfect to share with a group or on a date.


Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Say you’re red-meat-loving friend drags you to LongHorn. What do you order? The Parmesan Crusted Chicken is a top-notch alternative to steak. This grilled chicken dish is layered with a creamy ranch sauce and Parmesan and garlic cheese crust. You can order either nine or 12 ounces. The dinner option is so popular that LongHorn has even shared a recipe you can use to make Parmesan Crusted Chicken at home. Check it out here.


LongHorn Salmon

Most people don’t go to a steakhouse looking for decent salmon, but LongHorn knocks it out out of the park with their fresh and flavorful Atlantic Salmon. This grilled seafood dish comes slathered in LongHorn’s bourbon marinade. It comes with rice and another side of your choice – we recommend a steamed asparagus or broccoli.

You can order the salmon in a 7 or 10 ounce size.


Mashed Potatoes

Longhorn Steakhouse Mashed Potatoes Recipe

You can’t serve sub-par taters at a steakhouse, which is why we’re pleased to include LongHorn’s mashed potatoes side on our list. They’re buttery, creamy, and super filling – just the way they should be. In fact, we love them so much we’ve written all about how to make them at home. Check out how the LongHorn mashed potatoes recipe.



Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Salad

If you’re in the mood for something a bit lighter than a juicy ribeye, the Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Salad may be calling your name. This fruit-filled salad is filling but still super nutritious and contains layers of grilled chicken, grapes, strawberries, mandarin oranges, candied pecans, and feta cheese. Raspberry vinaigrette is the standard dressing that goes with this salad, but you can substitute with your favorite if that doesn’t suit your fancy.


Flo’s Filet with Lobster Tail

Flo, who? This guest favorite is a 6 or 9 oz. steak named after one of LongHorn’s own servers (aw, how sweet). This steak is a thick, juicy cut that LongHorn describes as “lean yet succulent, [with a ] mouth-watering buttery texture, and subtle flavor.” The cold-water lobster tail is smothered in warm melted butter and is the perfect complement to the hearty filet.

Not all franchise locations offer Flo’s Filet with lobster tail, but nearly all of them offer the cut on its own at least.


Porterhouse Steak

Eat your heart out boys and girls. LongHorn’s Porterhouse is the biggest steak on the menu, combining a bone-in strip and tender filet. The 22-ounce steak is one of the most famous cuts from the franchise and pairs beautifully with any of the steakhouse’s sides – you get to choose two. You can also add toppers to your Porterhouse, like a parm crust, grilled shrimp, grilled lobster tail, or sautéed mushrooms. If you’re ordering the most massive piece of meat on the menu, you might as well go all out.


Roasted White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

LongHorn Steakhouse Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are the perfect app to start off with if you plan to order a steak, or a great snack to much on with a cocktail during happy hour. You’ll love the rich, indulgent flavors of garlic herb cheese, parmesan crust, and creamy cheese sauce. They come in an order of six, so you can split with your group.


Shrimp and Lobster Dip

Copycat versions of LongHorn’s Shrimp and Lobster Dip circulate all over the internet, which can only mean one thing – it’s freaking delicious. This appetizer is one of the most popular options on the menu, and if you’re even slightly into seafood, you’ve got to give it a try. The creamy, indulgent dip contains gouda, mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, shrimp, lobster, and tons of flavorful seasonings, served with tortilla chips.



Keep in mind, LongHorn’s menu may vary by location, so if you don’t see something from our list on your local menu, suggest it to the restaurant’s management!

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