Vegan Options at Longhorn Steakhouse (Updated 2023)

Vegan Options at Longhorn Steakhouse

If you think Longhorn Steakhouse isn’t home to plethora of vegan options, well, you’d be right.

Most vegans aren’t going out of their way to visit Longhorn, but many of us have found ourselves at a steakhouse with family or friends. This often leads to the most awkward interactions with servers and family.

Not anymore! We’ve already done all the work for you! Here is everything vegan at Longhorn Steakhouse:

Vegan Options at Longhorn Steakhouse

Vegetables and Sides

  • Freshly Baked Bread^
  • Plain Idaho Baked Potato^
  • Plain Sweet Potato (without butter)^
  • Seasoned French Fries*
  • Seasoned Rice

Note: We wanted to make a special note on two items. According to Longhorn’s Allergen Menu the Fresh Steamed Broccoli and the Fresh Steamed Asparagus contain dairy. We have not been able to get an answer yet as to why, but we’ll update here when we find out. Make sure to check with your server before ordering.


  • Mixed Green Salad – Order with NO cheese

Note: According to the Allergen Menu, Longhorn offers NO vegan friendly dressings. The White Balsamic Vinaigrette contains dairy.

Children’s Menu

  • Fresh Fruit – Red Seedless Grapes
  • Fresh Fruit – Oranges
  • Seasoned French Fries*

^We recently received feedback from a VeggL member that she was informed that the baked potatoes and sweet potatoes are brushed with bacon grease before going in the oven and the bread is brushed with butter before baking. So, either ask the server if it’s possible for these items to be cooked without grease or butter or consider steering clear of them altogether.

*Menu item presents a special risk of cross-contact of all allergens due to the cooking method

A couple notes to keep in mind from Longhorn’s Allergen Guide:

Because all of our dishes are prepared-to-order, our normal kitchen operations may involve shared cooking and preparation areas.

Therefore, we cannot guarantee that any menu item can be completely free of allergens. Items cooked on our grill or in our fryer present a special risk for cross-contact and we’ve tried to clearly identify those for you. Please note, our kitchens are not free of Gluten.

Please be sure to tell your server that you have an allergy or intolerance. This will allow us to alert the kitchen of your special needs. Our restaurant team members will follow specific procedures to help prevent cross-contact.

Longhorn Steakhouse Vegan FAQ

Can I eat WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) at Longhorn Steakhouse?

Yes! You can order a plain Idaho Baked Potato, a plain Sweet Potato (no butter on either) and/or a Mixed Green Salad (order with no cheese). The kids menu also offers fresh fruit. 

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: Jen and I have not been to a Longhorn Steakhouse in a long, long time.

The last one I can remember is way before I went vegan – maybe 10 or 12 years ago. I distinctly remember ordering my food and then watching Jen have to order a plain baked potato. Have not been back since. However, if we do we’ll update here.

Jen’s Pick: I guess if I end up at a Longhorn Steakhouse I will get a baked potato plain or with ketchup but honestly, these options are not going to make me want to go though. 

More Links and Info

  • If you’d like to see everything on Longhorn’s menu, check out Longhorn’s Full Menu
  • Information for this cheat sheet pulled from Longhorn’s Allergen Guide
  • Not quite what you’re looking for? VeggL has over 175 Cheat Sheet Guides for popular chain restaurants including locations like Applebee’s and Yard House
  • Disclaimer: We do everything possible at VeggL to make sure all our Vegan Guides are as up to date as possible, but sometimes menus and menu items can change. VeggL is not responsible for incorrect or outdated information. Always check with your location and server to confirm items are vegan when ordering. If you notice something that needs to be corrected – please let us know!