Amarillo, Texas: Big Texan Steak Ranch

A place that you thought only existed in a Simpsons episode. If you can eat its 72 oz. steak in an hour, you get it for free. Goofy photo-ops in the parking lot.

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Countdown clocks over the kitchen.

Big Texan Steak Ranch

So worth it. This place is just what you expect it to be, but in the best possible way. Old West kitsch, great steak, great beer (says my wife), great gift shop. If you need a motel room, the motel is reasonable, clean and in keeping with the theme. Love this place and will be back.

[Shane Cole, 06/24/2013]

Big Texan Big Chair.

Big Texan Steak Ranch

The Big Texan has great steaks and quirky things to amuse you!

[Jim Yingling, 05/26/2013]

Big Texan Steak Ranch.

Big Texan Steak Ranch

If you are staying along I-40, the Big Texan Steak Ranch will come pick you up and bring you back in a limo with longhorns attached to the hood. Kids thought it was awesome!

[Jndwelch, 06/06/2011]

Big Texan Steak photo op.

Big Texan Steak Ranch

This is quite the stereotypical Texan place. It opened on the previous Route 66 on East Amarillo Boulevard in 1960 and moved to its present location on Interstate 40 in 1970, so it's been around awhile.

As you walk up to it, there are cheesy, but fun, displays of cowboys eating a steak with the head cut out so you can pose for a photo, as my son did when he was younger. There is also a big cow. Inside, there is a huge rocking chair, as well as a big stuffed bear and other items. The adjacent motel has a Texas-shaped swimming pool.

[Kevin James Shay, 07/30/2010]
Big Texan Steak Ranch

Not a complete tip, but an addition to the one you are already running. The Big Texan Steak Ranch is also a Southern Baptist church, with a congregation of approximately 20. The pastor's name is Ray Milhoan.

[Bill Koenig, 09/16/2001]

Big Texan Steak Ranch

7701 I-40 E., Amarillo, TX
On the north side of I-40 at exit 75.
Daily 7 am - 10:30 pm. Long waits at peak times. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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