The Big Texan Steak Ranch Restaurant

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The Big Texan Steak Ranch Restaurant
7701 I-40
Amarillo, TX 79118
806-372-6000
www.bigtexan.com

Pair the biggest and the best food with a true western experience, and you get the world’s most famous restaurant—The Big Texan Steak Ranch Restaurant—a living legend. Founder R.J. “Bob” Lee grew up on the lore of the Old West. When he went looking for a good steak, served with Texas flair, and failed to find one, he turned his disappointment into determination, and dreams into reality. The Big Texan Steak Ranch opened on Old Route 66 in 1960. The story of the FREE 72-ounce steak is legendary.Regulars, cowboys from working ranches, turned good natured bragging into a contest, and the winner cousumed 4½ pounds of steak, a baked potato, salad, shrimp cocktail, and dinner roll. The original meal and rules are still in place: Complete it in one hour; don’t leave the table until you’re finished; and, if you lose your dinner, you lose the contest. Today, The Big Texan Steak Ranch sprawls alongside Interstate 40, featuring a motel with a Texas-shaped swimming pool, horse hotel, gift shop, candy store, and micro-brewery.
365 days a year: 8:30 am to 10:30 pm

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