West Texas and the Panhandle Restaurants

Big Texan Steak Ranch

  • 7701 I–40 Map It
  • Amarillo
  • American

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

They don't call this place "Big Texan" for nothing: if you can eat four-and-a-half pounds of steak plus a shrimp cocktail, baked beans, a salad, and a roll with butter, before the clock ticks off an hour—while everyone, including a web cam, is watching—your dinner is on the house. Since 1960, when Bob Lee opened the restaurant and motel along Route 66 near the Amarillo stockyards, diners and drinkers of all varieties have poured in. Now positioned on the busier Interstate 40, Big Texan is still pulling in busloads of business with an on-site brewery (try the nutty, maple-sweet Pecan Porter) with all-day service and a menu that includes a full-monty selection of beef plus a smattering of chicken, seafood, and pork options—and for "real" Texans, mountain oysters.

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7701 I–40, Amarillo, Texas, 79118, USA

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Website: www.bigtexan.com

Published 05/04/2017


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