We have been to Amarillo several times. It is a good stopping place on our road trips to the Midwest. We usually stay here someplace along Interstate 40, have a quick meal and call it a day before heading out early the next morning. On our most recent trip, however, we decided to have a nice dinner at a local icon;
The Big Texan Steakhouse.
We had passed this interesting place many times but had considered it to be a bit ‘cheesy’ and had never considered eating there. My brother had given it a thumbs up and after seeing a review of the restaurant on some food or travel channel, Thommmee and I had decided to give it a try.
The Big Texan offers a “free” 72 ounce steak-if you can eat it all (including the fixings) within one hour.
This is part of the novelty which makes this place so unique.
They have a center stage table set up for those with enough courage Or appetite to give it a try.
You are required to pay the $72 in advance for the challenge and are reimbursed if you are successful in completing the entire meal within the allotted time. We were disappointed no one was giving it a try while we were there.
We settled for the regular steak dinner which was fantastic!
Yeah, it was a touristy kind of place but fun.
While I am hardly a restaurant reviewer, I would suggest stopping by should you find yourself in Amarillo. They also provide free limo service to and from the restaurant, have a hotel, brewery, gift shop, and various other sites to see.
I guess it is true…they really like to do things big in Texas!