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“Surprisingly great food for a touristy place .”

Big Texan Steak Ranch
Ranked #8 of 505 Restaurants in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Voted as the #1 Eating contest in America by Huffington Post.Voted as 1 of the top 10 places by Draft Magazine to drink a beer at.The list goes on and on. This place is full of action and what the Wild West was all about. 2,000 Square foot gift shop that even has a live rattlesnake in there. We have 12 Hand-Crafted beers made on site with a beer style to fit almost any beer drinker. From Raspberry Wheat to Whiskey Barrel Stout with Seasonal beers to fill in such as Oktoberfest Lager & Pecan Porter. Same Lee family for the last 54-years serving 3-generations of guests. Young man, We fed your grandfather! We're Glad your Here!
Benton, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Surprisingly great food for a touristy place .”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed in an RV resort about 10 miles away from this tourist steakhouse spot. We called for the free limo ride to the restaurant as we wanted to have drinks, so happily accepted the free ride to and from this restaurant to save on cab fares. We had been there once before and had not been impressed with any of it. This time, we had a waiter, Miguel, who made our visit so much fun. At this restaurant, you are quite often seated with other guests at a large table. Some may or may not like that, but we were seated next to very nice people and when the 3 guys in came by to play music for anyone requesting it, my boyfriend said "I need a love song" and they stopped, sang to me while it brought tears to my eyes. They sang to me & my man. We were holding hands and it was so sweet that it seemed like the whole restaurant was quiet and listening to them. That made the night special but in addition, I had the blackened grilled salmon and some sides that were all fresh, tasteful and large quantities. Miguel, our waiter, made some great suggestions and had my dinner served with grilled tomatoes and some fresh jalapenos, which I loved. My blacked grilled salmon was some of the best salmon I'm ever had. My boyfriend said that his prime rib was cooked perfectly and the portions were too large for him. Miguel was one of the best waiters that we have ever had and we told that to the Manager

They have a really nice outdoor patio area. Fun décor throughout the restaurant and lots to look at, but I agree with the previous reviewer as the pics through the hallway to bathroom do look like haunted house pictures, so small children might not like that. We will definitely go back if we are ever in the area and will for sure request Miguel as our server. All the other servers working that night looked like it was work and looking at the clock. Miguel wanted us to have fun and we really did have fun.

The only negative experience that I had was that I purchased a bunch of jewelry in their gift store and the next day, I realized that I had bought 2 of the same pieces of jewelry ($33 for one, $25 for another, $22 for another, etc.) and when I stopped back by the next morning, the rude young girl in the store refused to let me return the duplicate pieces that were still in the bag with tags on and receipts). I would go back for Miguel and the salmon, but certainly not go back to the rude girl in the gift shop to buy anything.

  • Visited April 2014
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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“Average is all I can say. ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

It took a few minutes to be seated although it was not busy at all. When we looked at the menu I realized it was almost all beer. There were not many food choices to pick from. Settled with the chicken fried chicken. The food was okay, but not great. The server was very friendly and funny. The place was a bit pricy. It was fun to say I had been there, and would probably be better with a large group of people.

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Arvada, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Mmmmmm....Steak!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

We ate here 4-25-2013 and all had a good meal. The service was excellent and our orders arrived quickly and all of the orders were perfect.
I had 'mountain oysters' and a 30-oz t-bone steak. Oysters were very good and the steak was average.
While we were there, two men were attempting the 72-oz challenge. One gave up and the other was still grazing when we left. Hoping he won!
The beer and atmosphere was amazing. We will definately return!

  • Visited April 2014
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Sun City, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Food, Service and Ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Finally stopped at "Free 72 ounce Steak Restaurant. Pleasantly surprised with good food and "manly" drinks, attentive service and "old west" ambience. Will visit again on our travels

  • Visited April 2014
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Lake Worth
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“Fun place to visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you are driving through or staying in Amarillo this is a fun stop. The food is okay, but nothing special.

  • Visited April 2014
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