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“You WILL overeat”

Big Texan Steak Ranch
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Ranked #14 of 592 Restaurants in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
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!
Reviewed October 11, 2019

I got an enormous steak, with baked potato and a salad, and got three meals out of it.

This is a fun restaurant that is also an entertainment venue with tons of stuff to see and do, including a major souvenir shop. We didn't take the challenge, but we did watch two guys make the attempt (and fail hard).

If you went to Amarillo and didn't eat at the Steak Ranch, did you really go to Amarillo?

Date of visit: October 2019
5  Thank DeeJayGude
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Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

We ordered the 16 ox ribeye steak medium well. It was very juicy and flavorful and cooked as ordered.
I had crispy and fresh cooked okra and the best steak fries for my sides with dinner rolls.

Date of visit: October 2019
5  Thank jodicatrice
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

Having seen signs for this restaurant since we were kids, we HAD to have dinner here while in Amarillo. They sent a limo out to where we were staying for free, and they took us back, which was really nice because we had a cocktail at the restaurant. The service was enjoyable and reasonably attentive. The food was surprisingly good - not the best, but definitely better than I expected for an attraction restaurant. Very fun gift shop. Cool attmosphere. I recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
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5  Thank RebeccaMDallas
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Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

We recently went to eat at the Big Texan in Amarillo,TX. I have been through Amarillo on several occasions and have never wanted to stop thinking it was just a tourist trap. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact it is also a museum, a great Texas gift shop, great service and good food at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend anyone going through Amarillo to stop at the Big Texan.

Date of visit: October 2019
5  Thank Sylvia S
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

This is the worst eating experience I have had, in 40 years of touring in America. It is dark and gloomy inside and the attitude of the 2 female wait staff was terrible (they looked like sisters). We were there for breakfast, the place was virtually empty, and we had to ask for everything - silverware, salt and pepper, ketchup, napkins - which brought about much eye-rolling and rude indifference.

When the food arrived, it was cold and inedible, so we walked out.

This place really is a freak show - apparently the home of some disgusting-sounding eating contest. You don't need this dump in your life - spend your precious vacation time and money anywhere but here! There are many great restaurants in Amarillo.

Date of visit: September 2019
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1  Thank alaskan_red
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