The Big Texan Bar Amarillo , Guide & Review
The smiling cowboy welcomes you to The Big Texan. Opened in 1960, the restaurant has grown quite a lot by taking up more and more space in the area. The brewery opened in 2010 and has been a hit here ever since. The place is enormous with a yellow building with blue accents. A huge cow statue stands outside to add to the whole character and theme of the place.
They are famous for their 72oz steak challenge, where you have to eat a 72-ounce steak with its side condiments in one hour. You pay upfront and can cut into the steak and take a bite before the challenge starts. You can proceed with the challenge if it is cooked to your satisfaction. No one can help you or touch your food. If you fail to finish it all up, then you lose. Their hand-crafted beer is considered one of the best in the area. The beer list includes options like ‘Pecan Porter,’ ‘Raspberry Wheat,’ and ‘Whoop your Donkey’ amongst others. These include notes of chocolate, pecans, berries, oatmeal, and herb and pine undertones.
Favorite items on their food menu include fried mushrooms, baby back ribs, and mountain oysters. They have a list of appetizers, sandwiches, quesadillas, seafood, specialties, steak, and a kids section. You can wrap up the meal with some dessert at the end. The restaurant is open daily, from 10 am to 10 pm. They also have a motel and hotel for you to stay at if you’re passing through