Welcome to the world famous Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo Texas!

Learn about all the exciting things to do at the Big Texan Steak Ranch! Check out the winners and rules to the 72oz Steak Challenge. See our full menu and take-out options. Shop our giftshop online. See full list of our handcrafted beers from our brewery.

World Famous For Steaks

In 1960, R. J. “Bob” Lee opened The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo Texas on Route 66, the “Mother Road”. It’s distinctive architecture soon became recognized across the Mother Road as a good stopping place for great steaks grilled over an open flame. The Big Texan is famous for the FREE 72oz steak challenge, which includes eating a salad, baked pototeo, shrimp cocktail and 72 ounces of beef! 

Spend your amarillo layover with us!

The Big Texan has more to offer than just big steaks! Stay with us either at our RV park or our AIRBNBs on property.

Big time country concerts

Since 1960, The Big Texan Steak Ranch has been serving up Texas culture to millions of guests from all over the world. We’re known as a world famous Route 66 Landmark and home of the legendary 72oz Steak Challenge. Now, we’re excited to take entertainment and family fun to a whole new level with The Big Texan Starlight Ranch.

Historic 72-ounce Steak Moments

Check out some of our favorite moments with the 72oz steak! Watch Molly Shulyer devour 3 72oz steaks under 20 minutes or watch the Big Texan scene in the movie, “Waking Up in Reno.”

Current Record Holder

Watch Molly Shulyer eat three 72oz Steak Dinners under 20 minutes!

Man VS. Food

Adam Richman eats the 72oz Steak to kick off the hit TV show, Man VS. Food.

Waking Up In Reno

See the Big Texan in the classic movie, Waking Up In Reno.

72oz Steak Catapult

Watch Conan launch the Big Texan’s 72oz steak in front of AT&T Stadium.

Big Texan LIVE!

Watch friends & family take on the Big Texan 72-ounce Steak Challenge LIVE! Not only do we Live stream eaters 24/7 on our website, we also live stream on our Youtube channel, Big Texan LIVE. Challengers can attempt the 72-ounce Steak at any time during regular business hours so be sure to subscribe to our channel to be notified when the next eater takes on the challenge. 

72-ounce Steak a Limo Ride Away

Park the rig and ride to the Big Texan in true Texas style! Call and book your time now, and be picked up right at your site number. Call 806-372-6000.

  Historic route 66

The Big Texan opened up on Route 66 in 1960 and stills sees travelers from the Mother Road to this very day! Not only has the Big Texan remained an iconic Route 66 stop, the Big Texan has also added a Route 66 gift shop and one of the most unique Route 66 motels. Click the link to learn more.