Friday, June 1, 2012

The Big Texan

Have you ever been to one of those places where you only saw it on T.V.? Well we had the opportunity to go to "The Big Texan" last night.

We even went to the place in a Limo. The manager at the park called to make the reservation and he showed up right on time.

It may not be a stretch type limo but at least I didn't have to drive. This was the first time for all of us to ride in one. We had a good time.

The atmosphere and the decor where wonderful. We were seated quickly and we order our meal. This is the place where you can order a 72oz steak, salad, baked potato and two rolls and if you can finish it within one hour it is free. They have a center table in the middle of the restaurant and timers above the the table. Nobody tried it while we were there.

From what I understand R.J. (Bob) Lee opened the place back in 1960 on the original Route 66. When I-40 was completed in 1968 he moved the place onto I-40. This is where it sits now. Mr. Lee passed away in 1990.

The food was good and Bri ordered a kids hamburger and fries and it showed up in a kids cowboy hat that she got to keep.

I would recommend that if you ever travel through Amarillo, Texas you might want to stop and stay a few days. There is more to see and do than you think.

Until Next Time.................................Be Safe.


  1. Yes, we were at The Texas last August. And yes, there was one man taking on the challenge while we were there. Of course, he did not make it but he sure did have some good left overs to take home. I love their fudge!

  2. We sure liked the place and had great food. The limo ride was a nice treat as well.