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Amarillo in Potter County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo, Texas

Route 66 Roadside Attraction

 
 
The Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo, Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 9, 2021
1. The Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo, Texas Marker
Inscription.  Home of the "Free 72 oz Steak," this famous Steak Ranch has been feeding hungry travelers since 1960. Young man, we fed your father!

Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing
 
Erected 2003 by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Route 66 Roadside Attractions, and the U.S. Route 66 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1960.
 
Location. 35° 11.61′ N, 101° 45.295′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker is on East Interstate 40 east of Big Texan Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7701 E Interstate 40, Amarillo TX 79118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Route 66 Legend (here, next to this marker); Amarillo Tri-State Fair (approx. 2˝ miles away); Sacred (approx. 3 miles away); Dash for Cash
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(approx. 3 miles away); Refrigerator (approx. 3 miles away); Amarillo Livestock Auction (approx. 3 miles away); First Transcontinental Air Service to Texas Panhandle, Amarillo Municipal Airport (approx. 3 miles away); Amarillo (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amarillo.
 
Also see . . .  The Big Texan Steak Ranch (official website). Also known as the Big Texan Steak Ranch and Brewery, this was originally located on old Route 66 in 1960. R.J. Lee, who founded the place, decided to relocate the restaurant to a more visible location off Interstate 40 - which by then bypassed Route 66. The restaurant burned down in 1976 and was rebuilt a year later. A motel was added in 1983. The "Free 72 oz. Steak" that is heavily advertised consists of the individual doing a challenge: eat a 72 oz. steak, rolls, shrimp cocktail, baked potato and salad in less than an hour, and it's yours free. This has been a Big Texan tradition since six months after its opening. (Submitted on October 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
The Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo, Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 9, 2021
2. The Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo, Texas Marker
Marker is mounted on the building, but it is obscured by the "Big Texan or Bust" sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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