Everything is bigger in Texas and our food is no exception. The Big Texan in Amarillo is home to the insane 72oz steak challenge. The challenge states that you and you alone must eat all of the steak and its enourmous sides to be able to get it for free!
For the challenge, you are required to pay the $72 fee but you will be fully refunded as long as you complete the challenge and don't become ill in the process. Don't worry steak fanatics, you will be able to take a quick bite before the challenge starts to ensure that everything has been cooked to your liking.
Now we know what you're thinking, but the challenge actually is possible to complete, and some people even do it twice in one night! People from all over the world visit the joint to take on the mighty challenge with several winners coming from California and Germany. The challenge dates back to the 1960s when the establishment first opened.
Aside from having their massive steak challenge, The Big Texan also has a motel that you can stay to recover from your inevitable food coma.
The classic Texan style of the place is so cute you'll want to Instagram it for sure. They have a giant rocking chair, huge statue of a true Texan dinosaur and plenty of route 66 signs all over the place.
The steak house prides its self on being around for so long that they even served Texas's original cowboys-- that's right, the ones that would travel cross county for days on end.
The restaurant is open every day from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and the motel is open 24 hours. The Big Texan is located on 7701 Interstate 40 Access Rd.
For more information on The Big Texan, you can visit their website here.