RE: Steak Ranch in Amarillo
Not to be repetitive, but I was going to put in my son's recommendation for the chicken fried steak. He ate CFS for breakfast and/or dinner just about every day on a trip from SoCal to Chicago, to Ohio and back and declared Big Texan the winner.
I seem to remember a 'stage' for those attempting to earn to free 72oz steak dinner. Big timer clock behind the 'guest of honor'(infamy?) seat. We apparently just missed someone's attempt because not all the dishes had been cleared yet when we passed it on the way to our table. I assumed that's what it was, anyway, because the table was raised somewhat above main dining floor.
My other son had the New York, hubby had TBone, and I had the ribeye. All were most excellent. After sharing bites all around, each of us declared our own choice the best of the evening!
Gotta love the kitschy motel and giant steer...Don't forget to set a spell in the giant rocking chair...
Safe travels to you!
(We have often thought of mail-ordering the 72oz-er to fix at home and share 4 ways!)