The epitome of kitschy. This place takes the western and cowboy theme and turns it up to level eleven. From the facade reminiscent of an old town during the westward expansion to the matching interior complete with gift shop and toy shooting gallery, there’s no doubt you’ll know you’re in Texas.

Their menu boasts of their made-in house items, like BBQ sauce, and steak aged on-site. Their real claim to fame — as you’ll see on billboards driving towards Amarillo — is their free 72 oz. steak, if you can finish in one hour. From what we sampled, the sirloin ($17) was somewhat fatty and tough, the filet ($23) was tender and well seasoned, and the baby back ribs ($19) were awful and dry with meat the texture of leather. The onion rings that accompanied the ribs were rubbery, the mac and cheese was barely warm and probably a couple days old, and the baked potato was the highlight of the dish. The chocolate cake ($7.99) we ordered to go and consumed later, was the best item we had. Four layers of chocolate and icing, topped with whipped cream, was a great way to end a long day of traveling.

2 Stars

7701 E I-40
Amarillo, TX 79118
(806) 372-7000

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