The "Big Texan" looks like a big tourist trap, however it has great steaks, great service as well as a Big Texan made for movie atmosphere
This is also the home of the Famous 72 oz. steak. The way this works is just tell your wait staff person, what ever they call it now days, that you want to take the 72 oz steak challenge. She / He / It will escort you to a table on a small stage at the front of a the humongous main dining room. Beside you on the table is large digital count down clock. If you consume the 72 oz. steak and all the trimmings that go with it in 60 minutes (one hour) the steak is free. If you fail, you pay $70.00 (Updated 2007)
The wait staff was friendly and courteous. The food was typical Texas fare with a few hard to find items like calf fries.
I usually try to order the most common dish available to the establishment. In this case I chose the small Chicken Fried Steak. (breaded veal for you Yankees) It looked so good I started eating before I realized that I had not taken a picture of the dish. I still think you can tell that the "small" is really very "large". It was very good, not as thin and beaten down as some restaurants are guilty of doing now days.
The baked potato potentially had every thing but the kitchen sink on it. I chose just sour cream.
The ice tea and fresh bread flowed generously from our attractive waitress as needed. She was very patient with us as we flashed pictures of food, the dining room and her.
Texas Bob recommends this place.