Restaurants

Top Choice Steak in Amarillo

Big Texan Steak Ranch

A classic, hokey Route 66 roadside attraction, the Big Texan made the move when I-40 opened in 1971 and has never looked back. Stretch-Cadillac limos with steer-horn hood ornaments offer free shuttles to and from ar…
Top Choice Barbecue in Amarillo

Tyler’s Barbeque

Amarillo's favorite spot for barbecue is worth the love. The line is always long, get there early because when it sells out, it closes. The mesquite-grilled meats (the ribs and brisket are tops) are redolent with sm…
Top Choice Burgers in Amarillo

Golden Light Cantina

Classic cheeseburgers, home-cut fries, green chili stew and cold beer have sated travelers on Route 66 at this modest brick dive since 1946. On many nights there's live country and rock music in the atmospherically …
American in Amarillo

Stockyard Cafe

This cafe in the Amarillo Livestock Auction building is where the cattlemen sit down for some beef. The steaks are ideal – thick and perfectly charred – but most people have the plate-swamping chicken-fried steak. F…
American in Amarillo

Crush Wine Bar & Deli

Folks in suits and skirts and cowboy boots flock here for Amarillo's best beer and wine selection plus fare that goes beyond the beefy local vibe. Salads, tapas and creative light fare are ideally enjoyed outside on…
Mexican in Amarillo

El Tejavan

Enchiladas, tostadas, chili relleno and all the other usuals are here. However, here everything is just that much better. Many options include shrimp, or create your own combo plate. It may look bland on the outside…
American in Amarillo

Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse

The Texas plains are flat as a frying pan and often just as hot. Escape the heat in this cute cafe which makes its own creamy gelatos. The recent addition of a smokehouse means that the burgers, brisket and even the…
Cafe in Amarillo

806

Wobbling, mismatched chairs define the funky vibe at this coffeehouse, where local hipsters ponder moving to New York. Beer in bottles plus lots of tasty, healthy snacks such as chili and hummus provide fuel for tho…