This straightforward Thai food restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. For affordable, yet fresh and tasty classic Thai dishes based around delicious veggies, noodles and rice, the Orient Cuisine is for you. Perfect for visitors who are hungry after exploring the Route 66 Historic District. Take-out is available for eaters on the go.
Having opened in 2003, the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant has already established itself as a staple of Mexican eateries in Amarillo; a fact that is evident by its devoted regulars. Start the meal off with one of the popular fajita quesadillas that comes with salsa and guacamole. Enchilada plates and other main dish combos are available for affordable prices. Be sure to sample a margarita or a beer on tap.
Since 1950, Whataburger has been making the classic All-American sandwich for hungry Texans. The whopping double patty or cheese and bacon Whataburger is perfect for hamburger-hungry visitors. Be sure to sample the famous home-cooked fries as well.
Voted as the restaurant with the best Chicken Fried Steak in Dallas by D Magazine, Hoffbrau Steaks is a fast-growing and popular restaurant for its delicious beef and other home cooked dishes. Tasty entree items such as Roy's New York Strip and Bandera Pork Chop is served with either soup or salad and a choice of sides such as steak fries, rice pilaf, scalloped potatoes, creamed corn, hill country beans, fried okra, mashed potatoes or steamed vegetables. New items are often added to the menu such as char-grilled quail and pork ribs. Also, be sure to try a margarita or a root beer float.
The Stockyard Cafe is located inside the Amarillo Livestock Auction. The main draw to the Stockyard Cafe is the 8 ounce Sirloin, which has been attracting people for years, but also very popular is another Texas specialty, Chicken Fried Steak. Daily specials are also available, and range from Pot Roast to Pork Chops to Fajitas. The cafe prides itself on "Texas food for Texas people", so its no wonder that the portions are all Texas sized. Youngblood's Stockyard Cafe has been featured on the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food.
Cracker Barrel offers guests home-style, traditional American food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Anyone who wakes up in the morning hungry will enjoy the Old Timer's Breakfast, two eggs, grits, sawmill gravy, buttermilk biscuits, and a hashbrown casserole. For lunch, the chicken BLT or the bacon and cheese sandwich, both served with a side of fries, are popular choices. For dinner, try one of the country plates. A generous portion of hickory smoked ham comes with a side of country vegetables and a choice of biscuits or corn muffins.
Opened in 1968, the Taco Villa Restaurant is a popular and fast-growing Mexican eatery. The steak fajita with fresh guacamole is a tasty dish, along with the enchilada sauce smothered burritos. For lighter menu items, try the grilled chicken salad or chips and salsa. Kids meals and family packs of tacos and burritos are also available.
Henk's Pit Bar-B-Que serves up traditional, flame grilled Texas meats and sides. Sample one of Henk's popular hamburgers, available with a variety of toppings and sizes. Be sure to try the Texan beans and mashed potatoes. Henk's is open everyday except Sunday and serves lunch and dinner.
Macaroni Joe's could be the best-priced gourmet restaurant in all of Amarillo. The food is fresh and carefully prepared, yet lunch menu entrées go for as little as USD 9. Dishes such as the roasted red pepper soup keep loyal guests coming back for more. Be sure to ask your waiter about which of the 350 wines would go well with the food.
Nominated for the "City's Best Pizza" by AOL's 2007 city guide, Basil Doc's Pizzeria is one of the most popular pizza spots in all of Amarillo. Basil Doc's offers specialty east coast-style pies such as the "Tuscan" which comes with tomato sauce, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese. The appetizers are scrumptious as well; try the signature basil bread brushcetta for proof. Basil Doc's also does catering for events.
A small little dive bar, Coyote Bluff has been featured on the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food. Coyote Bluff features an impressive array of hamburgers including the California Burger with avocado and sour cream, among other delicious ingredients, the mushroom and swiss burger or a slight variation, the dijon and swiss burger, along with other more traditional burgers. The crowning achievement of the Coyote Bluff burger menu, however, is the ominous Burger from Hell, topped with Tabasco sauce, habanero salsa, and sauteed fresh jalapeños, sure to bring a tear to even the most hardened palate. In addition to the burgers, they also serve up steaks and sides that are equally impressive. Another touch that makes this little dive a local favorite is the large claw-footed bathtub filled with self-serve beers.
Come try one of the most famous burgers in Texas, if not the Western Hemisphere, at the Golden Light Café. The relaxed atmosphere of the Golden Light Café is tinged with a hint of sentimentality thanks to road signs, posters and bumper stickers hanging on the walls. Live bands play to warm crowds of locals and visitors alike. The food and drinks are refreshingly affordable when considering the high quality and customer demand.