For a restaurant serving heaping quantities of juicy steaks and other classic American foods, Calico County Restaurant is extremely well-priced and high quality. With no frills or fancy ambiance, this eatery offers clear-cut comfort foods.
Mi Familia is an unsung, yet delicious and low-priced Mexican Restaurant. The hot sauce alone is worth a visit. For hungry visitors, try the carne guisada. A healthy, yet flavorful and popular dish is the stuffed avocado. Also, be sure-to-please dish is the chile relleno. Guests staying at the La Quinta Inn Amarillo should make the less than a mile trek to this delicious Mexican eatery.
Vince's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria is one of the most popular Italian eateries in Amarillo. From pasta, to pizza and salads, Vince's has a dish that will suit any appetite and taste. Vince's Special, a pizza topped with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms and a choice of either olives or bell peppers, is an especially delicious pie. Also, be sure to stop in for lunch and try a tasty chicken parmigiana.
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.
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.
Home of the famous 72. oz steak challenge where brave carnivores must eat their four and a half pound steak, a salad and a roll in under in hour to receive their meal free, Big Texan Steak Ranch is one of Texas' most legendary steak eateries. The TSR is easy to spot by the antique, long-legged cowboy sign posted in front. Travelers and locals alike have been welcomed by the friendly staff for over forty years. Any visitor to Amarillo should be sure to sample one of the most famous steaks in Texas at the Steak Ranch.
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.
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.
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.
The Thai Orchid Cuisine provides a wide variety of dishes at reasonable prices. Some unique meals include the jalapeno fried rice with avocado and summer rolls with cilantro. The jasmine tea is also extremely popular with regulars. Don't miss this restaurant before or after exploring the Historic Route 66 District.
Route 66 is a part of America's identity. The birth
of cars, Western freewheeling, traveling, Jack Kerouac and Route 66; these histories go hand in hand, and Amarillo features some truly iconic sections of the road. The Big Texan ...