Toppings runneth over at 575 Pizzeria, not to mention the specials that rotate every month. (Check the board when you walk in.) It’s family-owned and family-friendly, so it’s a great Friday night dinner choice.
Seven is the magic number at 7 Grill & Bar. The menu consists of $7 entrees, from burgers and sandwiches to pasta and seafood and every Thursday night, patrons can enjoy 77-cent beer specials. It’s the ideal setting for an evening out at a reasonable price.
The authentic atmosphere and generous portions make for an enjoyable lunch or romantic evening out. If you’re stumped by all the choices, try the Enchiladas de Cozumel, three crepes filled with guacamole and topped with bountiful seafood, fresh spinach and roasted peppers. As a rule, always get the queso.
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant & Bar
When the weather’s nice, enjoy sitting on Polk St. while you enjoy a margarita and a traditional Mexican-style shrimp cocktail.
Located on historic Sixth Street you’ll find this small, authentic Mexican restaurant. Aldaco’s is filled with pictures and old posters. The wait staff is always friendly, making sure you enjoy yourself. It’s easy to have fun here, especially on live music nights. Here’s a tip: Try not to fill up on the homemade chips and salsa so you can enjoy the rest of the delicious food.
3623 Sixth Ave.
With every meal priced less than $10, Amarillo Hut offers Indian cuisine fans an affordable option for satisfying their cravings for authentic cuisine. Treat yourself to hot Indian tea, chicken curry, naan, Punjabi choley and a variety of kebabs.
4201 Bushland Blvd.
Tucked in the basement of the Amarillo Police Department, this café is open to all. Texas and Mexican classics such as chicken-fried steak and Cuban tortas keep downtown visitors coming back for more. Go early for the homemade cinnamon rolls and breakfast burritos.
200 SE Third Ave.
We love the smaller portions at Applebees, like the Sliders, a bite-size selection of easy to eat sammies each with a side of fries. Finish off your meal with Dessert Shooters, the just-enough dessert for every sweet tooth.
5630 Amarillo Blvd. West
2810 Soncy Road
The intimate, cozy atmosphere creates the ideal date place, not to mention the food is plated perfection. Note: You might want to leave the kids with a sitter.
Housed in the former Wheels Chicken and Waffles building on 10th Avenue, Bagan Restaurant serves Thai- and Japanese-style food and a sushi bar. The dine-in eatery boasts a chef from Myanmar who prepares family recipes with Chinese, Indian and Thai influences.
Whether for breakfast or lunch, the Bagel Place offers a wide variety of flavored cream cheese and bagel flavors. Zip through the convenient drive-thru for a great, lazy morning take-home breakfast. For lunch, try the bagel sandwiches made with Boars Head cheese and meat.
Baker Bros American Deli
Even a half order of a Baker Bros sandwich or salad yields a generous portion and your bank book will appreciate the low price. Next time you drop in try the Taos salad, chock-full of roasted chicken and a spicy mixture of black beans, corn and diced tomatoes. Be sure to pour on the barbecue sauce with the Ranch dressing. Only then is the salad complete.
When you’re looking for authentic Thai, Bangkok delivers. Start with the sticky rice, move on to the cucumber salad and finish with the Chicken Larb. Your kids will love watching the big fish tanks while you wait for your table. Warning: Spicy means spicy. Bangkok means business.
5901 Amarillo Blvd. East
This casual, quaint place is often packed, so visit for an early dinner or a late lunch. Try the Crispy Chicken with Basil or the Bangkok Tokyo Fried Rice. Neither disappoints.
2413 S. Western St.
There’s something for every member of the family at Beef’s. Enjoy the game while you eat. If you’ve never eaten fried Oreos, it’s worth every calorie.
Belmar Bakery & Cafe
Open since 1965, Belmar Bakery is an Amarillo tradition. Loyal customers abound and each one has a favorite treat they return for again and again (we’re big fans of the thumb print cookies). The café offers a cozy place to meet for early morning coffee and pastries or tasty lunch with friends.
Benjamin’s Donuts & Deli
Family-owned and -operated, Benjamin’s serves pastries, breakfast sandwiches and burritos for breakfast, and a variety of lunch and dinner offerings, such as sandwiches meatloaf, spare ribs and pulled pork and a salad bar.
Big Daddy’s Bar-B-Q
This family-owned barbecue joint offers a variety of Texas barbecue in addition to non-traditional items such as baked potatoes and garden salads. The homemade barbecue sauce perfectly complements the meats.
400 E. Hastings Ave.
The Big Texan Steak Ranch
Everyone knows about the 72-ouncer, but did you know the breakfast buffet is only $12? Yes, you read that right. Every morning from 7-11 a.m. you can pile your plate high with pancakes, sausage, and skillet potatoes. Top it off with a trip to the Omelet Bar before leaving completely satisfied.
Biti Pies are miniature versions of traditional pies everyone loves. It’s just the right size for one person and possibly a friend - that is if you feel like sharing. Don’t miss out on this bite-size treat that is melt-in-your-mouth good.
Blue Sky’s burgers and homemade fries are the perfect companions to a Lone Star Beer or an Oreo shake. Be prepared to share the one-size-feeds-a lot cheese fries.
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
You can’t go wrong with Buffalo’s hot wings, especially on a Tuesday night. Keep busy with the interactive games and every televised sport under the sun.
Buns Over Texas
If you’ve ever been to Buns, then you know that “Your buns are up” means dinner’s ready. The made-to-order burgers will fill you up fast. Pair one with some of the best cheese fries around, and you’ll definitely need a nap. Wet your whistle with refreshing ice tea.
The Burger Bar operates on a straightforward concept and offers a simple, yet sweet menu that includes shakes, floats and of course, burgers and fries. You may be tempted to forgo the aforementioned and give the ripper, a deep-fried hot dog, a shot. Have your fill of feel-good food for an early lunch or late dinner.
Tacos Garcia restaurateurs’ downtown grab-and-go eatery doesn’t just offer from-scratch burritos for breakfast or lunch on homemade tortillas. In addition to its hearty fare and vegan options such as soy chorizo and spinach tortillas, Burrito Stop boasts trained baristas that serve Roasters Coffee & Tea Co.
B.Y.O.B. Burger Co.
The owners at B.Y.O.B. promise “the kind of burger you’ve been dreaming of.” And they deliver. Made-to-order burgers range in size from junior to large, and include up to 10 toppings and your choice of sauce. With add-ons like Fritos, hot pepper mix, and grilled onions and mushrooms, you can create your own tasty flavor combinations each time you dine. The options are endless. And you’ll want to save room for the savory skinny fries or fried okra.
6200 Hillside Road
2207 S. Western St.
Situated inside the Downtown Athletic Club is the DAC Cafe. The fresh fare ranges from gourmet paninis and sandwiches to burgers. Don’t forget to head over to the salad bar before you dive into your main course. Staying with the healthy vibe, the menu includes total calorie counts.
320 S. Polk St., Suite 350
Café Marizon serves up great home-cooked taste with consistently tasty specials of the day. Go early so you can have a piece of the homemade pie or cake.
6151 Hillside Road
An Amarillo favorite for decades, the home-cooked taste keeps people going back for more. You can’t beat the petite cinnamon rolls dripping in butter, the squash casserole and the chicken-fried chicken. Be sure to try the excellent waffles as well.
For those diners who enjoy the food and service at English Field House Restaurant, you’ll appreciate the owner’s second location. The affordable eatery packs a big menu from melts and salads to steaks and burgers, and serves breakfast all day. The Amarillo Omelet, stuffed with bacon and topped with cheese, sour cream and avocado with a side of home potatoes, tops our list.
3207 I-40 East
Carniceria y Taqueria la Popular
Part supermarket, part restaurant, Carniceria y Taqueria la Popular is a tasty little gem a few block east of the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. Head to the small, sit-down dining area at the back of the store for lunch and dine on a variety of simple, authentic Mexican dishes such as chile rellenos, tacos and fresh-made tamales. Finish with a sweet treat from the bakery.
1505 SE Third Ave.
For a hearty meal to start the day, Cattleman’s is the place to go. Order the Cowboy Breakfast to curb those early morning hunger pangs. Customers keep going back for the enchiladas or traditional chicken-fried steak.
3801 Amarillo Blvd. East
There’s a reason there is always a crowd at Cheddars. You’ll find outstanding American-style food at prices that won’t break your budget, which makes it the perfect place to bring the whole family. Treat yourself to a basket of buttery honey-kissed croissants with your meal, and no matter what you order, you’ll discover that everything’s good.
Chili’s Grill & Bar
Start with the bottomless chips and salsa while you ponder the rest of the menu. There are countless go-to meals at Chili’s, namely the Mushroom Jack Fajitas (with guacamole, please), as well as the Big Mouth Bites with sautéed onions and Ranch dressing.
5016 S. Coulter St.
3810 I-40 West
Chipotle Mexican Grill
What began as a small gourmet burrito shop in Denver in 1993 has grown into a chain with more than 500 locations. Known for its efforts to use naturally raised meat and organic ingredients, the much-anticipated Amarillo location offers the same high quality burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salad and chips. We’re crazy about the bowls – chock full of rice, black beans, corn, and your choice of meat – it’s a fast, filling and delicious lunch or dinner option.
Chop Chop Japanese Steakhouse
Chop Chop’s slogan is “Simple. Fresh. Fast.” And that’s exactly what you get when you order the hot teppan-yaki-style Japanese cuisine. There’s a casual dining room, quick drive-thru and delivery options so you can decide how you want to dine.
Who says Italian-style gelato and cowboy hats don’t mix? We’ll admit that the saloon décor and “Hi ya’ll” greeting might throw you, but this isn’t your average ice cream shop (it is Amarillo, after all). After more than a few sample spoonfuls of gelato, we settled on the lime and the banana chocolate chip, but it’s all good.
Coyote Bluff Café
Don’t let the outside fool you. This is seriously good food. The full pound, green chile cheese burger is Southwest divine (add jalapeños for extra zip). Cool off with an ice cold beer.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant
A home-cooked breakfast for supper says comfort food like nothing else, especially when there’s a chill in the air. We love Uncle Herschel’s Favorite. It’s almost too much to handle, but we’re not afraid to try!
Crazy Larry’s Fine Texas BBQ
A visit to Larry’s isn’t complete without an order of Frito pie – make it a “moose” with the works. The authentic Texas-style barbecue is finger-licking good, and everything on the menu is delivered by some of the friendliest service in town. The prices are reasonable, too.
4315 Teckla Blvd.
Cruisers Bar & Grill
Offering Texas-style fare, Cruisers Bar & Grill satisfies hungry Route 66 patrons with stick-to-your ribs classics like ½-pound hamburgers, Frito pie, chicken-fried steak and chili cheese fires.
Have you always wished for your very own Cheers? A place where everybody knows your name? Forget the beer and peanuts, Crush Wine Bar & Deli has that beat by a mile. Not sure how to choose from the extensive wine list? No worries; they’ll school you on the choices and you can try a smaller pour just to be sure. Give the excellent tapas, sandwiches, entrées and desserts a try as well. The Saturday morning brunch is hard to beat, too.
Dale’s Grand Burger
Looking for a quick stop to grab a tasty lunch? Then try locally owned and operated Dale’s Grand Burger. You can’t miss with the famous Grand Burger and homemade onion rings.
1900 Bell St.
If you’re in the mood for traditional Mexican dishes, give Dona Juanita’s a try. The guacamole is fresh and the ceviche is some of the best in Amarillo.
2208 Amarillo Blvd. East
For a quick and tasty meal, stop at Doug’s and try the chopped beef sandwich. The menu is reasonably priced and the barbecue sauce is fantastic.
3313 S. Georgia St.
If you’re a meat lover, Dyer’s is the place for you. The all-you-can-eat lunch special is hard to beat. On Fridays and Saturdays, eat your fill of premium smoked prime rib.
The food at Eat-Rite isn’t just good for you, it’s delicious as well. Pile your plate high from the organic salad bar or choose from a variety of tasty sandwiches, soups and entrees. The marinated carrots are pure, tasty goodness.
The traditional Mexican food taste will keep you going back for more at El Giro. A taqueria-style eatery, El Giro offers authentics dishes like tacos, flautas and chile rellenos.
1800 Bell St.
El Jalapeño Café
Simple Mexican and American dishes at this friendly café make El Jalapeño a great stop for breakfast and lunch.
For truly authentic Mexican food, this is the spot. A little off the beaten path, a visit to El Manantial is worth the drive. Start with light-as-air corn chips and salsa. Every entrée is cooked-fresh delicious, especially the barbacoa, seafood and homemade chile relleno. We can’t say enough about every scrumptious bite.
3823 Amarillo Blvd. East
When you’re looking for friendly service and flavorful Mexican cuisine at a reasonable price, you can’t beat El Patron. Prepare yourself for its more-than-generous portions, such as the restaurant’s namesake, which includes a 10-ounce rib eye steak, two enchiladas, rice, beans, lettuce, tomato and sliced avocados. Just looking to unwind? Then enjoy El Patron’s $1.50 draft beer and margaritas on the rocks during Happy Hour.
5807 SW 45th Ave.
Authentic Mexican food is definitely on the menu at El Tejavan. We love the homemade guacamole served up thick with onions and cilantro. The ceviche makes for a great starter or a light meal. For authentic taste, try the soft corn tortilla chicken tacos. The recipes at El Tejavan have been passed down for generations, so everything’s good.
Customers rave about the breakfast burritos at El Vaquero. The filling burritos served with beans and papas are a steal. You can even “super-size” them. This restaurant is quite cozy, so if you want a seat, arrive for lunch early.
2200 E. Third Ave.
Embers offers an array of cuisine from hamburgers and steaks to buffalo, lamb and seafood. We have our eye on the goat cheese and Applewood smoked bacon burger. You’ll savor your meal at lunch or dinner, seven days a week, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
Emmanuel’s Mexican Restaurant
Satisfy your craving for authentic Mexican fare at Emmanuel’s. Choose from made-from-scratch local favorites, such as shrimp cocktail, sizzling fajita’s or savory enchiladas. Patrons leave this locally owned restaurant happy and satisfied.
2515 S. Grand St.
English Field House Restaurant
Visit a piece of Amarillo history at the English Field House. Named for Amarillo’s first airfield, the restaurant offers great cooked-fresh café food. Take the family for Sunday breakfast. It’s worth the drive.
10610 American Drive
Epic Pizza Pies
Offering Sicilian deep dish pizza, gyros, subs and calzones, along with a variety of pasta and salads, Epic Pizza Pies is sure to satisfy any craving, day or night. Formally La Bella Pizza, Epic offers dine-in and delivery options.
3605 SW 45th Ave.
1205 23rd St., Canyon
Fab Foods serves straightforward home-style meals with busy families in mind. Dine-in, call ahead, take-and-bake, delivery and catering are available for breakfast and lunch. And choose from a rotating daily menu of sandwiches, wraps, salads, hot entrees and desserts. With those kinds of options, you’re guaranteed to please the whole family – no matter how large.
5901 S. Bell St.
If you live in a house that’s divided over which barbecue style is best, make peace at Famous Dave’s. Not only can you choose the type of meat, but you can choose your sauce as well. Dave’s truly has something for everyone.
Fatcat Fish & Grill
From seafood and coleslaw to cheeseburgers and steaks, Fatcat Fish & Grill offers fresh-cooked food at a reasonable price.
1309 N. Fillmore St.
Fernando’s Restaurant & Cantina
Family-owned and -operated, Fernando’s serves up classic Tex-Mex with a twist. The self-serve salsa bar caters to the taste of even the most delicate diner. From spicy to mild, zesty to sweet, there’s something for everyone, even cucumber and chipotle salsa.
2740 Westhaven Village
Fire Slice Pizzeria
You know you’re in for a good time at Fire Slice when you see the menu. Choose from pizza specialties like “Tommy Boy” and “Hot Momma” or build your own. Each pizza is made fresh in a custom-built pizza oven.
You’ll find old-fashioned grilled onion burgers and an array of sandwiches, salads, seafood and ice cream treats at Furrbie’s. Hot dog enthusiasts will love the famous Nathan’s Hot Dogs, the originals from Coney Island, New York made with 100 percent Kosher American Beef. Looking to cool off? Choose from fruity-flavored ice treats or ice cream.
210 SW Sixth Ave.
Food galore is what you will find at Gatti’s, with unlimited pizza, pasta, salad bar and desserts. You won’t have to tell the kids twice to finish their meal because once they do they can head to Gatti Town and feed their fun.
Gerb’s Wurst Bar
For traditional German entrees with a Texas twist, head over to Gerb’s Wurst Bar. Open for dinner nightly, the bar/eatery offers its German sausage in quarter-pound portions plated, in goulash, in a wrap, or on a bun. Enjoy a full bar and live music while you dine.
7145 Bell St.
Gloria’s menu consists of seafood, Mexican, Tex-Mex dishes and Salvadoran food. The lightly spiced tamales are handmade, steamed in banana leaves and filled with chicken, potatoes, sweet pepper and tomatoes. The Sopa Siete Mares, a broth-based soup made with shrimp, scallops, halibut, perch and vegetables is full of flavor.
1300 S. Grand St.
Golden Light Café
As the oldest operating restaurant in Amarillo, the Golden Light has been in business since 1947, all in the same location. For a great burger and fries, this is the place to go.
This Chinese, Lao and Thai eatery isn’t just loved for its food and great prices. The staff is friendly and always hospitable. In addition to traditional dishes such as pad Thai, sesame chicken and chow mein, Golden Lotus also serves dishes that require customers to branch out. The papaya salad and clams in black bean sauce or mango catfish are just a few of the out-of-the-ordinary menu items that will surely impress.
2417 Amarillo Blvd. East
Gooney’s Bar and Grill
You won’t get bored with Gooney’s menu. This downtown eatery and lounge cooks up pretty much every Asian dish you can think of – egg rolls, lettuce wraps, the always-reliable Charlie’s Special, chow mein, curry wings, even hot-off-the-grill rib eyes and steak kabobs.
705 S. Polk St.
Gorditas El Comal
This little shop’s homemade gorditas are always a delight. The building is easy to pass by, so slow down and keep your eyes peeled; you don’t want to miss out on this hidden treasure.
1210 Amarillo Blvd. East
Gram’s Burger Farm
Beef burgers, green chile burgers, turkey burgers – you name it, Gram’s has it. This little joint on the outskirts of town (between Washington and Osage) also serves sandwiches and hot dogs.
1505 E FM 1151
At Grandma’s Burritos, you’ll feel welcome. The staff is conscientious and the burrito options are endless. The chicken fajita burrito with a side of chips and salsa is generous – enough for two people.
7012 S. Western St.
With simple American-style food, Tex-Mex entrees and sides, a hearty breakfast menu, flavored tea, and fresh-squeezed cherry limeade, Grandma’s Cocina can be your new one-stop drive-thru for comfort food Panhandle style. Or call in an order on the way home from a long workday – Grandma’s is open every week day until 8 p.m.
3609 SW 45th Ave.
As the owners say, the way you like it is the way they fix it. Hand-cut grilled steaks, excellent burgers and grilled chicken; you name it, Willy’s has it. And you can’t beat the country atmosphere for a relaxing, good time.
The Ground Cafe
Serving more than just your same old cup of java, The Ground Cafe offers organic air roasted espresso, chai tea, real fruit smoothies and fresh-made sandwiches. Ride your bike down to the Chase Tower and grab a chicken salad croissant and a cream soda from the 1920s soda fountain.
Hayashi offers a fun atmosphere for a quick lunch or a night out. Cook tables allow diners to watch the chef in action or sit back and relax in the Tatami room with low tables and floor seating. The cuisine is Japanese-style with a sushi bar.
Henk’s Pit Bar-B-Que
If you’re a local on a quick lunch break or a tourist driving through, stop at Henk’s. The barbecue is savory and sweet and the jalapeño cheese sausage makes for a tasty snack. And for you early birds, Henk’s also serves a satisfying breakfast.
1508 S. Grand St.
Hoagies made a name for itself with its delicious Philly steak sandwich. Fill up at lunch or dinner with a warm Panini or a generously portioned Colossal Spud.
Family-owned Hoffbrau has been serving Texas-style steaks and beer for three decades. We recommend one of the Gr8 Steaks or something from the Hill Country Favorites list upon your first visit. Guaranteed, you’ll go back again.
Home Plate Diner
Take your favorite baseball fan out for a baseball-inspired meal. The walls are covered in local and national baseball memorabilia, and Home Plate serves everything you might order to eat at a game at prices that are easy on your wallet.
5600 S. Bell St.
Hang out with friends and eat your fill of Hummer's great appetizers. Start off with a platter of raw oysters and a bucket of beer. We highly recommend the steak.
2600 Paramount Blvd., Suite B2
This Sixth Street grill has a little bit of everything. Chicken-fried steak, catfish, burgers, steaks, sandwiches, wraps, breakfast – there’s a lot for hungry diners to choose from. Enjoy fresh, home-style meals, extra-friendly service and a casual, laid-back atmosphere while you watch your favorite sports on the flat screen TVs that line the dining room. On your first visit, try the I Don’t Know Club, a melt-in-your-mouth hot sandwich piled high with turkey, ham and bacon – and that’s fresh-cooked meat; no cold sandwich slices here.
1301 SW Sixth Ave.
Ichiban Noodle Bar & Asian Cuisine
With the inner workings of its kitchen on display, Ichiban makes you feel like you’re right in the middle of a bustling noodle bar on a street in Asia. Endless choices of cold noodles and hot dishes make your dinner decision a tough one.
3309 Wimberly Road
The moment you enter Indian Oven, you’ll be enveloped by the fragrances of cardamom, ginger, anise, garlic and chili wafting from the kitchen. Start your meal with a generous portion of naan as you work your way through the extensive menu. Feast on chef specials like Chicken Tandoori and Chicken Tikka Masala or try a little of everything on the generous buffet. Finish up with the to-die-for rice pudding. Don’t leave without sipping the Mango Lassi.
5713 SW 34th Ave.
Jackson Square Grill
This Southern, soulful diner is a hot spot for downtown lunchers. On the campus of Park Central Retirement Community, The Grill’s specials change daily and are always popular. The homemade hamburgers and hand-breaded chicken strips are a tasty bet.
1400 S. Van Buren St.
The shrimp tostadas with pico de gallo, cucumber, avocado and rice, and Don Jacobo Burger, two half-pound patties with ham and asadero cheese caught our eye at Jacobo’s Café. But if you’re in early enough for breakfast, the Belgian waffle or breakfast burrito will surely satisfy.
3701 Olsen Blvd., Suite L
The options at Jason’s are endless – sandwiches, paninis, wraps, baked potatoes, soups, salads, po’boys ... The menu might leave you a little overwhelmed, but take heart. Everything is good. And there’s even free ice cream at the end.
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jersey Mike’s brings a taste of the Jersey Shore to the Panhandle. The franchise stands behind its high-quality, premium meats, cheeses and fresh-baked bread. Try a cold sub like the Famous Roast Beef and Provolone, a hot sandwich like Jersey Mike’s Famous Philly, or make any sub into a wrap or salad for a low-carb option. Order in-store or online and pick it up for a quick and tasty meal.
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Jimmy John’s prides itself on fresh ingredients and friendly service. Feeling healthy, but can’t bear to pass up the homemade French bread? Then try the 8-inch vegetarian sub layered with provolone cheese and packed with alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, lettuce, tomato and real avocado spread.
2330 S. Soncy Road, Suite 500
2807 S. Western St.
If you’re in need of some comforting, we suggest drowning your sorrows in Joe Daddy’s home-style fare. The hot dog fries, ribs or homemade Nanner Puddin’ could be your new best friends. For a weekend brunch, you just can’t turn down the chicken and waffles.
Great atmosphere and a variety of Southwest favorites make Joe Taco a great place to sit and relax, especially while enjoying a signature margarita.
Joe’s Pizza & Pasta
Joe’s has been an Amarillo favorite for years thanks to its dependable, prompt service and generous, satisfying Italian fare. The combination of the New York-style pizza’s crispy, thick crust with the perfect amount of sweet and zesty sauce is irresistible.
19151 I-40 West
For a taste of Little Italy, we recommend one of the house specialties such as angel hair pasta with artichokes and shrimp and an Italian margarita. Take our advice: Cheesecake is the perfect finish to a great meal.
Jorge’s Mexican Bar & Grill
In the mood for fajitas? Look no further than Jorge’s Mexican Bar and Grill. Portion sizes are generous and prices are reasonable.
K-N Root Beer
If you’ve tried K-N’s yummy burgers and floats, then you know why it’s been a success for more than 40 years. The K- N Special, a double-meat, double-cheese burger melts in your mouth. You can’t beat the old-fashioned icy mug of root beer.
3900 Olsen Blvd.
Who says you can’t enjoy fresh sushi aboard a boat in the heart of the Panhandle? Kabuki Romanza serves teppan-style cooking and fresh-sliced sushi in a dining area that resembles a boat, surrounded by special effects that add to the tropical feel.
The King & I
Feast on authentic Thai food at The King & I. The restaurant specializes in soups and stir-fry dishes and offers an extensive all-you-can-eat buffet for both lunch and dinner. If you’re ordering off the menu, we recommend the Cashew Chicken.
2300 Bell St.
La Campana offers flavorful, inexpensive Tex-Mex with options that will please the entire family and the salsa is made fresh daily. We suggest the Manchacas and Huevos Rancheros served with beef sauce. Don’t overlook the Papas Frijoles covered with cheese.
2220 Canyon Drive
La Fiesta Grande
Authentic taste and a lively atmosphere make La Fiesta a great place to take the whole family. From nachos to barbacoa, there’s something for every taste.
La Frontera has served the Amarillo community for more than 25 years, offering the true taste of authentic, traditional Mexican food. With a cozy atmosphere, great service, friendly staff and delicious food, what else could you ask for?
Leal’s Mexican Restaurant
Leal’s serves dishes that blend the traditional flavors of Mexico with a few new twists that will delight you. Try excellent, non-traditional items like quail and salmon along with new sauce combinations and desserts. Let’s not forget about the fresh-squeezed lime margaritas, some of the best around.
Lemongrass Sushi and Wok
The thought of fried spring rolls, steamed gyoza and tempura shrimp is enough to make anyone’s stomach rumble, but the fare at Lemongrass can easily halt that hunger. Chef Lee Doan offers Asian specialty dishes straight from the wok such as stir-fried udon noodles and Mongolian beef. The enticing sushi menu is ample. Keep water within arm’s reach when sampling the Red Hot Cajun and Flying Dragon.
Visit Logan’s Roadhouse for everything from quick lunches, take-out options and party platters to mouth-watering, hand-cut steaks and a variety of entrees for health-conscious diners, such as Mesquite Wood-Grilled Salmon or a Health Nut Grilled-Chicken Salad. Everything’s made with the freshest ingredients and served in a casual, upbeat atmosphere.
Lone Star Bar & Grill
Visit Lone Star Bar & Grill for classic, American grill-style food including savory steaks, burgers, chicken sandwiches and more, all at an affordable price. You’ll also enjoy down-home friendly service. Lone Star’s guarantee: no hot beer and no small steaks.
935 E. FM 1151
>For more than 10 years, Braceros has provided hungry patrons with delicious meals and great, traditional Mexican food. The Nachos con Carne appetizer and a Michelada are a must. If you have big eaters to feed, try the Parrillada.
3303 Bell St.,
2822 SW Sixth Ave.
2116 S. Grand St.
Luigi’s menu overflows with a selection of subs, gyros, pasta, calzones, and of course, pizza pies – even hamburgers and hot wings so customers always have a new dish to try. On your first visit, start off with a crisp Greek salad then move on to the steak bomb (you can get it as a calzone or sub). When you come back for seconds, order the gyro with authentic tzatziki sauce.
2648 SW 34th Ave.
Lupita’s comes from a long line of restaurants in Amarillo, all springing from the original Tortilleria Lupita. If you want to play it safe, order the chile rellenos. If you’re willing to go out on a limb, then brace yourself for the green chile Puerco torta, a basket brimming with pork, lettuce, tomato, onion and avocado.
3221 S. Western St.
4013 SE 10th Ave.
2403 Hardin Drive
If you’ve never tried Laotian food, head over Ly’s Café and fill up on authentic, fresh and delicious food. Handmade sausage, beef jerky, duck – add the essential sticky rice and a hot tea for a classic meal. The friendly staff will help you choose from the ample menu if you’re stumped.
5615 Amarillo Blvd. East
Macaroni Joe’s isn’t just a place to eat a great meal. The Tuscan-inspired rooms are the perfect place for creating memories. Whether for a first date, the start of a new life together, or celebrating important milestones, the restaurant offers excellent service and an exquisite food and wine menu. It’s at the top of our list.
Malcolm’s Ice Cream & Food Temptations
Malcolm’s offers the ultimate in classic soda-fountain food: burgers, sandwiches and salads – everything’s good. Be sure you save room for dessert. Better yet, start with a treat. After all, it’s the most important part of the meal at Malcolm’s.
2100 Paramount Blvd.
Marybel’s Mexican Restaurant
This is bona fide Mexican food, and the atmosphere is about as authentic as it gets. Another plus: the corn tortillas are homemade.
1015 S. Arthur St.
McAlister’s is not just another deli. Its made-to-order menu is chock full of fresh sandwich and salad options that make for a quick and tasty lunch. And let’s not forget the Famous Sweet Tea that is handcrafted in-house daily.
Mexico Lindo Restaurant
Mexico Lindo has a friendly staff that delivers excellent service with a smile. The appetizing food comes at reasonable prices and the restaurant offers several popular items like the gordita plate, crispy rellenos and enchiladas.
4515 S. Georgia St.
Memories of Route 66 come alive at Moe Dogs Grill. What once served as a filling station now serves hot dogs, burgers and other Americana classics. Decorated with memorabilia yet updated with flat screen TVs, Moe Dogs patrons have the opportunity to win a free meal – that is if they can down eight jumbo hotdogs piled with chili, cheese and jalapeños within 30 minutes. And yes, there are fries with that.
3515 SW Sixth Ave.
It’s hard to find authentic Thai cuisine that compares to My Thai. We recommend the Angel Noodle with sautéed tomatoes and mushrooms for a tasty alternative to fried rice.
Napoli's Fine Italian Restaurant
Napoli's has created an oasis in downtown Amarillo that cannot be missed. Indulge yourself with the house-made bread while you browse the ample menu. We gently nudge you toward the Amarillo Special or a personalized New York-style pizza.
700 S. Taylor St.
Nordic Galley’s menu includes dishes such as cinnamon streusel cake for breakfast and Swedish meatballs for lunch. The King Olav’s truffles and sea salt caramels sold at the bakeri (yes, with an “i”), are dangerously addictive.
Patrons gather at Nu-Castle for classic American cooking. The small, downtown lunch spot is usually crowded with regulars so arrive before the clock strikes noon. You can’t go wrong with one of the hamburgers on a fresh bun or a chicken-fried steak breakfast.
518 E. 10th Ave.
Ocha Seafood and Thai Cuisine
Ocha’s chicken curry and hot and sour soup stand out among a sea of Thai dishes. This inconspicuous eatery is easy to pass by, but you certainly won’t want to. The spicy seafood soup is not like anything you’ve ever sampled.
4502 S. Washington St.
Set in downtown Amarillo, OHMS serves lunch buffet style and dinner in
style. The chefs feature specials each week that range from seafood and smoked duck to beef tenderloin. Excellent cuisine and service make this a delightful place to linger.
Olive Garden Italian Kitchen
Olive Garden will tell you, “When you’re here, you’re family,” and that’s the absolute truth. Dinner feels like a meal at your Italian Grandma’s, and the portions couldn’t be more generous. With endless salad and breadsticks, no matter the entrée, you’ll leave full.
On the Border
Become a part of the revolution at On the Border. The fajita revolution, that is. Made-to-order fajitas will knock your socks off. Of course, good Mexican food is even better with a cold beer. Go ahead, indulge.
Let’s just start with the Bloomin’ Onion. We could actually end there and be completely satisfied, but what’s a trip to Outback without a Wallaby Darned and Pepper Mill Steak? Speaking of completely satisfied, leave room for the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under.
Outlaws Supper Club
Looking for a steak-lover’s paradise? Drive over to Outlaws Supper Club and you’ll discover just that. With a casual environment, you’ll find some of the finest steaks in Texas. We recommend the prime rib with tasty calf-fries but get there early because they go fast.
10816 SE Third Aves
Pacific Rim offers a variety of Asian-Fusion cuisine in a unique setting. One of the best things about this place is the greeting you’ll get from Andy, the owner. But let’s talk food. The lettuce wraps are outstanding. In fact, everything is good. Pacific Rim even offers speedy delivery.
Palio’s Pizza Café
Palio’s has all your Italian food cravings covered. From generous subs and pasta dishes to fresh-made pizza, the café promises “real” food with made-from-scratch dough, fresh produce and all-natural ingredients. There are even gluten-free options for celiac sufferers.
3562 S. Soncy Road
Kick your lunch experience up a notch at Pan-Handlers. Settled in the basement of Amarillo National Bank Plaza One, this family-run restaurant supports the community by using farm-fresh produce. With a list of daily specials ranging from Mexican to seafood and cleverly concocted sandwiches (try the ANBLT on ciabatta bread), your dining experience will be anything but bland and boring.
Paya Thai Restaurant
Get your Thai food fix at Paya Thai. With quick and easy dine-in, drive-thru and to-go ordering you’ll be feasting on authentic Thai and Chinese cuisine in no time. The restaurant’s $5 rice bowl will fill you up without draining your wallet.
2601 SW Sixth Ave.
Pei Wei is always busy, but it’s certainly worth the wait. Your dining experience isn’t complete without the lettuce wraps. From there, delight your taste buds with Beef Ginger Broccoli.
Come ready to linger when you visit Pescaraz. From the charming décor and impressive bar area to the array of entrees, soups, salads and impressive wine list, you’ll want to take time to savor every bite. Enjoy excellent service and live music in the evenings.
When we say Pho Van is the
place in town to find authentic Vietnamese food, we mean it. You’ll find spring rolls, Pho (a Vietnamese noodle bowl), and delectable pork chops in this small hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Owner, Em, stands by his wife’s garlic chicken wings, promising you won’t find their equal anywhere.
5625 Amarillo Blvd. East
For dine-in or take-out, Pizza Planet offers some of the best pizza in town. If you like a good chef salad, this is your place. Be prepared to share &mdash – it’s huge.
A long-time Amarillo favorite, the many loyal customers of the Plaza attest to the great food and affordable prices. Eat your fill of fresh chips and hot sauce and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere. Perfect for a family night out, the menu offers enough variety to suit the pickiest eaters.
Poblano’s Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on Tex-Mex fare. Try the sizzling fajitas, smothered chile relleno, stuffed avocado – breaded, fried and topped with your choice of meat – or opt for American favorites like a made-to-order rib-eye and chicken-fried steak. You’ll enjoy a bustling, friendly atmosphere when you dine in, or call ahead and take your order to-go.
900 S. Tyler St.
The Potato Factory Too
Come hungry to The Potato Factory where you can fill up fast on huge baked potatoes loaded with a variety of toppings from veggies to chili. The restaurant also has some of the best chili dogs and Frito pie in town.
Featuring classic American fare, Pour House serves lunch and dinner daily. Located inside the former Ambassador Hotel, the bar and grill offers more than 50 beers and dozens of whiskeys, and live music weekly. Stop by to wet your whistle while you feast on a tasty burger and fries.
You’ll want to take your time to enjoy the ambience and upscale Southern comfort food at Public House. Savor the house favorite, a generous portion of meatloaf comprised of ground duck, pork and Angus beef with mashed potatoes, a house-made pimiento grilled cheese sandwich or enticing nightly specials.
Rain Premier Sushi Bar & Lounge
Rain lights up Polk Street with its sleek, energetic ambience and exceptional menu of contemporary Asian cuisine. Grab the gang for an evening of flavor and fun.
Real Food Café
Real Food Café is Sixth Street’s hottest lunch spot. Owners T and Andy Price serve from-scratch crepes made by hand with organic, clean ingredients. Dip into the scrumptious house salad and soup of the day, and a rotating menu of delectable desserts, such as cherry amaretto bread pudding, chocolate soufflé cake or a lemon tart – they are to die for.
3208 SW Sixth Ave.
Seafood is a real treat in the Texas Panhandle and Red Lobster is an old stand-by when you have a hankering for shrimp. Our favorite? The scampi swimming in delicious garlic butter complemented by tasty garlic cheese biscuits.
We recommend one hand for a gourmet burger and the other for the bottomless fries and onion rings. (And plenty of napkins.) You’ll leave happy if you finish with a raspberry shake. It’s creamy goodness. If your family needs room to spread out, Red Robin is perfect for large gatherings.
Robinson’s has mastered the art of barbecue. We especially love the barbecue sandwiches. But don’t limit yourself to just a sandwich; try the tasty Frito pie. If you’re in time for breakfast, grab an excellent breakfast burrito.
5920 Hillside Road
Roosters offers more than just a good cup of Joe. Stop in and plan on staying for a hot breakfast pastry or one of the delicious lunch specialties. It’s the perfect place to relax with your friends for lunch.
Rosa’s Café & Tortilla Factory
Perfect for take-out or a quick, satisfying meal, Rosa’s offers Tex Mex favorites and a fun, upbeat atmosphere. You can’t beat the homemade tortillas, made fresh everyday.
Ruby Tequila’s Mexican Kitchen
Ruby’s is Tex-Mex at its finest. Fajita burritos, crispy tacos, stuffed poblanos and savory meats off the grill are just a short list of what the Kitchen offers. You’ll enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with a margarita in hand.
Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q
Rudy’s serves up the same original recipes that they’ve used since 1989: brisket, ribs, turkey, pork loin and sausage slow-smoked over an oak fire, seasoned with a secret dry-spice blend and topped with “Sause.” Plenty of sides and delicious desserts ensure that you’ll need lots of napkins.
Sabaidee offers a fusion of Asian tastes along with delicious, authentic Laotian dishes like sticky rice with beef jerky, chicken wings and papaya salad. Try the Sabaidee Special for a guaranteed taste-treat.
3318 S. Georgia St., Suite 2734
If you’re in the mood for authentic Vietnamese cuisine, this is the place to dine. Even the pickiest eater can find something they like at Saigon. The extensive menu, which consists of traditional Vietnamese fare and other Asian favorites, such as Pho, spring rolls and Korean barbecue ribs, is vegan friendly, too.
2909 I-40 West
Sakura Japanese Steakhouse
Choose from an extensive sushi menu that includes Nigiri style, cut rolls, special rolls, spicy rolls, sushi salads and for the beef lover, Texas sushi. At Sakura, get ready to be entertained by chefs who prepare your meal at the table. We wholeheartedly recommend the swordfish.
Saltgrass Steak House
Certified Angus Beef plus Sidewinders equals mouthwatering taste. Saltgrass has plenty of steaks to choose from and you can pair it with juicy Gulf shrimp or try the Seafood Fondeaux with Shiner Bock Beer Bread. Take our advice: Save room for the Two-Fork Cheesecake. It’s a piece of heaven that melts in your mouth.
If you are a fresh oyster connoisseur, Scott’s is the place for you. Even though it’s a little on the small side, the quick service and excellent seafood make it one of our favorite places to hang out.
4150 Paramount Blvd.
Serrano’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant
As the name promises, you’ll find the real deal at Serrano’s. The family-owned business serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with stand-bys such as battered chile rellenos stuffed with cheese, enchiladas and burritos. If you’re stumped by all the options, owner Cynthia Vasquez takes pleasure in pointing you toward her favorites.
3701 Amarillo Blvd. West
Sharky’s Burrito Company
Think of Sharky’s as a burrito assembly line, a place where you call the shots and load a tortilla (flavored or not) with all your favorite toppings. Start with the meat and work your way through a plethora of options including beans, rice, veggies and cheese. The endless combinations will keep you going back for more.
1612 S. Georgia St.
Shi Lee’s Barbecue & Soul Food Café
You’ll find classic barbecue along with fried chicken wings, catfish, pork chops and a featured soul food meal of the day at Shi Lee’s. Meat lovers can feast on platters piled high with ribs, sausage and brisket with plenty of sides to fill up even the hungriest diner.
1213 SW Third Ave.
Smokey Joe’s Texas Cafe
A welcoming bar and grill located in the historic antique district on Route 66, Smokey Joe’s is one of Amarillo’s best-kept secrets. With an outside patio and live music on the weekends, this is the place to be.
2903 SW Sixth Ave.
Southern Tea & Burgers
Fresh, made-to-order burgers and hot dogs beckon at Southern Tea & Burgers. Have your order ready for you when you call ahead, or stop by the quick drive-thru for a refreshing midday sweetened ice tea.
4206 SW 45th Ave.
Spicy Mike’s Bar-B-Q Haven
Diners won’t leave Mike’s hungry; they’ll leave licking their fingers. With chopped brisket sandwiches, tender pork ribs and more, Mike’s is a meat lover’s paradise.
7028 S. Western St.
Tacos Garcia Mexican Café
At the Café, serving authentic Mexican food is a family affair. In the same location since 1999, the Veloz family serves up traditional favorites that keep loyal customers coming back time after time. Try the Swiss enchiladas or the Chile Relleno Lampriados. You won’t be disappointed.
Taqueria El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant
Taqueria El Tapatio serves up authentic Mexican flavor in every dish. It’s just plain good food. The generous portions and affordable prices are easy on your pocketbook, too.
3410 S. Coulter St.
2028 Paramount Blvd.
This unassuming little place is easy to miss. But don’t let the exterior fool you. The chorizo is well worth going a bit off the beaten path.
2602 SE Third Ave.
Taste Dessert Bar
You’ll find big city vibes and small-town charm at Taste Dessert Bar. With its cozy, chic décor, small savory plates, handcrafted cocktails, full wine and beer list, and variety of homemade desserts, we guarantee you’ll want to linger at Taste.
Taste of Thai
Taste of Thai serves traditional Thai cuisine and a variety of chef specials for lunch and dinner. Enjoy fresh-cooked taste and friendly service.
1900 SE 34th Ave.
Texas Chicken Wok
Texas Chicken Wok offers fast service with even lower prices. The always-fresh vegetables compliment one of our favorite dishes, the house stir-fry. No matter what you choose, the restaurant delivers an experience that seasons your taste buds.
Texas Firehouse Sports Bar & Grill
More grill than bar, Texas Firehouse offers everything from a delicious fried green bean appetizer to steaks, all in a family-friendly smoke-free environment. Watch all your favorite sporting events while you eat.
This is one place that you don’t have to worry about your kids leaving a mess. Everyone does – it’s OK to throw your peanut shells on the floor at the Roadhouse. Bread lovers will rejoice over the rolls and steak lovers will drool over the meat on display as soon as thye walk through the door. Be ready for a wait, but the food’s worth it.
You’ll get your fill of fresh, authentic Thai cuisine at Thai Arawan. We recommend the Angel Noodle and the Chicken-Fried Rice. Consistently good flavor and friendly service make this one of our favorites.
Thai aficionados rejoice! Thai Menu’s vast offerings will delight you. With appetizers, soups, salads, Thai specials, noodles, curry, dinner plates, and fried rice offerings – we counted 94 options not including lunch and dessert – there’s plenty to keep you satisfied.
6204 Hillside Road
Thai Star has some of the most flavorful Thai dishes around, and people from all over rave about this little hole in the wall. The pad Thai is a favorite among many, but if you want to challenge your taste buds, we recommend the pad piek. And if that’s not hot enough for you, we dare you to try the ghost pepper.
3800 Amarillo Blvd. East
If you’re feeling a bit finicky, Thai Taste will fix that. With more than 20 lunch and dinner entrees, you’ll certainly find a dish that satisfies you, whatever your craving. To spice up your night, try the Chili Special.
7710 Hillside Road, Suite100
Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse
Sit back and enjoy the show at this Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar. The steak and yakitori are tender and juicy, and the seafood choices, like the shrimp and soft shell crab, are cooked to perfection.
5807 SW 45th Ave.
You’ll find a variety of authentic Thai, Lao and Chinese food at Toom’s. Choices abound – from sticky and fried rice or noodles to classic larb, beef jerky and chicken wings you’ll find fresh, affordable meals for lunch or dinner.
3416 NE 24th Ave.
Feast on Torchy's breakfast and savory tacos, many with the eatery's signature use of pickled ingredients, making for a spicy, zesty twang of flavor in every bite. Start with the queso and a Happy Hour special and linger in Torchy's hip atmosphere as the perfect end to a workday or day-time weekend relaxation with friends.
Trail Boss Ranch Cooking
With a menu aimed to please anyone from diehard barbecue enthusiasts to those with “lighter” appetites, this small dine-in or take-out restaurant promises you won’t leave hungry or “it’s your own dang fault.” Offerings include certified Angus beef burgers, brisket and steaks, calf fries, daily specials and homemade cobbler. There’s even all-you-can-eat ribs and live music on the weekends.
Tsunami offers traditional Japanese-steakhouse fare at affordable prices. Start out with Southwestern Egg Rolls then fill up on the Salmon Teppan Meal or Teppanyaki Steak. We guarantee you won’t leave hungry.
1108 Bell St.
Going back to the basics, Tyler’s Barbeque combines a straightforward menu with a relaxed atmosphere. We suggest the mouth-watering Man-Sized Double Meat Sandwich or the tasty Frito pie.
Vince’s calzones are some of the best we’ve had. The pizzeria also offers wonderful Greek salads, Giro and a huge family-sized pizza. Enjoy the quirky atmosphere or get your food to go at the convenient drive-up.
2413 S. Western St.
Virdinski’s Rub Shack
The folks at Virdinski’s clearly know their way around a kitchen. You’ll find impressive steaks, chicken-fried steaks, generous salads, sea food, catfish, outstanding burgers and owner Chris Virden’s award-winning hickory smoked barbecue with all the fixings. The presentation – down-home comfort food meets gourmet styling – makes an impression as well. We recommend saving room for the homemade banana pudding. We’re big fans.
3701 Olsen Blvd., Suite B
Wesley’s Bean Pot
Loyal customers return again and again to Wesley’s. The atmosphere is friendly and the barbecue is genuine Texas style. It’s a bit out of the way, but the baby back ribs and brisket are definitely worth the trip.
6406 River Road
Wild Bill’s Fillin’ Station
Decorated like a classic gas station, Wild Bill’s offers American food and friendly service. Bring the whole family since there’s plenty of seating inside and out. The Green Chile Cheese Burger with hand-cut, seasoned fries is our favorite.
3514 SW Sixth Ave.
Wing Stop cooks up some of the best chicken wings around. There’s a flavor for every palate. And if you haven’t had sugared French fries, you just haven’t lived.
6000 SW 45th Ave.
3300 I-40 East, Suite P
Wooden Nickel Café
Craving a breakfast burrito as a mid-day snack? Then head over to the Wooden Nickel Café, where breakfast is served all day. Locals swear by the Wooden Nickel Burger or a Classic BLT with one of the café’s fresh-made specialty drinks.
701 S. Taylor St.
Ye Olde Pancake Station
With breakfast this good, you’ll be glad to know the Pancake Station serves it all day long. The restaurant also offers great diner-style meals. We recommend the huge omelets and fresh pancakes.
2800 Virginia Circle, Suite A
Yellow City Street Food
Formerly catering and making late-night deliveries to bars in a food truck, YCSF now has a home base where it serves gourmet eats. The diverse, vegan-friendly drive-thru boasts veggie burgers, quinoa cakes and fish and tofu tacos, and serves breakfast all day.
909 S. Madison St.
Young Sushi “Rocks!”
The friendly greeting you receive when you walk into Young’s is your first clue that your experience will be a good one. The helpful staff is always willing to offer suggestions regarding the sushi. If sushi’s not your thing, try the authentic Thai cuisine.
Experience the Western heritage of Amarillo at the Youngblood’s Café. The Café serves up excellent chicken-fried steaks to satisfy your craving for beef. Plus, Youngblood’s also offers a hearty breakfast every day starting at 6 a.m.
Choose from a variety of fresh-made salads, soups and sandwiches at Zemer’s. The locally owned deli serves Metro Deli meats, an unprocessed option for health-conscious diners. Dine-in or delivery, you’ll enjoy unique items, such as The Un-Cobb salad or Peaches & Brie, a sandwich piled high with smoked turkey, sliced peaches, creamy brie, spinach and red onions. And, everything comes with free dessert.
Everything on the menu at Zinnia is made from scratch using one of nine different house-mixed gluten-free flours. Choose something savory to dine-in like the flavorful quiche, or satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious cupcakes, brownies or sticky buns.
5120 S. Western St.
Open seven days a week, there’s always something on the menu at Best Thai to satisfy your cravings for good Thai food, such as the vegetarian Curry Joe with yellow curry and steamed rice. Check out the Canyon’s Favorites menu; the pineapple fried rice and Charlie special are full of flavor.
210 23rd St.
You’ll leave your hunger behind when you visit Buffalo’s. Offering hearty eats with choices such as hot wings, pasta, tumbleweed chips, and Smoky Mountain Nachos, you’ll also want to save room for the scrumptious cobbler.
El Patio Mexican Restaurante
Sometimes the only thing that will satisfy pesky hunger pains is great Tex-Mex and that’s exactly what you’ll find at El Patio. The comfortable atmosphere and exceptional service add up to a perfectly satisfying meal.
1410 Hereford Highway
The El Rodeo specialty fajitas with chicken, beef and shrimp are a customer favorite. Open seven days a week, the specials Monday through Friday are copious and affordable.
1202 23rd St.
Fat Boy’s BarB-Q
Fat Boy’s has been dishing up delicious Texas-style barbeque since 1988 so it’s safe to say they know what they’re doing. The meat has the perfect amount of smoky flavor. Top that off with sweet barbeque sauce and a few homemade sides. Your taste buds will thank you.
104 23rd St.
Step into Feldman’s and you might wonder where you are: a model train shop or an eatery. As soon as you catch a whiff of the classic American food, you’ll know. The fun, casual atmosphere and model trains that run a course along the ceiling make Feldman’s a great place for the whole family. Try the made-fresh burgers or the Tortuga chicken, satisfaction guaranteed.
This burger joint’s menu is pretty snazzy. The Philly cheese steak sandwich pairs perfectly with a side of sizzling, thinly sliced onion rings, but you can’t go wrong with the chicken-fried steak sandwich topped with chili, either.
1302 23rd St.
The King and I
Craving fresh sushi? The King and I will surely satisfy. Try the customer favorite, the Canyon roll, and savor every scrumptious slice of crab, tempura shrimp, avocado, cucumber and cream cheese topped with red tuna, white tuna, shrimp and eel. If you still have an appetite, order the fried bananas covered with powdered sugar and strawberries.
104 15th St.
KJ’s Coffee & Café
Located a few blocks south of the WTAMU campus, KJ’s serves early breakfast and lunch until 2 p.m. Classic, simple fare awaits, with customer favorites like breakfast burritos, Frito pie, hamburgers and house-made chips, and fried apple pie.
1202 S. 23rd St.
Pony Express Burritos
Based on the build-your-own burrito concept, Pony Express offers 14-inch burritos or bowls, tacos, quesadilla’s and a variety of fresh salsa from mild to spicy, including its infamous ghost pepper version.
2808 Fourth Ave., Suite C
The Ranch House Café has a small-town, home-cooked family atmosphere. The Café offers breakfast all day, every day, and lunch, dinner and take-out as well as specials seven days a week.
810 23rd St.
Rock N Roll Soda Shoppe
Located in downtown Canyon, the Rock N Roll Soda Shoppe offers classic soda shop fare along with Southwestern treats. The Chick-a-Dilla, a chicken fajita quesadilla served with hot sauce and guacamole, is a taste-treat paired with any of the specialty drinks. Give the Trash Can Lid Sundae Sampler a try. It’s a smaller portion of all the sundae flavors served up on a trash can lid.
404 15th St.
Sayakomarn’s offers a variety of traditional Thai dishes with daily lunch specials that won’t empty your wallet. Be sure you try their Boba tea made with tapioca balls and shaken into fruit-flavored or milk tea. It’s yummy.
419 16th St.
The generous menu will keep you coming back for more at Thai Kitchen. Choose from affordable Thai classics – soup, salads, noodles, pork, seafood and more. The small eatery is open for lunch and dinner six days a week.
713 23rd St.