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.
In addition to its vast organic, fair trade coffee and tea offerings, The 806 caters to local vegetarians and vegans with its “foodie” menu. The limited – but tasty – menu includes omelets, bagels, sandwiches, and nachos along with a few made-from-scratch desserts. Don’t miss brunch served on Saturdays and Sundays. Regulars go for coffee that packs a punch and the healthy eats, served with a hearty dose of sass and sarcasm on the side.
1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza
This fast-casual restaurant keeps the budget-minded diner in mind. Much like a Subway chain, 1000 Degrees offers build-your-own pizzas with your choice of six sauces, seven cheeses, 20 vegetable options, and nine meats, as well as classic fired-fresh Neapolitan-style pizzas and salads.
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.
African Safari Restaurant
If you’re in search of an exotic, out-of-the-ordinary experience, African Safari delivers. With no formal menu, your experience will include the daily special, which could mean only one or two options. Get ready for plenty of bold flavor in each authentic Somali dish.
5945 Amarillo Blvd. East
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.
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
One of only seven locations nationwide, Aspen Creek’s Amarillo restaurant offers its signature made-from-scratch food in a family-friendly atmosphere. Step into the mountain-lodge inspired décor and you can expect to be greeted warmly by the friendly staff, receive excellent service, and over-sized portions on everything from appetizers to entrees to dessert. The Happy Hour at Aspen – one of the most affordable in town – is a welcome break after a challenging work day.
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.
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.
Located at Preston West Golf Course, this hidden gem serves a limited bar menu for lunch and dinner. Savor comfort food like smoked pulled pork sandwiches, pork shank, and hearty hamburgers, made fresh to order. Wash it down with an ice-cold beer or let the helpful staff help you choose something from the drink menu.
9101 S. Coulter St.
Beef Burger Barrel
Open in the same location since 1952, the Barrel is an Amarillo icon. The walk-up diner offers typical burger-joint fare at an affordable price, along with sandwiches, a chicken basket and fried jalapeños.
3102 Plains Blvd.
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.
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 & Bakery
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.
This Amarillo icon is under new management, and with a remodeled interior and menu – and a non-smoking environment – we think there’s a new favorite breakfast contender downtown. Try the tasty hot cakes or Texas Omelet for breakfast (served all day), classic pulled-pork sandwich for lunch, and fill up on fresh Blue Point oysters in the evening. Hang around for daily Happy Hour specials at the new bar.
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.
Braceros Mexican Grill & Bar
Traditional Mexican food, a colorful bar area and live music keep this Route 66 eatery hopping every day of the week.
2822 SW Sixth Ave.
The newest sports restaurant on the scene in Amarillo, Bubba’s boasts made-from-scratch food and three restaurants in one: family dining, the garage bar, and a dining area with a bar. Feast on hand-tossed pizza, fresh-ground burgers, and tender rib-eyes.
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.
Cafe 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.
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.
This small, cash-only dive offers authentic Thai food at affordable prices. The generous portions make it easy to share, or take it to go for a tasty late-night treat.
4313 Teckla Blvd.
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.
3300 S. Coulter St., Suite 1
2201 Fourth Ave., Canyon
Formally located on historic Sixth Street, Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse began operating a food truck around town this year. Now in a new location in southwest Amarillo, the eatery has beefed up the menu and also offers a full bar and live music.
Coyote Bluff Cafe
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!
The Crave Factory
Treat yourself to a fresh-baked sweet at The Crave Factory, and then order something for lunch or breakfast. There’s plenty to choose from in the cases that line the front – fluffy cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies, fried pies, cupcakes. Settle in with a strawberry spinach salad or hand-made sandwich, or call in an order to go.
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.
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.
Head out to Delvin’s and fill up on some of the city’s finest comfort food. Long-time chef Delvin Wilson opened his small eatery this October, and it’s worth the drive. Sample a three-meat combination barbecue plate, traditional American favorites like fried chicken, soul food, and fresh fried catfish. Finish with the homemade buttermilk pie.
1300 N. Hughes 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
Doug’s Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que
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.
El Bracero Mexican Grill
Home-cooked flavor and excellent service make El Bracero worth the drive down Grand Street. You’ll find a full menu of Mexican favorites like fajitas, carne asada, and enchiladas keep local patrons satisfied.
2116 S. Grand St.
El Burrito Rico
It’s worth the drive to check out the authentic Mexican food at this locally owned shop. Begin your adventure with fresh-made guacamole and chips, and fill up on a plentiful burrito menu, tacos, taquitos, and chile rellenos.
4404 River Road
El Carbonero Restaurante y Pupuseria
This hidden gem specializes in authentic Salvadoran cuisine. Discover pupusas, a fresh-made masa cake (much like a pancake) filled with your choice of ingredients like queso and loroco (an earthy, green vegetable), pork and cheese, or zucchini and cheese. Traditional options like fajitas, fried fish and asada abound.
1700 Amarillo Blvd. East
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.
Customer favorites at El Puente include the over-stuffed burritos, menudo and traditional barbacoa. The casual eatery is open early for its daily breakfast, serves lunch and dinner every day, and late-night diners every Friday night from midnight to 1 a.m.
4027 Amarillo Blvd. East
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 gourmet burger menu. You’ll savor your meal at lunch or dinner, seven days a week, and brunch on Sundays
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
Espinoza Restaurant and Bakery
This bakery specializes in from-scratch burritos, brisket, and traditional Mexican bread and baked goods. The small eatery’s location at the entrance to the historic Sixth Street area from Georgia Street makes it an easy place to grab breakfast, lunch and dinner.
2601 SW Sixth Ave.
You’ll find a thoughtful, simple menu at Evocation Coffee. Pour-over coffees and espresso dominate, but you’ll also find tea, cold press juices, fresh in-house waffles with a variety of spreads, and toast – from bread made by Scratch Made Bakery and Café – that’s drizzled with sweetened condensed milk. Visit Evocation for expertly roasted and brewed coffee and a snack. Hang out because of the peaceful, modern vibe.
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.
Fast Eddies Billiards
Fast Eddies racks up points with its tempting bar menu. Order enough to share from options like cheese sticks, mac & cheese bites, hot wings, and New York-style pizza while you try your hand at billiards and games, or just sit and enjoy the game.
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.
The slogan “Fast. Fresh. Italian.” says it all. Feast on pasta, salads, build-your-own items, submarine sandwiches, and pizza – if you haven’t already filled up on Fazoli’s famous bread sticks.
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.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Order a la carte from the simple menu at this fast-casual eatery, choosing from burgers made to order with your choice of toppings (try one “all the way”), sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, and milkshakes.
Transport yourself to Europe at the only boulangerie in Amarillo. No matter what you choose, you can’t miss with French specialties like fresh baguette sandwiches, quiche, feuillete (a puff pastry filled with chicken, bechamel, and mushrooms), crepes, and croissants – if you can break away from the divine pastry case to order an entree. We’re big fans.
1923 S. Western St.
This fast-casual chain made its Amarillo debut in May of this year. Billing itself as making the “world’s greatest hamburger,” Fuddruckers lets diners choose the size of their burger, how thoroughly they’d like it cooked, and which toppings they’d prefer. The Amarillo location also has a full bar and an in-house bakery with fresh cookies and pastries.
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.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Options are endless at Fuzzy’s with everything from a variety of Baja-style tacos to enchilada plates, over-sized salads, tamales, and breakfast all day, every day. Party on the patio in this casual eatery that originated in the Fort Worth area.
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.
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.
Girasol Bakery & Café
If you’ve missed having an artisan bakery in Amarillo, you’re in luck. Head over to Garisol Bakery and enjoy fresh baked goods along with a rotating menu of salads, soups, sandwiches, and entrees – many with a Latin influence. Check the bakery’s Facebook page for daily featured items.
3201 S. Coulter 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 Cafe
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
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.
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.
At Grills Gone Wild, you can expect a good time. From the kooky decor to novelty salt and pepper shakers to an off-the-wall order name assignment, Grills' owners aim to leave a lasting impression. You'll find fresh food, made to order, aged hand-cut steaks, and daily specials like chicken alfredo, baby back ribs or fish tacos. The grill is also BYOB.
7200 W. McCormick Road
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.
Henry D’s Restaurant
This popular breakfast spot does more than satisfy your A.M. cravings – choose from American stand-bys like pot roast, fried chicken, hamburgers, and fajitas for lunch or dinner.
The Hickory Pit BBQ
The Hickory Pit’s specialty is its smoked beef brisket, prepared every Friday along with its mouth-watering ribs. Also enjoy ham, pulled pork, sausage, Frito pie, and burritos. Feed the whole family with meat by the pound, takeout sides, and cobbler.
501 S. McMasters 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.
This international chain bills itself as “delightfully tacky yet unrefined.” Sports fans can watch any game in season on the big screens throughout the restaurant while snacking on typical pub gub – hot wings, burgers, onion rings and the like. Enjoy specials on holidays with Hooters’ eat-free offers.
Open early every day for fans of the hearty breakfast burritos, Hud’s has been satisfying locals’ cravings for decades. The faithful return again and again for Hud’s fountain drinks (try the cherry limade), chicken dinners, fried okra, and burgers, all made fresh daily.
7311 Amarillo Blvd. West
4411 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.
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.
If you were among the many Indian food fans that despaired when Amarillo Hut closed its doors, brood no more. Punjabi Affair serves Indian-style street food, available for dining in or to take out. Savor classics like flat bread, butter chicken and samosa, and maybe a few you’re not accustomed to like lamb curry, or marinated and fried tilapia. You’ll also find options for vegans and vegetarians. The menu will change with the seasons in order offer fresh local ingredients.
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 Cafe. 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.
Craving breakfast food? Jerry’s Cafe has the solution. You can’t miss with anything off Jerry’s lengthy breakfast menu, served all day every day. Tex Mex options fill up the rest of the menu with favorites like chile relleno, fajitas, and barbacoa.
1601 S. Grand St.
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 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
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.
Head over to Judy’s and fill up on more-than-generous portions of comfort food, such as extra-large breakfast burritos, chicken-fried steak smothered in gravy, fried okra, and all-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy. There’s even a convenient drive-thru when you’re eating on the run.
2700 S. Grand St.
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.
This is the simple, Texas Panhandle home-style food locals crave. Grab the napkins and tackle the brisket burger, a hamburger patty topped with brisket and smothered in barbecue sauce, cheese, and two stuffed jalapeños. Generous portions, daily specials, and low prices will keep you going back for more.
4517 Highway 136
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
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?
1401 S. Arthur St.
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 & 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.
2207 S. Western St., Suite B1-80
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
Stand-outs on LongHorn's extensive menu include Grilled White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms, the hearty LongHorn Gourmet burger, a variety of steaks, and the lighter Spinach Feta Chicken. Choose a side with every meal, and finish with the towering Mountain Top cheesecake.
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.,
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.
Maria’s Cocina Mexicana
Find all your favorite Mexican dishes at Maria’s. We’re taken with the fresh tamales, but there’s plenty to choose from. In-the-know diners eat at Maria’s for the menudo, chile verde, and traditional enchiladas.
1316 SE 10th Ave.
Maribel’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.
Marshall Coffee Company
This locally owned coffee shop has been serving its signature drinks since 1996. Sip on espresso, hot chocolate, or tea while you snack on standard coffee-shop fare like oatmeal, bagels, cookies, and even kolaches or vegan cookies.
4709 Bell 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.
The enterprising owners of Amarillo favorite Fire Slice Brick Oven Pizzeria bring fine Italian cuisine to the local scene. Focused on wood-fired-style dishes, the dinner-only cozy restaurant tempts the taste buds with its seasonal chef’s board – filled with artisanal meats and cheeses, an antipasto variety, and seasonal meats and vegetables – along with small plates, pizza, salad and pasta entrees.
Opened in June, Milano Pizza serves appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, barbecue and pizza from its small storefront. Delivery, dine-in and takeout are available.
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.
Mulligans Sports Pub
Chase away the munchies with Mulligans’ new menu, served daily until 1:30 a.m. Share a round of appetizers or fill up on entrees from the grill. The Fast Break Philly, Quarterback Quesadillas, or Fast Break French Dip will surely leave you satisfied while you cheer on your favorite team.
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.
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.
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.
The Original Stockyard Cafe
This cozy cafe has been located inside the Amarillo Livestock Auction building for decades. Fill up on home-style favorites like biscuits and gravy, chicken-fried steak, fried catfish, burgers, and zesty enchiladas. Finish with the homemade cobbler.
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.
Palace Coffee Company
Open since 2011 – first in Canyon and now with two locations in Amarillo – Palace has earned a reputation for a trusted staff and carefully crafted brew. In addition to its coffee and tea menu, enjoy sweet and savory baked goods every day, with brunch at the downtown location on Saturdays.
817 S. Polk St., Suite 102
7304 SW 34th Ave., Suite 2
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.
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
Pizza 9’s menu overflows with a selection of soup, hot sandwiches, pizza rolls, pasta, calzones, fresh salads, and of course, pizza – even hot wings so customers always have a new dish to try. Originating in Albuquerque, Pizza 9 brings a New Mexican twist to its Chicago-style dishes – green chiles and jalapeños pop up throughout the menu. Convenient dine-in, pick-up and delivery options, and online ordering make enjoying your favorites a snap.
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.
2400 Paramount Blvd.
6801 Bell St., Suite 100
335 E. Hastings Ave.
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 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.
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.
Red River Steakhouse
Experience the flavor of Texas at Red River Steakhouse. With plenty of beef on the menu – customer favorites are the prime rib, barbecue ribs, and hand-cut steaks – and rustic windmill-themed décor, the well-known steakhouse promises quality and quantity in every meal.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews
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.
RibCrib BBQ & Grill
RibCrib has your hankering for smoky barbecue covered. Choose from chicken, pork and beef on the Crib’s extensive menu, with a variety of sauces as well. Visit early for Happy Hour and stay to enjoy the Pigman, a half-pound sandwich heaped with slow-smoked brisket, pulled pork and sausage, then covered in sauce, pickles, and onions. Quench your thirst with a glass of refreshing lemonade.
Rise ‘N’ Shine Donuts
In addition to its glazed, cake or filled doughnuts and fresh pastries, start the day off right with a savory kolache or croissant breakfast sandwich.
3605 SW 45th Ave.
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.
4312 SW 45th Ave.
3820 I-40 West
6207 Soncy Road
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 & Sushi Bar
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.
Silver Fork Café & Bakery
The newest venture from the owners of Roosters Restaurant, Silver Fork features the same delicious sandwiches, salads, quiche, and dessert as the Bell Street location, on a much smaller menu. Choose from three options in each category, along with a rotating menu of dessert options.
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.
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.
Super Bowl Noodle
In a sea of Asian restaurants, this popular eatery stands out from the rest. It stays busy thanks to its super-sized noodle bowls (hence, the name) and authentic Thai and Lao food. Try the beef or chicken larb, pho, or classic pad thai.
810 Columbia St.
You’ll see Thai, Lao and Japanese influences on Sushi House’s ample menu. Start with one of many sushi offerings or choose an appetizer like the marinated short ribs. Feast on filling Teppanyaki-entrees (the fillet mignon and scallops caught our eye), or choose a traditional Thai favorite like fried rice. With most menu items at less than $10 each, it’s the perfect place to grab a tasty lunch or dinner.
2630 Wolflin Ave.
Tacos el Tule
Feast on platters piled with fresh-made tacos, bowls of menudo, and a variety of authentic Mexican dishes at Tacos el Tule. With most prices under $10, you can feed the family on a budget.
4400 Amarillo Blvd. East
Tacos Garcia Mexican Cafe
At the Cafe, 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 Comal
You’ll find authentic Mexican gorditas (the customer favorite), burritos, tacos and more at Taqueria El Comal. The extensive menu includes items for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
1210 Amarillo Blvd. East
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.
Taqueria Y Restaurant El Sol de Mexico
With about 80 menu offerings, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed on your first visit to El Sol de Mexico. But take heart. Photos accompany each entry – which helps in the decision-making process – as does easy ordering with numbers for each item. Choose from traditional Mexican plates and sides or something from the grill (quail is a tasty option.)
1800 Western St.
3501 NE 24th Ave.
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.
Taty’s Mexican Restaurant
Affordable daily specials set this Mexican restaurant apart. Flavorful grilled ribs (costillas asadas), zesty meatball soup with homemade tortillas, posole, and spicy mole keep loyal patrons going back time after time.
4400 Amarillo Blvd. East
Texas Chicken Bowl
A fixture on Amarillo Boulevard for decades, Texas Chicken Bowl serves Japanese, Chinese, and Thai food, with daily lunch specials. Customers rave about the seafood soup, pad thai, and Gary Special. Friendly service and low prices guarantee an enjoyable experience.
3011 Amarillo Blvd. East
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.
Texas Steak Express
When you can’t bear the heat of the grill, turn to Texas Steak Express for home-cooked flavor delivered fast. Steak entrees come with a salad, loaded baked potato, and a roll. A variety of hearty sandwiches, salads, early bird specials, and tempting desserts round out the menu.
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.
An ample menu filled with Thai, Lao and Chinese food awaits you at Thai Diamond. Choose from staples like pho, chicken wings, beef jerky and sticky rice, pad ladna, or mango catfish. This is a cash-only establishment.
1653 N. Grand St.
In spite of the name, expect a wait at Thai Express, as your order is cooked fresh. Standard Americanized dishes fill the menu, with customer favorites like fried rice, egg rolls, pad thai, and sweet and sour chicken. Lunch and dinner specials are available for less than $10 each.
3314 S. Washington St.
Take a culinary adventure at Thai Garden. Choose from Lao, Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai specialties like seafood stew, beef jerky, and honey roasted duck. The generous portions and low prices will guarantee a return visit.
5017 Amarillo Blvd. East
A look past the classic dive appearance will gain you an excellent dining experience at Thai House. The diverse and ample menu includes Thai, Lao and Chinese styles with can't-miss choices like dancing shrimp, fresh Lao oysters, catfish and pad kee mao.
5601 Amarillo Blvd. East
Loaded with flavor and made fresh to order, the Thai cuisine at Thai Koon is sure to satisfy that nagging craving for Asian fare. We recommend the light and tasty summer rolls, Pad Kee Mao, bursting with basil and broccoli, or savory beef salad. Ask the friendly staff about their favorites, too.
7030 S. Western St.
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
With more than 100 entrees available, your first visit to Thai Palace might feel somewhat overwhelming. Rather than settling for boring chicken fried rice, mix things up and opt for something from the curry menu. With red, green, yellow, Panang, or Masaman, there’s a flavor for every palate.
4723 S. Western St.
Thai Pepper specializes in authentic and spicy Thai dishes. With 14 daily specials under $10, you’re sure to find something for each member of the family.
311 E. Hastings Ave.
Thai Spoon’s menu focuses on Thai and Chinese specialties. Soups, fried rice and spicy dishes dominate – the tom yum noodle soup and green curry are customer favorites.
500 N. Fillmore St.
Conveniently located on Fillmore, Thai Siam caters to downtown employees with affordable food, cooked fast to order. You’ll find an abundance of Thai and Chinese staples on the menu, with daily lunch specials.
717 S. Fillmore St.
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
A full menu of Thai delights awaits you at Thai Thai. From fried donuts, wontons, potstickers and soup to Lao barbecue, noddle dishes and an overwhelming amount of rice entrees, you’re sure to find something new to try at each visit to this always-busy eatery set up in a former Mexican restaurant.
2515 S. Grand St.
This popular Thai restaurant offers a straightforward, simple menu in a casual, clean environment. Opt for customer favorites like chicken fried rice, chicken curry, and pad thai. The excellent and speedy service makes it ideal for lunch or takeout.
1300 Ross St.
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.
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.
Twisted T Bar & Grill
Situated next to Western Bowl at I-27 and Western Street, Twisted T serves up generous portions of traditional American food with a twist. Watch the grill’s Facebook page for updates on its off-menu burgers. Its four cheese burger piled with melted American, Swiss, goat, and Parmesan cheeses caught our eye. Head in for breakfast, lunch, Happy Hour specials, or dinner, or call in an order to go.
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.
Urbana Coffee Works
Southwest Amarillo can get its caffeine fix a little closer to home with the opening of Urbana Coffee Works. Hang out with a fresh brew and breakfast pastry, or enjoy lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily with hearty, hot sandwiches, tapas, soups and salads, and desserts like gelato or cupcakes. In the evening, listen to live music while you sip.
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.
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.
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.
Wingstop 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
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.
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.
202 SW 10th Ave.
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.
Zombiez Bar & Grill
Don’t be fooled by the garish green exterior – locals rave about the straightforward offerings at Zombiez Bar & Grill. Fill up on daily specials like pork chops, rib-eye steaks, or burgers, or the infamous Zombie Dogs, bacon-wrapped, deep-fried hot dogs topped with your choice of themed creations like the American, Mexican, and the German. Save room for the homemade cupcakes. Dine-in, takeout and delivery are available.
711 SW 10th Ave.
Aloha Kitchen’s slogan is certainly compelling: “So good it’ll make you forget your name.” And so are the daily specials. Choose from Kalua Pork (slow-cooked with Hawaiian spices), a Flying Hawaiian (wok chicken), or a Loco Moco (a burger patty served over rice with a fried egg), or from daily offerings like burgers, burritos or smoothies. A variety of Hawaiian canned and iced beverages will help you cool off on a hot day.
700 23rd 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.
Buffalo’s Southwest Cafe
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.
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-style Japanese cuisine. There’s a casual dining room, quick drive-thru and delivery options so you can decide how you want to dine.
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
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 Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar
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 & Cafe
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.
Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant
Choose your favorite Tex Mex entrée from the extensive menu, with traditional items like chile relleno, chimichangas, or sizzling fajitas. Enjoy the complementary chips and salsa while you wait.
408 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.
Ribs N More
Ribs N More’s claim to fame is its boneless ribs. But don’t stop there. The savory smoked meat loaf is worth the trek to Canyon, especially when paired with the juicy and flavorful firehouse corn.
1205 23rd St., Suite 6-A
Rockin' Zebra 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 Rain Gutter a try. It’s the longest banana split you'll ever lay eyes on.
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.
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.
Jack B. Kelley Student Center, 200 Victory Circle
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.
Verona Italian Bistro
This family-owned restaurant has its roots in Pampa. Choose from Italian classics like Osso Bucco or the popular Chicken Murphy in a relaxing, quiet setting.