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Golden Light Cafe & Cantina

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2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106
806-374-9237
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Burgers!

We hit this place at the height of the lunch rush and had a 45 minute wait for our food, but that was all right with us. While not noted for it's decor, the Golden Light makes one heck of a burger. We sat at the bar (speeded up ordering) and watched the ballet behind the counter with the grill... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Moline, Illinois
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Moline, Illinois
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We hit this place at the height of the lunch rush and had a 45 minute wait for our food, but that was all right with us. While not noted for it's decor, the Golden Light makes one heck of a burger. We sat at the bar (speeded up ordering) and watched the ballet behind the counter with the grill... More 

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Monroe City, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I really like this place, their BLTs are super, and the service is supper ! The service is great, I never have to wait long for a meal !

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good ole' grilled hamburgers and delicious fries. Very small inside the restaurant but cozy. Great service

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The folks at golden light are extremely friendly and go above and beyond. They are quick to get you drinks, they always seem to be near when needed & if they have orders that you are behind they inform you so you don't get frustrated on the time. That and the food is incredible. As I feel Amarillo is a... More 

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Flower Mound
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The food is not Mexican (as stated on Trip Advisor) it is good old classic American fare. It was featured on Texas Bucket List and their recommendation did not disappoint. Juicy burgers and addictive fries, cold beers, quick friendly service. My husband was thrilled that one of the locals featured on TBL was sitting at the bar when we walked... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Love this place. Load up on cholesterol and beer. You won't be disappointed. Great service too. The green chili patty melt is great. This place is an Amarillo to institution!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Colleague took me here for dinner, and what a pleasant surprise! If you like old fashion burgers off the flat griddle, this is it in Amarillo. Lots of choices, try the Patty Melt in Texas Toast with green chiles, outstanding! No full bar, but they have beer! This is worth trying.

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Amarillo, Texas
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have always liked this place, Paul McCartney was actually there at least once, The only draw back for me was , at time , they still smoked and I am allergic.

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Brooks, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

During my journey down Route 66, I had a guide book that recommended the Goldenlight. We found it in what appeared to be a non-descript part of Amarillo, so we took a chance and were not disappointed! The atmosphere was perfect, as it captured the mystique and allure of the old highway. The State Health Inspector was wrapping up an... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Enjoy stepping back in time to an old fashioned burger joint from the 1940's located on old Route 66. When you walk through the door, you step back in time for great old fashioned hamburgers and fresh cut fries. Reasonable prices and an expansive menu that also allows you to customize your burger to your liking. The restaurant is located... More 

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Additional Information about Golden Light Cafe & Cantina

Address: 2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106
Phone Number: 806-374-9237
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo
Open Hours:
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo
  • Phone Number: 806-374-9237

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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