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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Consistent Burger and Fries, a landmark

This place opened in 1947 and has been a landmark in Amarillo on Route 66 since, with famous burgers, grilled cheese and fries. Nights and weekends buzz with the patio and beer crowd. Food is affordable and consistently good. The atmosphere uber casual and the walls are covered in history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Denton
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

After making the 300+ mile trip to Amarillo, we enjoyed the vibrant shopping scene on a beautiful day on 6th St. We then stopped by the suggested Golden Light for a late lunch only to find it closed. Instead, we had an awesome lunch directly across the street!

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Dallas, Texas
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This place opened in 1947 and has been a landmark in Amarillo on Route 66 since, with famous burgers, grilled cheese and fries. Nights and weekends buzz with the patio and beer crowd. Food is affordable and consistently good. The atmosphere uber casual and the walls are covered in history and nostalgia. For four burgers, two small fry baskets, four... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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62 reviews
42 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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13 reviews
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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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31 reviews
16 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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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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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?