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All 433 Amarillo Restaurants

Golden Light Cafe & Cantina

2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106
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Amarillo, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

love the route 66 special with beef bacon and jalapeños 1/2 order of fries with cheese and grilled onions... Becky and Rachel is awesome and so is the cook Marc never had to order they knew what we wanted nice to have a place like that.. but since we moved okc we miss it and them for 3 years every... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I've been wanting to eat at the Golden Light Cafe for a very long time and I must say that it did not disappoint. The cafe is quite small but it has a great vibe, booths, tables and a counter handle the seating duties. The food was great, I had a cheeseburger, it was every bit as good as I... More 

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G-Patch, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This place was pretty awesome. The burgers were great and the atmosphere was what you'd expect from a place that's been frying up deliciousness for over half a century. You can SMELL the history! Tough to seat a party of more than 4 (we were 5) and the service was meh-- I expect a little more from a waitress than... More 

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United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We only did the cafe for a bite to eat. It is a greasy spoon, with character, it was late afternoon and half a dozen locals were in. We were made to feel welcome by the staff and the locals. We just had iced tea and a toastie each. We also ordered a small portion of chips between us. The... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This old restaurant is often overlooked even by Route 66 enthusiasts. It is a bit rough around the edges but there is a true time capsule feel. What a delightful place to enjoy a buffalo burger!

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239 reviews 239 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We walked into the Golden Light Café to the sounds of Elvis on the juke box, local regulars hanging at the bar, Formica booths & tables and an eclectic mix of beer signs, hand painted murals, photos and neon signs on the walls...my kind of place! This place has been open since 1946 and claims to be the oldest restaurant... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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202 reviews 202 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very good food at a very good price in the oldest restaurant still operating on Route 66! This place is historic! We got a special map at the Visitor Center for Route 66 in Amarillo. We were so happy about the food that we went there again on the next day. The meat from the hamburgers is much healthier than... More 

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Atlanta, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Oldest restaurant in Amarillo and located on Route 66. Got the Green Chili Cheeseburger and is was delicious. So were the fries! An old restaurant with character and charm!

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Saint Joseph
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My sister and I were doing Rt 66 and this restaurant was recommended in one of our guidebooks. As far as I could see there was only one waitress for the room and an outside eating area. She seemed very efficient and I think the kitchen was having a hard time keeping up. Anyway my green chili cheeseburger was excellent.... More 

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Shamrock, Texas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I have eaten here several times and have never had a bad anything, (or even a mediocre anything for that matter). It is all great and cooked the way it used to be cooked! DON'T EXPECT FAST FOOD HERE. It is cooked to perfection as it is ordered. Don't expect "health food" either, there are plenty of other places to... 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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