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Golden Light Cafe & Cantina

2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106
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United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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218 reviews 218 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Indeed, the burger here was quite possibly the best I have EVER had, ANYWHERE. Don't be put off by the rich character of the place, it is a greasy spoon in the very best sense of the words. The food is excellent! The 'Shroom Burger was heavenly, right off the grill in front of us, even the bun was grilled... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love the Golden Light for lunch or happy hour on the big back patio or at the bar but I especially love it for the live music from local bands as well as nationally touring acts. You never know who you'll find performing there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

If this isn't burger perfection, it's as close as you can get! I honestly wasn't expecting very much because I'm picky about burgers and prefer fire grilled over your diner griddle type burger. But this place changed my mind about that. I've searched for great burgers at the most well known places in Sante Fe, as well as all the... 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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