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Macaroni Joes

1619 S. Kentucky, Amarillo, TX 79102
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Ranked #13 of 423 restaurants in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $40
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: I-40 and Georgia (NW corner)
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102 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I was in Amarillo for a Bridge tournament. Somebody local recommended Macaroni Joes. Three of us went and had three very different dished: steak Diane, Spicy marinara on pasta and ahi tuna salad. All were so good that we returned the next evening and ere not disappointed. The prices are quite reasonable for good quality food.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

First off I must say that I picked Macaroni Joes because of the wonderful reviews here in Tripadvisor. The atmosphere is as everyone describes, simply beautiful and nicely done. This was the place that I had picked out to propose to my girlfriend. Our waiter, forgot his name, was wonderful. We started with the Fried Calamari as suggested by the... More

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Amarillo, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Food is good, but quite pricey for a general meal out. It is a really great place to go for a special night out and they have daily specials. They are supposed to have an extensive selection of wine, but we did not try any. Did not have reservations and did not have to wait very long. Servers are very... More

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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Loved the feel of a small Italian village. The food was delicious and well prepared. The only warning:if you like white wine by the glass, be sure that it isn't older than 2012 (waiter brought out one from 2006--yuk! So glad I requested a sample and then told the waiter to pour it out). The 2012 Pinot Grigio was good.... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

They may have 450 selections of wine however, they think a lot about it, prices were VERY high. The walnut strawberry salad with chicken was dry, the strawberries were not sweat and there were no walnuts. We asked about the walnuts and the waiter brought us some in a small cup, looked like the bottom of the can. He told... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were passing through Amarillo and used Trip advisor as our source.... Loved it! Good wedge salad and pasta dishes. Our server, Mario, was very attentive. I recommend this restaurant.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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108 reviews 108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch when in the area to see friends. Food was good, prices were reasonable. Server apologized for lunch taking too long and gave a free desert to each couple as a result, will go back the next time in Amatillo.

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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The best Italian food west of the Mississippi. Everything I have eaten at Joe's is authentically Italian, prepared very well and the portions are large. The staff is excellent. The wine selection is very good. Try it, you'll love it.

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422 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Recommend you have a reservation for your dinner as we have been here now three times and each time they were turning customers away. The atmosphere is very nice for a quiet dinner with tables divided up in small rooms for dining. I had the Steak Diane, topped with Mushrooms, Shallots and a Hennessy Reduction, served with Potatoes/Vegetables. $26 My... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I have been coming to Mac Joes (as the locals call it) since its opening at least 12-14 years ago. It's been our 'go-to' place for celebratory dinners, casual lunches, and drop-in, middle-of-the-week meals ever since. Their wine list is the best in Amarillo. They have great specials during the week if there are oenophiles like us,... More

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kevinAmarillo, Owner at Macaroni Joes, responded to this review

Sure makes me feel good that people know our staff names and they are interacting with people in this way, I have a Great staff here and we strive to make every dining experience a great one, thanks again. Kevin More

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