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Golden Light Cafe & Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106-8956
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Amarillo, Texas
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218 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have driven by this place many times and then asked others if they had eaten here. Everyone who had eaten there said it was one of the best burgers in Amarillo. Decided to try with a friend and we were not disappointed. The burgers are very good and the buns are also put on the grill which adds flavor.... More 

Thank Brad C
Fort Worth, Texas
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Golden Light made the 'bucket list' of Texas Diners and is well worth a visit, not just for locals but for those Texans heading to New Mexico. Its on the old 'Route 66' just a couple of miles north of Interstate I-40 on 6th Avenue. Its a hole in the wall, but puts out consistently great burgers. My favorite is... More 

Thank JWBGrapevine
Fort Worth, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This is the second time we have been here and it was just as good as the first time! Don't be in a hurry to eat if you go during the lunch hour as the staff is small and the kitchen is small and can only handle so much. Well seasoned grill and prices that are just right. Take a... More 

Thank YakMan75
Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Really good food and the service was great. The speed of the service wasnt perfect but totally worth the wait

Thank Nacho F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Although, the place is really cool. The service is terrible. We waited over 20 minutes for a table which isn't bad, but we waited over 50 minutes to get our food. I would not recommend this location.

Thank Michelle D
Forney, Texas
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

I love seeking out local dives, especially burger joints. Golden Light did not disappoint me. This is a little hole in the wall burger joint that's been serving up burgers since 1946 on Route 66. I had the Harley burger. A cheeseburger topped with grilled onions. Oh my I went to burger heaven. If they are busy be patient as... More 

Thank Gaylan M
Arlington, Texas
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

I saw this place on one of the TV shows, MVF and decided to check it out on my way to Colorado from Arlington, TX. They are on old Rt. 66. We got there a little early and visited the nearby shops until it opened. The wife and I both had the Green Chile Cheeseburger. We both concurred that their... More 

Thank Frozensummer
Clovis, New Mexico
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Little "hole in the wall" place. "Oldest restaurant on old Route 66"! Located in what I can only explain as the "Antique"district on 6th Street . Absolutely wonderful burgers! Cheese fries were awesome too!! Service was exemplary!! Will definitely come back!!

Thank Seashell2317
Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Saw this place on tv show Texas Bucket List and forgot it was in Amarillo! Delicious hamburger crunchy crisp fries and ice cold beer in a frosty mug. If you're in the area and you need a good greasy burger this is your place. Only 4 stars because a/c not great and limited seating.

Thank Funyfyrman
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245 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places. Always offers great live music booking local and touring groups. Step next door for good old fashioned burgers, fries and a full menu of diner food. Place your order and return to the bar or dine on the cafe side. Place is not very large, get there early for dinner and a good seat, nonsmoking-a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106-8956
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo
  • Phone Number: 806-374-9237

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?