Restaurants in Amarillo, TX

Amarillo boasts good cowboy BBQ and several places that make a big deal of hamburger cookery, but the most compelling attraction is Cadillac Ranch: a bunch of 1950s Caddies planted in a row, nose down, by the side of what once was Route 66. Just east of Cadillac Ranch, an equally iconic roadside attraction is a blaring, glaring, theme-park of a restaurant, The Big Texan, where you get a 72-ounce steak for free … if you eat it in an hour or less. The good news is that normal-size steaks at the Big Texan are damn good. Far less showy, but true-West to the core, is the Amarillo Stockyard Grill, serving breakfast and lunch on weekdays only. Tip: come for lunch on a Monday, which is when the weekly cattle auction is held.

Amarillo’s Most Famous Dishes

Breakfast plate includes sliced steak, scrambled eggs, and toast, atop a spill of mushroom gravy

Steak ‘n’ Eggs

Scrambled eggs laced with peppers and onions, topped with salsa

Huevos Rancheros

Biscuit is topped with sausage as well as fried chicken and pimento cheese

Biscuits & Gravy

Close view of eggs scrambled with pimento cheese

Breakfast Eggs

Amarillo’s Best Restaurants



Arnold Burgers


Big Texan Steak Ranch


Golden Light Cafe


Tyler’s Barbecue


Stockyard Cafe - Chicken Fried Steak
Stockyard Cafe


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