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Golden Light Cafe & Cantina

2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106-8956
+1 806-374-9237
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (47 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
“chilli” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar
2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106-8956
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had this whole place to ourselves and it was delicious! I split the Green Chile Mac'n Cheese Burger....oh my gosh! It was so good. And don't forget the cheese fries! A small is plenty for 4 people!

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for lunch. Not a place to have a private conversation, but the food is amazing and the menu has something for everyone. Definitely order fries and get the homemade ranch to go with them.

Thank desan2725
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious burgers and cold beer!! We had the buffalo burger from the ranch in Armarillo...can't get fresher than that! Friendly service and been in business since 1946!!! Thanks for the recommendation Joe from the Alibates Flint National Quarries Monument Visitor Center!!!

Thank L L
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A great old-fashioned burger & beer place. Friendly employees, terrific food, nothing frozen. Lots of regulars. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Rickydeee
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Small place that has cold beer and good burgers. Nothing fancy. Worth stopping at. Bar stools were leaned up on bar, I thought they were saved for someone - they weren't.

Thank Ro T
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

They have a great green chili burger and are right next door to the golden light cantina - which has live music on the weekends and cheap beer.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Had Dr appointment at late noontime so hungry. I had heard of this place. Was looking for Chicken Fry no luck but ONE of the best burger I've had in ages. Two of us split a small order of fries. They were fresh and so....good....More

Thank Betsy G
Reviewed 26 January 2017

They claim to be the oldest continuously operating restaurant on Route 66 (est. 1946), so we had to go. We had Flagstaff Pie (aka Frito Pie) and a burger with green chili mac and cheese on it. Both were delicious. They are known for burgers...More

Thank zdanielle
Reviewed 17 October 2016

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...More

Thank Brad C
Reviewed 22 September 2016

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....More

Thank JWBGrapevine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106-8956
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo
  • Phone Number: +1 806-374-9237
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