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Golden Light Cafe & Cantina

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2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106-8956
+1 806-374-9237
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16:00 - 02:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Paul S
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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. Saw a order of chilies cheese fries, they are on my to eat list.

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Thank Betsy G
zdanielle
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and the reputation is justified. Staff are friendly, welcoming and efficient. Sodas are huge. We... More 

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Thank zdanielle
Amarillo, Texas
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 are very good and the buns are also put on the grill which adds flavor.... More 

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Thank Brad C
Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. Its a hole in the wall, but puts out consistently great burgers. My favorite is... More 

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Thank JWBGrapevine
Fort Worth, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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 

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Thank YakMan75
Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Nacho F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 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.

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Thank Michelle D
Forney, Texas
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 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 

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Thank Gaylan M
Arlington, Texas
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?