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Golden Light Cafe & Cantina

2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106-8956
+1 806-374-9237
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chilli” (10 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 2:00 AM Hours
American, Bar
2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106-8956
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is out of 50s (right on old route 66) and everyone knows everyone. So it a comfortable place to eat a good old burger. Fries were obviously made in house and good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank worldlyone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always liked their french fries until tonight. I ordered a full basket of fries. They were golden brown but limp and soggy. I don't know how long they were sitting around before I got there. I won't be in a hurry to drive...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barb B
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This was the fourth time I went there and I think is among the best burgers in town and their fries usually are great, except this last time, when at first they came burnt and when exchanged, they were undercooked. But I won’t degrade them...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Food is consistently good. Sons and husband swear by the burgers and fries. I usually have the Flagstaff pie- frito pie with Golden Light’s chili. Small and sometimes pretty crowded but well with the wait.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Resort786105
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I grew up a few blocks from the Golden Light Cafe and love to go there when I travel back to Amarillo. I enjoy introducing it to friends who have not been there before. Besides great memories, the burgers are juicy with several options of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Candytxn
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Burgers were great if you enjoy the thinner Patty style, lots of options for the burgers, only thing keeping it from five stars is the slow service.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 1 July 2018

one hundred stars. very noce folks and the green chilie cheeseburger is to die for. stop here, you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jim T
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Quaint cantina on our walking tour of historic Route 66 .Some of the best fries you will ever have and a cold beer. The service is personable and efficient. So glad we went!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank birdturd73
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Yep, it is a hole in the wall with lots of character. Right on old Route 66. Clean, good service but a bit small inside. Seating is limited. Few places offer genuine hand cut french fries (and plenty of them). Not the flash frozen variety....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DanLinebarger
Reviewed 26 March 2018

A true hole in the wall. If your hungry and want a good burger, then stop here... it wont disappoint. The Hamburgers are so large, that i'm glad we split an order of fries... we left happy and full.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank M4193UTkevino
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Matthew M
31 May 2017|
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Response from Betsy G | Reviewed this property |
I've never had their green chili but their red chili is not vegan.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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