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This downtown staple serves up mouthwatering Italian cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere with a patio that'll make you feel like you've been transported to the hills of Tuscany. Everything from homemade sub sandwiches, New York style pizzas, baked pasta dishes, chicken and veal specialties as well as seafood options are sure to satiate even the most discerning palates. Napoli's even features live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings, making it a popular weekend venue.
One of the best breakfast cafes in the city, Youngblood Cafe is the place to be for a taste of the old-school Texan specials. Since its inception, this has been one of the locals favorite spots for the old-fashioned Omelets and pancakes. With a chunk of the menu inspired by the traditional flavors of Texas; one can quite literally sample a bit of western culinary culture at this restaurant. Apart from their impeccable breakfast options, this cafe is also serves up some delectable burritos, burgers and steaks.
A fourth generation tradition, its safe to say barbecuing is in the Dyer family blood. With a menu as big as Texas, Dyer's Bar-B-Que in Amarillo will have you on the fence about what to order. Everything from the chicken fried steak, catfish, brisket sandwich, and ribs, to the pulled pork is finger licking good! They even offer family style options with plates big enough to share. To round out the heaping servings of barbecue, each plate comes with sides of beans, cole slaw, potato salad, onion rings, apricots, and of course, Texas toast.
Staying true to its Texas roots, the hefty portion sizes of Mexican cuisine at El Tejavan are sure to fill you up. However, forget about the usual Tex-Mex fare that this state is known for, this eatery serves up homemade Mexican dishes straight from the recipes books of family members in Guadalajara, Mexico. Huge chunks of fresh avocado are expertly mixed with the homemade pico de gallo to create some of the best guacamole in town. Their best selling plate of carne asada is juicy, tender and just the right thickness to wrap in a homemade corn tortillas. Breakfast is another highlight here with flavorful egg dishes dominating the menu.
This no frills burger joint has found the winning combination. With excellent customer service and premium ingredients used in all of their dishes, Blue Sky in Amarillo is a great, budget-friendly place for a meal. With exposed brick walls and ducts, the spacious restaurant is bedecked in colorful Christmas lights and glowing neon signs. Their fries are made from the best Idaho potatoes, while the buns are baked fresh daily. Hand battered onion rings, jalapeno and chile sticks are made to order. The 100% ground beef chuck contains no fillers and makes for a juicy and tasty burger. So if you're looking for a casual eatery to satisfy, Blue Sky off of Route 66 is sure to be delicious and memorable.
This modern pub and pizzeria serves up delicious wood-fired brick oven pizza and pairs them perfectly with the right libations to create a memorizing experience for your palate. Freshly made dough creates the perfect base for the pies with premium toppings like New Mexico green chiles, homemade meatballs, roasted crimini mushrooms, and homemade alfredo sauce. Baked pastas dishes and piled high paninis are also on offer if pizza doesn't suit your fancy. The single option for desert is an outstanding, gooey, chocolate, marshmellow, s'mores calzone that will leave no doubt in your mind as to why they only have one dish on offer.
A menu the size of Texas, Jorge's Mexican Bar & Grill has a bevy of Tex-Mex menu options to satisfy even the pickiest eater. This modern Amarillo eatery serves up classics like sizzling fajitas, chimichangas, carnitas, enchiladas, loaded nachos, and much more. The kids can choose from simple options of grilled cheese, a simple bean burrito quesadilla and other simplified options. Dessert shouldn't be forgotten about either, their fried ice cream, sopapilla are utterly mouthwatering down to the last bite.
The Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse is a delicious change of pace from the typical southern-style barbecue restaurants commonly found in Amarillo. The atmosphere is an upbeat, sophisticated one, with subtle lighting and Asian decor. The food is the best part though. The steaks are cooked to perfection with tasty marinades and sauces. Bring the family or have a romantic evening with a loved one. Also, be sure to try the sushi.
Locals know that for some down home Texas cooking, there's nothing better than Green Chile Willy's. This Amarillo staple is legendary for its intense flavors and their famous green chile chicken fried steak. Not for the faint of heart, the portion sizes are deemed by 'Texas size' with 12 oz. steaks, 14 oz. ribeyes, and heft 1/2 pound burgers. Don't miss out on the cheese fries or the green chile cheese fries, they're big enough to be a meal on their own!