The 5 Best Amarillo Restaurants for Big Appetites

In Texas, everything is said to be done bigger and better, and this includes the Amarillo restaurants as well. Texas is known for its world famous barbecue, and there are an abundant number of these sorts of restaurants. Amarillo is the 14th biggest city in the state. This city is highly populated, which means that there are a lot of restaurants to feed the hungry citizens and its visitors.

Big Texan
7701 E Interstate 40
Amarillo, TX
(806) 372-6000

This restaurant in Amarillo is known for serving great steaks. In fact, the Big Texan serves a 72 oz. steak that has a challenge when you order it. If you are able to consume everything on your plate within one hour, your meal is free. That is a tough yet interesting challenge for even the hungriest of customers. Aside from its popular steak dinners, the Big Texan also has a breakfast buffet and a full service bar that would compliment the fabulous food it provides.

Macaroni Joe's
619 S Kentucky Street D1500
Amarillo,  TX 79118-6915
(806) 358-8990

This is one of the finest Italian restaurants in this city. It invokes a feel of being in another country once you step in from your Amarillo Bed and Breakfast. This restaurant has a Tuscan feel to it, which makes its a special dining experience. The pastas and seafood are very popular, with selections from putanesca to carbonara and your choice of pasta in marinara sauce. It gives a visitor good reason to rave and return to this fantastic and one of the more popular Amarillo restaurants.

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
727 S Polk Street
Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 373-8889

This is a fairly young but well loved restaurant in Amarillo. It opened in 2003 and has never looked back. This Mexican restaurant is full of life and the staff are exuberant and very accommodating. The must-tries in this restaurant are any of the chimichangas and the very filling burritos. They do not scrimp on the ingredients and spices at Acapulco, so if you want your dish to be packing less heat, let the staff know in advance.

Coyote Bluff Cafe
2417 South Grand St
Amarillo, TX 79103
(806) 373-4640

This a very peculiar name for a restaurant but its reputation is stellar. The Coyote Bluff Cafe has been featured in television and print and happens to be a celebrity in its own right among the other local restaurants. The garlic coated mushrooms and cheesy fries are sold in the hundreds per day, but the most famous dish is the "Burger from Hell." Not for the faint of heart, this spicy hot half pound burger is worth the trip from your Amarillo Inn.

Scott's Oyster Bar
4150 Paramount Blvd
Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 354-9110

This one gives the opportunity for explorers of the many Amarillo restaurants a break from the beef that is served in this city. Oysters of course are the signature dish, and the catfish is also a bestseller.