Sooner or later during your Amarillo visit, you will get hungry! I know we do. Luckily there are several Amarillo restaurants to pick from!
When we travel with our kids, we don’t always look for fancy restaurants. I’d rather eat a little cheaper and spend more on fun.
Besides, most kids are happy with a good hamburger.
At times it is of course very nice if mom & dad can have a decent steak or pasta, etc.
So I try to pick Amarillo restaurants that give good food, but won’t break the bank. Here are our favorites…
If you want a good steak, the Country Barn Steakhouse is the place to go. They use only the highest quality Bonsmara beef. You’re going to pay a little more for it, but it will be well worth it.
Steak is their specialty, but they also serve a variety of other dishes. Things like seafood, BBQ, Mexican, and some southern favorites, like chicken fried steak, and of course, hamburgers.
If you decide to stay at the Drury Inn & Suites, one of our favorite Amarillo hotels, you will be about 10 minutes’ walking distance away from the Country Barn Steakhouse!
The Blue Sky is a great burger-joint in Amarillo. The large variety of toppings make it possible for people with many different tastes to concoct a burger that they will like.
They also have a variety of sandwiches and hotdogs to choose from. And if you need a little “green”, they have a variety of salads too.
The Blue Sky is fairly centrally located with easy access to I-40.
Jorge’s Tacos Garcia Mexican restaurant is the place to go if you’re looking for excellent Mexican food (Tex-Mex).
Here you will find some excellent guacamole, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, and several other fine Mexican dishes. They also have a variety of kids’ plates.
Another of our favorite hotels in Amarillo, the Ashmore Inn & Suites, is only about 5 minutes’ away from the Tacos Garcia Mexican restaurant.
Johnny Carino’s are popular Italian restaurants all over the US. The Johnny Carino’s in Amarillo is no exception in that it also serves great Italian food.
Although you can get some great pizza at Johnny Carino’s, this is not your typical pizza-joint. They serve a variety of excellent pasta dishes, grilled paninis (sandwiches), beef, chicken, and they also have a decent kid’s menu.
Johnny Carino’s is also right by the Drury Inn, which is very convenient if you’re stayng there.
Other Amarillo Restaurants?
The restaurants above are some of our favorites, but if you would like to consider other options too, here are a few more good restaurants in Amarillo to look at.