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Sightseeing is hungry work, and once you’ve checked out some of the great attractions that Amarillo, Texas, has to offer, it’s sure to be time for a bite to eat. You may have spent the day viewing the breathtaking sights of Palo Duro Canyon, getting the adrenaline pumping on the roller coasters at Wonderland Park, or checking out the installation art at Cadillac Ranch. However you’ve spent your day, you’ll discover many great places to stay in Amarillo as well as restaurants that will make your mouth water.
Jorge’s Mexican Bar & Grill
It’s described as the best place in Amarillo to experience tantalizing Tex-Mex flavors. The menu at Jorge’s Mexican Bar & Grill will make your mouth water with an array of nachos, quesadillas, burritos, chimichangas, and more. Regulars recommend the Mixed Grill, Shredded Beef Enchiladas, or the Taco Dinner.
Jorge’s is operated personally by the owner, Jorge Albarran, who prides himself on authentic meals and relaxed vibes for the family. For an authentic Tex-Mex meal, good portion sizes, and a fun atmosphere, look no farther than Jorge’s.
Dyer’s Bar-B-Que is well-known for both meals and prices that’ll keep you and your family coming back for more. Items not to be missed on the menu include 10-ounce or 14-ounce succulent ribeye steaks, the Bar-B-Que burger, and the Southern-style pulled pork on the appetizers list.
Locals and visitors alike visit for the ribs, which were a winner in the Texas Sesquicentennial BBQ and Chili Cook-Off. Visit on a Friday or Saturday night for hickory-smoked prime rib that will tantalize your taste buds. It’s a great spot with a relaxed mood.
Ye Olde Pancake Station
The Texas Panhandle’s favorite pancakes are served up for breakfast and lunch here, together with Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict with a twist, and more. Don’t miss out on the “Dutch Baby,” a light batter that’s oven baked into a bowl, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and served with your choice of fruit.
The decadence continues at lunchtime with daily specials and a range of burgers, sandwiches, and entrees. Come and enjoy a family-oriented atmosphere at Ye Olde Pancake Station that will remind you of Sunday lunch the way your grandmother used to do it.
OHMS Cafe & Bar
If you’re looking for a fancier taste of what Amarillo has to offer, then OHMS Cafe & Bar is the place to be. With its cozy ambience, it’s the ideal venue for a business meeting or date night. The owners and chefs take quality ingredients and creative preparation seriously, and the result is a great dining experience. The menu offers a taste of something different, with dishes such as seared organic elk tenderloin and smoked lamb chops with poblano pesto. Sip on a signature cocktail while you admire the ever-evolving display of local artists’ work showcased throughout the cafe and bar.
Whatever your reason for visiting the biggest city in the Texas Panhandle, you aren’t going to go hungry. From Tex-Mex and barbecued steaks and sophisticated cuisine and cocktails to trendy restaurants and family eateries, Amarillo has something to satisfy every hunger pang.