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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Steakhouse
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“Voted as the #1 Eating contest in America by Huffington Post.Voted as 1 of the top 10 places by Draft Magazine to drink a beer at.The list goes on and on. This place is full of action and what the Wild West was all about. 2,000 Square foot gift shop that even has a live rattlesnake in there. We have 12 Hand-Crafted beers made on site with a beer style to fit almost any beer drinker. From Raspberry Wheat to Whiskey Barrel Stout with Seasonal beers to fill in such as Oktoberfest Lager & Pecan Porter. Same Lee family for the last 54-years serving 3-generations of guests.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Want to add a tinge of thrill and adventure to your Amarillo trip? Then a visit to Wonderland Park can be a good option. The park is well maintained, nice and very well organised. The park has some interesting amusement rides and many events are organised throughout the year. If you’re travelling on a low budget and want an attraction which has a lot to offer for the price you’re paying, then Wonderland Park is that place! Take your kids along with you and have some gala time here.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Plan a date with nature by visiting an incredible tourist attraction in Amarillo, the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. Take a break and pause from the bustling life of city and spend some quality time with yourself by visiting the scenic garden. Take a stroll in the garden and enjoy some vibrant flowers which are here up for display. Also, if you love photography, then the Amarillo Botanical Gardens will make sure that you get plenty of photographic opportunities. Come and embrace the nature in the best possible way!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Love science? Have got the curiosity for different types of inventions? Then, visiting Don Harrington Discovery Center is a must! A perfect place to take your kids in order to entertain and enlighten them. The museum also organises exhibitions with very interesting themes frequently. And if you’re lucky enough, then you might attend one of these. Moreover, Amarillo is considered as the helium capital of the world and in order to celebrate that a huge helium monument also graces the museum.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“One of my favorites! This is a local wine bar and deli, so good for lunch or a good dinner. And located downtown you can walk around and see a few fun things to do!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Westgate Mall is the largest, local mall with stores such as Dillards, Whitehouse Black Market, Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret and many more. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Great place for burgers. Lots of locals love to come here. Music scene is awesome too!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Museum of Art. Some pretty amazing Asian art collections and rotating exhibits. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Zoo
“Museums, shopping centres, natural attractions, beaches are some of the mainstream attractions you’ll get to see in a tourist destination. And another such attraction is a zoo. Amarillo has this too! The Amarillo Zoo is a family friendly attraction which you should definitely visit. A good selection of animals and well maintained zoo will assure that you have a gala time. If you’re visiting it during the holiday period, then you’ll love the events organised here. Overall, a great place to spend some quality time with your kids and watch them enjoy!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Oh my heaven. Tiny little place - might not be able to get in, but you'll love the burgers and steaks. Simply wonderful. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Since its inception, Yellow City Street Food has been the neighborhood's go-to place for a quick yet delectable snack. Known for its fun atmosphere and over-the-top dishes, this is a great place to stop by for a delectable meal on a low budget. The menu here largely features classic American favorites, with a bit of an innovative twist. Remastered and re-imagined, with the influence of popular culture, the food served here is a more fun version of the conventional options. From the Angry Bird Taco and Animal Fries, to the smoked pork belly and quinoa cakes, this restaurant truly gives new meaning to street food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Trail
“Authentic views with paved trails for running nearby! Watch out for rattlers !”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Love horses? Well, then there is a place in Amarillo which is dedicated to the quarter horses. The American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum is one such place which tells you some unknown facts about the American quarter horses. Beautiful statues, paintings, history and lots of information, this place has it all! Take your kids and they’ll enjoy it! Moreover, you’ll enjoy with them too. Visit this incredible place and bring back some old lost memories of your childhood and feel all nostalgic.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Avid grill man himself, Tyler Frazer decided to open up his own barbecue joint after years of honing his skills in others around the country. Serving finger licking good barbecue cuisine, Tyler's Barbecue is known as one of the best in town and has been known to sell out long before closing time. Mouthwatering menu items include sliced brisket sandwiches, ribs, hot links and more. Don't forget the classic sides, the baked beans and potato salad get just as much love in preparation and execution as the barbecue! This simple, yet delicious barbecue joint is the perfect place to get a plateful of a home cooked, traditional Texan meal.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is our favorite Mexican food place in Amarillo. Casual, fun atmosphere!”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“Voted as the #1 Eating contest in America by Huffington Post.Voted as 1 of the top 10 places by Draft Magazine to drink a beer at.The list goes on and on. This place is full of action and what the Wild West was all about. 2,000 Square foot gift shop that even has a live rattlesnake in there. We have 12 Hand-Crafted beers made on site with a beer style to fit almost any beer drinker. From Raspberry Wheat to Whiskey Barrel Stout with Seasonal beers to fill in such as Oktoberfest Lager & Pecan Porter. Same Lee family for the last 54-years serving 3-generations of guests.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“One of my favorites! This is a local wine bar and deli, so good for lunch or a good dinner. And located downtown you can walk around and see a few fun things to do!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Great place for burgers. Lots of locals love to come here. Music scene is awesome too!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Oh my heaven. Tiny little place - might not be able to get in, but you'll love the burgers and steaks. Simply wonderful. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Since its inception, Yellow City Street Food has been the neighborhood's go-to place for a quick yet delectable snack. Known for its fun atmosphere and over-the-top dishes, this is a great place to stop by for a delectable meal on a low budget. The menu here largely features classic American favorites, with a bit of an innovative twist. Remastered and re-imagined, with the influence of popular culture, the food served here is a more fun version of the conventional options. From the Angry Bird Taco and Animal Fries, to the smoked pork belly and quinoa cakes, this restaurant truly gives new meaning to street food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Avid grill man himself, Tyler Frazer decided to open up his own barbecue joint after years of honing his skills in others around the country. Serving finger licking good barbecue cuisine, Tyler's Barbecue is known as one of the best in town and has been known to sell out long before closing time. Mouthwatering menu items include sliced brisket sandwiches, ribs, hot links and more. Don't forget the classic sides, the baked beans and potato salad get just as much love in preparation and execution as the barbecue! This simple, yet delicious barbecue joint is the perfect place to get a plateful of a home cooked, traditional Texan meal.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is our favorite Mexican food place in Amarillo. Casual, fun atmosphere!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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