After hearing about this place on "Man vs. Food", we entered it into our car's navigation system when passing through Amarillo. Good thing we did - we'd have never found the place otherwise. When you roll up to a large building at the stockyards marked "Amarillo Livestock Auction", you've found it.
This is a genuine working establishment, aimed to provide food for those who come to buy and sell cattle. Obviously, beef should rank highly in their menu. My wife, who lived in Texas for many years, ordered the Chicken Fried Steak, and it arrived, covered in gravy, along with a baked potato. She found it >>perfect<<, everything one could expect of beef fried like chicken and covered in gravy. As far as we're concerned, this is now the center of the universe for Chicken Fried Steak, and anything else will be second rate. Worth the pilgrimage for true aficionados.
Rebel that I am, in this sanctuary of beef, I went for the catfish, and found it very good. With the salad and baked potato, I left full and content as well.
The service was very fast, and very friendly in that open, "How y'all doin'?" Texas kind of way. The kid of the owner ran off with our kid to check out the (empty) stockyards themselves (causing some confusion as we searched for them) but they had a lot of fun. I expect on a real cattle auction day, it'd be more crowded and we'd have to keep a tighter handle on things.
Certainly, a true, genuine Texas experience.
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