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“Only bar in Canyon” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buffalo's Southwest Cafe

Buffalo's Southwest Cafe
Ranked #29 of 46 Restaurants in Canyon
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Amarillo, TX
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Only bar in Canyon”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

The food here is okay - mostly fried bar-type food. The nachos are good. The real reason to come here is to have drinks with your meal. Canyon is dry so you have to fill out a UniCard application to buy alcohol. The food seems a little over-priced for what you get.
They have a back room for meetings. It has a smart set-up and is free as long as your group has a meal there.
There is a high turn-over in wait staff so do not expect your server to know much more than you do. It seems like most of their food is bought packaged and they just reheat it on site so there is not much customization available nor do they know if items are gluten-free, etc.
They have drink specials that vary by day and a progressive happy hour most of the time. It sits between the two motels in town and so is easily accessible to travelers, though a lot of locals come here, too, for the drinks.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Dallas, Texas
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388 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Good Ribs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Got the half-size portion of ribs. Quite tasty but the corn-on-the-cob was very peppery and I almost didn't finish it. Also, had a big "to-do" with the waitress in ordering a side salad, like she never heard of it. Will try another BBQ in town the next time.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gladewater, Texas
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117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“great food and great atmoshere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

the food was excellent. service was great. it was right next door to our hotel, so we did not have to drive to get to it.

Visited April 2014
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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Yummy cafe fare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

The nachos and margaritas were just the right thing to enjoy with friends in the cool, dark dining room. You'll need to sign up for a private club membership to drink, but it beats driving all the way to Amarillo if you're staying at either of the two chain hotels close by.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TexasTrailBlazer
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Lubbock, TX
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176 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Best place to get a margarita in Canyon (only one)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

If you're looking for a place to have some drinks and burgers with friends in Canyon, this is the place to go.
It's convenient to the interstate and to town and not too far from the canyon.
We had nachos, margaritas, burgers, and fajitas and it was fine.
We got $2 margaritas at happy hour--you can't beat that.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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