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Stockyard Cafe

100 S. Manhattan St., Amarillo, TX - (806) 374-6024
Posted By Michael Stern on 8/3/2000 4:46:00 AM
It was cattlemen from Amarillo who sued Oprah Winfrey for libeling the beef industry; and if you have any doubt that this is serious cow country, come have breakfast at the Stockyards Café. Located in the big sale barn at the heart of the vast Amarillo stockyards, where several thousand head of beef cattle are auctioned every week, this is one sure-as-shootin’ cowpunchers’ haven.

Starting at six am, truckers and meat men come to talk business over honest hash-house breakfasts: steak and eggs, breakfast burritos, salsa-garnished huevos rancheros, and stacks of flapjacks. Some mornings, as you walk from your car to the café building, you will be surrounded by mooing cattle and the clear panhandle Texas air will be perfumed by their farmy scent. Once inside the restaurant, though, all you smell is coffee brewing, bacon sizzling, and steaks on the grill.

Dinner is served Friday and Saturday nights, and although our steaks here have ranged from tasty-tender to ornery-tough, it’s always a pleasure to sit in a booth surrounded by old-fashioned westerners (gentlemen will feel underdressed without a Stetson or at least a well-weathered farm cap), if for no other reason than to browse the tabletop advertisements for important local products and vendors: cattle wormers, feed mixers, and custom killers.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Chicken fried steak before I topped it with their fabulous cream pepper gravy
"Chicken fried steak before I topped it with their fabulous cream pepper gravy"
BSamuelson





The door to Stockman's is just down the hall from the door to the arena where the auction takes place.
"The door to Stockman's is just down the hall from the door to the arena where the auction takes place."
Michael Stern


To Texans in the beef business, this building is the place to be.  The cafe is just inside.
"To Texans in the beef business, this building is the place to be. The cafe is just inside."
Michael Stern


Git yer boots cleaned up right outside the restaurant. They can handle all manner of exotics.
"Git yer boots cleaned up right outside the restaurant. They can handle all manner of exotics."
BSamuelson


In the late-afternoon shadows, a cowboy/trucker inspects a load of tasty-looking hay he has brought for cattle to eat.
"In the late-afternoon shadows, a cowboy/trucker inspects a load of tasty-looking hay he has brought for cattle to eat."
Michael Stern



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