Revving Up for a Grand Reopening: Amarillo’s Route 66 Family Buffet – The Wait for Great Food is Almost Over!
The anticipation for a new buffet in Amarillo has been great.
The wait for the brand-new Route 66 Buffet is almost over. Trust me when I say, you are going to love this new buffet in Amarillo.
My co-workers and I had the opportunity to attend the soft opening, the trial run for the new buffet. When you walk in you are greeted by the smiling employees. The very rustic Route 66 counter is where you go to purchase your buffet, while you are there you have the option to choose a Route 66 soda from the cooler.
Once you pay, you are greeted by your server and taken to a table or booth. After that, you can go and fill your plate(s).
Get ready to be stuffed!
You can start at the salad bar and get some greens or fill another plate with some fruit. Then you can hit up the hot bars. One bar featured Mexican fare including enchiladas and nachos. Another had grilled chicken, fish, corn, potatoes, green beans. There was a hot bar dedicated to chicken fried steak, liver, and onions, mashed potatoes with both white and brown gravy. You also had an area where you could get freshly sliced beef.
Then a whole hot bar dedicated to everything the kids love like chicken nuggets, spaghetti and meatballs, mini corn dogs, mac and cheese, pizza, and more.
Once you're sufficiently stuffed, you can hit up the dessert bar and indulge in every single pie under the sun. They also had brownies, cookies, and soft-serve ice cream to wrap up your meal.
I went traditional and tried their chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and a roll. I also sampled their teriyaki chicken and rice. It was all delicious. I didn't even finish what was on my plate. I needed a little room to try their coconut cream pie, and it was heavenly.
I'm told you have to try the pineapple cream soda, I personally stuck with my unsweet tea, but my co-workers were gushing over this drink. I did take a sip and it was delicious.
Overall it is the buffet you've been waiting and dreaming about since the former tenant closed the doors and left town.
The restaurant is decorated with Route 66 pictures, the walls are painted in a blue gray, and dark grey tile that mimics wood flooring throughout the building. It has a very local Route 66 feel.
They aren't technically open yet, and this was a trial run. They will use this time to finish training and work out the pre-opening kinks to prepare for their official opening. Look for their Grand Opening to happen in a few weeks.
You're not going to be disappointed. It was delicious!
For now, you're going to have to dream and drool about all this great food.