Reviews: Amarillo Texas

Smokey Joe’s Café
2903 Southwest 6th Avenue
Amarillo, TX 79106-8955

What better way to enjoy lunch in Amarillo than in an historic building on Route 66 with 10 gleaming motorcycles parked out front?

It was a tad smoky inside, so we chose to eat in the outside dining area. This was good because we were able to bring little Mr. Pish to quietly sit under the table with us since it was a tad too warm in the car for him.

Our waitress was great, serving me non-stop hot tea with a smile. Our food came hot and hearty – we both got burgers, onion rings and French fries all of which were some of the best we’d had the entire trip. Great atmosphere, service and food make Smokey Joe’s a must-stop!

Ashmore Inn & Suites
2301 I-40 East, Exit 72-A
Amarillo, Texas 79104

Ah. Sweet repose. What a GREAT stay. Little things mean a lot when you’ve been on the road for over a month. And Ashmore Inn & Suites was one of those places that paid attention to detail. Our room was huge and clean – with a full kitchen, a separate couch and television area, and a super clean bathroom. Of course there were no bed bugs. We liked that the big window by the bed opened. We were also very pleased with the size of the room; it gave us the ability to bring in ALL of our luggage. This was super convenient for us because we hadn’t had the opportunity in weeks to be able to sort through everything and reorganize the car.

The full kitchen was also a huge bonus since we’d taken to eating our dinners in our room at night. We were able to get our laundry done, and even had time to use the whirlpool Jacuzzi in the pool area.

The next morning, Ashmore’s breakfast buffet featured hot food and great coffee. This was a stop we were grateful for!


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K.S. Brooks is an award-winning writer and photographer, author of more than thirty titles, and administrator of the multi-national, multi-author, award-winning site Indies Unlimited. Brooks’ feature articles, poetry, and photography have appeared in magazines, newspapers, books, and other publications both in the U.S. and abroad. For more about K.S. Brooks, visit
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