dedicated to discovering all that is authentically amarillo
current issuecurrent issue
Let's Eat! - Posted January 27, 2017 noon
photo
Photo by Shannon Richardson

Shi Lee’s Barbecue & Soul Food Cafe

more resources
Share This: Bookmark and Share

It’s a cold winter’s day. You need something to alleviate the chill in your bones, and you’ve had a hankering for comfort food (but for those pesky New Year’s resolutions). Where can you find relief? We know just the spot.

Step into Shi Lee’s Barbecue & Soul Food Cafe on Southwest Third Avenue close to downtown Amarillo. The modest exterior doesn’t reveal much, but you’ll find a treasure trove of comfort and soul food made from scratch daily.

The family-run diner satisfies locals with true soul food on weekends, along with a variety of weekly specials of the day, such as the chicken-fried chicken dinner, a colossal breaded and fried breast accompanied by candied yams, fried cabbage and cornbread. Get a takeout box for leftovers so you can sample one of Shi Lee’s homemade desserts.

Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (winter hours); Sunday 12-7 p.m.

1213 SW Third Ave.
220.0032

Click here for the complete "Let's Eat!" list.

by Michele McAffrey

Born and raised in Amarillo, Michele has been with AGN Media for nine years. After spending years in freelance sales and as a makeup artist, she enjoys channeling her creative energy into Amarillo Magazine and a variety of other projects published by AGN Media.
blog comments powered by Disqus
recent stories

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Feast your eyes on Dickey’s three meat platter, a meal made to share – but ...

Sizing up the Sides
Fries may be the typical burger sidecar, but why be typical?

Don’t Forget the Fries
Since burgers are rarely eaten without a side of fries, this issue wouldn’t be complete ...

Working Their Buns Off
A number of local restaurants rely on buns baked every morning in Amarillo at Snowhite ...

@AmarilloMag