Gordon Campbell, a Texas native, opened The Amarillo in Omaha NE, 1987. It was an iconic, nationally known restaurant for 22+ years. During that time The Amarillo has had as its guests, or else catered, some of the most famous names in the entertainment industry, including: Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn and many more. Gordon decided to retire and in December 2010 auctioned off memorabilia, restaurant equipment, and most importantly the intellectual property (the name/brand, recipes, procedures and techniques); which we bought. Our initial plans were to reopen the restaurant in Omaha. However, soon after our purchase we learned of our impending relocation to the Pacific Northwest for work, so we sadly held off. We’ve been in WA since January 2014, and spent that time getting to know the area and searching for the right location to finally realize our dream of reopening The Amarillo. We chose the old Paradise Tavern in Monroe for a couple of reasons. 1) We love the small town feel in the community, and 2) The Paradise has exactly the look and history we were after. We’ve started the renovation, but have quite a bit of work yet ahead of us. You can follow our journey on our Facebook and Instagram We hope you enjoy following our progress and plan stop in and enjoy many of the original Amarillo recipes and some new ones that we’ve added.



Contact us to book a table for any occasion. We accept reservations for up to 20 people.


The Amarillo Restaurant and Tavern

116 E Main Street

Monroe, WA 98272

E  /  admin@the-amarillo.com

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Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 4PM to 9PM

Thursday: 4PM to 9PM

Friday: 4PM to 9PM

Saturday: 11:30AM to 9PM

Sunday:  11:30AM to  9PM 


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