So when it comes to public Airports, it's no big surprise for restaurants to be scattered across the entire place for travelers. But chances are that if you are a restaurant located in a private airport, you are going to be a bit more lowkey.

Well, that's the situation with this airport diner that I just discovered.

Nestled within Tradewinds Airport in Amarillo, Texas, lies a culinary secret waiting to be discovered. Shelby's Diner which looks like a relatively hidden gem

Quaint and unassuming, Shelby's Diner is tucked away on the premises of Tradewinds Airport. While it may not be as well-known as other dining spots in Amarillo, it boasts an undeniable charm and a loyal following from what I've seen. The diner's ambiance resonates with aviation enthusiasts, as it provides a front-row seat to the airport activity.

When taking a look at Shelby's Diner's menu can give you a good idea of what to expect. Featuring an array of classic American comfort food. From juicy burgers and crispy onion rings to fluffy pancakes and savory omelets, the diner offers something to satisfy every palate. Locals and travelers alike flock to Shelby's for their generous portions, made-from-scratch dishes, and friendly service. Don't forget to try their signature milkshakes, which are the perfect sweet treat to complement a hearty meal.

According to the restaurant's website, the diner was established in 1946 by talented pilot Shelly Masterson Kritser, the airport served as a hub for bringing people together through aviation. The diner is filled with aviation memorabilia, vintage photographs, warm hospitality, and delectable comfort food, offering a unique and memorable dining experience that pays tribute to Amarillo's aviational heritage.

So when exploring the culinary landscape of Amarillo, Texas, don't miss the chance to uncover the hidden gem that is Shelby's Diner.  Stop by, indulge in a meal, and enjoy the unique experience that Shelby's Diner has to offer.

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