The menu for food tends toward Spanish, Mexican and South American fare. I came here for the wines, of which they have a wide variety. Remember to bring your wallet though, the wines can get expensive. Buy it by the bottle if you are so inclined.
Favorite Dish: I had a nice glass of Sangiovese.
Jumbo Joe's is your basic fast food restaurant with tasty, but greasy, cheeseburgers along with chicken strips and fish. It's location near Texas Tech University ensures lots of good-looking young people of both genders frequent the place. Cheap too!
Favorite Dish: Sometime you just want a cheeseburger!
While I haven't eaten a lot of places in Lubbock, this is definitely my favorite so far. The people who opened it moved to Lubbock from New York, and the food is delicious and the wine list is OK.
They serve pizzeria items and sandwiches in the front and have a full restaurant in the back. There was also live music in the fron (Jazz, if I recall correctly) the evening I dined in the restaurant.
Favorite Dish: The bruschetta is awesome. It's almost like caprese salad you put on toast. I ate almost all of it myself.
I'd like to try the pizza on my next visit.
Stella's is supposed to be a high-end 4 star restaruant in Lubbock. I live in Lubbock and have eaten here a total of 2 times and will never eat there again. Although the decor is inviting and quite quaint (dark, new york decals--in Lubbock, TX), the food is very mediocore for a "4 star" restaurant. The first time I visited, I came in with a party of 8. I ate the "Chicken Caprese" --$14.99" It is just a slice of a chicken breast with no flavor (I can make that at home) with slices of a COLD tomato and slices of mozzarella cheese) The chicken also was COLD. Not worth 15.00.
The 2nd time I ate there in a party of 4. We were dressed more casually this time, but nice. Apparently not nice enough. We were put way in the back of the restaurant away from all the other customers. The waiters also "stashed" their handicapped clientele back there also. It was sad. We spent almost $100 and the food was absolutely nothing to write home about.
Favorite Dish: nothing. Even their house wine is $6.00 per glass and is only boxed wine called "Vella" which I can get the whole box for less than $10.00 at the local grocery store.
A totally wonderful experience! The ambience is very laid back and comfortable. I have never dealt with a more cheerful, helpful staff in my life. They have a sports section with big screen tv's, or, if you're not a sports fan, the other side of the restaurant is a dining room with a huge aquarium full of catfish to watch as you eat. The salad bar is lacking a little, but that's the only thing I found lacking. Their menue is varied with everything from a hamburger to fish to chicken to chicken fried steak, to shrimp. Over all a definite will do again next time I'm in town. The prices are amazingly low.
Favorite Dish: Their chicken fried steak is hand breaded, and is actually steak, not one of those chopped and formed patties. A real, honest to goodness, tender as can be, sirloin steak!
They serve much more than breakfast, but that's all I have tried here, so that's all I can speak for. The ambience is relaxed and homey. The staff is very friendly, and cheerful. They definitely have a selection -- even for breakfast!
Favorite Dish: The pancakes are wonderful of course, but you have to try their sweet potato pancakes. Yummy! Their waffles are the old style waffles. You know the ones with the small checks, instead of the usual belgian waffles you find now.
We had their carne asada queso burritos delivered to the office one day while I was working in Lubbock and they were delicious! I ate two. Later in the week I stopped by the restaurant on the way back to the hotel and got one for dinner. The menu was huge, and I have no idea about the other items, but that burrito is to die for! Had chips and guac, too, but I don't remeber that being as outstanding.
Apparently there are several Mama Josie's restaurants throughout Lubbock. They are owned by a woman named Josie. I think there are full service restaurants, but the one I visited was more like a fast food joint - it was on a corner, on Frankford Rd. South of Loop 289.
Had a great lunch at this place, good beer too. Unlike a lot of college town bars, this place was very clean and had large open spaces. Check out their website to see the menu. The wife and I both gave it a thumbs up.
Generous but not overwhelming portions from select menu. The food is "Tex Mex as opposed to New Mexican or Mexican. It is well presented and tasty. The ambience is definitly Mexican with the bold bright colors and tiles and furniture. It is a relaxing atmosphere and relatively inexpensive.
Favorite Dish: Chile Rellenos
Caprock Cafe, a must. On weekends you have to go to eat a steak at cagle's..... its the best steak in the us!!!!!
Favorite Dish: at caprock, its texas toothpicks and shiner bock beer. At cagles its a big rib-eye steak. cooked rare!!!
Cattle Baron (Steaks & Seafood)
Hong Kong Buffet (Chinese)
Tokyo Steak House (Japanese Hibachi)
The 50 Yard Line (Steaks & Seafood)
Red Lobster (Seafood)
Harrigan's (Steaks & Seafood)
Whistlin' Dixie (Barbecue)
Abuelo's- Nice atmosphere, garden dining in the summer. Good value.
Cattle Baron- Nice atmosphenre. Great salad bar!
Hong Kong- Kind of pricy, but lots to eat and plenty to choose from.
Tokyo Steak House- Nice for a change. Food is pretty good, but service is lacking.
Furr's- A great value! Good food for a small price! You won't leave hungry!
The 50 Yard Line- Great Steaks with a football theme. Great food! Moderate price.
Red Lobster- Not many seafood places to choose from. RL is, arguably, the best.
Harrigans- Great atmosphere, good food, great service. Moderately priced.
Favorite Dish: Abuelo's - The 'Laredo Plate'
Cattle Baron - Mushroom smothered chopped steak & salad bar
Hong Kong- Buffet, and plenty of it !
Tokyo Steak House- Sesame Chicken
Furr's Cafeteria- All you can eat at a modest price !
The 50 Yard Line - Steaks. And, their blueberry muffins are to die for!
Red Lobster- 'The Admiral's Platter)
Harrigan's- Steaks & cabernet
Jazz- Shrimp etoufeh (sp?)
Whistlin' Dixie- The Combination barbecue plate